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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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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.
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.
Libraries in Selah include Selah Library ... View libraries
Yakima County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Selah political report.
The average commute time for Selah workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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