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Overview

Introduction to Salisbury, North Carolina

Salisbury, North Carolina, in Rowan county, is 19 miles N of Concord, North Carolina (center to center) and 37 miles NE of Charlotte, North Carolina. The city is part of the Charlotte - Gastonia - Rock Hill metropolitan statistical area (MSA).

Salisbury History

Present day Salisbury was founded as a county seat in April, 1753, by the Colonial Assembly. It was initially called Rowan Courthouse and established to provide early settlers with courthouse and jail services. In February, 1755, this courthouse community was declared the Town of Salisbury. The North Carolina Rail Road arrived in the area in 1855 leading to the growth of rail commerce and associated development.

Salisbury and nearby Attractions

  • Dan Nicholas Park
  • Sloan Park
  • Josephus Hall House
  • Rowan Museum
  • Crescent Golf Club

Things To Do In Salisbury

A walking tour through the historic areas of the city is a rewarding experience. One can see interesting historical structures such as the Historical Mural, which gives a picture of Salisbury at the turn of the century. At Bank Street, one can see the reproduction of gaslights, which lit the streets of Salisbury in 1859. The local parks and golf courses are well facilitated and provide a satisfying range of amenities.

Salisbury Transportation

Charlotte/Douglas International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Salisbury Higher Education

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, Catawba College, and Livingstone College are the local institutions providing facilities for higher education.

People

Total Population 33,653
Male Share of the Population 48.2%
Female Share of the Population 51.8%
Senior Citizens 17.4%
Employed Population 16+ 12,115
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 36.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 22.8%
Median Earnings25+ $26,903
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,414
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,583

Wealth

Median Family Income $42,700
% Above Poverty Level 76.7%
% Below Poverty Level 23.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 36.3%
Median Gross Rent $723
Median House Value $121,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 47.9%
US/American 0%
English 7.4%
Irish 6.8%

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

Salisbury Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 19 miles N of Concord, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 37 miles NE of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Rowan
Metro Area Charlotte - Gastonia - Rock Hill
Standard Zip Codes 28144, 28146, 28147
P.O. Box Zip Codes 28145
Phone Area Codes 704
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.67
Longitude -80.474

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 SALISBURY
Distance 1 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 51 F
Apr Temp 46 to 73 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 47 to 72 F
Annual Precip 42.8 inches
Station SALISBURY 9 WNW
Distance 8.2 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 48 F
Apr Temp 44 to 70 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 44 to 71 F
Annual Precip 43.3 inches
Station ALBEMARLE
Distance 24.3 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 51 F
Apr Temp 44 to 72 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 47 to 72 F
Annual Precip 48.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Salisbury, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Correll Park (28144)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cooleemee 839 $41,750
East Spencer 1,453 $20,268
Faith 875 $58,281
Granite Quarry 2,963 $55,547
Rockwell 1,932 $56,806
Spencer 3,276 $50,341

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

Salisbury Public Libraries

Library
Rowan Public Library
201 W. FISHER ST
Salisbury, North Carolina
(704) 638-3027
Library Web Site

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Salisbury Hospitals

ROWAN REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
612 MOCKSVILLE AVE
(704) 210-5000
Emergency Service: Yes

Salisbury - W.G. (Bill) Hefner VA Medical Center
(VA)
1601 Brenner Avenue
(704) 638-9000 or (800) 469-8262
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Salisbury High Schools

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EAST ROWAN HIGH
175 ST LUKE'S CHURCH RD
704-279-5232
Serves 1,394 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.8

SALISBURY HIGH
500 LINCOLNTON RD
704-636-1221
Serves 920 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.5

HENDERSON INDEPENDENT HIGH
1215 N MAIN STREET
704-639-3103
A Non-traditional School
Serves 178 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 25.4

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