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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    A-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$154,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,009
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    70%
  • Own
    30%
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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
    542
    283
  • Murder
    6
    6
  • Rape
    69
    41
  • Robbery
    308
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    700
    500
  • Theft
    4,219
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    153
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$37,780
National
$55,322
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%
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Salisbury Reviews

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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!
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The town of Salisbury is fascinating! It has grown from a small town to a friendly community that is all about supporting the arts and local businesses. Out downtown area has grown so much throughout the years where we have third Fridays which is art vendors, food, and music. Our university has grown so much and has expanded with the nicest educational institutes. We also had an amazing mayor that is very engaged and improving our city and doing his best to keep our town as safe as possible. From what Salisbury was 10 years ago to what it is now is remarkable.
I have lived in Salisbury my entire life. While I constantly tell myself and others I can't wait to leave, I can't really pretend that I've hated living here. While small, Salisbury has gotten better, and continues to get better, in providing its residents with many restaurant options, its own mall, and a well-respected college, Salisbury University. We are a mere 45 min drive from beach destinations like Assateague and Ocean City, and are in close proximity to popular spots like Berlin and Rehoboth. While we are a small town, we have a lot more to offer than people realize.