Salisbury, MD Profile: Facts & Data


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Salisbury, Maryland - Basic Facts

The City of Salisbury had a population of 32,289 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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

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Salisbury, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 32,289
Population in Households 30,683
Population in Familes 20,351
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,606
Population Density2 2,412
Diversity Index3 66


Median Household Income $42,746
Average Household Income $60,331
Per Capita Income $23,701


Total Housing Units 13,917 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,671 (33.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,812 (56.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,434 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $172,517
Average Home Value $205,111


Total Households 12,483
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 6,693
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.76% 0.77%
Households 0.5% 0.71%
Families 1.25% 0.54%
Median Household Income   2.76%
Per Capita Income   3.27%

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, 2018 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 # 35 93rd
Population Density # 159 69th
Diversity Index # 77 85th
Median Household Income # 477 8th
Per Capita Income # 446 14th

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