Salisbury, MA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Salisbury, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Salisbury Census Designated Place had a population of 5,018 as of July 1, 2016. Salisbury ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Massachusetts. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Salisbury is located at latitude 42.8311 and longitude -70.8471 in Essex County. The formal boundaries for the Salisbury Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.95 sq. miles and a water area of 1.5 sq. miles. Essex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 30 feet.

The Salisbury Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378215) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Salisbury Census Designated Place is located within Town of Salisbury, a minor civil division (MCD) of Essex County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Salisbury population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Salisbury: East Salisbury.

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Salisbury, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 5,018
Population in Households 5,018
Population in Familes 3,624
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 843
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 2,272
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 1,269
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,300 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,366 (41.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 906 (27.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,028 (31.2%)
Median Home Value $352,235
Average Home Value $399,085


Median Household Income $67,025
Average Household Income $87,652
Per Capita Income $39,686
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.48% 0.77%
Households 0.49% 0.75%
Families 0.45% 0.71%
Median Household Income   2.69%
Per Capita Income   1.71%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Salisbury, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Salisbury to the other 246 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 120 52nd
Population Density1 # 181 27th
Diversity Index2 # 195 20th
Median Household Income # 133 46th
Per Capita Income # 103 59th

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