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Overview

Introduction to Salisbury, Massachusetts

Salisbury, Massachusetts, in Essex county, is 11 miles E of Haverhill, Massachusetts (center to center) and 34 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts.

Salisbury History

Salisbury, which was settled in 1638, was first inhabited by the Naumkeag tribe of Indians. It was originally named Colchester, but in 1640, the town was incorporated as Salisbury, which is also a town in England. It became a popular tourism and recreation center in the nineteenth century. It is located in Essex County, which was created on May 10, 1643.

Salisbury and Nearby Attractions

  • Salisbury Beach State Reservation
  • Custom House Maritime Museum
  • Parker River National Wildlife Refuge
  • John Paul Jones State Historic Site
  • Hampton Beach State Park
  • Redhook Ale Brewery

Things To Do In Salisbury

Salisbury is home to the Salisbury Beach State Reservation, which offers provisions for camping, boating, fishing, and swimming. Nearby museums include Bartlett Museum, Custom House Maritime Museum, American Independence Museum, Cushing House Museum and Garden, and Tuck Museum. Among other places to visit are the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge and Hampton Beach State Park.

Salisbury Transportation

General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport is nearby.

Salisbury Higher Education

Colleges closest to Salisbury include Northern Essex Community College, Merrimack College, and North Shore Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population4,992
Male Share of the Population50.6%
Female Share of the Population49.4%
Senior Citizens21%
Employed Population 16+2,457
Age of the Population48

Families

% of people married46.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher29.7%
Median Earnings25+$44,752
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,125

Wealth

Median Family Income$85,353
% Above Poverty Level86.8%
% Below Poverty Level13.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time37 minutes
% Working from Home8.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.3%
% Using Public Transportation2.1%

Housing

People Living Alone35.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,147
Median House Value$333,800

Ancestry

Irish25.6%
English16%
Italian16%
French Except Basque11%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)10.3%
Canadian7.1%
German6.4%
Scottish4.5%
Polish4.1%
Portuguese2.5%
Greek1.5%
Lebanese1.5%
Arab1.5%
Welsh1.3%
Russian0.9%
Lithuanian0.8%
Swedish0.6%
African0.5%
Ugandan0.5%
Brazilian0.5%
US/American0.5%
Austrian0.4%
Belgian0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Dutch0.2%
Norwegian0.1%
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Salisbury Almanac

CategoryValue
County Essex County
Standard Zip Codes1952
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.83
Approximate Longitude-70.84

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)

StationHAVERHILL
Distance11.7 miles
Jan Temp16 to 35 F
Apr Temp35 to 58 F
Jul Temp61 to 84 F
Oct Temp39 to 62 F
Annual Precip46.8 inches
StationEPPING
Distance17.4 miles
Jan Temp13 to 33 F
Apr Temp34 to 57 F
Jul Temp58 to 83 F
Oct Temp37 to 61 F
Annual Precip44.5 inches
StationDURHAM
Distance21.8 miles
Jan Temp13 to 33 F
Apr Temp34 to 58 F
Jul Temp58 to 83 F
Oct Temp38 to 62 F
Annual Precip42.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Merrimac6,695$115,121
Newbury6,905$112,876
Newburyport17,837$124,947
Rowley1,576$85,795
West Newbury4,484$157,331

Salisbury Public Libraries

Salisbury Public Library
17 ELM STREET
Salisbury, Massachusetts
(978) 465-5071

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Salisbury Public Schools

Salisbury Elementary
100 Lafayette Rd
(978) 463-5852
Primary
Total Enrollment 552
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