Salisbury, North Carolina Population 2020

34,058

Salisbury is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 34,058, it is the 28th largest city in North Carolina and the 1149th largest city in the United States. Salisbury is currently growing at a rate of 0.33% annually and its population has increased by 1.18% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 33,662 in 2010. Spanning over 22 miles, Salisbury has a population density of 1,528 people per square mile.

The average household income in Salisbury is $59,693 with a poverty rate of 22.52%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $768 per month, and the median house value is $124,300. The median age in Salisbury is 38 years, 36.6 years for males, and 39.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 92.9 males.

Salisbury Demographics

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

  • White: 54.72%
  • Black or African American: 38.11%
  • Two or more races: 3.28%
  • Other race: 2.63%
  • Asian: 0.97%
  • Native American: 0.24%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.04%
The current population of Salisbury, North Carolina is 34,058, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 33,834.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 33,662.

Salisbury, North Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White18,41654.72%
Black or African American12,82638.11%
Two or More Races1,1033.28%
Some Other Race8862.63%
Asian3280.97%
American Indian and Alaska Native810.24%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander120.04%

Salisbury Population Pyramid 2020

Salisbury Median Age

38


Total

36.6


Male

39.2


Female

Salisbury Adults

There are 26,464 adults, (5,887 of whom are seniors) in Salisbury.

Salisbury Age Dependency

63.5

Age Dependency Ratio

28.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Salisbury Sex Ratio

Female

17,449

51.85%

Male

16,203

48.15%

Salisbury Households and Families

Salisbury Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Salisbury Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.2%24.8%
All50.9%49.1%
Non Family41.8%58.2%
Male40.5%59.5%
Female27.8%72.2%

50.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,7422.3550.9
Non Family5,4911.241.8
Married4,4073.0575.2
Female2,1843.5427.8
Male6603.2840.5

3.1

Average Family Size

2.35

Average Household Size

7.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Salisbury Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,0194.59%
9th to 12th Grade1,8918.51%
High School Graduate6,54829.47%
Some College5,50124.76%
Associates Degree2,1699.76%
Bachelors Degree3,25414.65%
Graduate Degree1,8378.27%

Salisbury Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White12,93011,9433,903
Black7,3096,0561,021
Hispanic1,46685781
Other Race492259
Multiple Races42433711
Asian18517068
Native American815824
Islander121212

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$31,510$36,277$29,075
Less Than High School$22,654$28,816$14,492
High School Grad$30,638$32,285$29,844
Some College$27,490$30,051$26,664
Bachelors Degree$41,701$54,375$30,938
Graduate Degree$51,500$62,875$49,063

$31,510

Average Earnings

$36,277

Average Male

$29,075

Average Female

Salisbury Language

Salisbury Language by Age

Salisbury Language

89.62% of Salisbury residents speak only English, while 10.38% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.60% of the population.

Salisbury Poverty

Salisbury Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black11,3113,22628.52%
White15,0292,30015.30%
Hispanic2,9861,10837.11%
Multiple72118125.10%
Other82316019.44%

22.52%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.77%

Male Poverty Rate

23.15%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Salisbury

The race most likely to be in poverty in Salisbury is Hispanic, with 37.11% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Salisbury is White, with 15.30% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.15%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.86%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.53%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School41.57%
High School18.34%
Some College15.17%
Bachelors or Greater5.23%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed62.92%
Male Unemployed35.36%
Female Employed12.78%
Male Employed9.08%

Salisbury Income

Salisbury Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$41,760$59,693
Families$50,468$74,303
Married Families$73,278$97,004
Non Families$27,142$37,792

Salisbury Marital Status

Salisbury Marital Status

Marriage Rates

36.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.6%

Male Marriage Rate

34.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Salisbury Married by Age and Sex

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 45-54.

Salisbury Marital Status by Race

Salisbury Veterans

2,781

Number of Veterans

2,632

Male Veterans

149

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,050
First Gulf War581
Second Gulf War510
Korea213
World War II153
Age Group Veterans
75+742
35 to 54706
65 to 74616
55 to 64477
18 to 34240
Name Veterans % of Total
White2,15013.99%
Black5185.47%
2 or More8611.98%
Hispanic542.86%
Asian156.38%
Hawaiian12100.00%

$Salisbury Veterans by Education

9.71%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.64%

Veteran Disability Rate

Salisbury Employment Status

56.7%

Labor Force Participation

50.8%

Employment Rate

10.4%

Unemployment Rate

Salisbury 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

64.23%

Born in North Carolina

95.07%

Native Born

4.93%

Foreign Born

3.31%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

95.07% of Salisbury residents were born in the United States, with 64.23% having been born in North Carolina. 3.31% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202034,0581120.33%
201933,9461120.33%
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%