Selah, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Selah, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Selah had a population of 7,253 as of July 1, 2016. Selah ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Washington. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Selah is located at latitude 46.6473 and longitude -120.5389 in Yakima County. The formal boundaries for the City of Selah (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Yakima County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,119 feet.

The City of Selah (GNIS ID: 2411862) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Washington is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Selah is located within Yakima Division of Yakima County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Selah population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Selah: Wenas.

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Selah, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 7,253
Population in Households 7,158
Population in Familes 5,990
Population in Group Qrtrs 95
Population Density1 1,608
Diversity Index2 54


Total Households 2,707
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 1,956
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,822 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,548 (54.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,159 (41.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 115 ( 4.1%)
Median Home Value $187,412
Average Home Value $222,565


Median Household Income $53,015
Average Household Income $68,029
Per Capita Income $25,141
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.23% 0.2%
Households 0.28% 0.18%
Families 0.78% 0.13%
Median Household Income   0.76%
Per Capita Income   1.61%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Selah, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Selah to the other 627 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 151 76th
Population Density1 # 180 71st
Diversity Index2 # 151 76th
Median Household Income # 327 48th
Per Capita Income # 378 40th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Washington Census Data Comparison Tool.