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    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Salisbury is a town in North Carolina with a population of 33,561. Salisbury is in Rowan County. Living in Salisbury offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Salisbury there are a lot of parks. Many families, young professionals, and retirees live in Salisbury and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Salisbury are above average.
About Salisbury...
Population
33,561

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$124,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$761
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    51%
  • Own
    49%
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Salisbury Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    466.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    17.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    20.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    212.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    923.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,359.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    374.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    12%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%

Working in Salisbury

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$38,316
National
$55,322
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Salisbury Reviews

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Growing up, I have always hated Salisbury. Now, I couldn't have imagined growing up anywhere else. The schools are nice, and the downtown area is thriving. The are many opportunities to do things for your community and enjoy doing it! I would love to one day raise my family here because of the small town feel. The location is nice, 45 minutes to Charlotte, Mooresville, Statesville, and even closer to Concord and Kannapolis.
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I live about 20 minutes outside of Salisbury, and have for most of my life. Salisbury has been getting a bad reputation over the last few years based on its growing crime rates. Despite this, the town and its residents are still determined to make it a great place to live. One thing I greatly enjoy about it is how there is such a strong sense of community. Downtown Salisbury has had a number of new businesses open over the last few years, and many have become staples of the town. It has wonderful food options, both corporate and small business types. The same goes for the shopping in the area. There are some major retailers, like Walmart or Lowe's, but there is also a lot of small local shop owners who seem to be thriving in the area.
I am involved in the Stop the Violence Summit, which covers all corridors in the city of Salisbury. The organizer is Al Heggins. We are divided in categories such as shootings, housing, education for unskilled workers, employment : unemployed, underemployed, and felons that are incarcerated housed or being released in the near future.
Thank you Al Higgins for bringing this much needed communities together!