Salisbury, New York

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Salisbury, New York

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. About 12,341 people live in Salisbury.

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.

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High Points

Salisbury strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in New York):

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Salisbury Public Transportation Use
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Salisbury Median Family Income
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Salisbury Racial Diversity
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Salisbury People in Middle Class or Better
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Salisbury Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Salisbury, New York

Comparing Salisbury to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in New York (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Racial Diversity 9 9
Age of the Population 8 7
Well-Paid Single Women 8 6
Well-Paid Single Men 7 6
Senior Citizens 7 6
Male Share of the Population 6 6
Female Share of the Population 5 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 10 10
Portion of People Married 10 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 9 8
People in Middle Class or Better 9 8
People Above Poverty 9 8
College Educated Adults 8 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 9
Working at Home 7 6
Short Commute Times 2 4
Walking and Biking to Work 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 2 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 2
People Living Alone 1 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 2
Affordability of Rents 1 2

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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

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
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
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
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Salisbury Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 12,341 100%
Male 5,947 48.2%
Female 6,394 51.8%
Under 18 3,007 24.4%
18+ 9,334 75.6%
65+ 1,920 15.6%
Median Age 39.4
Average Family Size 3.35
White 10,728 86.9%
African-American 127 1%
Asian 1,108 9%
American Indian & Alaskan 17 0.1%
Other 198 1.6%
Mixed Race 162 1.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1,056 8.6%

Salisbury Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Italian 26.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 20%
Irish 14.7%
German 8.4%
US/American 4.8%
Polish 4.4%
Russian 3.9%
Greek 2.3%
English 2%
Austrian 1.5%
Hungarian 0.9%
Scotch-Irish 0.9%
European 0.8%
Scottish 0.7%
Ukrainian 0.6%
Dutch 0.5%
French (except Basque) 0.5%
Romanian 0.5%
Cypriot 0.5%
Armenian 0.4%
Turkish 0.4%
Swedish 0.4%
British 0.4%
Haitian 0.3%
Norwegian 0.3%
Eastern European 0.3%
Syrian 0.3%
Brazilian 0.3%
Albanian 0.2%
Iranian 0.2%
Egyptian 0.2%
Croatian 0.2%
Jamaican 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Salisbury 12,341 $81,110
Dolgeville 2,166 $38,646
Herkimer 7,498 $38,892
Little Falls 5,188 $34,583
Middleville 550 $42,727
Newport 640 $41,111
St. Johnsville 1,685 $37,431
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