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Salisbury, North Carolina
Welcome to Salisbury ...
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 33,969 people<4> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Salisbury.
Salisbury is 700 feet [213 m] above sea level.<5>.
Time Zone: Salisbury lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Telephone area codes for Salisbury: (704) and (980)<6>
Websites for Salisbury ...
Official Website: www.ci.salisbury.nc.us/
Chamber of Commerce: www.rowanchamber.com/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Salisbury had an population of 33,969 people. This is an increase of 0.91% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 28.37% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Salisbury had a population of 33,662 people (or 24.32% of the total population of Rowan County). This makes Salisbury the county's most populous community.
The population of Salisbury represents 0.35% of the population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 24th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 33,662 people, the population of Salisbury increased 27.21% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 26,462 people).
More information can be found on the Census 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 Map of North Carolina (1911).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Salisbury on our Genealogy Page.
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, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New York (2), 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.
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 63 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.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Salisbury: www.ci.salisbury.nc.us/
The official website for Rowan County: www.co.rowan.nc.us/
The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/
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This page was last modified: 23 Sep 2021