Salisbury, Maryland Population 2021

33,191
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Salisbury is a city located in Wicomico County Maryland. It is also the county seat of Wicomico County. With a 2020 population of 33,191, it is the 8th largest city in Maryland and the 1185th largest city in the United States . Salisbury is currently growing at a rate of 0.39% annually and its population has increased by 9.39% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 30,343 in 2010. Salisbury reached it's highest population of 33,191 in 2021. Spanning over 14 miles, Salisbury has a population density of 2,421 people per square mile.

The average household income in Salisbury is $55,165 with a poverty rate of 24.72%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,057 per month, and the median house value is $158,700. The median age in Salisbury is 28.7 years, 27.3 years for males, and 30.8 years for females.

Salisbury Demographics

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

  • White: 49.14%
  • Black or African American: 41.01%
  • Asian: 4.33%
  • Two or more races: 3.15%
  • Other race: 1.86%
  • Native American: 0.44%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.06%
The current population of Salisbury, Maryland is 33,191 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 32,807.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 30,343.

Salisbury, Maryland Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021427,1805,7271.34%
2020421,4535,7271.36%
2019415,7265,7271.38%
2018409,9995,8441.43%
2017404,1555,4791.36%
2016398,6765,1501.29%
2015393,5264,7601.21%
2014388,7664,1991.08%
2013384,5673,3510.87%
2012381,2163,0200.79%
2011378,1963,3750.89%
2010374,8210.00%

Salisbury Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White16,06449.14%
Black or African American13,40841.01%
Asian1,4174.33%
Two or More Races1,0313.15%
Some Other Race6081.86%
American Indian and Alaska Native1440.44%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander210.06%
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Salisbury Population by Race

Salisbury Population Pyramid $2021

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Salisbury Median Age

28.7


Total

27.3


Male

30.8


Female

Salisbury Adults

There are 25,201 adults, (3,745 of whom are seniors) in Salisbury.

Salisbury Age Dependency

52.4

Age Dependency Ratio

17.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Salisbury Sex Ratio

Female

17,752

54.30%

Male

14,941

45.70%

Salisbury Population by Age

Salisbury Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Salisbury Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married49.4%50.6%
All27.6%72.4%
Non Family24%76%
Female13%87%
Male5%95%

27.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Salisbury Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,5422.527.6
Non Family5,9531.5924
Married3,3803.4549.4
Female2,4713.1813
Male7383.225

3.17

Average Family Size

2.5

Average Household Size

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Salisbury Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8304.54%
9th to 12th Grade1,8209.94%
High School Graduate5,29328.92%
Some College3,76920.59%
Associates Degree1,4337.83%
Bachelors Degree2,94216.08%
Graduate Degree2,21412.10%
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Salisbury Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Salisbury Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White8,9708,1633,474
Black7,2816,0131,275
Asian838686281
Hispanic79944860
2+ Races40937379
Other Race36712429
Native American11166
Islander2121

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 white people with a rate of 38.73%.

Salisbury Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,715$34,863$29,177
Less Than 9th Grade$25,873$28,169$23,750
High School Graduate$26,925$31,669$23,972
Some College$28,750$31,600$27,522
Bachelors Degree$46,228$53,604$43,289
Graduate Degree$52,962$64,621$51,408

$31,715

Average Earnings

$34,863

Average Male

$29,177

Average Female

Salisbury Earnings by Educational Attainment

Salisbury Language by Age

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Salisbury Language

83.09% of Salisbury residents speak only English, while 16.91% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 8.72% of the population.

Salisbury Language

Salisbury Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White14,4553,47424.03%
Black13,2513,28824.81%
Hispanic1,55964041.05%
Multiple98634835.29%
Other59927946.58%
Asian1,390574.10%

24.72%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.10%

Male Poverty Rate

26.94%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Salisbury

The race most likely to be in poverty in Salisbury is Other, with 46.58% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Salisbury is Asian, with 4.10% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.49%. Among those working part-time, it was 38.33%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.32%.

Salisbury Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30.09%
High School20.03%
Some College13.60%
Bachelors or Greater6.14%

Salisbury Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed55.92%
Male Unemployed25.81%
Female Employed20.64%
Male Employed11.34%

Salisbury Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Salisbury Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$41,905$55,165
Families$52,288$62,572
Married Families$73,718-
Non Families$29,602$43,445
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Income by Household Type

Salisbury Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

27.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

31.4%

Male Marriage Rate

23.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Salisbury Married by Age and Sex

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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 55-64.

Salisbury Marital Status by Race

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Salisbury Marital Status

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1,574

Number of Veterans

1,355

Male Veterans

219

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War442
First Gulf War372
Vietnam353
Korea115
World War II61

Salisbury Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54389
75+335
18 to 34314
55 to 64311
65 to 74225

Salisbury Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,1088.07%
Black4414.88%
Hispanic535.05%
2+ Races142.12%
Native American118.66%

Salisbury Veterans by Race

Salisbury Veterans by Education

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9.83%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.02%

Veteran Disability Rate

Salisbury Veterans by Education

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66.1%

Labor Force Participation

60.2%

Employment Rate

8.3%

Unemployment Rate

Salisbury Employment by Age

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Salisbury Employment by Race

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Salisbury Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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56.31%

Born in Salisbury

86.96%

Native Born

13.04%

Foreign Born

9.28%

Non Citizen

3.76%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

86.96% of Salisbury residents were born in the United States, with 56.31% having been born in Maryland. 9.28% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Salisbury Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202133,1911280.39%
202033,0631280.39%
201932,9351280.39%
201832,8071760.54%
201732,631770.24%
201632,554860.26%
201532,4681190.37%
201432,3499713.09%
201331,3784321.40%
201230,946-35-0.11%
201130,9815991.97%
201030,3826,6392.50%
200023,7433,1511.43%
199020,5924,1632.28%
198016,4291,1770.75%
197015,252-1,050-0.66%
196016,3021,1610.74%
195015,1411,8281.29%
194013,3132,3161.93%
193010,9973,4443.83%
19207,5538631.22%
19106,6902,4134.58%
19004,2771,3723.94%
18902,9053241.19%
18802,5810.00%

Salisbury Population by Year