Town of

New Salem

15 South Main St. New Salem, MA 01355

Phone: 978-544-6437

Town Coordinator:

Kathy Neal

Select Board:

Sue Cloutier
Zara Dowling
Richard Taupier

Annual Town Meeting:

June 6, 2023
usually early June, no formula; typically decided by late April/early May

Municipal Election:

May 1, 2023
May, 1st Monday


Population Density22
Registered Voters850
Income Per Capita$27,580
EQV Per Capita$125,819
Owner-occupied Housing Unit Rate86.5%
Median Value of Owner-occupied Housing Units$270,200
Median Gross Rent$1,046
Total Households452
Average Household Size2.37

Municipal Finances

Residential Tax Rate$18.92
Commercial Tax Rate$18.92
Average Tax Bill$4,526
Total Expenditures$3,135,678
Total Tax Levy$2,433,778
State Aid$255,913
Local Receipts$931,560
Town Hall of New Salem

Town Hall

Wants you To KNOW

New Salem is the sixth largest town in size in Massachusetts, with a total area of 59 square miles. New Salem remains a quiet, rural town that is primarily residential.


Form of GovernmentSelect Board – Town Meeting
Incorporation Date1775
Chief Municipal OfficialTown Coordinator
Policy BoardSelect Board
Size of Policy Board3
Legislative BodyOpen Town Meeting


Area44.8 mi2
Public Roads103.8 mi
Regional Planning AgencyFranklin Regional Council of Governments


U.S. Senate (statewide)

Edward J. Markey
Elizabeth Warren

U.S. House

James McGovern

Mass. Senate

Jo Comerford

Mass. House

Aaron Saunders

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