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Welcome to Salisbury ...

The city of Salisbury is located in Wicomico County<1> and is the County Seat for Wicomico County.

The location of Salisbury has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Salisbury refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Salisburian<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Salisbury has a population of 33,061 people<4> (see below for details).

Salisbury was established in 1732.

The community of Salisbury is 30 feet [9 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

Salisbury is served by one (or more) of the following area codes: (410), (443)<6> & (667).

The ZIP codes for Salisbury: 21801-21804<7>

Websites for Salisbury ...

Official Website: www.ci.salisbury.md.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Salisbury had an population of 33,061 people. This is an increase of 8.96% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 39.25% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Salisbury had a population of 30,343 people (or 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).

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

Communities Also Named Salisbury ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 21 communities that are also named Salisbury - they are located in Connecticut, Illinois (2), Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New York (2), North Carolina, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), Texas, Vermont and Virginia (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Salisbury.

Communities near Salisbury ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Salisbury.

  • Seaford (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seaford
    • Seaford lies 18 miles [29 km]<8> to the north of Salisbury and is located in Sussex County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,246 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seaford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Seaford<9>
  • Laurel (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel
    • Laurel lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<8> to the north of Salisbury and is located in Sussex County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,511 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laurel<9>
  • Princess Anne (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Princess Anne
    • Princess Anne lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<8> to the southwest of Salisbury and is located in Somerset County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,492 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Princess Anne have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Princess Anne
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Princess Anne<9>
  • Snow Hill (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snow Hill
    • Snow Hill lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<8> to the southeast of Salisbury and is located in Worcester County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,046 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snow Hill
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Snow Hill<9>
  • Blades (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blades
    • Blades lies 18 miles [29 km]<8> to the north of Salisbury and is located in Sussex County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,498 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blades have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blades
  • Pittsville (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pittsville
    • Pittsville lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<8> to the east of Salisbury and is located in Wicomico County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,476 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pittsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pittsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pittsville<9>
  • Hebron (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hebron
    • Hebron lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<8> to the northwest of Salisbury and is located in Wicomico County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,096 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hebron have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hebron
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hebron<9>
  • Willards (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willards
    • Willards lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<8> to the east of Salisbury and is located in Wicomico County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,012 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willards have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willards
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Willards<9>
  • Sharptown (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sharptown
    • Sharptown lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<8> to the northwest of Salisbury and is located in Wicomico County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 664 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sharptown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sharptown
  • Mardela Springs (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mardela Springs
    • Mardela Springs lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<8> to the northwest of Salisbury and is located in Wicomico County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 351 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mardela Springs

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Salisbury. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Salisbury.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Salisbury.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Salisbury. Our list includes 19 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Salisbury.

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 can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Salisbury, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Salisbury.

Adding Salisbury to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Salisbury in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Salisbury was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Salisbury on a map titled Rand McNally Rand McNally Map of Maryland (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Salisbury on our Genealogy Page.

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About Wicomico County

About Maryland

The official website for Salisbury: www.ci.salisbury.md.us/

The official website for Wicomico County: www.wicomicocounty.org/

The official website for State of Maryland: www.maryland.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Maryland's counties, including Wicomico, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>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.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Salisbury.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Salisbury - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Of the area codes for Salisbury, area code (443, 667) is an overlay.
<7>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.
<8>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SalisburyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Salisbury. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3740, Longitude: -75.5872       In this case, the coordinates for Salisbury have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<9>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

 

 


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