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Overview

Introduction to Salisbury, New York

Salisbury, New York, in Herkimer county, is 20 miles E of Utica, New York and 169 miles N of Newark, New Jersey. The town is part of the Utica- Rome metropolitan statistical area.

Salisbury History

Salisbury was originally a part of the Town of Palatine in Montgomery County. It was formed as a separate town on March 3, 1797. Later, on April 7, 1817, it was annexed to Herkimer County. The town was named after Salisbury, Connecticut, from where most of the early settlers came. Salisbury was once inhabited by Native Americans and was first settled in by Europeans in the late 1700s.

Salisbury and nearby Attractions

  • Little Falls Historical Society Museum
  • Adirondack Park
  • Caroga Historical Association & Museum
  • Morehouse Historical Museum
  • Herkimer County Historical Society Museum

Things To Do In Salisbury

Salisbury offers several recreational facilities for both its residents and visitors. You can spend your free time at the Adirondack Park. The Herkimer Home State Historic Site is also a popular local spot. Some of the other popular tourist attractions near Salisbury are the Fort Plain Museum, Little Falls Historical Society Museum and the Morehouse Historical Museum. In addition, the town organizes several special events and festivals throughout the year.

Salisbury Transportation

Air transportation is available from Republic Airport.

Salisbury Higher Education

Hofstra University and the New York Institute of Technology- Old Westbury are close by.

People

Total Population 2,224
Male Share of the Population 50.9%
Female Share of the Population 49.1%
Senior Citizens 10.7%
Employed Population 16+ 950
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 45.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $48,750
% Above Poverty Level 88.4%
% Below Poverty Level 11.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 4.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 20.2%
Median Gross Rent $636
Median House Value $85,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.1%
US/American 0%
English 9.6%
Irish 19.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Salisbury Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 20 miles E of Utica, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 169 miles N of Newark, New Jersey
County Herkimer
Metro Area Utica - Rome
Standard Zip Codes 13365
Phone Area Codes 315
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.134
Longitude -74.824

Salisbury Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station LITTLE FALLS CITY RSVR
Distance 5.1 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 26 F
Apr Temp 32 to 52 F
Jul Temp 57 to 80 F
Oct Temp 36 to 57 F
Annual Precip 42 inches
Station UTICA
Distance 19.3 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 32 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 61 F
Annual Precip 41.9 inches
Station HINCKLEY 2 SW
Distance 20 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 26 F
Apr Temp 29 to 52 F
Jul Temp 55 to 78 F
Oct Temp 34 to 56 F
Annual Precip 50.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Dolgeville 2,349 $50,134
St. Johnsville 2,576 $38,690

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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