Salisbury, North Carolina Population 2024

36,444

Salisbury is a city located in Rowan County North Carolina. Salisbury has a 2024 population of 36,444. It is also the county seat of Rowan County.Salisbury is currently growing at a rate of 0.88% annually and its population has increased by 2.41% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 35,588 in 2020.

The average household income in Salisbury is $75,239 with a poverty rate of 23.32%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Salisbury is 36.5 years, 33.3 years for males, and 40.6 years for females.

Salisbury Demographics

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

  • White: 53.09%
  • Black or African American: 37.3%
  • Two or more races: 4.96%
  • Other race: 3.01%
  • Asian: 1.33%
  • Native American: 0.26%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.05%
Land Area (mi²)
22.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,635.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
2.41% (856)
The current population of Salisbury, North Carolina is 36,444 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 35,588.

Salisbury, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White18,81353.09%
Black or African American13,21737.3%
Two or more races1,7594.96%
Other race1,0673.01%
Asian4721.33%
Native American930.26%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander160.05%
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Salisbury Population by Race

Salisbury Population Pyramid 2024

Salisbury Median Age

36.5

Total

33.3

Male

40.6

Female

Salisbury Adults

There are 27,489 adults, (6,208 of whom are seniors) in Salisbury.

Salisbury Age Dependency

66.5

Age Dependency Ratio

29.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Salisbury Sex Ratio

Female17,23948.65%
Male18,19851.35%

Salisbury Population by Age

Salisbury Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All13,2582.3951.348.7
Non Family5,4731.1944.255.8
Married4,8113.2272.627.4
Female2,3403.3224.475.6
Male6343.0648.951.1
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3.15

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

51.3%

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 islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 75%.

Salisbury Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$38,514

Average Earnings

$45,524

Average Male

$35,028

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

89.66% of Salisbury residents speak only English, while 10.34% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.25% of the population.

Salisbury Language

Salisbury Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black11,5933,86033.3%
Hispanic3,5511,74149.03%
White15,6981,65710.56%
Multiple1,45291863.22%
Other98432232.72%
Islander16425%
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23.32%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.34%

Male Poverty Rate

24.29%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Salisbury

The race most likely to be in poverty in Salisbury is Multiple, with 63.22% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Salisbury is White, with 10.56% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.44%. Among those working part-time, it was 32.44%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.28%.

Salisbury Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30.14%
High School21.61%
Some College16.58%
Bachelors or Greater4.13%
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Salisbury Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed45.32%
Female Unemployed33.49%
Female Employed18.67%
Male Employed6.9%
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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

39.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.5%

Male Marriage Rate

37.0%

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 45-54.

Salisbury Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Salisbury Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

2,469

Number of Veterans

2,240

Male Veterans

229

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

10.78%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.54%

Veteran Disability Rate

Salisbury Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

57.1%

Labor Force Participation

53.1%

Employment Rate

7%

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

64.88%

Born in Salisbury

94.37%

Native Born

5.63%

Foreign Born

4.13%

Non Citizen

1.49%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.37% of Salisbury residents were born in the United States, with 64.88% having been born in North Carolina. 4.13% 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
202938,0343180.84%
202837,7163180.85%
202737,3983180.86%
202637,0803180.87%
202536,7623180.87%
202436,4443180.88%
202336,1263180.89%
202235,8083180.9%
202135,490-98-0.28%
202035,5881,6194.77%
201933,9692380.71%
201833,731750.22%
201733,656760.23%
201633,580870.26%
201533,493210.06%
201433,4722170.65%
201333,255900.27%
201233,165-196-0.59%
201133,361-110-0.33%
201033,4717,00926.49%
200026,4623,37514.62%
199023,0874101.81%
198022,6771620.72%
197022,5151,2185.72%
196021,2971,1955.94%
195020,1021,0655.59%
194019,0372,08612.31%
193016,9513,06722.09%
192013,8846,73194.1%
19107,15387613.96%
19006,2771,85942.08%
18904,4181,69562.25%
18802,723
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Salisbury Population by Year