Living in Salisbury, NC

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Salisbury SnackAbility

4
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
6
Affordability
6
Diversity
9.5
Safety
3
Amenities
8.5
Education
7
Commute
8

Salisbury, NC Crime Report

1,815
Total Crimes
5,353.8
Total Crimes / 100k People
108.45%
Above National Average

Salisbury, NC Cost Of Living

91
Salisbury's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average

Salisbury, North Carolina Info Snack

Salisbury /slzbri/ SAULZ-ber-ee is a city in North Carolina and the county seat of Rowan County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 33,663 in the 2010 Census (growing 27.8% from the previous Census in 2000). Salisbury is the home to famed North Carolina soft drink, Cheerwine, regional supermarket Food Lion, and the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. It is one of only two cities in North Carolina to have gigabit capacity through its municipally-owned broadband system Fibrant. A press conference held September 3, 2015 at Catawba College announced Salisbury's Fibrant system is now capable of 10 gigabit capacity town-wide; believed to be the only town owned system in the world with this capacity.
Population
33,652
Unemployment
10.4%
Poverty
22.5%
Median Home
$124,300
Median Income
$41,760
Median Rent
$768

Salisbury, NC Photos

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Rankings for Salisbury in North Carolina

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Map Of Salisbury, NC

Population over time in Salisbury

Year Population % Change
2017 33,652 0.3%
2016 33,561 -0.3%
2015 33,674 0.1%
2014 33,653 0.4%
2013 33,524 -0.1%
2012 33,543 -0.0%
2011 33,548 0.7%
2010 33,325 0.9%
2009 33,018 -
Crime/100k Salisbury NC USA
Violent Crime 696.1 377.6 368.9
Murder 17.7 6.0 5.0
Robbery 212.4 81.1 86.2
Aggravated Assault 466.1 265.1 246.8
Property Crime 4657.7 2494.1 2199.5
Burglary 923.3 599.9 376.0
Larceny 3359.8 1724.4 1594.6
Car Theft 374.6 169.8 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Salisbury

White
49.2% (16,542)
African American
37.5% (12,608)
American Indian
0.2% (65)
Asian
1.0% (328)
Hawaiian
0.0% (12)
Other
0.0% (14)
Two Or More
2.8% (953)
Hispanic
9.3% (3,130)
Race Salisbury NC USA
White 49.2% 63.3% 61.1%
African American 37.5% 21.1% 12.3%
American Indian 0.2% 1.1% 0.7%
Asian 1.0% 2.8% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.8% 2.2% 2.4%
Hispanic 9.3% 9.2% 17.8%

Household Income For Salisbury, North Carolina

Less than $10,000
11.5% (387,439)
$10,000 to $14,999
6.7% (226,600)
$15,000 to $24,999
14.1% (474,593)
$25,000 to $34,999
9.6% (322,997)
$35,000 to $49,999
16.5% (554,616)
$50,000 to $74,999
17.3% (580,498)
$75,000 to $99,999
12.3% (413,849)
$100,000 to $149,999
5.5% (185,136)
$150,000 to $199,999
3.3% (111,451)
$200,000 or more
3.2% (108,018)
Income Salisbury NC USA
Less than $10,000 11.5% 6.8% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 6.7% 5.4% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 14.1% 10.7% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 9.6% 10.7% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 16.5% 14.2% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 17.3% 18.1% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 12.3% 12.0% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 5.5% 12.5% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 3.3% 4.7% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 3.2% 4.9% 7.0%

Gender in Salisbury

Female
51.9% (17,449)
Male
48.1% (16,202)
Gender Salisbury NC USA
Female 51.9% 51.3% 50.8%
Male 48.1% 48.7% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Salisbury for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
3.0% (1,009)
9-12th Grade
9.0% (3,028)
High School / GED
29.0% (9,759)
Some College
25.0% (8,413)
Associate's Degree
10.0% (3,365)
Bachelor's Degree
15.0% (5,047)
Master's Degree
6.0% (2,019)
Professional Degree
2.0% (673)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (336)
Education Salisbury NC USA
< 9th Grade 3.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 9.0% 8.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 29.0% 26.0% 27.0%
Some College 25.0% 22.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 10.0% 9.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 15.0% 20.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 6.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 2.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

4 Reviews & Comments About Salisbury

Overall User Rating
2.2
/5

Ashley Sanchez

I live in salisbury and yea people have broke into my house


Enoch Kamili

When I lived in sailsbury some one getting killed was normal


HomeSnacks User

You are delusional. I live in Salisbury and criminal gangs do not rule the streets here. Your story sounds quite scary, but it did not happen in downtown Salisbury. Don't come here to buy drugs and you won't find yourself in sketch neighborhoods, lady.

Because any Salisbury resident reading your over-the-top story knows that the only way in h**l that it's even close to accurate is if you were in an area of Rowan County known for drug sales.

"Criminal Gangs" absolutely do not run our streets. Small businesses, artists and North Carolina Historic Sites run our strips. Get off the m**h. It's causing paranoid delusions for you and you should by no means be armed!


HomeSnacks User

Im from Salisbury an the past five years Ive lost a lot of friends and family due to gun violence.. this city has the worst poverty and little help for community to find jobs and other helpful resources.. not to mention the been 3 murders in just a 2 week span.. With that being said one homicide was a 7 year old girl shoot an killed while sleeping in her room due to a drive-by shooting smh.. this needs to stop and Salisbury PD needs to get there act together.. 16 unsolved homocids is why I say SPD please do your job!!

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