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Overview
Population:30,407
Pop. Change:8%
State: Maryland
Metro Area: Salisbury Metro Area
County: Wicomico County
City:Salisbury
Zip Code:21804, 21801, ... 3 total
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Salisbury's Real Estate Market
 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes
 • Median Condominiums


Salisbury Metro Area

Profile: Small town

Location: Delmarva Peninsula, 8 miles south of Delaware border

Elevation: 33

Time zone: Eastern Standard Time

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Moderate climateIsolation
Outdoor recreationHigh violent crime rate
Small-town feel Entertainment

Salisbury is a quiet small town along the Wicomico River in an area known as Maryland’s Eastern Shore. It has a history as a port and transportation center serving the agricultural “Delmarva” peninsula, incorporating eastern Maryland, Delaware, and a part of Virginia. The area is pleasant with few extremes, thanks to the nearby waters of the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean. Cost of living is reasonable for the region. The area has become a bit of a magnet for small businesses seeking to escape higher-cost east coast cities.

Although somewhat cut off by water, Salisbury is centrally located amongst the Washington DC, Philadelphia, Baltimore and the Norfolk, Virginia areas. It is still a 100-plus mile drive to these cities, but they are close enough to provide the cultural amenities and services missing locally, Downtown is clean and well kept with some historic interest, and the city is a center for health and education for the southern Delmarva area.

Salisbury lies in a mostly level plain about 12 miles from Chesapeake Bay. Surrounding land is mainly agricultural. The Atlantic and Chesapeake Bay create a mild climate for the latitude and region. Summers are warm and humid but with temperatures only occasionally exceeding 90. Cloudy days are common, and rain can come as persistent light rain drizzle or thundershowers with approaching cold fronts. Winters are also mild with only infrequent colder snaps. Winter precipitation is usually rain, or a mix of rain and snow. Atlantic hurricanes and “noreasters” can bring heavier precipitation and lowland flooding is a risk. First freeze is late October, last is mid-April.

Interesting Facts about Salisbury, Maryland

As of 2014, Salisbury's population is 30,407 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 7.57 percent.

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The median home cost in Salisbury is $119,600. Home appreciation the last year has been -0.40 percent.

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Compared to the rest of the country, Salisbury's cost of living is 7.50% Lower than the U.S. average.

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Salisbury public schools spend $14,425 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 13.9 students per teacher in Salisbury.

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The unemployment rate in Salisbury is 8.20 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Negative. Salisbury jobs have Decreased by 1.44 percent.


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Map Of Salisbury

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Average Commute time is 20 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.

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Salisbury's Real Estate Market (click to see properties)

 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes