Salisbury, Maryland Population 2024

33,283

Salisbury is a city located in Wicomico County Maryland. Salisbury has a 2024 population of 33,283. It is also the county seat of Wicomico County.Salisbury is currently growing at a rate of 0.11% annually and its population has increased by 0.84% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 33,005 in 2020.

The average household income in Salisbury is $73,944 with a poverty rate of 23.53%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Salisbury is 30.3 years, 28.2 years for males, and 31.8 years for females.

Salisbury Demographics

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

  • White: 45.93%
  • Black or African American: 40.38%
  • Two or more races: 7.54%
  • Asian: 4.74%
  • Other race: 1.03%
  • Native American: 0.38%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
13.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,428.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.84% (278)
The current population of Salisbury, Maryland is 33,283 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 33,005.

Salisbury, Maryland Population 2024

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Salisbury Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White15,14045.93%
Black or African American13,31040.38%
Two or more races2,4847.54%
Asian1,5634.74%
Other race3381.03%
Native American1250.38%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Salisbury Population by Race

Salisbury Population Pyramid 2024

Salisbury Median Age

30.3

Total

28.2

Male

31.8

Female

Salisbury Adults

There are 25,494 adults, (4,389 of whom are seniors) in Salisbury.

Salisbury Age Dependency

56.2

Age Dependency Ratio

20.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Salisbury Sex Ratio

Female17,47553.02%
Male15,48546.98%

Salisbury Population by Age

Salisbury Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All13,3352.3725.874.2
Non Family6,2511.4321.178.9
Married3,5713.4144.955.1
Female2,3993.2613.986.1
Male1,1142.3915.884.2
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3.07

Average Family Size

2.37

Average Household Size

25.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Salisbury Households and Families

Male

Female

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 38.09%.

Salisbury Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$36,924

Average Earnings

$39,724

Average Male

$33,681

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

81.8% of Salisbury residents speak only English, while 18.2% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 10.45% of the population.

Salisbury Language

Salisbury Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White13,9543,65526.19%
Black13,1072,75621.03%
Multiple2,43654522.37%
Hispanic1,69852230.74%
Asian1,54619112.35%
Other32913039.51%
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23.53%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.04%

Male Poverty Rate

26.65%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Salisbury

The race most likely to be in poverty in Salisbury is Other, with 39.51% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Salisbury is Asian, with 12.35% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.63%. Among those working part-time, it was 37.77%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 33.84%.

Salisbury Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade34.21%
High School20.23%
Some College14.68%
Bachelors or Greater6.26%
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Salisbury Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed53.11%
Male Unemployed47.85%
Female Employed16.15%
Male Employed10.25%
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Salisbury Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Salisbury Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Salisbury Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

30.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

34.7%

Male Marriage Rate

26.5%

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 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Salisbury Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Salisbury Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,309

Number of Veterans

1,077

Male Veterans

232

Female Veterans

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Salisbury Veterans by War

count

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Salisbury Veterans by Age

count

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Salisbury Veterans by Race

Salisbury Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

8.74%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.68%

Veteran Disability Rate

Salisbury Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

65.7%

Labor Force Participation

58.8%

Employment Rate

9.9%

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

54.16%

Born in Salisbury

86.16%

Native Born

13.84%

Foreign Born

9.48%

Non Citizen

4.37%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

86.16% of Salisbury residents were born in the United States, with 54.16% having been born in Maryland. 9.48% 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

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202933,468370.11%
202833,431370.11%
202733,394370.11%
202633,357370.11%
202533,320370.11%
202433,283370.11%
202333,246370.11%
202233,209370.11%
202133,1721670.51%
202033,005-56-0.17%
201933,0611420.43%
201832,9192160.66%
201732,703840.26%
201632,6191280.39%
201532,4911220.38%
201432,3699743.1%
201331,3954361.41%
201230,959-30-0.1%
201130,9896031.98%
201030,3866,64327.98%
200023,7433,15115.3%
199020,5924,16325.34%
198016,4291,1777.72%
197015,252-1,050-6.44%
196016,3021,1617.67%
195015,1411,82813.73%
194013,3132,31621.06%
193010,9973,44445.6%
19207,55386312.9%
19106,6902,41356.42%
19004,2771,37247.23%
18902,90532412.55%
18802,581
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Salisbury Population by Year