Salisbury is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 9,261 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Salisbury is the 195th largest community in Massachusetts.
Housing costs in Salisbury are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Massachusetts.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Salisbury is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Salisbury is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Salisbury who work in office and administrative support (14.44%), management occupations (13.28%), and food service (10.02%).
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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
In Salisbury, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.44 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
In terms of college education, Salisbury is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 29.73% of adults in Salisbury have a college degree.
The per capita income in Salisbury in 2010 was $34,226, which is lower middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $136,904 for a family of four. However, Salisbury contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Salisbury include English, Italian, French , and German.
The most common language spoken in Salisbury is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and French.