Census 2010: Washington › Selah

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Square miles: 4.5 Population per sq. mile: 1,610.4

  • 2010 population: 7,147
  • 2000 population: 6,310
  • Total change: 837 (13.3%)

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2010 population by race/ethnicity

Diversity Index: 36.3%
The USA TODAY Diversity Index represents the probability that two people from this area will have different ethnic backgrounds. A higher number reflects a more ethnically diverse population.

Age breakdown Median: 31.5 years old

Selah population

Race/ethnicity2010 population2010 percentage2000 population2000 percentage2000-2010 change
American Indian/Alaska Native921.3%771.2%19.5%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander140.2%50.1%180.0%
Other race5988.4%4046.4%48.0%
Two or more races2243.1%1552.5%44.5%
*Hispanic origin1,17216.4%69711.0%68.1%

*Residents of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Ages 0-17

Population: 2,116 (29.6%)

Diversity Index: 56.6%

Ages 18+

Population: 5,031 (70.4%)

Diversity Index: 40.7%

Race/ethnicityAges 0-17% of 0-17 totalAges 18+% of 18+ total
American Indian/Alaska Native351.7%571.1%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander30.1%110.2%
Other race21210.0%3867.7%
Two or more races1286.0%961.9%
*Hispanic origin49023.2%68213.6%

*Residents of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Population3,446 (48.2%)
Median age31
Population3,701 (51.8%)
Median age32
Age breakdown by gender
AgePopulation% of totalMale% of male totalFemale% of female total
Under 101,20016.8%59217.2%60816.4%
10 to 19 years1,13015.8%57216.6%55815.1%
20 to 29 years1,06814.9%49414.3%57415.5%
30 to 39 years95713.4%49614.4%46112.5%
40 to 49 years99213.9%46813.6%52414.2%
50 to 59 years78411.0%38011.0%40410.9%
60 to 69 years4997.0%2266.6%2737.4%
70 to 79 years3074.3%1474.3%1604.3%
80 and older2102.9%712.1%1393.8%

*Residents of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Household types
Families 2010
Avg. size 3.1
Households 1,861 (70.0%)
Non-families 2010
Avg. size 2.6
Households 797 (30.0%)
Family composition
Households ‡ 2010 % of households % of families
Husband-wife family, without children 643 24.2% ...
Husband-wife family, with children under 18 years 612 23.0% ...
Single male, no children (with other family) 44 1.7% ...
Single male, with children under 18 years 104 3.9% ...
Single female, no children (with other family) 136 5.1% ...
Single female, with children under 18 years 322 12.1% ...
Single male living alone 290 10.9% n/a
Single female living alone 349 13.1% n/a
Other non-family households (ex.: roommates) 158 5.9% n/a
Total 2,658 100% n/a
Family households 1,861 70.0% 100%
Families with children under 18 years 1,038 39.1% ...
Non-family households 797 30.0% n/a
All households with individuals 65 years and over 526 19.8% n/a

‡ United States Census Bureau definitions:

Household — A household includes all of the people who occupy a housing unit. People not living in households are classified as living in group quarters. (Ex: college residence halls, skilled-nursing facilities, military barracks, …)
Family — A family includes a householder and one or more people living in the same household who are related to the householder by birth, marriage, or adoption.
Non-family Household — A householder living alone or with nonrelatives only.

Note: Family households and husband-wife-couple families do not include same-sex married couples even if the marriage was performed in a state issuing marriage certificates for same-sex couples. Same-sex-couple households are included in the family households category if there is at least one additional person related to the householder by birth or adoption. Same-sex-couple households with no relatives of the householder present are tabulated in nonfamily households.

Housing Units
Avg. household size2.8
Avg. household size2.5
Vacancy Rate2010
Owner-occupied properties1.3%
Renter-occupied properties4.2%
Overall vacancy rate3.7%
Housing Units2010% of total
Vacant101 3.7%
For rent552.0%
Rented, but unoccupied20.1%
For sale190.7%
Sold, but unoccupied40.1%
Seasonal use only60.2%
Other vacant units150.5%

Credits: Ryan Pitts, Mike Tigas Special thanks: USA Today Census team