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Salisbury, MD: New Homes and Area Information

Profile Details: Salisbury, MD

Salisbury, MD Quick Facts

  • Population: 30343
  • County: Wicomico County
  • Median Household Income: $29,191
  • Zip Codes: 21801, 21802, 21803, 21804



Salisbury is served by two major highways—U.S. Route 13, one of the major north–south routes of the Delmarva Peninsula, and U.S. Route 50, one of the major east–west routes on the peninsula. US 13 connects Salisbury to Dover, Delaware and Norfolk, Virginia and is known as the Ocean Highway, while US 50 serves as the main route between the Baltimore/Washington region and many of the major cities on Delmarva, including Ocean City; it is known as the Ocean Gateway. US 13 and US 50 originally passed through the central business district, but have been subsequently rerouted onto the Salisbury Bypass, a 3/4 beltway around the city that allows through traffic on US 13 and US 50 to bypass the downtown area; earlier routes of both highways are now U.S. Route 13 Business and U.S. Route 50 Business. Earlier still, US 13 was routed along Division Street and US 50 along Main Street.

The city is also served by Maryland Route 12, a rural highway that connects Salisbury to the town of Snow Hill, and Maryland Route 349, a rural highway that connects Salisbury to Nanticoke and Quantico.

Air and sea

The city is served by daily scheduled commercial airline service at the Wicomico Regional Airport, Maryland's second busiest airport and the only commercial airport on the Delmarva Peninsula[citation needed]. Additionally, the Port of Salisbury offers respite for recreational boaters and commercial tug boats. Salisbury's navigable stop, on the Wicomico River, is the second largest and second busiest commercial port in Maryland.

Public transportation

The city is also served by Shore Transit, which provides local bus service throughout the city, and also services points outside the city within the tri-county area, such as Ocean City's public transportation system. The major transfer point is on Calvert Street, in downtown Salisbury.

Fares are $3 with no free transfers. Special discounts are given to senior citizens, and children under 42" ride free. Additionally, Fixed Route Passes are available with 7, 14, 21, or 30 day passes available.

As of May 2011, the transit system has 7 routes in Salisbury:

  • Route 111 South: Salisbury, Princess Anne, and University of Maryland Eastern Shore
  • Route 111 North: Salisbury and Delmar
  • Route 121 Central Salisbury: Access to The Centre at Salisbury, Wal-Mart, and the Social Security Administration
  • Route 131 Southeast and West Salisbury: Access to One Stop Job Market and Peninsula Regional Medical Center
  • Route 141 East Salisbury: Access to One Stop Job Market and Wor-Wic Community College
  • Route 151 South Salisbury: Fruitland, Maryland
  • Route 171 West Salisbury

Shore Transit also connects to other points outside of the city:

  • Route 431: Salisbury, Ocean City, and Pocomoke City
  • Route 451: Salisbury, Pocomoke City, and Ocean City
  • Route 701 North: Salisbury, Crisfield, and Princess Anne
  • Route 701 South: Princess Anne and Crisfield
  • Route 703: Salisbury, Crisfield, and Princess Anne (Sunday Only)

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