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Selma, Oregon - Basic Facts

The Selma Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Josephine County at latitude 42.2797 and longitude -123.6151. Josephine County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,325 feet.

The formal official name is the Selma Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Selma, Oregon.

The U5 Census Class Code for Selma indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Selma Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Selma Census Designated Place, OR Boundary Map


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Selma, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 709
Population in Households 707
Population in Familes 536
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 110
Diversity Index2 22
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 293
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 189
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 341 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 224 (65.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 68 (19.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 48 (14.1%)
Median Home Value $218,243
Average Home Value $257,333
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $44,799
Average Household Income $50,099
Per Capita Income $21,590
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.47% 0.59%
Households 0.74% 0.74%
Families 0.38% 0.52%
Median Household Income   3.2%
Per Capita Income   2.4%
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.

Selma, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Selma to the other 377 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oregon by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 236 38th
Population Density1 # 334 12th
Diversity Index2 # 275 27th
Median Household Income # 200 47th
Per Capita Income # 226 40th

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