Salisbury, NC

Salisbury, situated in Rowan County, is a city made up of 17.8 square miles.

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Salisbury was founded in the 1750s.  

The city has broadband speeds capable of 10 gigabits through its local system Fibrant.  

Demographics

The median resident age in Salisbury is 38 years. The median estimated household income is about $40,000 making it about $8,000 less than the North Carolina average.

The estimated per capita is about $22,000.

The average price for a home in Salisbury is about $115,000 (2015) which is $45,000 less than the North Carolina Average.

Expect to pay about $700 a month for rent.

The racial makeup of Salisbury is 49% White, 38% Black, 2% Two or more races, and 11% other.

82% of the population are high school graduates, with 23% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher.

38% are married, 14% are divorced, 5% are separated, 7% are widowed, leaving 36% that have never been married.

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Rowan County

Salisbury belongs to Rowan County in the Piedmont (center) part of North Carolina.

The County, named after Matthew Rowan, is a part of the Charlotte Metropolitan Area, has a population of 138,500.

The County's largest city and seat, Salisbury, has a population of 33,700.

Rowan County borders Cabarrus, Davidson, Davie, Iredell, and Stanly counties.

Rowan County is made up of 524 square miles. 511 of which is land with the remaining 13 as water.

Population

The population of Salisbury, NC is about 34,000. The population has been steadily increasing since the city was founded.

Elevation

The elevation of Salisbury, NC is 791 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Salisbury, NC is 28147.

Area Code

The area codes for Salisbury, NC are 704 and 980.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Salisbury and Rowan County have voted mostly Republican, with 63% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election.

This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.

As of 2010, 54% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones).

About 44% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 2%.

Economy

The unemployment rate for Salisbury is about 6% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%.

Manufacturing, retail, and social assistance make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Salisbury Post and Rowan Free Press are the primary newspapers that cover the Rowan County area.


 

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