According to Wallet Hub, Salisbury is the city that most closely resembles the rest of the United States.
When it comes to demographics, that is. And it’s still not high up on the national list.
Wallet Hub looked at the demographic statistics for 366 of the largest metropolitan areas in the United States, such as age, gender, income, home values and more. It then compared these statistics to the national demographics and ranked the regions by how close those numbers were.
Salisbury was ranked 54.
Wallet Hub also divided the results into four categories for sub-rankings: socio-demographic, housing, economic and education.
Salisbury was most like the rest of the country in the housing category, where it ranked seventh closest to the national averages. The city’s median home values are the fifth most similar to the country’s as a whole.
Maryland had three other locations on the list — Hagerstown (63), Baltimore (124) and Cumberland (324).
The Washington metro area was even further from the national averages, landing at 340 out of 366.
Compared to the rest of the country, Washington’s economic statistics are further than any of the other places on the list. Its household income level is also the furthest from the U.S. average.
Topping the list, as most similar to the rest of the country, was the Nashville, Tennessee area.