Salisbury, MD-DE

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
421,982
1.82% 1-year growth
2022 Median Age
46.7
0.864% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
12.1%
4.17% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$72,964
9.74% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$289,000
12.4% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
189,035
2.39% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Salisbury, MD-DE had a population of 422k people with a median age of 46.7 and a median household income of $72,964. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Salisbury, MD-DE grew from 414,424 to 421,982, a 1.82% increase and its median household income grew from $66,491 to $72,964, a 9.74% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Salisbury, MD-DE are White (Non-Hispanic) (70.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (16.3%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.63%), White (Hispanic) (2.78%), and Other (Hispanic) (2.27%).

None of the households in Salisbury, MD-DE reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.1% of the residents in Salisbury, MD-DE are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Salisbury, MD-DE are Salisbury University (2,084 degrees awarded in 2022), Wor-Wic Community College (486 degrees), and University of Maryland Eastern Shore (445 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Salisbury, MD-DE was $289,000, and the homeownership rate was 75%.

Most people in Salisbury, MD-DE drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Salisbury, MD-DE was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Salisbury, MD-DE is home to a population of 422k people, from which 96.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 7.14% of Salisbury, MD-DE residents were born outside of the country (30.1k people).

In 2022, there were 4.32 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (297k people) in Salisbury, MD-DE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 68.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 15.3k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.1%
2022 Citizenship
96.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.1% of Salisbury, MD-DE residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Salisbury, MD-DE was 96.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Salisbury, MD-DE
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    297k ± 749
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    68.7k ± 1.11k
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    15.3k ± 1.36k
7.54%
Hispanic Population
31.8k people

In 2022, there were 4.32 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (297k people) in Salisbury, MD-DE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 68.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 15.3k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.54% of the people in Salisbury, MD-DE are hispanic (31.8k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Salisbury, MD-DE as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. El Salvador
    116,747 ± 8,970 people
  2. India
    72,405 ± 8,596 people
  3. China
    51,509 ± 7,132 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Maryland and Delaware was El Salvador, the natal country of 116,747 Maryland and Delaware residents, followed by India with 72,405 and China with 51,509.

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Foreign-Born Population

7.14%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
30.1k people
7.2%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
29.8k people

As of 2022, 7.14% of Salisbury, MD-DE residents (30.1k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Salisbury, MD-DE was 7.2%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    12,693 ± 731
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    3,938 ± 428
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,877 ± 422

Salisbury, MD-DE has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.22 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Salisbury, MD-DE employs 189k people. The largest industries in Salisbury, MD-DE are Health Care & Social Assistance (28,605 people), Retail Trade (22,996 people), and Educational Services (18,628 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($66,003), Utilities ($65,639), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($65,253).

Males in Maryland have an average income that is 1.24 times higher than the average income of females, which is $77,266. The income inequality in Maryland (measured using the Gini index) is 0.454, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

189k
2022 Value
± 3,440
2.39%
1 Year growth
± 2.55%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Salisbury, MD-DE grew at a rate of 2.39%, from 185k employees to 189k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Salisbury, MD-DE, are Sales & Related Occupations (20,388 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (20,157 people), and Management Occupations (19,952 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Salisbury, MD-DE.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

189k
2022 Value
± 3,440
2.39%
1 Year growth
± 2.55%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Salisbury, MD-DE grew at a rate of 2.39%, from 185k employees to 189k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Salisbury, MD-DE, are Health Care & Social Assistance (28,605 people), Retail Trade (22,996 people), and Educational Services (18,628 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Salisbury, MD-DE, though some of these residents may live in Salisbury, MD-DE and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$46,966
Median earning men ± $1,064
$35,556
Median earning women ± $1,004

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($73,533), Public Administration ($72,201), and Information ($71,513).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($52,500), Public Administration ($50,631), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($48,287).

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 3,657
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 2,389
    Retail Trade
  3. 2,341
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Delaware and Maryland went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 64.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (33.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.09%).

Ben Cardin, Chris Van Hollen, Tom Carper, and Chris Coons are the senators currently representing the state of Maryland and Delaware. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Maryland and Delaware is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Maryland and Delaware

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Ben Cardin
Senator from Maryland1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
Chris Van Hollen
Senator from Maryland3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017
Tom Carper
Senator from Delaware1
Assumed office on January 3, 2001
Chris Coons
Senator from Delaware2
Assumed office on November 15, 2010
Elected to the seat to succeed Ted Kaufman, who had been appointed to the seat following the resignation of Joe Biden, who had become Vice President of the United States.

Ben Cardin, Chris Van Hollen, Tom Carper, and Chris Coons are the senators currently representing Maryland and Delaware.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Maryland and Delaware

Maryland and Delaware is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Maryland and Delaware have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Salisbury, MD-DE awarded 3,145 degrees. The student population of Salisbury, MD-DE in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 4,919 male students and 7,347 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Salisbury, MD-DE are White (1,976 and 63.5%), followed by Black or African American (644 and 20.7%), Hispanic or Latino (146 and 4.69%), and Unknown (134 and 4.31%).

The largest universities in Salisbury, MD-DE by number of degrees awarded are Salisbury University (2,084 and 66.3%), Wor-Wic Community College (486 and 15.5%), and University of Maryland Eastern Shore (445 and 14.1%).

The most popular majors in Salisbury, MD-DE are Social Work (299 and 9.51%), Registered Nursing (188 and 5.98%), and Criminal Justice - Police Science (173 and 5.5%).

The median tuition cost in Salisbury, MD-DE for a public four year colleges is $6,597 for in-state students and $17,250 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Salisbury, MD-DE, the percentage of applicants admitted was 86.8%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 15.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 12,266 (40.1% men and 59.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 12,266 students enrolled in Salisbury, MD-DE, 40.1% men and 59.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 6,783 records, of which 59.4% were women and 40.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 170 degrees awarded
  2. 156 degrees awarded
  3. 120 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Salisbury, MD-DE was Kinesiology & Exercise Science with 170 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,084 degrees awarded
  2. 486 degrees awarded
  3. 445 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Salisbury University with 2,084 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,119 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Salisbury, MD-DE, which is 0.552 times less than the 2,026 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,976 degrees mean that there were 3.07 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 644 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($6,597) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($3,051) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,650) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.03% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.99% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.44M), Bachelors Degree (1.18M), and Some college (1.13M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Salisbury, MD-DE was $289,000 in 2022, which is 1.03 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $257,100 to $289,000, a 12.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Salisbury, MD-DE is 75%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Salisbury, MD-DE have an average commute time of 25.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Salisbury, MD-DE is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Salisbury, MD-DE is $72,964. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Salisbury, MD-DE was Howard County, MD with a value of $140,971, followed by Calvert County, MD and Montgomery County, MD, with respective values of $128,078 and $125,583.

Property

$289,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,363
$128,753
Median Property Taxes
±$2,592

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Salisbury, MD-DE the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

75%
Homeownership
2022
66.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 75% of the housing units in Salisbury, MD-DE were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 74.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Salisbury, MD-DE was Howard County, MD with a value of $140,971, followed by Calvert County, MD and Montgomery County, MD, with respective values of $128,078 and $125,583.

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Household Income

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$72,964
Median Household Income
± $1,474
172k
Number of Households
± 3,282

In 2022, the median household income of the 172k households in Salisbury, MD-DE grew to $72,964 from the previous year's value of $66,491.

The following chart displays the households in Salisbury, MD-DE distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Salisbury, MD-DE is from Maryland and Delaware.
0.454
2022 Wage GINI in Maryland
0.456
2021 Wage GINI in Maryland
0.457
2022 Wage GINI in Delaware
0.465
2021 Wage GINI in Delaware

In 2022, the income inequality in Maryland was 0.454 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.498% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Maryland was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Maryland in comparison to the national average.

In the same year, the income inequality in Delaware was 0.457 and income inequality had a 1.73% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Delaware was lower than than the national average of 0.478, meaning wages are distributed more evenly in Delaware in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (79%)
  2. Worked At Home (9.02%)
  3. Carpooled (8.19%)

In 2022, 79% of workers in Salisbury, MD-DE drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (9.02%) and those who carpooled to work (8.19%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

25.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Salisbury, MD-DE have a shorter commute time (25.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.97% of the workforce in Salisbury, MD-DE have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Salisbury, MD-DE distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Salisbury, MD-DE have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

12.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Salisbury, MD-DE (49.6k out of 409k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Salisbury, MD-DE is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

93.5% of the population of Salisbury, MD-DE has health coverage, with 38.4% on employee plans, 20.4% on Medicaid, 18.9% on Medicare, 14.6% on non-group plans, and 1.14% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Maryland see 1118 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.974% decrease from the previous year (1129 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1256 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 335 patients per year.

Similarly, primary care physicians in Delaware see 1323 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.825% decrease from the previous year (1334 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2188 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 338 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,118 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Maryland
1,323 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Delaware

Primary care physicians in Maryland see an average of 1,118 patients per year. This represents a 0.974% decrease from the previous year (1,129 patients).

Primary care physicians in Delaware see an average of 1,323 patients per year. This represents a 0.825% decrease from the previous year (1,334 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Maryland and Delaware in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.5% under 18 years, 17.9% between 18 and 34 years, 36.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 25.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.4% were men and 52.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.49%
Uninsured
38.4%
Employer Coverage
20.4%
Medicaid
18.9%
Medicare
14.6%
Non-Group
1.14%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Salisbury, MD-DE grew by 1.68% from 6.38% to 6.49%.

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