Selinsgrove, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

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The Borough of Selinsgrove had a population of 5,651 as of July 1, 2016. Selinsgrove ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Selinsgrove is located at latitude 40.8001 and longitude -76.8654 in Snyder County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Selinsgrove (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.83 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Snyder County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 446 feet.

The Borough of Selinsgrove (GNIS ID: 1215578) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Selinsgrove population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Selinsgrove: Selins Grove.

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Selinsgrove, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 5,651
Population in Households 3,776
Population in Familes 2,488
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,875
Population Density1 3,086
Diversity Index2 33


Total Households 1,760
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 890
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,934 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 725 (37.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,035 (53.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 174 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $131,134
Average Home Value $149,931


Median Household Income $38,412
Average Household Income $49,026
Per Capita Income $17,489
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.01% -0.15%
Households -0.46% -0.23%
Families -0.7% -0.38%
Median Household Income   1.78%
Per Capita Income   1.43%
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.

Selinsgrove, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Selinsgrove to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 223 87th
Population Density1 # 405 77th
Diversity Index2 # 254 86th
Median Household Income # 1445 18th
Per Capita Income # 1712 3rd

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