Profile for Salisbury, Massachusetts, MA
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Salisbury is a town in Essex County, in the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy metro area.
The community was named after a town in England.
The latitude of Salisbury is 42.841N. The longitude is -70.861W.
It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 20 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 7,827.
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 Merrimack River and the Atlantic Ocean
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 54. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 6.8 per 1,000 people.
Setting for John Greenleaf Whittier's poem, "How the Women Went from Dover"
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Salisbury Beach State Reservation
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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Ancestry & family history
5% of Salisbury residents report German ancestry, and 18% 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 $21,608, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Salisbury residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Salisbury, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $631. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,274.
Libraries in Salisbury include Salisbury Public Library ... View libraries
The average commute time for Salisbury workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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