Salisbury is a medium-sized city located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 33,050 people and 15 constituent neighborhoods, Salisbury is the 34th 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, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Salisbury who work in food service (10.81%), sales jobs (10.00%), and office and administrative support (9.18%).
Salisbury is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Salisbury enrolled in college, Salisbury has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.
In terms of college education, Salisbury is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 27.98% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Salisbury in 2018 was $23,866, 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 $95,464 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 German, Irish, English, Haitian, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Salisbury is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and French Creole.