Real Estate Prices and Overview
Median real estate prices in the City Center of Selah are $175,441, which is less expensive than 76.0% of Washington neighborhoods
and 45.2% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Average rental prices in Selah City Center are currently
$839, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price then 75.5% of Washington neighborhoods.
Selah City Center is a suburban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Selah, Washington.
Real estate in the City Center of Selah, WA is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments.
Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of
the residences in the City Center neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.
Real estate vacancies in Selah City Center are 4.5%,
which is lower than one will find in 79.6% of American
neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Selah City Center
is above average for the U.S., and may signal some demand for either
price increases or new construction of residential product for this neighborhood.
Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics
Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice
is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one
might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether
shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Selah,
the City Center neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Selah City Center neighborhood has more
Norwegian and Croatian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 9.5% of
this neighborhood's residents have Norwegian ancestry and 0.6% have Croatian ancestry.
The Neighbors: Income
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low
income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a
neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children,
who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities,
the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty,
which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals
both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the City Center neighborhood in Selah are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood.
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has
a higher income than 59.8% of the neighborhoods in America.
With 30.6% of the children here below the federal poverty
line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 74.1%
of U.S. neighborhoods.
The Neighbors: Occupations
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you
are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have
shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations
shape the culture of a place.
In the Selah City Center neighborhood, 31.8%
of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is
sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 24.1% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations
(22.9%), and 18.1% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents,
our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior - comes
from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting
and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or
more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives
each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same
city can have drastically different cultures.
In the City Center neighborhood in Selah, WA, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German
(15.8%). There are also a number of people of Mexican ancestry (14.6%) , and residents who report Norwegian roots (9.5%) , and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (7.3%) , along with some Irish ancestry residents (5.7%), among others. In addition, 12.8% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the Selah City Center
neighborhood is English, spoken by 78.2% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (19.4%).
Getting to Work
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your
place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in
just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a
long and arduous commute.
The greatest number of commuters in Selah City Center neighborhood spend
under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (41.9% of working
residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (83.0%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work.
In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (12.1%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning
a car useful for getting to work.