Salisbury, MD


Highest Appreciating Salisbury Neighborhoods Since 2000

Salisbury, MD Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Salisbury Housing Market Information

With 32,899 people, 12,098 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $162,806, Salisbury real estate values are some of the lowest in Maryland, although compared to real estate around the nation, Salisbury homes are still considered rather expensive.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Salisbury, accounting for 41.64% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Salisbury include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 37.20%), row houses and other attached homes ( 10.51%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 9.62%).

Renters dominate Salisbury's housing market, and most live in three of four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes.

There is a lot of housing in Salisbury built from 1970 to 1999 so parts of town may have that "Brady Bunch" look of homes popular in the '70s and early '80s, although some of these houses were built up through the early '90s as well. There is also a lot of housing in Salisbury built between 2000 and later ( 26.01%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 1940-1969 ( 22.79%). There's also some housing in Salisbury built before 1939 ( 15.06%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Salisbury. Fully 14.87% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Salisbury homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Salisbury real estate prices below levels they could achieve if vacant housing was absorbed into the market and became occupied. Housing vacancy rates are a useful measure to consider, along with other things, if you are a home buyer or a real estate investor.

Salisbury Home Appreciation Rates

Homes have actually lost value in Salisbury over the last then years, as home values have seen a decline of 24.71% during the ten year period. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout appreciation rate data shows Salisbury home appreciation rates at -0.31%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of -1.24%.

NeighborhoodScout's data show that during the latest twelve months, Salisbury's appreciation rate, at 4.00%, has been at or slightly above the national average. In the latest quarter, Salisbury's appreciation rate has been -0.31%, which annualizes to a rate of -1.24%.

Relative to Maryland, our data show that Salisbury's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 70% of the other cities and towns in Maryland.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Salisbury differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Salisbury - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Salisbury real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,066,000 0.4
$799,001 - $1,066,000 0.3
$533,001 - $799,000 1.1
$426,001 - $533,000 1.1
$320,001 - $426,000 3.7
$213,001 - $320,000 20.3
$107,001 - $213,000 55.0
$53,001 - $107,000 12.1
$0 - $53,000 6.1

Very Low for MD
Average for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
44.5271299660143 84.7328244274809

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Salisbury Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q4 - 2017 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q1
32.19% 1.63% 1 4
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,243 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 29.67
Renters 70.33
Vacant 14.87

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Salisbury HOMES
2000 or Newer 26.0
1970 - 1999 36.1
1940 - 1969 22.8
1939 or Older 15.1

Types of Homes

Single-Family 41.6
Townhomes 10.5
Small Apt. Buildings 9.6
Apt. Complexes 37.2
Mobile Homes 1.0
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 3.50
1 Bedroom 12.25
2 Bedrooms 31.42
3 Bedrooms 39.35
4 Bedrooms 11.60
5 or more bedrooms 1.88