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Salisbury is a borough in Somerset County, in the Johnstown metro area.
The community name derives from Dutch "Salsburrich" for the salt deposits in the area
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Salisbury. For links to other places called Salisbury, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Salisbury is 39.753N. The longitude is -79.081W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,146 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 847.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Salisbury demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Somerset County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 15558 ZIP code.
47% of Salisbury residents report German ancestry, and 13% 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 $12,973, compared with $21,587 nationally.
7% of Salisbury residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Salisbury, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $248. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $724.
Somerset 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 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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