Selbyville, DE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Selbyville, Delaware - Basic Facts

The Town of Selbyville had a population of 2,348 as of July 1, 2016. Selbyville ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Delaware. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Selbyville is located at latitude 38.4608 and longitude -75.2057 in Sussex County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Selbyville (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Sussex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 33 feet.

The Town of Selbyville (GNIS ID: 2391407) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Delaware is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Selbyville is located within Selbyville-Frankford Division of Sussex County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Selbyville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Selbyville: Sandy Branch.

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Selbyville, DE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,348
Population in Households 2,348
Population in Familes 1,872
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 649
Diversity Index2 73


Total Households 845
Average Household Size 2.78
Family Households 588
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 978 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 540 (55.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 304 (31.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 133 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $238,081
Average Home Value $258,071


Median Household Income $43,119
Average Household Income $56,887
Per Capita Income $20,159
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.16% 1.51%
Households 0.84% 1.36%
Families 0.19% 1.36%
Median Household Income   -2.86%
Per Capita Income   0.79%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Selbyville, DE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Selbyville to the other 77 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Delaware by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 35 56th
Population Density1 # 70 10th
Diversity Index2 # 3 97th
Median Household Income # 70 10th
Per Capita Income # 72 8th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Delaware Census Data Comparison Tool.