Salisbury, MD
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Salisbury is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 32,899 people and 14 constituent neighborhoods, Salisbury is the 37th 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 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 (13.47%), sales jobs (10.71%), and food service (8.62%).

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.

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.

The percentage of people in Salisbury who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 28.96% of adults in Salisbury have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Salisbury in 2010 was $21,623, which is low income relative to Maryland, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $86,492 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, English, Italian, and Haitian.

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