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 45.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Average rental prices in Selah City Center are currently
$651, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price then 81.6% 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
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from
its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This
neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as
revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything
from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people
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
There are two complimentary measures for understanding the income of a
neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood
may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand
the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the
federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with
a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than
another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the
conditions and character of a 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
Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves,
Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily
from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods
home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more
unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households
– and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live
in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents
or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.
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
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your
day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially
with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and
means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically
located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set
up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike.
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.