Selby, South Dakota

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Selby, South Dakota

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High Points

Selby strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in South Dakota):

Category Trophy
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Selby Short Commute Times
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Selby Walking and Biking to Work
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Selby Affordability of Rents
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 13% Selby Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Selby, South Dakota

Comparing Selby to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in South Dakota (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 10 10
Senior Citizens 10 9
Female Share of the Population 6 5
Male Share of the Population 6 6
Well-Paid Single Men 5 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 8
Average Household Size 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 7 5
People Above Poverty 7 7
People in Middle Class or Better 5 5
Median Family Income 4 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 9
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Working at Home 8 8
Public Transportation Use 8 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
People Living Alone 9 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 4
Housing Recently Built 3 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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Selby Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 97 miles SE of Bismarck, North Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 331 miles W of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Walworth
Standard Zip Codes 57472
Phone Area Codes 605
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.506
Longitude -100.031

Selby Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station SELBY
Distance 0.4 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 22 F
Apr Temp 31 to 55 F
Jul Temp 59 to 84 F
Oct Temp 33 to 58 F
Annual Precip 17.9 inches
Station EUREKA
Distance 27.2 miles
Jan Temp 0 to 20 F
Apr Temp 31 to 57 F
Jul Temp 58 to 85 F
Oct Temp 34 to 59 F
Annual Precip 18.5 inches
Distance 34 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 23 F
Apr Temp 33 to 56 F
Jul Temp 59 to 85 F
Oct Temp 35 to 59 F
Annual Precip 18.9 inches
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Selby Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 736 100%
Male 354 48.1%
Female 382 51.9%
Under 18 150 20.4%
18+ 586 79.6%
65+ 224 30.4%
Median Age 51.1
Average Family Size 2.74
White 722 98.1%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 10 1.4%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 3 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2 0.3%

Estimated Selby Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 690
Growth -46
Growth % -6.3%

Selby Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 58.4%
Norwegian 14%
Irish 5.2%
US/American 4.5%
Swedish 2.7%
English 2.3%
Russian 1.9%
Hungarian 1.7%
French (except Basque) 1.7%
Dutch 1.2%
Welsh 1.2%
Danish 1.2%
Italian 1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1%
Swiss 0.8%
Scotch-Irish 0.4%
Czech 0.4%
Ukrainian 0.2%
Scottish 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Selby, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Sitka (57472)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Selby 736 $37,500
Bowdle 571 $34,091
Glenham 139 $32,321
Herreid 482 $40,000
Hoven 511 $38,750
Java 197 $36,875
Mobridge 3,574 $31,026

Selby Public Libraries

Selby Community/school Library
6401 MAIN ST
Selby, South Dakota
(605) 649-6307

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Selby High Schools (2004)

Serves 91 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.1

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