Selden, KS Profile: Facts & Data


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Selden, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Selden had a population of 214 as of July 1, 2018. Selden ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.

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.

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Selden, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 214
Population in Households 214
Population in Familes 181
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 706
Diversity Index3 28


Median Household Income $53,742
Average Household Income $64,848
Per Capita Income $26,343


Total Housing Units 118 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 80 (67.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 19 (16.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 (16.1%)
Median Home Value $100,000
Average Home Value $137,500


Total Households 99
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 66
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.28% -0.28%
Households -0.24% -0.2%
Families 1.79% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.63%
Per Capita Income   1.61%

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, 2018 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 # 421 37th
Population Density # 375 44th
Diversity Index # 142 79th
Median Household Income # 218 68th
Per Capita Income # 284 58th

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