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Salisbury metropolitan area

Map of Maryland highlighting the Salisbury Metropolitan Statistical Area before Worcester and Sussex counties were added.

The Salisbury Metropolitan Statistical Area, as defined by the United States Census Bureau in 2010, is a metropolitan area centered on the city of Salisbury, Maryland and including portions of the U.S. states of Delaware and Maryland on the Delmarva Peninsula. The metropolitan area consists of four counties: Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester in Maryland and Sussex in Delaware.[1]




Places with more than 20,000 inhabitants

Places with 5,000 to 20,000 inhabitants

Ocean City

Places with 1,000 to 5,000 inhabitants

Rehoboth Beach

Places with 500 to 1,000 inhabitants

Places with less than 500 inhabitants


Prior to the 2010 Census, the Salisbury metropolitan area consisted only of Wicomico and Somerset counties in Maryland. As of the 2000 census, the MSA had a population of 109,391 (though a July 1, 2009 estimate placed the population at 120,181).[2] Worcester County, Maryland was considered a part of the Ocean Pines Micropolitan Statistical Area and Sussex County, Delaware was considered a part of the Seaford Micropolitan Statistical Area.[3]

Components of the Salisbury-Ocean Pines Combined Statistical Area.
  Salisbury MSA
  Ocean Pines μSA

The Salisbury–Ocean Pines Combined Statistical Area consisted of the Salisbury metropolitan area and the Ocean Pines micropolitan area. As of the 2000 Census, the CSA had a population of 155,934 (though a July 1, 2009 estimate placed the population at 169,303).[4]


As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 109,931 people, 40,579 households, and 27,223 families residing within the MSA. The racial makeup of the MSA was 68.92% White, 27.32% African American, 0.25% Native American, 1.46% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.73% from other races, and 1.30% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.99% of the population.

The median income for a household in the MSA was $34,469, and the median income for a family was $42,386. Males had a median income of $29,989 versus $23,292 for females. The per capita income for the MSA was $17,568.


Major highways


Mass transit

  • Shore Transit - Serves Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester counties with local routes in Salisbury and commuter routes between cities and towns in the three counties.
  • DART First State - Serves Sussex County, Delaware with two year-round routes along with seasonal routes in the beach communities and inter-county service to other parts of Delaware.
  • Ocean City Beach Bus - Bus service in Ocean City with connections to Shore Transit and DART First State.

Colleges and universities




See also


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