Selah, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Selah, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Selah had a population of 7,252 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Selah: Wenas.

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Selah, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 7,252
Daytime Population: Workers 4,252
Daytime Population: Residents 3,428
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,680
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.06
Population in Households 7,160
Population in Familes 5,984
Population in Group Qrtrs 92
Population Density2 1,608
Diversity Index3 55


Median Household Income $58,347
Average Household Income $73,882
Per Capita Income $27,137


Total Housing Units 2,813 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,544 (54.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,148 (40.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 120 ( 4.3%)
Median Home Value $204,963
Average Home Value $248,495


Total Households 2,693
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 1,948
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.19% 0.29%
Households 0.17% 0.2%
Families 0.62% 0.17%
Median Household Income   2.95%
Per Capita Income   2.91%

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, 2017 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 # 153 76th
Population Density # 182 71st
Diversity Index # 149 76th
Median Household Income # 287 54th
Per Capita Income # 353 44th

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