Selden is a medium-sized town located in the state of New York. With a population of 19,977 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Selden is the 86th largest community in New York.
Housing costs in Selden are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New York.
Selden is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Selden is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Selden who work in office and administrative support (19.06%), sales jobs (13.52%), and management occupations (7.42%).
One downside of living in Selden is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Selden, the average commute to work is 31.55 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
In Selden, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Selden is a relatively small town. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
In terms of college education, Selden is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 25.68% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Selden in 2010 was $29,499, which is middle income relative to New York, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $117,996 for a family of four. However, Selden contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Selden is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Selden home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Selden residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Selden also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 19.28% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Selden include Irish, German, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Selden is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.