Selbyville, DE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Selbyville, Delaware - Basic Facts

The Town of Selbyville had a population of 2,359 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Selbyville: Sandy Branch.

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Selbyville, DE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,359
Daytime Population: Workers 2,882
Daytime Population: Residents 1,157
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,039
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.71
Population in Households 2,359
Population in Familes 1,882
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 653
Diversity Index3 73


Median Household Income $45,089
Average Household Income $58,788
Per Capita Income $21,223


Total Housing Units 982 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 548 (55.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 316 (32.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 118 (12.0%)
Median Home Value $248,563
Average Home Value $269,763


Total Households 864
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 603
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.06% 0.96%
Households 1.03% 0.91%
Families 0.51% 0.91%
Median Household Income   2.93%
Per Capita Income   2.95%

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, 2017 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 # 36 55th
Population Density # 71 9th
Diversity Index # 3 97th
Median Household Income # 70 10th
Per Capita Income # 72 8th

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