Salisbury, NC 

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Population

35,258

+33.2% since 2000

Unemployment Rate

6.9%

Cost of Living

85.1 / 100

Median Home Price

$247,300

Median Income

$44,656

Comfort Index (Climate)

7.4 / 6.6

summer / winter

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Salisbury, NC

Salisbury, NC is a vibrant city located near the beautiful Uwharrie National Forest and other areas of natural beauty. The area offers plenty of attractions such as historical sites, museums and charming shops ideal for shopping or browsing. Mid-sized city complex - Southwest North Carolina along Catawba River near South Carolina border.
State: North Carolina
County: Rowan County
Metro Area: Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia Metro Area
City: Salisbury
Zip Codes: 28146 28147 28144
Cost of Living: -14.9% lower
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 769 ft above sea level
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Pros
Diverse economy
Educated population
Entertainment
Cons
Crime rates
Growth and sprawl
Long commutes

What Bert Has To Say About Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia Metro Area

Charlotte is a modern urban and financial center grown up dramatically from its previous agricultural and regional banking roots. Today the city is reputedly the headquarters for more banks than any city outside New York, and is the home to such financial heavyweights as BankAmerica and Wachovia, as well as Lowe’s (home improvement retail) and specialty steel maker Nucor. A diverse commercial and industrial economy has developed around the financial industry. Downtown is a mix of contemporary skyscraper architecture and a number of well-preserved 19th-century neighborhoods.


Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Salisbury is 6.9% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Salisbury jobs have increased by 2.6%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Salisbury's cost of living is 14.9% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Salisbury's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
September, May and October are the most pleasant months in Salisbury, while January and February are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Rowan county remained overwhelmingly Republican, 67.2% to 31.5%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Salisbury's population is 35,258 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 1.6%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 20.9 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Salisbury is . Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 19.0%.

SCHOOLS
Salisbury public schools spend $8,829 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.1 students per teacher in Salisbury. More Education



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Housing Market in Salisbury

It's a good time to buy in Salisbury. Home Appreciation is up 19.0% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Salisbury is .

Reviews for Salisbury   9 Reviews
Salisbury?I Liked it! - 8/3/2019
So we went to check out the area today as we consider buying nearby. I read all this crime stuff etc. I rolled through my potential hood and talked to a variety of... Read More

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Thank you for the honest review.... Leanne B. - 5/5/2016
A big thank you to Leanne for her candid, well written review. She saved us a lot of time and money. Salisbury is off our bucket list. Wonderful old houses, though. We... Read More

Lock and load if you must come to this town - 2/10/2012
The apparently bucolic town of Salisbury is set in a beautiful southern climate with lots of beautiful historic homes and huge old-growth oaks. Those charming... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN SALISBURY, NC
28146 28147 28144

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