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Salisbury is a city in Rowan County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after a town in England.

The latitude of Salisbury is 35.670N. The longitude is -80.474W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 791 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 26,548.


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Median household income
Local
$32,923
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Salisbury demographic reports
Salisbury is in the Piedmont.
Site of Confederate prison during the Civil War
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 206. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 7.7 per 1,000 people.
Local foods: Cheerwine soft drink
Well-known residents have included:
· Mike Evans, actor
· Daniel Boone, frontiersman
Local festivals include:
  • Rowan County Fair - Sept. 17-22, 2007
  • Blues & Jazz Festival - Oct. 13, 2007
  • Autumn Jubilee - Oct. 6-7, 2007
  • La Fiesta de Rowan - Sept. 29, 2007
Dates often change. Check Salisbury web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Salisbury Symphony Orchestra
Nearby parks & recreation: Dan Nicholas Park, Sloan Park
Historic sites and museums: Josephus Hall House, Rowan Museum
Colleges and universities: Livingstone College, Catawba College, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Salisbury demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Rowan County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Charlotte area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 28144 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

12% of Salisbury residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Salisbury ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Salisbury was $18,864, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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24% of Salisbury residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Salisbury include Salisbury Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Salisbury, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $403.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $950.


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Libraries in Salisbury include Rowan Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Salisbury include Salisbury Post

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Rowan County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Salisbury political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Salisbury workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 8 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Salisbury between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Salisbury include Best Western, Comfort Suites Salisbury, Holiday Inn-Salisbury, Ramada Limited Salisbury, Super 8.

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