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Population (year 2000): 26,462. Estimated population in July 2005: 27,563 (+4.2% change)
Males: 12,548 (47.4%), Females: 13,914 (52.6%)

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 37.1 years
Median household income: $32,923 (year 2000)
Median house value: $93,800 (year 2000)

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Races in Salisbury:

  • White Non-Hispanic (55.4%)
  • Black (37.6%)
  • Hispanic (4.3%)
  • Other race (1.9%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)
  • Asian Indian (0.5%)

Ancestries: United States (12.8%), German (9.6%), English (7.4%), Irish (3.8%), Scotch-Irish (2.7%), Subsaharan African (1.8%).North Carolina

Elevation: 746 feet

Land area: 17.8 square miles

Salisbury,

For population 25 years and over in Salisbury

  • High school or higher: 75.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.5%
  • Unemployed: 15.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Salisbury city

  • Never married: 26.5%
  • Now married: 50.2%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 10.7%
  • Divorced: 9.1%

5.0% Foreign born (2.9% Latin America, 1.0% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +1,996 (+8.2%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: NC Concord, (20.1 miles pop. 55,977).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NC Charlotte, (40.0 miles pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (473.2 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Spencer, NC (3.4 miles East NC (3.6 miles Spencer, Quarry, NC (4.5 miles Granite NC (5.8 miles Faith, NC (9.3 miles Rockwell, Grove, NC (9.6 miles China NC Cooleemee, (11.4 miles NC (12.4 miles Landis,

Latitude: 35.67 N, Longitude: 80.48 W

Area codes: 704, 980


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (24.8%), Manufacturing (24.4%), Retail trade (11.5%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +14,208 (+53.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 6,069 (58.2%)


 

Crime in Salisbury by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 6 5 3 4 1 2
    per 100,000 22.7 18.9 11.3 15.1 3.8 7.6
Rapes 14 15 7 20 16 13
    per 100,000 52.9 56.7 26.5 75.6 60.5 49.1
Robberies 69 61 93 79 72 91
    per 100,000 260.8 230.5 351.4 298.5 272.1 343.9
Assaults 144 110 102 97 117 103
    per 100,000 544.2 415.7 385.5 366.6 442.1 389.2
Burglaries 322 385 408 331 322 410
    per 100,000 1216.8 1454.9 1541.8 1250.9 1216.8 1549.4
Thefts 1,304 1,406 1,291 1,136 1,280 1,534
    per 100,000 4927.8 5313.3 4878.7 4292.9 4837.1 5797.0
Auto thefts 113 123 101 96 104 88
    per 100,000 427.0 464.8 381.7 362.8 393.0 332.6
547.4 545.4 538.1 496.5 508.1 575.2

Average climate in Salisbury, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Salisbury,

Salisbury-area historical tornado activity is near North Carolina state average. It is 2% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1989, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 39.6 miles away from the Salisbury city center killed one person and injured 6 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/7/1998, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 25.2 miles away from the city center injured 5 people and caused $50 million in damages.

Birthplace of: Elizabeth Dole - (born 1936), politician, Bobby Jackson - NBA player (Memphis Grizzlies, born: Mar 13, 1973), Tripp Isenhour - PGA Tour Golf player (born: 4/6/68), Bryan McCullough - College basketball player (NC Asheville Bulldogs), Carlos Dixon - College basketball player (Virginia Tech Hokies), Phillip Williams - College basketball player (Winthrop Eagles), Scotty Robinson - College football player (East Carolina Pirates).

Main business address for: DELHAIZE AMERICA INC (RETAIL-GROCERY STORES).


Hospital/medical center in Salisbury:
  • ROWAN REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (612 MOCKSVILLE AVE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Salisbury:
  • DAVIE COUNTY HOSPITAL (about 19 miles; MOCKSVILLE, NC)
  • NORTHEAST MEDICAL CENTER (about 20 miles; CONCORD, NC)
  • LEXINGTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL INC (about 21 miles; LEXINGTON, NC)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Salisbury:
  • SMITH REYNOLDS (about 37 miles; WINSTON SALEM, NC; ID: INT)
  • CHARLOTTE/DOUGLAS INTL (about 45 miles; CHARLOTTE, NC; ID: CLT)
  • PIEDMONT TRIAD INTERNATIONAL (about 48 miles; GREENSBORO, NC; ID: GSO)
Other public-use airports nearest to Salisbury:
  • ROWAN COUNTY (about 4 miles; SALISBURY, NC; ID: RUQ)
  • DAVIDSON COUNTY (about 15 miles; LEXINGTON, NC; ID: EXX)
  • TWIN LAKES (about 17 miles; MOCKSVILLE, NC; ID: 8A7)

Amtrak station:
SALISBURY (DEPOT & LIBERTY STS.). Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Firefighters 65 $194,487 $35,905 0 $0
Police - Other 20 $48,431 $29,058 2 $1,548
Police Protection - Officers 78 $248,758 $38,270 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 6 $24,106 $48,212 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 25 $62,216 $29,863 12 $6,436
Sewerage 44 $143,487 $39,132 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 13 $39,108 $36,099 0 $0
Streets and Highways 43 $119,321 $33,298 0 $0
Financial Administration 31 $120,280 $46,560 1 $2,196
Fire - Other 2 $4,548 $27,288 0 $0
Other Government Administration 11 $39,898 $43,525 5 $7,448
Other and Unallocable 31 $89,618 $34,690 3 $4,858
Transit 11 $31,406 $34,261 2 $1,021
Water Supply 47 $128,523 $32,814 0 $0
Totals for Government 427 $1,294,187 $36,370 25 $23,507
Colleges/Universities in Salisbury:
  • ROWAN-CABARRUS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 2,499; Location: BOX 1595; Public; Website: www.rccc.cc.nc.us)
  • CATAWBA COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 1,309; Location: 2300 W INNES ST; Private, not-for-profit; Offers Master's degree)
  • LIVINGSTONE COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 979; Location: 701 W MONROE ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.livingstone.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • CAROLINA BEAUTY COLLEGE 15 (FT enrollment: 62; Location: 1902 S MAIN ST; Private, for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Salisbury:
  • FORSYTH TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 30 miles; WINSTON SALEM, NC; Full-time enrollment: 3,271)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHARLOTTE (about 31 miles; CHARLOTTE, NC; FT enrollment: 13,706)
  • WINSTON-SALEM STATE UNIVERSITY (about 31 miles; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; FT enrollment: 2,508)
  • WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY (about 35 miles; WINSTON SALEM, NC; FT enrollment: 5,944)
  • CENTRAL PIEDMONT COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 36 miles; CHARLOTTE, NC; FT enrollment: 7,967)
  • HIGH POINT UNIVERSITY (about 38 miles; HIGH POINT, NC; FT enrollment: 2,564)
  • NORTH CAROLINA AGRICULTURAL AND TECHNICAL ST UNIV (about 43 miles; Greensboro, NC; FT enrollment: 6,970)
Public high schools in Salisbury:
  • EAST ROWAN HIGH (Students: 1,394; Location: 175 ST LUKE'S CHURCH RD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • SALISBURY HIGH (Students: 920; Location: 500 LINCOLNTON RD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • HENDERSON INDEPENDENT HIGH (Students: 178; Location: 1215 N MAIN STREET; Grades: 08 - 12)
Private high schools in Salisbury:
  • NORTH HILLS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 396; Location: 2970 WEST INNES ST; Grades: PK - 12)
  • SALISBURY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 14; Location: PO BOX 1666; Grades: 2 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Salisbury:
  • CHARLES C ERWIN MIDDLE (Students: 906; Location: 170 ST LUKE'S CHURCH RD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • WEST ROWAN MIDDLE (Students: 830; Location: 5925 STATESVILLE BLVD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • KNOLLWOOD ELEMENTARY (Students: 791; Location: 3075 SHUE RD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • SOUTHEAST MIDDLE (Students: 731; Location: 1570 PEELER ROAD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • KNOX MIDDLE (Students: 637; Location: 1625 PARK RD W; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • HURLEY ELEMENTARY (Students: 622; Location: 625 HURLEY SCHOOL RD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • E HANFORD DOLE ELEMENTARY (Students: 569; Location: 465 CHOATE ROAD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • CARROLL T OVERTON ELEMENTARY (Students: 443; Location: 1825 PARK RD W; Grades: PK - 05)
  • H D ISENBERG ELEMENTARY (Students: 397; Location: 2800 JAKE ALEXANDER BLVD N; Grades: KG - 05)
  • ROWAN ACADEMY (Students: 72; Location: 1010 AIRPORT ROAD; Grades: KG - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Salisbury:
  • SACRED HEART ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 265; Location: 123 NORTH ELLIS STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST JOHNS KINDERGARTEN (Students: 43; Location: 200 W INNES STREET; Grades: PK - KG)
  • SALISBURY ADVENTIST SCHOOL (Students: 29; Location: 305 RUDOLPH RD; Grades: KG - 9)
Library in Salisbury:
  • ROWAN PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,229,462; Location: 201 W. FISHER ST; 189,779 books; 5,596 audio materials; 7,017 video materials; 420 serial subscriptions)
 

Salisbury compared to North Carolina state average:
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Salisbury:
  • WSAT (1280 AM; 1 kW; SALISBURY, NC; Owner: CAP COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSTP (1490 AM; 1 kW; SALISBURY, NC; Owner: ROWAN MEDIA INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WDSL (1520 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MOCKSVILLE, NC)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WRNA (1140 AM; daytime; 1 kW; CHINA GROVE, NC; Owner: SOUTH ROWAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WSGH (1040 AM; 9 kW; LEWISVILLE, NC; Owner: WINSTON-SALEM, GREENSBORO, HIGH POINT AREA RADIO)
  • WLXN (1440 AM; 5 kW; LEXINGTON, NC; Owner: DAVIDSON COUNTY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WSJS (600 AM; 5 kW; WINSTON-SALEM, NC)
  • WNOW (1030 AM; daytime; 9 kW; MINT HILL, NC; Owner: CHARLOTTE METRO RADIO, INC.)
  • WRKB (1460 AM; 2 kW; KANNAPOLIS, NC; Owner: FORD BROADCASTING, INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Salisbury:
  • W267AG (101.3 FM; SALISBURY, NC; Owner: TRIAD FAMILY NETWORK, INCORPORATED)
  • WOGR-FM (93.3 FM; SALISBURY, NC; Owner: VICTORY CHRISTIAN CENTER, INC.)
  • WEND (106.5 FM; SALISBURY, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFMX (105.7 FM; STATESVILLE, NC; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WTHZ (94.1 FM; LEXINGTON, NC; Owner: DAVIDSON COUNTY BROADCASTING CO, INC)
  • WFAE (90.7 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY RADIO FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WSOC-FM (103.7 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WSSS (104.7 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WWMG (96.1 FM; SHELBY, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKKT (96.9 FM; STATESVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMAG (99.5 FM; HIGH POINT, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDAV (89.9 FM; DAVIDSON, NC; Owner: THE TRUSTEES OF DAVIDSON COLLEGE)
  • WLNK (107.9 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WLYT (102.9 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPEG (97.9 FM; CONCORD, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WFDD (88.5 FM; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY)
  • WTQR (104.1 FM; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNKS (95.1 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WKRR (92.3 FM; ASHEBORO, NC; Owner: DICK BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC. OF TENNESSEE)
  • WABZ-FM (100.9 FM; ALBEMARLE, NC; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA RADIO CORP.)
TV broadcast stations around Salisbury:
  • WAXN (Channel 64; KANNAPOLIS, NC; Owner: WSOC-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WUNG-TV (Channel 58; CONCORD, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WFMY-TV (Channel 2; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: WFMY TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • WAFF (Channel 48; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WSOC-TV (Channel 9; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WSOC-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WTVI (Channel 42; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBURG PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WGTB-LP (Channel 28; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: VICTORY CHRISTIAN CENTER, INC.)
  • WBTV (Channel 3; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS/WBTV, INC.)
  • WUPN-TV (Channel 48; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: WUPN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WXLV-TV (Channel 45; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: WXLV LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WTWB-TV (Channel 20; LEXINGTON, NC; Owner: WTWB OF THE TRIAD, LLC)
  • WLXI-TV (Channel 61; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
  • WCCB (Channel 18; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: NORTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WJZY (Channel 46; BELMONT, NC; Owner: WJZY-TV, INC.)
  • WWWB (Channel 55; ROCK HILL, SC; Owner: WWWB-TV, INC.)
  • WCNC-TV (Channel 36; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WCNC-TV, INC.)
  • W25BR (Channel 25; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WGHP (Channel 8; HIGH POINT, NC; Owner: WGHP LICENSE, INC.)
  • W52CW (Channel 52; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

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