Salisbury, Pennsylvania

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Salisbury, Pennsylvania

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High Points

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

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Affordability of Rents
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Affordability of Property Taxes
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Top 13% Salisbury Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Salisbury, Pennsylvania

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 9 9
Age of the Population 8 8
Female Share of the Population 7 6
Male Share of the Population 4 5
Well-Paid Single Men 4 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 2
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 5 7
Portion of People Married 4 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 4 3
People Above Poverty 3 2
People in Middle Class or Better 2 1
College Educated Adults 2 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 7
Short Commute Times 8 8
Working at Home 5 7
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 7
People Living Alone 9 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 9
Housing Recently Built 2 6

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Salisbury Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 67 miles SE of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
County Somerset
Metro Area Johnstown
Standard Zip Codes 15558
Phone Area Codes 814
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.752
Longitude -79.081

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 9.9 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 32 F
Apr Temp 35 to 57 F
Jul Temp 58 to 79 F
Oct Temp 39 to 59 F
Annual Precip 44.5 inches
Distance 15.5 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 37 F
Apr Temp 34 to 63 F
Jul Temp 57 to 85 F
Oct Temp 37 to 65 F
Annual Precip 45.5 inches
Distance 16.6 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 33 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 80 F
Oct Temp 40 to 60 F
Annual Precip 39.5 inches
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Salisbury Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 878 100%
Male 415 47.3%
Female 463 52.7%
Under 18 207 23.6%
18+ 671 76.4%
65+ 191 21.8%
Median Age 41.4
Average Family Size 3.07
White 875 99.7%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 3 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 7 0.8%

Estimated Salisbury Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 829
Growth -49
Growth % -5.6%

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
German 54.9%
Irish 9.1%
US/American 8.2%
Italian 6.3%
English 5.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.7%
Welsh 1.9%
Scottish 1.8%
Dutch 1.4%
Polish 1%
French (except Basque) 0.8%
European 0.8%
Greek 0.6%
Swiss 0.6%
Canadian 0.5%
Pennsylvania German 0.3%
Norwegian 0.3%
Scotch-Irish 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
Ukrainian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Salisbury 878 $36,188
Addison 214 $34,250
Berlin 2,192 $35,714
Garrett 449 $27,375
Meyersdale 2,473 $29,798
Rockwood 954 $31,023
Wellersburg 176 $23,750
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Salisbury High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 195 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.8

Salisbury Colleges

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