Salisbury, MD

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Living in Salisbury

Salisbury is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 32,935 people and 14 constituent neighborhoods, Salisbury is the 37th largest community in Maryland.

Unlike some cities, Salisbury isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Salisbury are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Salisbury is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Salisbury who work in sales jobs (11.02%), office and administrative support (10.42%), and food service (9.81%).

Because there are quite a few people attending college in Salisbury, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Salisbury provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.

Salisbury is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

The overall education level of Salisbury is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 28.17% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Salisbury in 2018 was $21,990, which is low income relative to Maryland, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $87,960 for a family of four. However, Salisbury contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Salisbury is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Salisbury home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Salisbury residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Salisbury include Irish, German, English, Haitian, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Salisbury is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and French Creole.