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0.74% decline

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The economy of Salisbury, NC employs 12,762 people. The economy of Salisbury, NC is specialized in Management of Companies & Enterprises; Manufacturing; and Healthcare & Social Assistance, which employ respectively 1.73; 1.55; and 1.51 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Salisbury, NC are Healthcare & Social Assistance (2,693), Manufacturing (1,914), and Retail trade (1,431), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($40,486), Transportation & Warehousing ($40,455), and Finance & Insurance ($33,267).

Median household income in Salisbury, NC is $36,649. Males in Salisbury, NC have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $35,841. The income inequality of Salisbury, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.418 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Salisbury, NC. In Rowan County, NC the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 45 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,716. Robeson County, NC has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in North Carolina.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Salisbury, NC is from the county of Rowan County, NC.

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Salisbury, NC is home to a population of 33,674 people, from which 97% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Salisbury, NC is composed of 16,138 White residents (47.9%), 12,742 Black residents (37.8%), 3,310 Hispanic residents (9.8%), 888 Two+ residents (2.64%), and 442 Asian residents (1.31%). The most common foreign languages in Salisbury, NC are Spanish (2,500 speakers), Vietnamese (163 speakers), and Serbo-Croatian (149 speakers), but compared to other places, Salisbury, NC has a relative high number of Serbo-Croatian (149 speakers), Thai (40 speakers), and Other Indo-European (76 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Salisbury, NC awarded 2,340 degrees. The student population of Salisbury, NC is skewed towards females, with 830 male students and 1,510 female students. Most students in Salisbury, NC are White (1,491 and 63.7%), followed by Black or African American (594 and 25.4%), Hispanic or Latino (139 and 5.94%), and Unknown (40 and 1.71%). The largest universities in Salisbury, NC by number of graduates are Rowan-Cabarrus Community College (1,855 and 79.3%), Catawba College (283 and 12.1%), and Livingstone College (149 and 6.37%). The most popular majors in Salisbury, NC are Medical Office Management (241 and 10.3%), Office Management & Supervision (231 and 9.9%), and Information Technology (91 and 3.89%). The median tuition costs in Salisbury, NC are N/A for private four year colleges, and $29,333 and $29,333 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Salisbury, NC is $120,700, which is 0.59 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $121,600 to $120,700, a 0.74% increase. The homeownership rate of Salisbury, NC is 48.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Salisbury, NC have an average commute time of 21 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Salisbury, NC is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.


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