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 9,489 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, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Salisbury who work in office and administrative support (13.53%), management occupations (11.82%), and food service (8.76%).
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Salisbury has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Salisbury has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Salisbury than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Salisbury may be for you.
One of the nice things about Salisbury is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
The education level of Salisbury citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.94% of adults in Salisbury have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Salisbury in 2010 was $32,896, which is low income relative to Massachusetts, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $131,584 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 Irish, English, Italian, French, and French Canadian.
The most common language spoken in Salisbury is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.