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Salisbury Micro Area Population and Races


As of 2010, the total population of Salisbury Area is 138,428. The Salisbury Area population density is 264.31 people per square mile, which is higher than the state average density of 181.17 people per square mile and is much higher than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Salisbury Area is white, which represent 76.52% of the total population. The average Salisbury Area education level is lower than the state average and is lower than the national average.

Topics:Population DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010: 138,428. #296

Population Density, #114

Salisbury Area
264.31 per square mile
North Carolina
181.17 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:105,923 (76.52%, #659)
Black:22,392 (16.18%, #185)
Hispanic:10,644 (7.69%, #346)
Asian:1,386 (1.00%, #416)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):517 (0.37%, #578)
One Race, Other:5,993 (4.33%, see rank)
Two or More Races:2,217 (1.60%, see rank)

Hispanic Population
Mexican:7,426 (69.77%, see rank)
Puerto Rican:455 (4.27%, see rank)
Cuban:331 (3.11%, see rank)
Central American:1,605 (15.08%, see rank)
South American:206 (1.94%, see rank)

Asian Population
Indian:227 (16.38%, see rank)
Chinese:153 (11.04%, see rank)
Filipino:141 (10.17%, see rank)
Japanese:14 (1.01%, see rank)
Korean:68 (4.91%, see rank)
Vietnamese:220 (15.87%, see rank)
Asian, Other:529 (38.17%, see rank)

*Based on 2010 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

113,350 (82.03%) out of the total population of 138,189 reported first ancestry.

 Salisbury Area% of the Total PopulationNorth CarolinaU.S.
Arab1450.10%, see rank0.32%0.53%
Czech1690.12%, see rank0.19%0.50%
Danish970.07%, see rank0.16%0.45%
Dutch2,1851.58%, see rank1.16%1.51%
English10,3357.48%, see rank10.07%8.53%
French2,3391.69%, see rank2.10%3.54%
German22,88916.56%, see rank11.12%15.79%
Greek2590.19%, see rank0.28%0.42%
Hungarian1430.10%, see rank0.26%0.48%
Irish11,5198.34%, see rank9.11%11.36%
Italian3,0552.21%, see rank3.03%5.66%
Norwegian2960.21%, see rank0.45%1.46%
Polish1,0110.73%, see rank1.39%3.13%
Portuguese570.04%, see rank0.15%0.46%
Russian2180.16%, see rank0.44%0.97%
Scotch-Irish5,3293.86%, see rank2.90%1.07%
Scottish2,5691.86%, see rank2.56%1.81%
Subsaharan African4480.32%, see rank0.92%0.93%
Swedish7800.56%, see rank0.57%1.34%
Swiss500.04%, see rank0.16%0.31%
Ukrainian490.04%, see rank0.17%0.31%
American23,46516.98%, see rank12.08%6.72%
Welsh5330.39%, see rank0.55%0.60%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 68,363 (49.39%, see rank)
Females: 70,065 (50.61%, see rank)

Salisbury Area
Male: 49.39%
Female: 50.61%
North Carolina
Male: 48.72%
Female: 51.28%
Male: 49.16%
Female: 50.84%

*Based on 2010 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Salisbury Area
39.10 years old
North Carolina
37.40 years old
37.20 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Salisbury Area
37.90 years old
North Carolina
36.00 years old
35.80 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Salisbury Area
40.20 years old
North Carolina
38.70 years old
38.50 years old

 Salisbury Area% of the Total PopulationNorth CarolinaU.S.
Under 5 years9,0446.53%, see rank6.63%6.54%
5 to 9 years9,1016.57%, see rank6.67%6.59%
10 to 14 years9,1436.60%, see rank6.62%6.70%
15 to 19 years9,4156.80%, see rank6.92%7.14%
20 to 24 years8,7046.29%, see rank6.94%6.99%
25 to 34 years16,67912.05%, see rank13.07%13.30%
35 to 44 years18,43513.32%, see rank13.92%13.30%
45 to 54 years20,60114.88%, see rank14.35%14.58%
55 to 64 years17,31312.51%, see rank11.94%11.82%
65 to 74 years10,8317.82%, see rank7.32%7.03%
75 to 84 6,5504.73%, see rank4.08%4.23%
85 years and over2,6121.89%, see rank1.55%1.78%

*Based on 2010 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Salisbury AreaNorth CarolinaU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population93,028, 100%6,324,119204,336,017
Less Than High School18,244, 19.61%, see rank15.49%14.28%
High School Graduate31,050, 33.38%, see rank27.24%28.24%
Some College or Associate Degree28,233, 30.35%, see rank30.44%28.99%
Bachelor Degree10,933, 11.75%, see rank17.82%17.88%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree4,568, 4.91%, see rank9.01%10.61%
USA.com Education Index#12.64, see rank13.3313.47
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Salisbury Area North CarolinaU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten4,09575.07%24.93%69.58%30.42%70.05%29.95%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)14,35393.58%, see rank6.42%, see rank90.70%9.30%89.62%10.38%
High School (Grades 9-12)7,26896.09%, see rank3.91%, see rank91.96%8.04%90.52%9.48%
College7,10261.45%, see rank38.55%, see rank81.77%18.23%77.79%22.21%
Graduate School87351.09%, see rank48.91%, see rank66.87%33.13%58.62%41.38%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Salisbury AreaNorth CarolinaU.S.
Total Households53,140, 100%3,745,155116,716,292
Average Household Size2.52, see rank2.482.58
1 Person Households13,400, 25.22%, see rank27.00%26.74%
2 or More Person Households39,740, 74.78%, see rank73.00%73.26%
Family Households (Families)37,058, 69.74%, see rank66.73%66.43%
Average Family Size3.00, see rank3.013.14
Married-Couple Family26,675, 50.20%, see rank48.38%48.42%
Nonfamily Households16,082, 30.26%, see rank33.27%33.57%

*Based on 2010 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Salisbury Area%North CarolinaU.S.
15 Years and Over Total111,148see rank7,649,690248,042,237
Males, 15 Years and Over54,186100%, see rank3,681,614120,789,875
Never Married16,54330.53%, see rank32.82%35.08%
Married30,01755.40%, see rank55.55%52.93%
Widowed2,0323.75%, see rank2.48%2.53%
Divorced5,59410.32%, see rank9.15%9.46%
Females, 15 Years and Over56,962100%, see rank3,968,076127,252,362
Never Married13,64523.95%, see rank26.93%28.74%
Married30,41653.40%, see rank51.62%49.95%
Widowed6,37811.20%, see rank9.83%9.34%
Divorced6,52311.45%, see rank11.62%11.97%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Salisbury Area%North CarolinaU.S.
Native130,75894.62%, see rank92.47%87.13%
Born in the State of Residence95,67569.23%, see rank58.06%58.71%
Born in Different State34,18024.73%, see rank33.38%27.04%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
9030.65%, see rank1.03%1.38%
Foreign Born7,4315.38%, see rank7.53%12.87%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship1,9791.43%, see rank2.31%5.71%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship5,4523.95%, see rank5.22%7.16%
Born In Europe5750.42%, see rank0.82%1.56%
Born In Asia8370.61%, see rank1.73%3.67%
Born In Africa940.07%, see rank0.43%0.51%
Born In Oceania00.00%, see rank0.03%0.07%
Born In Latin America5,7134.13%, see rank4.36%6.79%
Born In Northern America2120.15%, see rank0.17%0.26%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Salisbury Area%North CarolinaU.S.
English48,91092.50%, see rank89.42%79.64%
Spanish2,9265.53%, see rank6.45%11.57%
Other Indo-European Languages5781.09%, see rank2.16%4.61%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages3590.68%, see rank1.46%3.24%
Other1050.20%, see rank0.51%0.94%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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