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People

Total Population 7,531
Male Share of the Population 46.9%
Female Share of the Population 53.1%
Senior Citizens 12.4%
Employed Population 16+ 3,399
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 51.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 30.5%
Median Earnings25+ $38,566
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $24,783
Median Earnings With High School Degree $32,807

Wealth

Median Family Income $49,788
% Above Poverty Level 88.9%
% Below Poverty Level 11.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.1%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 30.1%
Median Gross Rent $886
Median House Value $196,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 26.1%
US/American 0%
English 11.5%
Irish 12.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Selah Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles N of Yakima, Washington (center to center)
Nearest Large City 107 miles SE of Seattle, Washington
County Yakima
Metro Area Yakima
Standard Zip Codes 98942
Phone Area Codes 509
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 46.654
Longitude -120.528

Selah Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station YAKIMA MUNICIPAL AP
Distance 6.1 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 38 F
Apr Temp 33 to 64 F
Jul Temp 51 to 87 F
Oct Temp 33 to 64 F
Annual Precip 8.2 inches
Station WAPATO
Distance 16.2 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 38 F
Apr Temp 39 to 65 F
Jul Temp 59 to 89 F
Oct Temp 37 to 66 F
Annual Precip 8.1 inches
Station CLE ELUM
Distance 41.7 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 36 F
Apr Temp 34 to 58 F
Jul Temp 53 to 80 F
Oct Temp 35 to 60 F
Annual Precip 22.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Moxee 3,702 $55,417
Naches 881 $50,096
Tieton 1,391 $46,645
Union Gap 6,042 $37,543
Wapato 5,075 $31,660
Yakima 93,261 $47,451

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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SELAH HIGH SCHOOL
801 NORTH FIRST STREET
509-697-0800
Serves 747 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.6

SELAH ACADEMY
801 NORTH FIRST STREET
509-697-0515
A Non-traditional School
Serves 83 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.9

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