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The Borough of Salisbury is located in Somerset County in the state of Pennsylvania (PA).

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Salisbury Latitude: 39.7534 Longitude: -79.0839
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The Zip Code for Salisbury, PA is: 15558

On April 15th, 1775 the town of Salisbury was founded by Joseph Markley, consisting of a tract of land known as "John`s Fancy" named for his father John, who arrived in America from Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany in 1755, and laying claim to the land in 1765 that borders the Casselman River, Meadow Run and Piney Creek, situated just a few miles north of the Maryland and Pennsylvania border. In 1796 the borough of Salisbury was laid out and finally incorporated in 1862.

The official name "Salisbury" is a derivative of the word "salt", which in german/deutsch is "salz" or "sals". It has been said that the earliest settlers called the area "Salsburrich", for the salt deposits found in the area, however some also suspect it may have actually been called "Salzburg" after a town in Austria, having its naming roots for salt deposits as well, where the Salzach River on its western border very much resembles the Salisbury borough`s westernmost border, the Casselman River.

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Salisbury Pennsylvania Physical Characteristics:

The Borough of Salisbury has an area of 0.4 square miles
  • Land: 0.38446293436293 Sq. Mi. (100.00%)
  • Water: 0 Sq. Mi.(0.00%)
The Salisbury Borough takes up 0.0% of the area of Somerset County.

Map Location Coordinates:

  • Latitude: +39.7534427
  • Longitude: -079.0843594
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Salisbury, PA Climate Information:

  • Average Temperature: 47.1°F
  • Average Rainfall: 39.27 inches
  • Average Snowfall: 46.3 inches
*Based on annual average for Weather Station USC00365686 MEYERSDALE 2 SSW
Latitude: 39.7808 Longitude: -79.0411 Elevation: 609.6 feet.

Salisbury, PA Population Data:

According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the population of Salisbury was 727 people, which is 0.9 % of the entire population of Somerset County.

Sex:

  • 47.73% Male
  • 52.27% Female

Race:

  • 99.312% White
  • 0.000% Black
  • 0.000% Asian
  • 0.28% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 0.00% Pacific Islander
  • 0.413% Mixed
  • 0.000% Other

Ethnicity:

  • 99.86% Not Hispanic or Latino
  • 0.14% Hispanic or Latino
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Salisbury, PA Housing Information:

Average Household Size: 2.2
Number of Residences: 368
  • Occupied: 330 (89.67%)
  • Vacant: 38 (10.33%)
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