Salisbury, Massachusetts Population 2024

5,422

Salisbury is a city located in Essex County Massachusetts. Salisbury has a 2024 population of 5,422. Salisbury is currently growing at a rate of 1.44% annually and its population has increased by 5.98% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,116 in 2020.

The average household income in Salisbury is $124,228 with a poverty rate of 5.58%. The median age in Salisbury is 52.6 years: 49.7 years for males, and 54 years for females.

Salisbury Demographics

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

  • White: 90.51%
  • Two or more races: 4.76%
  • Asian: 3.11%
  • Black or African American: 1.1%
  • Other race: 0.51%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
5.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
921.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
5.98% (306)
The current population of Salisbury, Massachusetts is 5,422 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 5,116.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White4,76990.51%
Two or more races2514.76%
Asian1643.11%
Black or African American581.1%
Other race270.51%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Salisbury Population by Race

Salisbury Population Pyramid 2024

Salisbury Median Age

52.6

Total

49.7

Male

54

Female

Salisbury Adults

There are 4,661 adults, (1,483 of whom are seniors) in Salisbury.

Salisbury Age Dependency

65.8

Age Dependency Ratio

46.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

19.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Salisbury Sex Ratio

Female2,69051.05%
Male2,57948.95%

Salisbury Population by Age

Salisbury Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,6951.9671.128.9
Non Family1,2781.1963.136.9
Married1,1732.6179.720.3
Female2102.866.233.8
Male343.031000

2.6

Average Family Size

1.96

Average Household Size

71.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Salisbury Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade1062.49%
Associates Degree4179.79%
Bachelors Degree1,49435.06%
Graduate Degree73917.34%
High School Graduate92421.69%
Less Than 9th Grade731.71%
Some College50811.92%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Salisbury Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Salisbury Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White3,9113,7321,977
Hispanic14814885
Asian132132113
Black585858
2+ Races535331
Other Race27270

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 100%.

Salisbury Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$78,730$78,770$77,292
Graduate Degree$70,893$92,841$61,925
High School Graduate$44,091$53,860$38,281
Less Than 9th Grade$0$91,964$0
Overall$64,621$70,929$58,523
Some College$51,250$65,679$38,750

$64,621

Average Earnings

$70,929

Average Male

$58,523

Average Female

Salisbury Earnings by Educational Attainment

Salisbury Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Salisbury Language

90.95% of Salisbury residents speak only English, while 9.05% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 2.81% of the population.

Salisbury Language

Salisbury Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White4,6382946.34%

5.58%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.43%

Male Poverty Rate

5.72%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Salisbury

The race most likely to be in poverty in Salisbury is White, with 6.34% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Salisbury is White, with 6.34% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.56%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.71%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.28%.

Salisbury Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.82%
High School10.17%
Some College5.41%
Bachelors or Greater2.69%

Salisbury Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed12%
Male Employed1.97%
Female Employed1.43%
Male Unemployed0%

Salisbury Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Salisbury Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$119,955$139,505
Households$89,768$124,228
Married Families$121,917$-999,999,999
Non Families$70,556$105,073

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Salisbury Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

51.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.1%

Male Marriage Rate

45.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Salisbury Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Salisbury 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 35-44.

Salisbury Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Salisbury Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

460

Number of Veterans

430

Male Veterans

30

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam158
Second Gulf War89
Korea39
First Gulf War10
World War II0

Salisbury Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+193
65 to 74124
18 to 3482
55 to 6451
35 to 5410

Salisbury Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White44410.46%
2+ Races168.94%
Hispanic103.79%

Salisbury Veterans by Race

Salisbury Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

11.74%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.61%

Veteran Disability Rate

Salisbury Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

64.8%

Labor Force Participation

62.8%

Employment Rate

3.1%

Unemployment Rate

Salisbury Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Salisbury Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Salisbury Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

69.82%

Born in Salisbury

95.03%

Native Born

4.97%

Foreign Born

1.29%

Non Citizen

3.68%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.03% of Salisbury residents were born in the United States, with 69.82% having been born in Massachusetts. 1.29% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Salisbury Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20245,422771.44%
20235,345761.44%
20225,2691883.7%
20215,081-35-0.68%
20205,116-15-0.29%
20195,1312044.14%
20184,927-211-4.11%
20175,1381462.92%
20164,9923978.64%
20154,595-162-3.41%
20144,757-70-1.45%
20134,8272204.78%
20124,607-128-2.7%
20114,735-134-2.75%
20104,86900%

Salisbury Population by Year