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Selden, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Selden had a population of 221 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Selden is located at latitude 39.5414 and longitude -100.5672 in Sheridan County. The formal boundaries for the City of Selden (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.3 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sheridan County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,835 feet.

The City of Selden (GNIS ID: 2396571) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Selden is located within Township of Sheridan, a minor civil division (MCD) of Sheridan County.

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

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Selden, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 221
Population in Households 221
Population in Familes 187
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 729
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 102
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 69
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 121 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 80 (66.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 22 (18.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 (15.7%)
Median Home Value $96,053
Average Home Value $130,063


Median Household Income $52,127
Average Household Income $61,786
Per Capita Income $25,286
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.15% 0.18%
Households 0.16% 0.2%
Families 3.1% 0.29%
Median Household Income   1.96%
Per Capita Income   2.13%
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.

Selden, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Selden to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas 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 # 425 37th
Population Density1 # 375 44th
Diversity Index2 # 244 64th
Median Household Income # 242 64th
Per Capita Income # 307 54th

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