Salisbury, MD-DE

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Population

409,979

1.02% growth

Median Age

46.3


Median Household Income

$59,214

0.0995% decline

Poverty Rate

13.3%


Number of Employees

181,935

0.598% decline

Median Property Value

$231,800

5.31% decline

About

In 2018, Salisbury, MD-DE had a population of 410k people with a median age of 46.3 and a median household income of $59,214. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Salisbury, MD-DE grew from 405,853 to 409,979, a 1.02% increase and its median household income declined from $59,273 to $59,214, a -0.0995% decrease.

The population of Salisbury, MD-DE is 70.9% White Alone, 17.5% Black or African American Alone, and 7.24% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Salisbury, MD-DE speak a non-English language, and 95.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Salisbury, MD-DE are Salisbury University (2,404 degrees awarded in 2017), University of Maryland Eastern Shore (674 degrees), and Wor-Wic Community College (555 degrees).

The median property value in Salisbury, MD-DE is $231,800, and the homeownership rate is 74%. Most people in Salisbury, MD-DE commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Salisbury, MD-DE is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Salisbury, MD-DE employs 182k people. The largest industries in Salisbury, MD-DE are Health Care & Social Assistance (25,532 people), Retail Trade (22,625 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (20,137 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($68,750), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($57,894), and Transportation & Warehousing ($50,917).

Median household income in Salisbury, MD-DE is $59,214. Males in Salisbury, MD-DE have an average income that is 1.27 times higher than the average income of females, which is $64,257. The income inequality in Salisbury, MD-DE (measured using the Gini index) is 0.461, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$59,214

2018 value

± $2,970

-0.0995%

1 Year Growth

± 6.7%

Households in Salisbury, MD-DE have a median annual income of $59,214, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $59,273 in 2017, which represents a -0.0995% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$81,550

Average Male Salary

± $1,701

$64,257

Average Female Salary

± $1,255

In 2018, full-time male employees in Maryland made 1.27 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $73,898 ± $4,155

  2. White

    $72,025 ± $1,476

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $67,828 ± $52,050

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Maryland workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.03 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Salisbury, MD-DE is from Maryland.

0.461

2018 Wage GINI

0.461

2017 Wage GINI

In 2018, the income inequality in Maryland was 0.461 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0831% growth from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2018 the GINI for Maryland was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Maryland in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Maryland across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Salisbury, MD-DE was Howard County, MD with a value of $116,984, followed by Montgomery County, MD and Calvert County, MD, with respective values of $108,188 and $107,884.

The following map shows all of the counties in Salisbury, MD-DE colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Salisbury, MD-DE (50.7k out of 381k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 18 - 24.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    30,763 ± 1,201

  2. Black

    15,226 ± 976

  3. Hispanic

    6,921 ± 595

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Salisbury, MD-DE is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

182k

2018 Value

± 6,785

-0.598%

1 Year decline

± 5.4%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Salisbury, MD-DE declined at a rate of -0.598%, from 183k employees to 182k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Salisbury, MD-DE, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (21,595 people), Sales & Related Occupations (20,623 people), and Management Occupations (16,713 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Salisbury, MD-DE.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Salisbury, MD-DE, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (21,595 people), Sales & Related Occupations (20,623 people), and Management Occupations (16,713 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Salisbury, MD-DE has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.18 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.48 times), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.39 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Salisbury, MD-DE, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($92,370), Legal Occupations ($65,189), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($65,097).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

182k

2018 Value

± 6,785

-0.598%

1 Year decline

± 5.4%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Salisbury, MD-DE declined at a rate of -0.598%, from 183k employees to 182k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Salisbury, MD-DE, are Health Care & Social Assistance (25,532 people), Retail Trade (22,625 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (20,137 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Salisbury, MD-DE, though some of these residents may live in Salisbury, MD-DE and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Salisbury, MD-DE, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (25,532 people), Retail Trade (22,625 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (20,137 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Salisbury, MD-DE has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.11 times higher than expected), Accommodation & Food Services (1.46 times), and Public Administration (1.37 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Salisbury, MD-DE, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($68,750), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($57,894), and Transportation & Warehousing ($50,917).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Maryland to other states, or from other states to Maryland.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $21.7B

  2. $19B

  3. $16.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Maryland product (by dollars) was Textiles/leather with $21.7B, followed by Mixed freight ($19B) and Electronics ($16.2B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Maryland products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$190B

2020 Value

$243B

Projected 2045 Value

27.8% growth

In 2020, total outbound Maryland trade was $190B. This is expected to increase 27.8% to $243B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Maryland trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Maryland to other states, or from other states to Maryland.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $24.4B

  2. $19.5B

  3. $7.24B

In 2015, the top outbound Maryland domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Virginia with $24.4B, followed by Pennsylvania with $19.5B and New York and $7.24B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Maryland shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

93.8% of the population of Salisbury, MD-DE has health coverage, with 41% on employee plans, 19.8% on Medicaid, 17.8% on Medicare, 14% on non-group plans, and 1.27% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Salisbury, MD-DE was $8,602 in 2014. This is a 4.27% increase from the previous year ($8,250).

Primary care physicians in Salisbury, MD-DE see 1137 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.977% increase from the previous year (1126 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1321 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 463 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Dorchester County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.8%). Additionally, Somerset County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (44.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,137 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Maryland see an average of 1,137 patients per year. This represents a 0.977% increase from the previous year (1,126 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Maryland in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,602

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,343

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,677

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,000

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Maryland (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.27%, from $8,250 to $8,602.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

6.2%

Uninsured

41%

Employer Coverage

19.8%

Medicaid

17.8%

Medicare

14%

Non-Group

1.27%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Salisbury, MD-DE grew by 5.18% from 5.9% to 6.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Salisbury, MD-DE changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 15.8% prevalence

  2. 13.7% prevalence

  3. 13.4% prevalence

Dorchester County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Maryland, at 15.8%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Maryland by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Salisbury, MD-DE is home to a population of 410k people, from which 95.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.95% of Salisbury, MD-DE residents were born outside of the country (28.2k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Salisbury, MD-DE is composed of 291k White Alone residents (70.9%), 71.9k Black or African American Alone residents (17.5%), 29.7k Hispanic or Latino residents (7.24%), 7.94k Asian Alone residents (1.94%), 6.97k Two or More Races residents (1.7%), 1.41k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.345%), 788 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.192%), and 433 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.106%).

Age

Age by Nativity

47

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

37

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.9

In 2018, the median age of all people in Salisbury, MD-DE was 46.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 47, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in Salisbury, MD-DE are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Salisbury, MD-DE residents was 46.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.95%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

28.2k people

6.56%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

26.3k people

As of 2017, 6.95% of Salisbury, MD-DE residents (28.2k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Salisbury, MD-DE was 6.56%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. El Salvador

    99,066 ± 7,664 people

  2. India

    54,426 ± 5,702 people

  3. China

    46,221 ± 5,258 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Maryland was El Salvador, the natal country of 99,066 Maryland residents, followed by India with 54,426 and China with 46,221.

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Citizenship

95.7%

2018 Citizenship

95.3%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 95.7% of Salisbury, MD-DE residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Salisbury, MD-DE was 95.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    291k ± 1.08k

  2. Black or African American Alone

    71.9k ± 2k

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    29.7k ± 3.24k

In 2018, there were 4.05 times more White Alone residents (291k people) in Salisbury, MD-DE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 71.9k Black or African American Alone and 29.7k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Salisbury, MD-DE as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    12,958 ± 1,296

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    3,717 ± 1,121

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    3,427 ± 914

Salisbury, MD-DE has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.49 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Salisbury, MD-DE awarded 3,713 degrees. The student population of Salisbury, MD-DE is skewed towards women, with 6,306 male students and 9,155 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Salisbury, MD-DE are White (2,286 and 63.7%), followed by Black or African American (775 and 21.6%), Two or More Races (212 and 5.91%), and Hispanic or Latino (125 and 3.48%).

The largest universities in Salisbury, MD-DE by number of degrees awarded are Salisbury University (2,404 and 64.7%), University of Maryland Eastern Shore (674 and 18.2%), and Wor-Wic Community College (555 and 14.9%).

The most popular majors in Salisbury, MD-DE are Social Work (261 and 7.03%), Kinesiology & Exercise Science (215 and 5.79%), and Registered Nursing (192 and 5.17%).

The median tuition costs in Salisbury, MD-DE are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $6,095 and $15,618 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 215 degrees awarded

  2. 161 degrees awarded

  3. 160 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Salisbury, MD-DE was Kinesiology & Exercise Science with 215 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Salisbury, MD-DE according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 2,404 degrees awarded

  2. 674 degrees awarded

  3. 555 degrees awarded

$6,095

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Salisbury, MD-DE institution with the largest number of graduating students was Salisbury University with 2,404 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,387

Degrees Awarded to Men

2,326

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 1,387 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Salisbury, MD-DE, which is 0.596 times less than the 2,326 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,286 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    775 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    212 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Salisbury, MD-DE were to White students. These 2,286 degrees mean that there were 2.95 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 775 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Salisbury, MD-DE was $231,800 in 2018, which is 1.01 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $244,800 to $231,800, a 5.31% decrease. The homeownership rate in Salisbury, MD-DE is 74%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Salisbury, MD-DE have an average commute time of 24.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Salisbury, MD-DE is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$231,800

2018 Median

± $6,467

$244,800

2017 Median

± $6,924

In 2018, the median property value in Salisbury, MD-DE declined from to $231,800 from the previous year's value of $244,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Salisbury, MD-DE compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Salisbury, MD-DE the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

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$59,214

Median Household Income

± $2,970

161k

Number of Households

± 6,240

In 2018, the median household income of the 161k households in Salisbury, MD-DE declined from $59,214 from the previous year's value of $59,273.

The following chart displays the households in Salisbury, MD-DE distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Salisbury, MD-DE distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Salisbury, MD-DE the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

74%

2018 Homeownership

74.8%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 74% of the housing units in Salisbury, MD-DE were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 74.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Salisbury, MD-DE compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

24.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Salisbury, MD-DE have a shorter commute time (24.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.55% of the workforce in Salisbury, MD-DE have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.4%

  2. Carpooled

    8.31%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.14%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Salisbury, MD-DE was Drove Alone (82.4%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.31%) and those who Worked At Home (6.14%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Salisbury, MD-DE distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Salisbury, MD-DE have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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