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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Salisbury is a suburb of Boston with a population of 9,209. Salisbury is in Essex County. Living in Salisbury offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Salisbury there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Salisbury and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Salisbury are above average.
About Salisbury...
Population
9,209

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$354,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,344
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    21%
  • Own
    79%
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Salisbury Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    167.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    41.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    167.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    564.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    209.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Salisbury

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$78,112
National
$55,322

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Salisbury Reviews

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This is a very small, but very safe and tight-knit community. You really get to know all sorts of people, especially during the summer, when tourists come to visit and come to stay. There are many great job opportunities, but more importantly this town is truly full of community. There are so many great events for the town, especially that the library and the beach sponsors, and you will sure to have a great life, and great friends here, for as long as you live here.
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I spent my entire childhood in Salisbury. It wasn't the best place to live but it made me who I am today, as cheesy as that sounds. The town was small, so everyone knew everyone. One of the best experiences of living here was being so close to the beach. I lived only streets away from the ocean. It was something I always loved about living there.
The beach pizza, and fried dough is something to talk about. Then there is the smell of the salt marshes, that are so nostalgic for me since I am from a town near by. Just this past year they have done a small upgrade to the beach area, very impressed. I would like to see Salisbury Beach stay like it is, not a huge boardwalk like Hampton, it feels more local and less touristy.