The small city of Salisbury, Maryland is home to just over 31,000 people. Young adults aged 15-24 should feel right at home, as they account for an above-average percentage of the community. Overall, the city's population, with an average age of just over 34, skews decidedly younger than most cities in Maryland. Home ownership is less common than renting in Salisbury, and 37% of residents own their homes, driven in part by a relatively affordable average rent that is $279 a month less than the state average. Over the course of a year, renters in Salisbury will save around $3,300 compared to the state average.
There are five primary industries in Salisbury: healthcare, entertainment, retail, education, and manufacturing. Combined, these industries make up 32% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 6% of residents work in sales, which ranks as the top profession in the city. With an average annual income of about $55,000, Salisbury workers take home about $38,000 less than their peers elsewhere in Maryland. The city's average income also falls below the national average ($73,345). Among Salisbury residents older than 25, 14% possess a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree.
With an average commute time of about 22 minutes, shorter than most cities in Maryland, Salisbury residents find that it isn't overly time-consuming to travel to work. Driving is the most common way to get to work, selected by 41% of residents, while public transportation isn't used widely. Walking (2%) isn't a common method of commuting to work, though the number is higher than the national average.
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