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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population33,674
Male Share of the Population48.4%
Female Share of the Population51.6%
Senior Citizens17.2%
Employed Population 16+12,432
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married35.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher21.1%
Median Earnings25+$27,579
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,158
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,937

Wealth

Median Family Income$42,155
% Above Poverty Level75.4%
% Below Poverty Level24.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.1%
% Using Public Transportation0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone35.1%
Median Gross Rent$743
Median House Value$120,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)48%
German9.8%
Irish6.6%
English6.4%
Scottish2.2%
Italian1.7%
African1.4%
French Except Basque1.2%
Dutch0.9%
Polish0.7%
Swedish0.4%
Welsh0.4%
West Indian0.4%
Jamaican0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Arab0.2%
Liberian0.2%
Moroccan0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Salisbury Almanac

CategoryValue
County Rowan County
Standard Zip Codes28144, 28147, 28146
P.O. Box Zip Codes28145
Phone Area Codes336,704,980
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude35.66
Approximate Longitude-80.48

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 Temp30 to 51 F
Apr Temp46 to 73 F
Jul Temp68 to 90 F
Oct Temp47 to 72 F
Annual Precip42.8 inches
StationSALISBURY 9 WNW
Distance8.2 miles
Jan Temp26 to 48 F
Apr Temp44 to 70 F
Jul Temp67 to 88 F
Oct Temp44 to 71 F
Annual Precip43.3 inches
StationALBEMARLE
Distance24.3 miles
Jan Temp28 to 51 F
Apr Temp44 to 72 F
Jul Temp68 to 89 F
Oct Temp47 to 72 F
Annual Precip48.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cooleemee875$42,125
East Spencer1,465$31,417
Faith865$60,089
Granite Quarry2,966$51,413
Rockwell1,891$57,750
Spencer3,290$42,344

Salisbury Public Libraries

Rowan Public Library
201 W FISHER ST
Salisbury, North Carolina
(704) 216-8233

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Salisbury Hospitals

W. G. (bill) Hefner Va Medical Center
(Government - Federal)
1601 Brenner Ave
(704) 638-9000
Novant Health Rowan Medical Center
(Non-profit)
612 Mocksville Ave
(704) 210-5000

Salisbury Public Schools

Henderson High
1215 North Main St
ZIP: 28144
(704) 639-3134
Other
Total Enrollment 62
Knox Middle
1625 Park Rd W
ZIP: 28144
(704) 633-2922
Middle
Total Enrollment 573
Overton Elementary
1825 Park Rd W
ZIP: 28144
(704) 639-3000
Primary
Total Enrollment 355
Salisbury High
500 Lincolnton Rd
ZIP: 28144
(704) 636-1221
High
Total Enrollment 813
Dole Elementary
465 Choate Rd
ZIP: 28146
(704) 639-3046
Primary
Total Enrollment 533
East Rowan High
175 St Luke's Church Rd
ZIP: 28146
(704) 279-5232
High
Total Enrollment 1055
Erwin Middle
170 St Luke's Church Rd
ZIP: 28146
(704) 279-7265
Middle
Total Enrollment 921
Granite Quarry Elementary
118 South Walnut St
ZIP: 28146
(704) 279-2154
Primary
Total Enrollment 493
Koontz Elementary
685 East Ritchie Rd
ZIP: 28146
(919) 807-3300
Primary
Total Enrollment 553
Rowan Co Early College
1333 Jake Alexander Blvd S
ZIP: 28146
(704) 216-3873
High
Total Enrollment 225
Southeast Middle
1570 Peeler Rd
ZIP: 28146
(704) 638-5561
Middle
Total Enrollment 801
Hurley Elementary
625 Hurley School Rd
ZIP: 28147
(704) 639-3038
Primary
Total Enrollment 581
Isenberg Elementary
2800 Jake Alexander Blvd N
ZIP: 28147
(704) 639-3009
Primary
Total Enrollment 430
Knollwood Elementary
3075 Shue Rd
ZIP: 28147
(704) 857-3400
Primary
Total Enrollment 652
West Rowan Middle
5925 Statesville Blvd
ZIP: 28147
(704) 633-4775
Middle
Total Enrollment 697

Salisbury Private Schools

North Hills Christian School
2970 W Innes St
ZIP: 28144
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 322
St John's Kindergarten
200 W Innes St
ZIP: 28144
Elementary
Total Enrollment 20
Sacred Heart Catholic School
385 Lumen Christie Ln
ZIP: 28147
Elementary
Total Enrollment 227
Salisbury Academy
2210 Jake Alexander Blvd N
ZIP: 28147
Elementary
Total Enrollment 147
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