Salisbury, NC
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Salisbury is a medium-sized city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 34,017 people and 17 constituent neighborhoods, Salisbury is the 24th largest community in North Carolina.

Unlike some cities 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 city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Salisbury who work in office and administrative support (11.66%), teaching (8.58%), and sales jobs (8.57%).

The education level of Salisbury citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 23.48% of adults in Salisbury have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Salisbury in 2010 was $19,745, which is middle income relative to North Carolina, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $78,980 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 English, Irish, Scottish, and Scots-Irish.

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