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Salisbury

Salisbury, Missouri

  •   State: 
    Missouri
      County: 
    Chariton County
      City: 
    Salisbury
      County all: 
    Chariton | Howard | Randolph
      County FIPS: 
    29041 | 29089 | 29175
      Coordinates: 
    39°25′24″N 92°48′09″W
      Area total: 
    1.34 sq mi (3.47 km²)
      Area land: 
    1.34 sq mi (3.47 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.00 sq mi (0.00 km²)
      Elevation: 
    742 ft (226 m)
  •   Latitude: 
    39,4371
      Longitude: 
    -92,7967
      Timezone: 
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 
    65281
      GMAP: 

    Salisbury, Chariton County, Missouri, United States

  •   Population: 
    7,304
      Population density: 
    1,168.16 residents per square mile of area (450.88/km²)
      Household income: 
    $46,455
      Households: 
    1,012
      Unemployment rate: 
    10.00%
  •   Sales taxes: 
    6.98%
      Income taxes: 
    6.00%

Salisbury is a city in Chariton County, Missouri, United States. The population was 1,563 at the 2020 census. The first school in Salisbury opened in April 1867, with 108 students. The Salisbury Square Historic District and Frabrishous and Sarah A. Thomas House are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Salisbury is governed by a mayor-council form of government and is a 4th class city under Missouri classification. The city is located at the intersection of US Route 24 and Missouri Route 129. The Middle Fork of the Little Chariton River flows past the southeast side of the city. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.33 square miles (3.44 km²), all land.Salisbury R-IV school district provides K-12 education to the town of Salisbury and a portion of surrounding Chariton county. A major renovation and expansion project in 2010 and 2011 added more class space to the facility. Athletic teams from Salisbury High School have won multiple Missouri state championships: 1997 Class 1A football, 2001 and 2002 Class 2A softball, 2004 Class 1 a boys' golf, 2012-2013 Class 2 a girls' cross county, and 2012- 2013 Class 2 A boys' basketball. The town's location on the Wabash rail line came into play, conveniently bringing in notable performers of the time. The community's businesses and amenities include two newspapers, six physicians, a soda-pop factory, cigar factory, and a city-owned power plant for electricity.

History

The land where Salisbury is now located was first owned by Prior Bibo, a veteran of the War of 1812, in the late 1820s. The land was sold for $400 to Judge Lucius Salisbury in 1856. He had surveyors lay out the town plat in 1857, and the town was founded on April 1, 1867. On April 4, 1882, Salisbury was organized and chartered as a fourth-class city under Missouri laws. The Salisbury Square Historic District and Frabrishous and Sarah A. Thomas House are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The city has had a post office since 1863, when Judge Salisbury opened it in his home. The town's location on the Wabash rail line came into play, conveniently bringing in notable performers of the time. A published 1896 history of Chariton County lists among the community's businesses and amenities two newspapers, six physicians, a soda-pop factory, cigar factory, and a city-owned power plant for electricity. It also lists two hotels, a flour mill, three tobacco factories, three manufacturers of agricultural equipment and some forty other assorted merchants in the latter 19th century. Residents could visit the Salisbury Opera House, where the town's position on the rail line provided a convenient location to see notable performers. It is located on the U.S. Route 60, which runs from Kansas City to St. Louis. It was built in the early 1800s.

Government

Salisbury is governed by a mayor-council form of government. City council meetings are held the second Thursday of each month. Fire protection is provided by the Salisbury Fire Department, a volunteer-based organization. A paid police department provides law enforcement services. In 2008 Salisbury's downtown area underwent major sidewalk and road work, with replica early 20th-century-style streetlights installed. Salisbury is a 4th class city under Missouri classification. The city is located on the banks of the Moniteau River, which runs through the center of the city. It has a population of about 2,000, with the majority of residents living in the downtown area. The town is located in the eastern part of the state, near the junction of Interstate 70 and I-70-W. It is the only city in the state to have a city center with a public library. It also has a large number of businesses, many of which are based in the city's historic downtown area, as well as a number of restaurants and other businesses in the surrounding area. It was founded in 1855. The first city to be incorporated was Salisbury, Missouri, in 1854. It became a city in 1857, and was named after the town's founder, William Salisbury. The name Salisbury was adopted by the state legislature in 1858. In 1881, Salisbury became the first city in Missouri to become a state-designated city. The state's first city council was elected in 1881.

Education

The Salisbury R-IV school district provides K-12 education to the town of Salisbury and a portion of surrounding Chariton County. A major renovation and expansion project in 2010 and 2011 added more class space to the facility. Athletic teams from Salisbury High School have won multiple Missouri state championships. The first school in Salisbury opened in April 1867, with 108 students. A fire in 1888 destroyed the first school building and it was replaced by a much larger two-story brick structure. In addition to the public school, Salisbury Academy, opened in 1888, provided for higher education at what today would be considered a junior college level. North Missouri Institute, another college-preparatory school, opening in 1891, provided higher education. Salisbury has a public library, the Dulany Memorial Library. The town also has a private school, the Salisbury Christian School, which opened in the 1970s. The school district has been in existence since 1867. It is one of the oldest school districts in the state, along with St. Louis County. The district has a history of winning state championships in football, softball, golf, and basketball. It also won the state championship in 2012-2013 Class 1A girls' cross county, and 2012- 2013 Class 2A boys' basketball. In the 1990s, the district won the Missouri state title in softball and the state title for boys' golf. It was the only school to do so in the history of the state.

Geography

Salisbury is located at the intersection of US Route 24 and Missouri Route 129. The Middle Fork of the Little Chariton River flows past the southeast side of the city. The city has a total area of 1.33 square miles (3.44 km²) According to the United States Census Bureau, the city is located in Randolph County and has a population of 1,816. The town is located on the Missouri River, a tributary of the Mississippi River. It is located near the junction of U.S. Route 24, Route 129, and Route 24/129. Keytesville is approximately seven miles to the west, and Clifton Hill is about seven miles east in adjacent Randolph County along Route 24. It has a climate that is very similar to that of Kansas City, Missouri, with an average temperature of °C (°F) and a humid continental climate (CdC) of ˚F (°C) The city's population is about 1,800, according to the 2010 Census, and it has a land area of 1,822, or 3.44 square miles (4.2 km²). The city is situated on the Middle River, which flows into the Mississippi at the southeast. It also has a small lake at the north end of the town, which runs through the center of Salisbury. Its population is around 1,700. It was founded in the early 1800s and is one of the oldest cities in the state.

Demographics

There were 698 households, of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them. The average household size was 2.31. The racial makeup of the city was 94.84% White, 4.23% African American, 0.17% Native American, and 0.3% Asian. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.58%. For every 100 females, there were 84.8 males, and the median income for a family was $41,389. The city had 1,726 people, 744 households, and 474 families residing in the city. The median age was 40.2 years, with 24.2% of residents aged under 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 24.9% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 22. 7% who were 65 years of age or older. There were 847 housing units at an average density of 242.2 per square mile (626.2/km²). The gender makeup ofthe city was 46.9 per cent male and 53.1 per cent female. The population density was 493.6 people per square miles (1,276.0/km 2) The city has a population of 1,618 people, 698 households and 431 families, with a median income of $30,729. The per capita income for the city is $15,163. About 10.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.4 per cent of those under age 18.

Notable person

Floyd B. Parks was a U.S. Marine aviator who earned the Navy Cross posthumously. He led Marine fighter squadron VMF-221 during the Battle of Midway. The destroyer USS Parks was named in his honor. He died in action during the Second World War in the Pacific Ocean. He is survived by his wife, two children and a step-grandchild. He was buried in New Jersey, where he is buried with his wife. He also leaves behind a son and two step-daughters, who live in California and New Jersey respectively.

Attractions and events

Salisbury City Park features a playground, horse arena, tennis court, ball field, and picnic area. James C. Philpotts Park provides a 9-hole public golf course, playgrounds, walking trails and a small lake. Sterling Price Lake and Lake Nehai Tonkayea provide fishing and boating opportunities. Salisbury Steak Festival is held each June, with various games, local entertainment, and a community steak supper. The city is home to the U.S. Open, which is held every four years in New York City. It is also the home of the World Series of Poker, which has been going since 1988. The U.N. World Cup is held in Salisbury every year, with teams from all over the world competing in a seven-game series. The final game of the tournament is held on the final day of the season, on July 26. The game is a rematch between the United States and the Netherlands, with the winner going on to play in the final game on July 27. The event is free and open to the public, with tickets available for purchase online at: http://www.salisbury.org/world-series-of-poker-and-pennsylvania-wins-the-world-cup.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Salisbury, Chariton County, Missouri = 97. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 45. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 98. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Salisbury = 4.4 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO (www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/radiation-the-ultraviolet-(uv)-index) and is uniform worldwide.

Employed

The most recent city population of 7,304 individuals with a median age of 45.9 age the population dropped by -7.45% in Salisbury, Chariton County, Missouri population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 1,168.16 residents per square mile of area (450.88/km²). There are average 2.37 people per household in the 1,012 households with an average household income of $46,455 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 10.00% of the available work force and has dropped -7.81% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 14.38%. The number of physicians in Salisbury per 100,000 population = 25.

Weather

The annual rainfall in Salisbury = 39.5 inches and the annual snowfall = 20.4 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 95. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 197. 89 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 17.3 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 32, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Salisbury, Chariton County, Missouri which are owned by the occupant = 68.48%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 46 years with median home cost = $89,300 and home appreciation of -0.81%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $9.52 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.

Study

The local school district spends $5,057 per student. There are 12.6 students for each teacher in the school, 263 students for each Librarian and 282 students for each Counselor. 5.38% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 7.68% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 4.20% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Salisbury's population in Chariton County, Missouri of 1,847 residents in 1900 has increased 3,95-fold to 7,304 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 52.03% female residents and 47.97% male residents live in Salisbury, Chariton County, Missouri.

    As of 2020 in Salisbury, Chariton County, Missouri are married and the remaining 39.82% are single population.

  • 21.9 minutes is the average time that residents in Salisbury require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    75.57% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 13.36% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool and 7.49% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Salisbury, Chariton County, Missouri, 68.48% are owner-occupied homes, another 16.26% are rented apartments, and the remaining 15.26% are vacant.

  • The 67.34% of the population in Salisbury, Chariton County, Missouri who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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