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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
    C
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  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 Maryland with a population of 32,368. Salisbury is in Wicomico County. Living in Salisbury offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Salisbury and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Salisbury are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$153,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,035
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    71%
  • Own
    29%
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Salisbury Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    607.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    20.9
    6.1
  • Rape
    62.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    280.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    813.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    4,300
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    202.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    22%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

Working in Salisbury

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$37,416
National
$55,322
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Salisbury is a great place to raise a family, experience local cuisine, and admire the beauty of both the ocean and the bay. Considered the hub of the Eastern Shore, Salisbury is home to countless local eateries as well as Salisbury University, giving a youthful and energetic vibe to the town. Head to Downtown Salisbury for Third Friday, or over to Sea Gull Stadium to catch a game from SU's award-winning sports teams. Residential life in Salisbury establishes community, with close-knit neighborhoods and quaint streets. Popular TLC show "House Hunters" even made a stop in Salisbury in early 2017, showcasing the diverse real estate options available to new members of the community. Salisbury is a rapidly growing city, innovating and changing in order to provide its citizens with a well-rounded, authentic Maryland experience.
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Salisbury is a small town in the State of Maryland. I would describe it as a growing town due to the growing size of Salisbury University and its millennial attraction. I would love to see many things about Salisbury change. For example, downtown Salisbury is extremely boring and contains mainly office buildings and government/state owned businesses. Although there are a few restaurants, the hours are terrible and it seems as though nothing is open. We have an event that is called "3rd Friday" but there is nothing new to it and people do not go anymore. I would like to see more locally owned businesses and boutiques come this way. As a resident of this town, it has been an interesting environment to grow up in. Unfortunately, I do not see myself continuing to live here after college.
Salisbury, Maryland in general is a very friendly town, with a quaint feel to it. With working on the Downtown Plaza myself, it has a community atmosphere that I like. It is in nice proximity to the ocean as well, which is an added bonus. It has been an encouragement to see the Rock Garden take off as a major accomplishment. People from all around the Delmarva are writing encouragement quotes or painting inspiring pictures on various rocks just to bring a smile to someone's face. That is what makes a community! That is what inspires a community! That is what makes one to be proud of by far! A shout out to Salisbury!