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Overview

Introduction to Salisbury, Maryland

Salisbury, Maryland, in Wicomico county, is 75 miles SE of Bowie, Maryland and 85 miles SE of Washington, D.C..

Salisbury History

Salisbury is the largest city on the eastern shore of Maryland. It was founded in 1732 and officially incorporated in 1854. It is the county seat of Wicomico County, which was established in 1867 and carved out of Worcester and Somerset Counties. It was named after the Wicomico River. Wicomico is a Native American word meaning "a place where houses are built."

Salisbury and nearby Attractions

  • Historical Society of Talbot County Museum
  • Assateague Island National Seashore
  • Poplar Hill Mansion
  • Delaware Seashore State Park
  • Wicomico Heritage Centre
  • Salisbury Zoo

Things To Do In Salisbury

There are a number of historic sites and museums in the Salisbury area, including the Wicomico Heritage Centre, the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, the Poplar Hill Mansion, the Art Institute & Gallery and Pemberton Hall. The Salisbury Zoo, Adkins Arboretum and the Annmarie Garden are all nearby as well. The Trap Pond State Park, set across 3,106 acres of land, features nature trails and offers opportunities for boating, fishing, camping and picnicking. The Twilley Center Shopping Center, the Shopping World Shopping Center and the Salisbury Mall Shopping Center are the local shopping centers. Salisbury hosts the Salisbury Festival every April.

Salisbury Transportation

Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico Regional is the local airport, while Washington Reagan is the nearest major airport.

Salisbury Higher Education

Salisbury is home to the Wor-Wic Community College and Salisbury State University. Other nearby colleges include Delaware State University and Wilmington College.

Demographics

People

Total Population32,368
Male Share of the Population46.7%
Female Share of the Population53.3%
Senior Citizens11%
Employed Population 16+15,048
Age of the Population28

Families

% of people married28.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher28.1%
Median Earnings25+$30,218
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,754
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,837

Wealth

Median Family Income$47,686
% Above Poverty Level72.5%
% Below Poverty Level27.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.9%
% Using Public Transportation1.3%

Housing

People Living Alone33.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,035
Median House Value$153,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)40.5%
Irish11.7%
German11%
English8.1%
West Indian6.6%
Haitian6.1%
Italian4.8%
African2.1%
Polish1.8%
Scottish1.5%
French Except Basque1.1%
Swedish0.6%
Norwegian0.4%
Dutch0.4%
Arab0.4%
Jamaican0.4%
Austrian0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Russian0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Nigerian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Czech0.2%
Canadian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Greek0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
Sierra Leone0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
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Salisbury Almanac

CategoryValue
County Wicomico County
Standard Zip Codes21801, 21804
P.O. Box Zip Codes21802, 21803
Phone Area Codes443,410,667
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude38.38
Approximate Longitude-75.64

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)

StationSALISBURY
Distance1 miles
Jan Temp28 to 46 F
Apr Temp45 to 67 F
Jul Temp68 to 87 F
Oct Temp48 to 70 F
Annual Precip45.9 inches
StationPRINCESS ANNE
Distance10.9 miles
Jan Temp26 to 47 F
Apr Temp41 to 68 F
Jul Temp65 to 88 F
Oct Temp44 to 71 F
Annual Precip43.4 inches
StationSNOW HILL 4 N
Distance14.7 miles
Jan Temp27 to 47 F
Apr Temp43 to 68 F
Jul Temp66 to 88 F
Oct Temp46 to 71 F
Annual Precip46.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Delmar3,163$68,897
Fruitland5,172$75,161
Hebron1,134$60,114
Mardela Springs434$75,417
Pittsville1,381$53,750
Princess Anne3,413$31,794

Salisbury Public Libraries

Wicomico Public Library
122 SOUTH DIVISION STREET
Salisbury, Maryland
(410) 749-3612

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Salisbury Hospitals

Healthsouth Chesapeake Rehabilitation Hospital
(Proprietary)
220 Tilghman Road
(410) 219-5500
Deer's Head Center
(Government - State)
315 Deer's Head Hospital Road
(410) 543-4010
Peninsula Regional Medical Center
(Non-profit)
100 E Carroll Ave
(410) 543-7116

Salisbury Public Schools

Charles H. Chipman Elementary
711 Lake St
ZIP: 21801
(410) 677-5814
Primary
Total Enrollment 418
North Salisbury Elementary
1213 Emerson Ave
ZIP: 21801
(410) 677-5807
Primary
Total Enrollment 432
Pemberton Elementary
1300 Pemberton Dr
ZIP: 21801
(410) 677-5809
Primary
Total Enrollment 539
Pinehurst Elementary
520 S Pinehurst Ave
ZIP: 21801
(410) 677-5810
Primary
Total Enrollment 494
Salisbury Middle
607 Morris St
ZIP: 21801
(410) 677-5149
Middle
Total Enrollment 838
West Salisbury Elementary
1321 West Rd
ZIP: 21801
(410) 677-5816
Primary
Total Enrollment 310
Wicomico County Evening High
201 Long Ave
ZIP: 21802
(410) 677-4537
High
Total Enrollment 66
Beaver Run School
31481 Ocean City Rd
ZIP: 21804
(410) 677-5101
Primary
Total Enrollment 705
Bennett Middle
200 E College Ave
ZIP: 21804
(410) 677-5140
Middle
Total Enrollment 970
East Salisbury Elementary
1201 Old Ocean City Rd
ZIP: 21804
(410) 677-5803
Primary
Total Enrollment 444
Glen Avenue School
1615 Glen Ave
ZIP: 21804
(410) 677-5806
Primary
Total Enrollment 268
James M. Bennett High
300 E College Avenue
ZIP: 21804
(410) 677-5141
High
Total Enrollment 1405
Parkside High
1015 Beaglin Park Dr
ZIP: 21804
(410) 677-5143
High
Total Enrollment 1114
Prince Street School
400 Prince Street
ZIP: 21804
(410) 677-5813
Primary
Total Enrollment 651
Wicomico High
201 Long Avenue
ZIP: 21804
(410) 677-5146
High
Total Enrollment 1029
Wicomico Middle
635 E Main St
ZIP: 21804
(410) 677-5145
Middle
Total Enrollment 657

Salisbury Private Schools

Asbury Child Development Center
1401 Camden Ave
ZIP: 21801
Elementary
Total Enrollment 14
St Francis De Sales Catholic School
500 Camden Ave
ZIP: 21801
Elementary
Total Enrollment 190
Faith Baptist School
30505 Dagsboro Rd
ZIP: 21804
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 102
Salisbury Baptist Academy
6413 Hobbs Rd
ZIP: 21804
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 48
Salisbury Christian School
807 Parker Rd
ZIP: 21804
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 519
The Salisbury School
6279 Hobbs Rd
ZIP: 21804
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 299
Wicomico Day School
1315 Old Ocean City Rd
ZIP: 21804
Elementary
Total Enrollment 128
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