is a city located in Wicomico County, Maryland
. As of the 2000
census, the city had a total population of 23,743. It is the county seat
of Wicomico County6
Geography\nSalisbury is located at 38°21'57" North, 75°35'36" West (38.365806, -75.593361)1
According to the United States Census Bureau
, the city has a total area of 29.6 km²
). 28.7 km² (11.1 mi²) of it is land and 0.9 km² (0.4 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 3.15% water.
Demographics\nAs of the census
, there are 23,743 people, 9,061 households, and 4,802 families residing in the city. The population density
is 828.1/km² (2,145.5/mi²). There are 9,612 housing units at an average density of 335.2/km² (868.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 60.71% White, 32.32% African American
, 0.23% Native American
, 3.19% Asian
, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.47% from other races, and 2.06% from two or more races. 3.39% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 9,061 households out of which 27.4% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 30.4% are married couples living together, 18.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 47.0% are non-families. 33.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.2% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.36 and the average family size is 3.00.
In the city the population is spread out with 21.8% under the age of 18, 21.8% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 17.0% from 45 to 64, and 12.5% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 29 years. For every 100 females there are 87.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 82.9 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $29,191, and the median income for a family is $35,527. Males have a median income of $26,829 versus $21,920 for females. The per capita income for the city is $15,228. 23.8% of the population and 16.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 28.9% are under the age of 18 and 10.2% are 65 or older.