Salisbury, Herkimer County, New York

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Salisbury is a town in Herkimer County, New York, United States. The population was 1,953 at the 2000 census.

The Town of Salisbury is on the eastern edge of the county. Salisbury is north of the City of Little Falls. The northern part of the town is in the Adirondack Park.



Salisbury contains parts of the Jerseyfield Patent of 1770. The town was formed in 1797 from the Town of Palatine while in Montgomery County. Salisbury was annexed to Herkimer County in 1817.

The population of Salisbury in 1865 was 2,123.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 108.2 square miles (280.2 km²), of which, 107.4 square miles (278.2 km²) of it is land and 0.8 square miles (2.0 km²) of it (0.72%) is water.

The north town line is the border of Hamilton County and the east town line is the border of Fulton County.

The East Canada Creek marks the eastern town line.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,953 people, 689 households, and 507 families residing in the town. The population density was 18.2 people per square mile (7.0/km²). There were 926 housing units at an average density of 8.6/sq mi (3.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.36% White, 0.15% African American, 0.05% Native American, 0.41% Asian, 0.10% from other races, and 0.92% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.15% of the population.

There were 689 households out of which 40.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.7% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.3% were non-families. 20.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.83 and the average family size was 3.24.

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