Selbyville, DE Profile: Facts & Data


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Selbyville, Delaware - Basic Facts

The Town of Selbyville had a population of 2,667 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Selbyville: Sandy Branch.

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Selbyville, DE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 2,667
Population in Households 2,667
Population in Familes 2,147
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 738
Diversity Index3 72


Median Household Income $47,631
Average Household Income $62,225
Per Capita Income $22,203


Total Housing Units 1,117 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 635 (56.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 338 (30.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 144 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $261,875
Average Home Value $280,307


Total Households 973
Average Household Size 2.74
Family Households 680
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 2.45% 1.68%
Households 2.37% 1.59%
Families 1.93% 1.57%
Median Household Income   2.35%
Per Capita Income   2.91%

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, 2018 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 # 33 58th
Population Density # 70 10th
Diversity Index # 5 95th
Median Household Income # 64 18th
Per Capita Income # 68 13th

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