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Salisbury, Maryland

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Template:US City infobox Salisbury is a city in, and the county seat of, Wicomico County, MarylandTemplate:GR. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 23,743. Largely because U.S. Highway 50 and U.S. Highway 13 go through the city it is the commercial hub of the Delmarva Peninsula and is sometimes called "the Crossroads of Delmarva." Salisbury University is located there.

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Geography

Salisbury is located at 38°21'57" North, 75°35'36" West (38.365806, -75.593361)Template:GR.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 29.6 km² (11.4 mi²). 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

As of the censusTemplate:GR of 2000, 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 or Latino 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 population, 28.9% of those under the age of 18 and 10.2% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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