Salisbury, MA Profile: Facts & Data


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Salisbury, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Salisbury Census Designated Place had a population of 5,555 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Salisbury: East Salisbury.

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Salisbury, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 5,555
Population in Households 5,555
Population in Familes 4,031
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 934
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $73,687
Average Household Income $92,614
Per Capita Income $41,497


Total Housing Units 3,491 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,439 (41.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,050 (30.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,002 (28.7%)
Median Home Value $398,194
Average Home Value $469,823


Total Households 2,489
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 1,384
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.61% 1.28%
Households 1.48% 1.21%
Families 1.4% 1.16%
Median Household Income   2.87%
Per Capita Income   3.06%

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, 2018 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 # 113 54th
Population Density # 166 33rd
Diversity Index # 192 23rd
Median Household Income # 136 45th
Per Capita Income # 117 53rd

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