Salisbury grows population by 1,002 residents

It’s no surprise to those who love the increasingly celebrated city that Salisbury is growing.

From July 1, 2013, to July 1, 2014, the population increased by 1,002, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

A census bureau report revealed which incorporated cities in Maryland experienced largest increases and Salisbury was third.

Rockville was first with an increase of 1,777 people, followed by Frederick with 1,479, Salisbury, Gaithersburg with 912 and Bowie  with 691.

Maryland has 157 incorporated cities. They don’t include minor civil divisions, such as townships and precincts, or census-designated places.

Maryland also gained 13,735 housing units.

The information is based on annual population estimates since the 2010 census, until July 1, 2014.

“The Census Bureau is telling the economic side of this story via two products,” Robert Bernstein, who handles public relations for the state, stated in a news release.

“County Business Patterns provides 2013 statistics on the number of business establishments, employment and payroll. Additionally, the Economic Census Geographic Area Series provides data on similar measures, plus revenues for states, counties and places, including for more than 5,000 communities not available from previous economic censuses.”

The economic census is conducted every five years.

Bernstein said it provides “a comprehensive and detailed profile of the U.S. economy, covering millions of businesses representing more than 1,000 industries and providing unique portraits of American industries and local communities.”


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