Selden, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Selden, New York - Basic Facts

The Selden Census Designated Place had a population of 19,425 as of July 1, 2015. Selden ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Selden is located at latitude 40.87 and longitude -73.0462 in Suffolk County. The formal boundaries for the Selden Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Suffolk County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 89 feet.

The Selden Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390271) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Selden population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Selden: Westfield.

Selden Census Designated Place, NY Boundary Map

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Selden, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 19,425
Population in Households 19,397
Population in Familes 16,734
Population in Group Qrtrs 28
Population Density1 4,495
Diversity Index2 49
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 6,367
Average Household Size 3.05
Family Households 4,872
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 6,753 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,912 (72.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,455 (21.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 386 ( 5.7%)
Median Home Value $280,359
Average Home Value $293,572
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $83,916
Average Household Income $99,526
Per Capita Income $32,639
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.41% -0.21%
Households -0.23% -0.15%
Families -0.29% -0.18%
Median Household Income   1.89%
Per Capita Income   2.37%
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.

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Selden, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Selden to the other 1,189 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 87 93rd
Population Density1 # 159 87th
Diversity Index2 # 224 81st
Median Household Income # 341 71st
Per Capita Income # 493 59th

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