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Selah is a city in Yakima County, in the Yakima metro area.

One tradition says the name derives from Indian word for "still water." Another says it was drawn from the Bible

The latitude of Selah is 46.654N. The longitude is -120.528W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,119 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,573.


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Median household income
Local
$42,386
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Selah demographic reports
Selah is on the Yakima River
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 7. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.1 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Community Days Festival - May 17-20, 2007
Dates often change. Check Selah web sites and events links in the sections below.

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Ancestry & family history

20% of Selah residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Selah ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Selah was $18,595, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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23% of Selah residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Selah, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $510.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,067.


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Yakima County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Selah political report.

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The average commute time for Selah workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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