Salisbury, NC

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Living in Salisbury

Salisbury is a medium-sized city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 33,988 people and 17 constituent neighborhoods, Salisbury is the 24th largest community in North Carolina.

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, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Salisbury who work in sales jobs (9.27%), office and administrative support (9.04%), and management occupations (8.20%).

The citizens of Salisbury are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 22.34% of adults in Salisbury having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Salisbury in 2018 was $24,481, which is middle income relative to North Carolina, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $97,924 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. Salisbury also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.97% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Salisbury include German, Irish, English, Scots-Irish, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Salisbury is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Serbo-Croatian.