Selinsgrove, PA Profile: Facts & Data

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Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Selinsgrove had a population of 5,867 as of July 1, 2019. 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 40.799 and longitude -76.8622 in Snyder County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Selinsgrove 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Selinsgrove: Selins Grove.

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Selinsgrove, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Selinsgrove, PA Housing Affordability Index is 149
State of Pennsylvania Housing Affordability Index is 131
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Selinsgrove, PA Wealth Index is 46
State of Pennsylvania Wealth Index is 99
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 5,867
Population in Households 3,890
Population in Familes 2,544
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,977
Population Density 3,204
Diversity Index1 34
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $45,241
Average Household Income $56,372
Per Capita Income $22,220
Wealth Index3 46

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,956 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 713 (36.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,095 (56.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 148 ( 7.6%)
Median Home Value $149,352
Housing Affordability Index2 149
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,808
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 906
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.4% 0.07%
Households -0.02% 0.08%
Families -0.28% -0.09%
Median Household Income   0.69%
Per Capita Income   0.75%

Selinsgrove, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Selinsgrove to the other 1,761 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 210 88th
Population Density # 381 78th
Diversity Index # 284 84th
Median Household Income # 1369 22nd
Per Capita Income # 1525 13th

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