Selah, Washington Population 2020

8,308

Selah is a city located in Washington. With a 2020 population of 8,308, it is the 99th largest city in Washington and the 3519th largest city in the United States. Selah is currently growing at a rate of 1.74% annually and its population has increased by 16.24% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,147 in 2010. Spanning over 5 miles, Selah has a population density of 1,801 people per square mile.

The average household income in Selah is $80,389 with a poverty rate of 8.68%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $984 per month, and the median house value is $222,700. The median age in Selah is 31.5 years, 34 years for males, and 29.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 86.8 males.

Selah Demographics

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

  • White: 92.71%
  • Two or more races: 3.54%
  • Other race: 2.37%
  • Asian: 0.55%
  • Black or African American: 0.48%
  • Native American: 0.35%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Selah, Washington is 8,308, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 8,024.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 7,147.

Selah, Washington Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White7,20092.71%
Two or More Races2753.54%
Some Other Race1842.37%
Asian430.55%
Black or African American370.48%
American Indian and Alaska Native270.35%

Selah Population Pyramid 2020

Selah Median Age

31.5


Total

34


Male

29.7


Female

Selah Adults

There are 5,391 adults, (836 of whom are seniors) in Selah.

Selah Age Dependency

70.5

Age Dependency Ratio

18.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

52.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Selah Sex Ratio

Female

4,157

53.53%

Male

3,609

46.47%

Selah Households and Families

Selah Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Selah Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married66.4%33.6%
All53.3%46.7%
Non Family48.4%51.6%
Male42.1%57.9%
Female22.4%77.6%

53.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,8582.6653.3
Married1,3973.5266.4
Non Family8821.1648.4
Female3842.6322.4
Male1953.3942.1

3.25

Average Family Size

2.66

Average Household Size

3.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Selah Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1974.24%
9th to 12th Grade3617.77%
High School Graduate1,19825.77%
Some College1,00821.68%
Associates Degree67014.41%
Bachelors Degree82317.70%
Graduate Degree3928.43%

Selah Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White3,9563,6251,100
Hispanic49026663
Other Race162102
Multiple Races1051059
Black373412
Asian343416
Native American272715

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 native american people with a rate of 55.56%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,316$50,274$32,869
Less Than High School$26,731$35,833$
High School Grad$41,558$42,275$36,250
Some College$37,578$53,303$27,191
Bachelors Degree$52,879$74,875$40,451
Graduate Degree$59,821$80,048$59,777

$41,316

Average Earnings

$50,274

Average Male

$32,869

Average Female

Selah Language

Selah Language by Age

Selah Language

90.92% of Selah residents speak only English, while 9.08% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.68% of the population.

Selah Poverty

Selah Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White6,4015869.15%
Hispanic972444.53%
Multiple2754315.64%
Other1843217.39%

8.68%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.71%

Male Poverty Rate

6.09%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Selah

The race most likely to be in poverty in Selah is Other, with 17.39% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Selah is Hispanic, with 4.53% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.12%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.67%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.55%.

Name Poverty
Some College9.62%
High School7.31%
Bachelors or Greater4.03%
Less Than High School1.96%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed35.29%
Female Unemployed24.53%
Male Employed6.37%
Female Employed2.55%

Selah Income

Selah Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$53,383$80,389
Families$59,440$67,503
Married Families$72,132-
Non Families$40,492$42,113

Selah Marital Status

Selah Marital Status

Marriage Rates

52.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.4%

Male Marriage Rate

48.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Selah Married by Age and Sex

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

Selah Veterans

510

Number of Veterans

374

Male Veterans

136

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War162
Vietnam123
Second Gulf War58
Korea30
World War II3

$Selah Veterans by Education

13.21%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.71%

Veteran Disability Rate

Selah Employment Status

62.2%

Labor Force Participation

58.9%

Employment Rate

2.6%

Unemployment Rate

Selah Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

59.95%

Born in Washington

93.95%

Native Born

6.05%

Foreign Born

2.94%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

93.95% of Selah residents were born in the United States, with 59.95% having been born in Washington. 2.94% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20208,3081421.74%
20198,1661421.77%
20188,0241592.02%
20177,8651421.84%
20167,723851.11%
20157,638761.01%
20147,562440.59%
20137,518350.47%
20127,483510.69%
20117,432610.83%
20107,3711,0611.57%
20006,3101,1972.13%
19905,1136131.29%
19804,5001,4303.90%
19703,0702460.84%
19602,8240.00%