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Salisbury, Maryland - Basic Facts

The City of Salisbury had a population of 31,289 as of July 1, 2016. Salisbury ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maryland. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Salisbury is located at latitude 38.3783 and longitude -75.5881 in Wicomico County. The formal boundaries for the City of Salisbury (see map below) encompass a land area of 13.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0.47 sq. miles. Wicomico County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 26 feet.

The City of Salisbury (GNIS ID: 2390649) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Salisbury is located within District 5, Parsons, a minor civil division (MCD) of Wicomico County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Salisbury population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Salisbury: Carrs Landing, Handys Landing, Salisbury Town, Salsbury.

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Salisbury, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 31,289
Population in Households 29,686
Population in Familes 19,564
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,603
Population Density1 2,337
Diversity Index2 65


Total Households 12,096
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 6,525
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 13,636 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,609 (33.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,488 (54.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,540 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $161,808
Average Home Value $191,956


Median Household Income $41,878
Average Household Income $55,937
Per Capita Income $22,017
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.49% 0.33%
Households 0.15% 0.19%
Families 1.24% 0.04%
Median Household Income   -0.84%
Per Capita Income   0.41%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Salisbury, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Salisbury to the other 518 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 38 93rd
Population Density1 # 160 69th
Diversity Index2 # 76 86th
Median Household Income # 473 9th
Per Capita Income # 454 13th

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