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, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Salisbury who work in office and administrative support (11.24%), sales jobs (9.50%), and management occupations (7.69%).
The education level of Salisbury citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 22.85% of adults in Salisbury have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Salisbury in 2010 was $21,120, 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 $84,480 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 Vietnamese.