Selah, Washington Population 2021

8,269
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Selah is a city located in Washington. With a 2020 population of 8,269, it is the 100th largest city in Washington and the 3534th largest city in the United States. Selah is currently growing at a rate of 1.11% annually and its population has increased by 15.70% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,147 in 2010. Selah reached it's highest population of 8,269 in 2021. Spanning over 5 miles, Selah has a population density of 1,793 people per square mile.

The average household income in Selah is $85,328 with a poverty rate of 9.48%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,027 per month, and the median house value is $224,800. The median age in Selah is 33.1 years, 36.3 years for males, and 30.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 83.3 males.

Selah Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Selah was:

  • White: 87.49%
  • Other race: 6.26%
  • Two or more races: 4.30%
  • Black or African American: 0.92%
  • Asian: 0.69%
  • Native American: 0.34%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Selah, Washington is 8,269, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 7,996.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 7,147.

Selah, Washington Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White6,87387.49%
Some Other Race4926.26%
Two or More Races3384.30%
Black or African American720.92%
Asian540.69%
American Indian and Alaska Native270.34%
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Selah Population by Race

Selah Population Pyramid 2021

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Selah Median Age

33.1


Total

36.3


Male

30.5


Female

Selah Adults

There are 5,585 adults, (897 of whom are seniors) in Selah.

Selah Age Dependency

67.6

Age Dependency Ratio

19.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Selah Sex Ratio

Female

4,287

54.57%

Male

3,569

45.43%

Selah Population by Age

Selah Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Selah Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married66.4%33.6%
All52.2%47.8%
Non Family43.8%56.2%
Male42.2%57.8%
Female19%81%

52.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Selah Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,9352.6252.2
Married1,5233.3766.4
Non Family8931.1643.8
Female3842.7319
Male1353.4942.2

3.19

Average Family Size

2.62

Average Household Size

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Selah Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2354.89%
9th to 12th Grade3146.53%
High School Graduate1,29927.01%
Some College98920.57%
Associates Degree67414.02%
Bachelors Degree89418.59%
Graduate Degree4048.40%
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Selah Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Selah Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White3,7213,4811,053
Hispanic785490134
Other Race24914630
Multiple Races16316368
Black726919
Asian473615
Native American27279

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 41.72%.

Selah Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$44,464$52,984$37,557
Less Than High School$27,399$35,988$17,017
High School Grad$41,748$45,652$36,386
Some College$38,750$53,513$32,614
Bachelors Degree$58,125$76,528$56,083
Graduate Degree$81,316$85,455$62,833

$44,464

Average Earnings

$52,984

Average Male

$37,557

Average Female

Selah Earnings by Educational Attainment

Selah Language by Age

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Selah Language

86.81% of Selah residents speak only English, while 13.19% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 12.14% of the population.

Selah Language

Selah Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White5,7734217.29%
Hispanic1,58227917.64%
Other49225952.64%
Multiple3385115.09%

9.48%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.19%

Male Poverty Rate

8.07%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Selah

The race most likely to be in poverty in Selah is Other, with 52.64% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Selah is White, with 7.29% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.08%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.31%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.52%.

Selah Poverty

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Name Poverty
Some College7.75%
High School6.22%
Less Than High School3.58%
Bachelors or Greater2.39%

Selah Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed63.27%
Female Unemployed11.76%
Female Employed5.15%
Male Employed4.44%

Selah Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Selah Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$58,120$85,328
Families$67,692$77,616
Married Families$83,051-
Non Families$40,822$45,037
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Income by Household Type

Selah Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

55.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

62.0%

Male Marriage Rate

50.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Selah Married by Age and Sex

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Selah Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Selah Marital Status by Race

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Selah Marital Status

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463

Number of Veterans

340

Male Veterans

123

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War144
Vietnam89
Second Gulf War73
Korea19
World War II5

Selah Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54216
75+75
55 to 6471
65 to 7457
18 to 3444

Selah Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4118.49%
2 or More2915.76%
Black2331.94%

Selah Veterans by Race

Selah Veterans by Education

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12.10%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.48%

Veteran Disability Rate

Selah Veterans by Education

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65.2%

Labor Force Participation

61.4%

Employment Rate

3.6%

Unemployment Rate

Selah Employment by Age

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Selah Employment by Race

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Selah Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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58.72%

Born in Washington

90.98%

Native Born

9.02%

Foreign Born

4.37%

Non Citizen

4.66%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.98% of Selah residents were born in the United States, with 58.72% having been born in Washington. 4.37% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Selah Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20218,269911.11%
20208,178911.13%
20198,087911.14%
20187,9961421.81%
20177,8541391.80%
20167,715811.06%
20157,634730.97%
20147,561430.57%
20137,518340.45%
20127,484490.66%
20117,435600.81%
20107,3751,0651.57%
20006,3101,1972.13%
19905,1136131.29%
19804,5001,4303.90%
19703,0702460.84%
19602,8240.00%

Selah Population by Year