Profile for Salisbury, Maryland, MD
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Salisbury is a city in Wicomico County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after a town in England.
The latitude of Salisbury is 38.360N. The longitude is -75.599W.
It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 26 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 25,247.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Salisbury demographic reports
Salisbury is on the Wicomico River
Former and merged names include:
· Salisbury Town
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 469. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 18.9 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Linda Hamilton, actress
Local festivals include:
- Salisbury Festival - April 27-29, 2007
Dates often change. Check Salisbury web sites and events links in the sections below.
Salisbury attractions: Salisbury Zoo
Sports teams: Delmarva Shorebirds (minor league baseball)
Historic sites and museums: Art Institute & Gallery, Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, Wicomico Heritage Centre, Pemberton Hall, Poplar Hill Mansion
Colleges and universities:
Salisbury University, Wor-Wic 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.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 121
Salisburians hold on to their language. They say 'Eastern Sho',' and they say 'wotter' for 'water,' and 'Hey!' for just plain 'Hello.'
-- An American Notebook
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Ancestry & family history
11% of Salisbury residents report German ancestry, and 11% 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 $15,228, compared with $21,587 nationally.
21% of Salisbury residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Salisbury festival dates:
Fairs, festivals & other events
- Salisbury Festival - April 27-29, 2007
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Salisbury, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $463. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $835.
Libraries in Salisbury include Wicomico County Free Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Salisbury include Salisbury Daily Times
TV stations in Salisbury include WBOC, WCPB, WMDT.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WSCL.
Wicomico County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Salisbury political report.
The average commute time for Salisbury workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 7 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 2.9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
Hotels in Salisbury include Best Value Inn Salisbury, Best Western, Comfort Inn Salisbury, Courtyard Marriott Salisbury, Days Inn Salisbury, Hampton Inn, Microtel Inn and Suites, Ramada Inn, Sleep Inn, Super 8 Salisbury.
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“ Salisburians hold on to their language. They say 'Eastern Sho',' and they say 'wotter' for 'water,' and 'Hey!' for just plain 'Hello.' ”
~ An American Notebook
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