Salisbury, North Carolina Population 2019

Salisbury, North Carolina's estimated population is 33,834 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Salisbury, North Carolina is the 29th largest city in North Carolina based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 1521.85 people/mi² (587.59 people/km²).

The overall median age is 38.2 years, 36.6 years for males, and 39.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 90.7 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 15,075 households in the city, with an average size of 2.36 people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.8%, with a median rent of $761/month. The median house has 5.2 rooms, and has a value of $124,300.

The median income for households in Salisbury, North Carolina is $38,316, while the mean household income is $55,307.

Salisbury Nc Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Salisbury Nc was:

  • White: 53.97%
  • Black or African American: 39.03%
  • Other race: 2.90%
  • Two or more races: 2.81%
  • Asian: 1.05%
  • Native American: 0.22%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.03%
LatLng(35.6710, -80.4742)
Rank in State29th
StateNorth Carolina
CountyRowan County
Time ZoneEastern Time Zone
Land Area (km²)57.58 (22.23 mi²)
Water Area (km²)0.00 (0.00 mi²)
TypeCity
GEOID3758860
Density (km²)587.59
Density (mi²)1,521.85
Area Code(s)704 / 980
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201833,8341040.31%
201733,7301120.33%
201633,618900.27%
201533,528250.07%
201433,5032110.63%
201333,292900.27%
201233,202-171-0.51%
201133,373-117-0.35%
201033,4907,0282.38%
200026,4623,3751.37%
199023,0874100.18%
198022,6771620.07%
197022,5151,2180.56%
196021,2971,1950.58%
195020,1021,0650.55%
194019,0372,0861.17%
193016,9513,0672.02%
192013,8846,7316.86%
19107,1538761.31%
19006,2771,8593.57%
18904,4181,6954.96%
18802,7230.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White18,112
Black or African American13,099
Some Other Race972
Two or More Races942
Asian352
American Indian and Alaska Native75
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander9

Salisbury Nc Population Pyramid 2019

Salisbury Nc Median Age

38.2


Total

36.6


Male

39.5


Female

Salisbury Nc Adults

There are 26,310 adults, (5,797 of whom are seniors) in Salisbury Nc.

Salisbury Nc Age Dependency

63.6

Age Dependency Ratio

28.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Salisbury Nc Sex Ratio

Female

17,603

52.45%

Male

15,958

47.55%

Salisbury Nc Households and Families

Salisbury Nc Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Salisbury Nc Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married74.3%25.7%
All49.4%50.6%
Non Family40.7%59.3%
Male32.4%67.6%
Female26.4%73.6%

49.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,6542.3649.4
Non Family5,2701.1740.7
Married4,4293.0774.3
Female2,3373.426.4
Male6183.632.4

3.09

Average Family Size

2.36

Average Household Size

6.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Salisbury Nc Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,0414.67%
9th to 12th Grade2,30610.36%
High School Graduate6,64129.82%
Some College5,40724.28%
Associates Degree2,0129.04%
Bachelors Degree3,14514.12%
Graduate Degree1,7167.71%

Salisbury Nc Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White12,91011,7053,727
Black7,5456,1631,022
Hispanic1,35769360
Other Race448149
Multiple Races3893134
Asian18414057
Native American5431
Islander999

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,334$31,713$26,676
Less Than High School$22,428$26,904$15,738
High School Grad$27,241$31,067$22,143
Some College$25,738$27,399$24,830
Bachelors Degree$34,734$39,345$31,483
Graduate Degree$52,021$56,620$50,303

$29,334

Average Earnings

$31,713

Average Male

$26,676

Average Female

Salisbury Nc Language

Salisbury Nc Language by Age

Salisbury Nc Language

88.37% of Salisbury Nc residents speak only English, while 11.63% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.30% of the population.

Salisbury Nc Poverty

Salisbury Nc Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black11,6503,48129.88%
White14,5982,13714.64%
Hispanic3,2201,13235.16%
Other93033636.13%
Multiple58811519.56%
Native563969.64%

22.85%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.15%

Male Poverty Rate

24.25%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Salisbury Nc

The race most likely to be in poverty in Salisbury Nc is Native, with 69.64% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Salisbury Nc is White, with 14.64% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.38%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.52%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.91%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School41.52%
High School20.14%
Some College16.34%
Bachelors or Greater5.86%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed51.80%
Male Unemployed31.29%
Female Employed13.79%
Male Employed7.84%

Salisbury Nc Income

Salisbury Nc Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$38,316$55,307
Families$45,208$68,150
Married Families$67,691$91,034
Non Families$23,418$34,451

Salisbury Nc Marital Status

Salisbury Nc Marital Status

Marriage Rates

36.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.7%

Male Marriage Rate

33.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Salisbury Nc Married by Age and Sex

Salisbury Nc Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Salisbury Nc Marital Status by Race

Salisbury Nc Veterans

2,608

Number of Veterans

2,504

Male Veterans

104

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,030
First Gulf War466
Second Gulf War394
Korea248
World War II165

Salisbury Nc Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,99813.26%
Black5195.34%
2 or More6810.63%
Hispanic462.51%
Asian145.69%
Hawaiian9100.00%

Salisbury Nc Veterans by Education

9.03%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.44%

Veteran Disability Rate

Salisbury Nc Employment Status

55.5%

Labor Force Participation

48.1%

Employment Rate

13.1%

Unemployment Rate

Salisbury Nc Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

63.93%

Born in North Carolina

95.63%

Native Born

4.37%

Foreign Born

2.79%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

95.63% of Salisbury Nc residents were born in the United States, with 63.93% having been born in North Carolina. 2.79% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.