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Welcome to Salisbury ...

The community of Salisbury is located in Wicomico County and is the County Seat for Wicomico County.

When the people of Salisbury refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Salisburian<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2014, Salisbury has a population of 32,563 people<2> (see below for details).

Salisbury was established in 1732.

The city of Salisbury is 30 feet [9 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Salisbury lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area Codes for Salisbury: (410), (443)<4> and (667)

The ZIP codes for Salisbury: 21801-21804<5>

We know of 17 communities that are also named Salisbury. Our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Salisbury contains a list of those communities.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Salisbury ...

Looking for more information about Salisbury? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about Salisbury? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Salisbury, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Salisbury.

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Salisbury had a population of 30,343 people (which is 30.73% of the total population of Wicomico County). This makes Salisbury the county's most populous community.

The population of Salisbury represents 0.53% of the population of Maryland (which has 5,773,552 people), making it the state's 9th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 30,343 people, the population of Salisbury increased 27.8% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 23,743 people).

Taken from the 2014 Census Estimates, Salisbury had an population of 32,563 people. This is an increase of 7.32% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 37.15% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Salisbury.

Communities near Salisbury ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Salisbury and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<6>.

Community   2014
Blades (DE)   [Map]   1,323   N   18 miles [29 km]
Laurel (DE)   [Map]   3,983   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Seaford (DE)   [Map]   7,417   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Hebron   [Map]   1,085   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Mardela Springs   [Map]   348   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Pittsville   [Map]   1,421   E   9 miles [14.5 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Salisbury.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Salisbury. We make it easy to see a Google satellite image of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Salisbury. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Salisbury. Our list includes 19 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Salisbury:

Websites for Salisbury ...

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Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Salisbury. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

If you haven't already, you should also register your business through the Bing Business Portal.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Salisbury:

The official website for Wicomico County

The Panormaio photo collection contain pictures for the area around Salisbury:

Footnotes ...

<1>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Salisbury refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Salisbury may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Salisbury.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Salisbury - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Of the area codes for Salisbury, area code (443, 667) is an overlay. For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Salisbury.

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<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Salisbury). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Salisbury or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Salisbury includes: 21801, 21802, 21803 & 21804.

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts at Salisbury. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, private property - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Salisbury) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Salisbury. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Salisbury

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<7>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Salisbury.


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