Salisbury, MA
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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 (13.50%), management occupations (12.39%), and sales jobs (9.17%).

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.

In Salisbury, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.84 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The overall education level of Salisbury citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.13% of adults in Salisbury have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Salisbury in 2010 was $32,417, which is lower middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $129,668 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 French Canadian.

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

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