Salisbury 58 Poor
Salisbury Livability #543 ranked city in North Carolina#24,834 ranked city in the USARanks better than 15% of areas

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      Living in Salisbury, NC

      Salisbury is a medium-sized city located in the state of North Carolina. The city has a population of 33,674 inhabitants. Salisbury is mostly populated by White (54%) and Black or African American (38%) ethnic groups. Not a fan of sitting in traffic? One big advantage of living in Salisbury is the reasonable commute times to work. With an average one way commute time of 22 minutes, getting to work is faster than the national average of 26 minutes.

      Without the right tools, moving to any new town can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Salisbury, North Carolina could be a positive experience for anyone who puts in the effort to do the research required. To help you find the best places to live in and around Salisbury, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like crime, cost of living, weather, education, housing and more.

      With a livability score of 58 out of 100, Salisbury is ranked #25,342 in the United States and #576 in North Carolina. This is a lower than the national average livability score as Salisbury does not rank well for most categories. If we dig a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Salisbury has higher than average scores for the following: amenities (A+) and cost of living (B+). The bad news for Salisbury, there are some categories for which it does not rank well, this includes: crime (F), education (F), employment (F) and housing (F).

      Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Salisbury on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops. Here are some of the more popular things to do in Salisbury: Dan Nicholas Park, Carolina Lily, and Predator Paintball.

      Assuming that Salisbury meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Salisbury. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Salisbury are simply unattainable. The median home price for Salisbury homes is $120,700, which is 23.2% lower than the North Carolina average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Salisbury, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.3, which is 0% lower than the North Carolina average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Salisbury will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Salisbury, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 4.7%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 2.7%.

      Salisbury transportation information

      Statistic Salisbury North Carolina National
      Average one way commute22min24min26min
      Workers who drive to work79.5%81.1%76.4%
      Workers who carpool11.4%9.8%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.8%1.1%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.2%0.2%0.6%
      Workers who walk2.9%1.8%2.8%
      Working from home3.6%4.8%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Salisbury, NC data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).