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Salisbury, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Salisbury is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Somerset County at latitude 39.7534 and longitude -79.0844. Somerset County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,142 feet.

The formal official name is the Borough of Salisbury, but most people and references simply refer to it as Salisbury, Pennsylvania.

The P1 Census Class Code for Salisbury indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Borough of Salisbury (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.38 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Salisbury, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 750
Population in Households 750
Population in Familes 602
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,951
Diversity Index2 2


Total Households 345
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 224
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 384 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 245 (63.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 99 (25.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 39 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $99,760
Average Home Value $130,306


Median Household Income $39,896
Average Household Income $47,105
Per Capita Income $21,521
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.74% 0.08%
Households 1.05% 0.23%
Families 1.08% 0.18%
Median Household Income   2.76%
Per Capita Income   2.31%
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, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Salisbury to the other 1,764 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 1122 37th
Population Density1 # 707 60th
Diversity Index2 # 1719 3rd
Median Household Income # 1374 22nd
Per Capita Income # 1267 28th

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