Selbyville, Delaware

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Population in 2017: 2,450 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +48.9%
Males: 1,056  (43.1%)
Females: 1,394  (56.9%)
Median resident age:

39.4 years
Delaware median age:

40.1 years

Zip codes: 19975.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $57,309 (it was $36,250 in 2000)
Selbyville:

$57,309
DE:

$62,852

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $28,994 (it was $16,965 in 2000)

Selbyville town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $273,468 (it was $98,500 in 2000)
Selbyville:

$273,468
DE:

$252,800

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $304,756; detached houses: $311,263; mobile homes: $13,864

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,045.

March 2019 cost of living index in Selbyville: 86.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 10.6%
(8.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 3.4% for Black residents, 16.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 21.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Selbyville, DE (2010)
    • 1,34762.2%White alone
    • 52324.1%Hispanic
    • 23310.8%Black alone
    • 432.0%Asian alone
    • 200.9%Two or more races
    • 10.05%American Indian alone

Races in Selbyville detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Delaware and other state lists, there were 11 registered sex offenders living in Selbyville, Delaware as of August 10, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Selbyville is 215 to 1.


Crime rates in Selbyville by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(45.7)
2
(90.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(84.0)
2
(82.0)
3
(121.7)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(57.1)
1
(56.7)
1
(56.8)
2
(112.2)
5
(267.2)
2
(103.4)
3
(137.0)
1
(45.1)
1
(43.8)
3
(127.8)
4
(168.0)
2
(82.0)
3
(121.7)
2
(80.2)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
5
(285.6)
6
(340.3)
7
(397.5)
5
(280.4)
6
(320.7)
12
(620.2)
7
(319.8)
4
(180.5)
10
(438.4)
3
(127.8)
9
(378.0)
5
(204.9)
7
(283.9)
7
(280.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
4
(228.4)
11
(623.9)
22
(1,249)
45
(2,524)
26
(1,390)
34
(1,757)
40
(1,827)
28
(1,264)
18
(789.1)
39
(1,662)
33
(1,386)
25
(1,025)
13
(527.2)
13
(521.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
35
(1,999)
39
(2,212)
44
(2,499)
79
(4,431)
68
(3,634)
58
(2,997)
80
(3,655)
100
(4,513)
50
(2,192)
56
(2,386)
51
(2,142)
49
(2,008)
38
(1,541)
40
(1,604)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(56.7)
1
(56.8)
4
(224.3)
6
(320.7)
2
(103.4)
6
(274.1)
3
(135.4)
2
(87.7)
2
(85.2)
4
(168.0)
4
(163.9)
5
(202.8)
3
(120.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(57.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(51.7)
2
(91.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)170.2221.8288.5461.6412.6406.2437.6401.6250.8282.5389.3296.3305.4190.5

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City-data.com crime index in Selbyville, DE

Crime rate in Selbyville detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 9 (8 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.21
Delaware average:

2.35
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Ancestries: German (10.4%), English (7.5%), American (7.0%), Italian (5.5%), Irish (2.6%), Polish (2.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 32 feet

Land area: 1.40 square miles.

Population density: 1,753 people per square mile   (low).

Selbyville, Delaware map

462 residents are foreign born (17.9% Latin America).

This town:

19.1%
Delaware:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $989 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $940 (0.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Vineland, NJ (71.6 miles , pop. 56,271).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baltimore, MD (95.3 miles , pop. 651,154).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (106.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Bishopville, MD (1.4 miles ),
Frankford, DE (2.0 miles ),
Whaleyville, MD (2.4 miles),
Dagsboro, DE (2.5 miles ),
Ocean Pines, MD (2.5 miles ),
Willards, MD (2.9 miles ),
Millville, DE (2.9 miles ),
Berlin, MD (3.0 miles )

Latitude: 38.46 N, Longitude: 75.22 W

Area code: 302

Distribution of median household income in Selbyville, DE in 2017
Distribution of house value in Selbyville, DE in 2017

Property values in Selbyville, DE

Selbyville satellite photo by USGS

Selbyville tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.6%
Delaware:

3.2%
Population change in the 1990s: +163 (+11.0%).
Most common industries in Selbyville, DE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Food (13.8%)
  • Construction (13.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.5%)
  • Health care (5.3%)
  • Public administration (5.1%)
  • Educational services (5.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (21.9%)
  • Food (15.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.7%)
  • Public administration (5.4%)
  • Repair & maintenance (3.0%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (2.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (16.4%)
  • Food (11.6%)
  • Health care (10.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (10.1%)
  • Educational services (9.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.0%)
  • Public administration (4.8%)
Most common occupations in Selbyville, DE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Cashiers (4.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (10.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.1%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (7.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.1%)
  • Food processing workers (4.5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.2%)

Average climate in Selbyville, Delaware

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Selbyville, Delaware environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 69.9. This is about average.

City:

69.9
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2014 was 2.55. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.55
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.112. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.112
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 31.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.1
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.59. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.59
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 0.00401. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00401
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Selbyville-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Delaware state average. It is 67% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/28/2002, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 33.2 miles away from the Selbyville town center caused $150,000 in damages.

On 8/12/1955, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 9.7 miles away from the town center injured one person and caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Selbyville-area historical earthquake activity is near Delaware state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 136.5 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 157.9 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 135.8 miles away from Selbyville center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 268.2 miles away from Selbyville center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 345.1 miles away from Selbyville center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 382.8 miles away from Selbyville center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Sussex County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Floods: 5, Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Water Shortage: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Selbyville topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Selbyville:

  • BERLIN NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; BERLIN, MD)
  • ATLANTIC GENERAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 9 miles away; BERLIN, MD)
  • ATLANTIC GENERAL HOSP COMP CARE UNIT (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; BERLIN, MD)
  • DAVITA - BERLIN DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; BERLIN, MD)
  • ATLANTIC SHORES REHABILITATION AND HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; MILLSBORO, DE)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Selbyville:

  • Wor-Wic Community College (about 17 miles; Salisbury, MD; Full-time enrollment: 2,256)
  • Delaware Technical Community College-Owens (about 20 miles; Georgetown, DE; FT enrollment: 3,159)
  • Salisbury University (about 23 miles; Salisbury, MD; FT enrollment: 8,375)
  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore (about 31 miles; Princess Anne, MD; FT enrollment: 3,902)
  • Delaware State University (about 54 miles; Dover, DE; FT enrollment: 4,087)
  • Delaware Technical Community College-Terry (about 55 miles; Dover, DE; FT enrollment: 2,239)
  • Cumberland County College (about 69 miles; Vineland, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,898)

Public elementary/middle schools in Selbyville:

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Library in Selbyville:

  • SELBYVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $225,727; Location: 11 MAIN & MCCABE STREET; 26,280 books; 815 audio materials; 1,531 video materials; 25 state licensed databases; 4 other licensed databases; 68 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Selbyville: Selbyville Industrial Park (A), Selbyville Volunteer Fire Company Incorporated (B), Selbyville Police Department (C), Selbyville Town Hall (D), Selbyville Public Library (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Selbyville include: Zoar Methodist Church (A), Thessalonia Baptist Church (B), Assembly of God Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Sandy Branch (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Four Seasons Heating & Air Inc (Railroad Avenue).

Sussex County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Selbyville and their reported violations in the past:

SELBYVILLE WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 4,191, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-20-2011), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-20-2011), St Public Notif received (OCT-18-2011), St Compliance achieved (DEC-23-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2008 and SEP-2008, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-27-2009), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-27-2009), St Public Notif received (SEP-11-2009), St Compliance achieved (DEC-23-2011)
PEPPER RIDGE PARK (Population served: 209, Purch groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-16-2009), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-16-2009), St Compliance achieved (SEP-13-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: Fluoride. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-30-2009), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-30-2009), St Public Notif received (OCT-02-2009), St Compliance achieved (OCT-26-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (DEC-17-2008), St Public Notif requested (DEC-17-2008), St Compliance achieved (FEB-02-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2008 and SEP-2008, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-06-2009), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-06-2009), St Public Notif received (MAR-21-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUL-21-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAY-30-2008), St Public Notif issued (MAY-30-2008), St Compliance achieved (AUG-22-2008)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-10-2008), St Public Notif issued (JAN-10-2008), St Compliance achieved (JUL-21-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-10-2008), St Public Notif issued (JAN-10-2008), St Compliance achieved (JUL-21-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-17-2007), St Public Notif issued (OCT-17-2007), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-28-2008), St Public Notif issued (JUL-28-2008), St Compliance achieved (FEB-24-2009)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-2004, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-13-2004), St Public Notif issued (JUL-13-2004), St Compliance achieved (JUN-21-2005)
WEST FENWICK STATION (Population served: 120, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-10-2012), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-10-2012), St Public Notif received (DEC-19-2012), St Compliance achieved (FEB-11-2013)
WILLIAMSVILLE COUNTRY VILLAGE (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-17-2013), St Formal NOV issued (APR-17-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUN-25-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2011 and DEC-2011, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-24-2011), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-24-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAY-30-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-21-2011), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-21-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAY-30-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2010 and JUN-2010, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-12-2010), St Formal NOV issued (APR-12-2010), St Compliance achieved (DEC-20-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2010 and MAR-2010, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-15-2010), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-15-2010), St Compliance achieved (DEC-20-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-03-2009), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-03-2009), St Compliance achieved (DEC-22-2009)
  • 4 other older health violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Selbyville that have no violations reported:

  • MALLARD LAKES (Population served: 1,500, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:

2.7 people
Delaware:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

72.4%
Whole state:

67.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

8.3%
Whole state:

7.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Banks with branches in Selbyville (2011 data):

  • PNC Bank, National Association: Selbyville Branch at 1 W Church St, branch established on 1903/04/21; Bayside Branch at 31231 Americana Parkway, branch established on 2008/05/12. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB: Selbyville Branch at 38394 Dupont Boulevard, branch established on 2008/07/14. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $4,281.1 mil, Deposits: $3,150.2 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 43 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Selbyville:

Marital status in Selbyville, DE
  • Never married: 28.8%
  • Now married: 53.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 8.0%
  • Divorced: 9.4%

For population 25 years and over in Selbyville:

  • High school or higher: 78.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.3%
  • Unemployed: 5.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.7
Delaware average:

11.7

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Selbyville
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Selbyville, DE (based on Sussex County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic27,6817
Mainline Protestant23,803107
Evangelical Protestant16,640115
Black Protestant2,91421
Other6558
Orthodox2202
None125,232-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 45
Sussex County:

2.45 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

1.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 18
This county:

0.98 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 85
Here:

4.62 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 236
This county:

12.84 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

7.43 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Sussex County:

10.9%
Delaware:

9.0%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.9%
Delaware:

27.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Selbyville:

46.7%
Delaware:

49.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

43.0%
Delaware:

46.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.8
Delaware:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

22.5%
Delaware:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Selbyville:

11.5%
State:

10.9%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Selbyville:

6.8
Delaware:

6.8

Overweight people:
Selbyville:

32.6%
State:

34.1%

General health condition:
This city:

52.6%
Delaware:

55.6%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

77.6%
Delaware:

79.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Selbyville, DE Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 6$27,165$54,3301$469
Other Government Administration 6$5,893$11,7860$0
Sewerage 5$18,091$43,4180$0
Financial Administration 4$10,465$31,3950$0
Streets and Highways 2$6,780$40,6800$0
Police - Other 1$2,569$30,8280$0
Water Supply 1$3,525$42,3000$0
Totals for Government 25$74,488$35,7541$469

Selbyville government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $1,225,000 ($500.00)
    Police Protection: $776,000 ($316.73)
    Water Utilities: $404,000 ($164.90)
    Central Staff Services: $332,000 ($135.51)
    Solid Waste Management: $179,000 ($73.06)
    Regular Highways: $175,000 ($71.43)
    Financial Administration: $16,000 ($6.53)
    General - Other: $14,000 ($5.71)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $8,000 ($3.27)
    Local Fire Protection: $5,000 ($2.04)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000 ($1.63)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $116,000 ($47.35)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $938,000 ($382.86)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $111,000 ($45.31)

Selbyville government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,332,000 ($543.67)
    Solid Waste Management: $195,000 ($79.59)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($0.41)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $32,000 ($13.06)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $111,000 ($45.31)
    Fines and Forfeits: $46,000 ($18.78)
    Interest Earnings: $12,000 ($4.90)
    General Revenue - Other: $7,000 ($2.86)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $611,000 ($249.39)
  • State Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $208,000 ($84.90)
    Other: $97,000 ($39.59)
    Highways: $57,000 ($23.27)
    General Local Government Support: $1,000 ($0.41)
  • Tax - Property: $519,000 ($211.84)
    Public Utilities Sales: $384,000 ($156.73)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $102,000 ($41.63)

Selbyville government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,177,000 ($2521.22)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,940,000 ($2424.49)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $237,000 ($96.73)

Selbyville government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,160,000 ($473.47)

6.81% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($79,777 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.81%
Delaware average:

5.47%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($546 average AGI)
Sussex County:

0.05%
Delaware average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Kent County, DE  0.86% ($39,974 average AGI)
from New Castle County, DE  0.54% ($87,246)
from Wicomico County, MD  0.34% ($48,416)


4.46% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($46,221 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.46%
Delaware average:

5.02%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($608 average AGI)
Sussex County:

0.06%
Delaware average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Kent County, DE  0.78% ($33,254 average AGI)
to New Castle County, DE  0.38% ($47,441)
to Wicomico County, MD  0.34% ($29,498)
Businesses in Selbyville, DE
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Rite Aid1
Arby's1Starbucks1
FedEx2Subway2
H&R Block1UPS2
MasterBrand Cabinets3Walgreens1
McDonald's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Selbyville:

  • WJWL (900 AM; 11 kW; GEORGETOWN, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WTGM (960 AM; 10 kW; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKHZ (1590 AM; 1 kW; OCEAN CITY, MD; Owner: RADIO BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBIS (1190 AM; 50 kW; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: NATIONS RADIO, LLC)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWGB (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; INDIAN HEAD, MD; Owner: GOOD BODY MEDIA, LLC)
  • WJDY (1470 AM; 5 kW; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WWLG (1370 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: M-10 BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Selbyville:

  • WZEB (101.7 FM; OCEAN VIEW, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WOSC (95.9 FM; BETHANY BEACH, DE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQHQ (104.7 FM; OCEAN CITY-SALISBURY, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLBW (92.1 FM; FENWICK ISLAND, DE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOCM (98.1 FM; SELBYVILLE, DE; Owner: IRIE RADIO, INC.)
  • WWFG (99.9 FM; OCEAN CITY, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSDL (90.7 FM; OCEAN CITY, MD; Owner: SALISBURY UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WQJZ (97.1 FM; OCEAN PINES, MD; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WZBH (93.5 FM; GEORGETOWN, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WOCQ (103.9 FM; BERLIN, MD; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WJNE (103.5 FM; BETHANY BEACH, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WRXS (106.9 FM; OCEAN CITY, MD; Owner: ATLANTIC RADIO BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WSCL (89.5 FM; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: SALISBURY UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WXJN (105.9 FM; LEWES, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGMD (92.7 FM; REHOBOTH BEACH, DE; Owner: RESORT BROADCASTING COMPANY, LLC)
  • WLVW-FM (105.5 FM; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKDB (95.3 FM; LAUREL, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WESM (91.3 FM; PRINCESS ANNE, MD; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, EASTERN SHORE)
  • WICO-FM (97.5 FM; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGBG (98.5 FM; SEAFORD, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)

TV broadcast stations around Selbyville:

  • WRAV-LP (Channel 8; OCEAN CITY, MD; Owner: ASIAVISION, INC.)
  • WBOC-TV (Channel 16; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: WBOC, INC.)
  • WBLP-LP (Channel 22; OCEAN CITY, MD; Owner: OCEAN 22 BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • WMDT (Channel 47; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCAST SERVICE GENERAL PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLWP-LP (Channel 4; MILLSBORO, ETC., DE; Owner: OCEAN 4 BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • WCPB (Channel 28; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WDPB (Channel 64; SEAFORD, DE; Owner: WHYY, INC.)
  • W38BN (Channel 38; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: SALISBURY EDUCATIONAL B/CTING FOUND.)
  • WEWE-LP (Channel 24; SUSSEX COUNTY, DE; Owner: OCEAN 60 BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)

Selbyville fatal accident list:

Jul 6, 2013 11:54 AM, Sr-54, Cr-387, Lat: 38.463894, Lon: -75.178267, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Apr 18, 2004 11:33 AM, Us-113, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 13ft / 4.1mTotal length
  • $1,801,000Total costs
  • 11,476Total average daily traffic
  • 876Total average daily truck traffic
  • 13,306Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Selbyville)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • Lat: 38.488722 Lon: -75.186028, Call Sign: WPJP944,
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.915 MHz, Grant Date: 08/07/2001, Expiration Date: 08/29/2011, Cancellation Date: 10/29/2011, Certifier: Glenn P Johnson Sr, Registrant: Henry C Johnson Jr & Son, 37055 Johnson Road, Selbyville, DE 19975, Phone: (302) 436-4232, Fax: (302) 436-8389, Email:
  • Ellis Ave & Hancock Alley (Lat: 38.455667 Lon: -75.226583), Call Sign: KBQ912,
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.930 MHz, Grant Date: 02/29/2000, Expiration Date: 02/28/2005, Cancellation Date: 04/30/2005, Registrant: Peninsula Oil Co Inc, Ellis Ave & Hancock Alley, Selbyville, DE 19975, Phone: (302) 436-8533
  • Lat: 38.452861 Lon: -75.065333, Call Sign: WQCL575,
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.212 MHz, 467.212 MHz, 462.437 MHz, 467.437 MHz, Grant Date: 03/20/2015, Expiration Date: 04/01/2025, Certifier: Eric Linde, Registrant: Bayside Resort Golf Club, 31806, Selbyville, DE 19975, Phone: (302) 436-3070, Fax: (302) 436-7504, Email:
  • Lat: 38.471833 Lon: -75.084889, Call Sign: WQXG613,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.737 MHz, 452.137 MHz, 452.862 MHz, 456.737 MHz, 457.862 MHz, Grant Date: 02/29/2016, Expiration Date: 02/28/2026, Certifier: Hugh J Mcbride, Registrant: Tina Mcbride Dba Fenwick Float-Ors, 35034 Buoy Blvd, Selbyville, DE 19975, Phone: (302) 236-9593, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

7
  • SELBYVILLE, Lat: 38.462806 Lon: -75.141306, Call Sign: WQFF890,
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.368 MHz, Grant Date: 07/06/2006, Expiration Date: 07/06/2016, Cancellation Date: 09/10/2016, Certifier: Debbie Mccabe, Registrant: Sensus, 450 N Gallatin Ave, Uniontown, PA 15401, Phone: (800) 638-3748, Fax: (800) 888-2403, Email:
  • WILLIAMSVILL, 33011 Lighthouse Road (Lat: 38.464194 Lon: -75.147222), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 146.3 m, Call Sign: WQIF785,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11245.0 MHz, 6345.49 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 6404.79 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, Grant Date: 01/20/2018, Expiration Date: 01/28/2028, Certifier: Richard R Reynolds, Registrant: State Of Delaware, 3050 Upper King Rd, Dover, DE 19904, Phone: (302) 697-4486, Fax: (302) 697-0355, Email:
  • SelbyvilleDE0, Lat: 38.464194 Lon: -75.147222, Type: Gtower, Structure height: 146.3 m, Call Sign: WQIS792,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 05/06/2008, Expiration Date: 05/06/2018, Cancellation Date: 07/07/2018, Certifier: David E Kartchner, Registrant: Conxx Inc, 434 N Centre Street, Cumberland, MD 21502, Phone: (888) 992-6699, Fax: (888) 992-6699, Email:
  • SelbyvilleDE120, Lat: 38.464194 Lon: -75.147222, Type: Gtower, Structure height: 146.3 m, Call Sign: WQIS792,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 05/06/2008, Expiration Date: 05/06/2018, Cancellation Date: 07/07/2018, Certifier: David E Kartchner, Registrant: Conxx Inc, 434 N Centre Street, Cumberland, MD 21502, Phone: (888) 992-6699, Fax: (888) 992-6699, Email:
  • SelbyvilleDE240, Lat: 38.464194 Lon: -75.147222, Type: Gtower, Structure height: 146.3 m, Call Sign: WQIS792,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 05/06/2008, Expiration Date: 05/06/2018, Cancellation Date: 07/07/2018, Certifier: David E Kartchner, Registrant: Conxx Inc, 434 N Centre Street, Cumberland, MD 21502, Phone: (888) 992-6699, Fax: (888) 992-6699, Email:
  • PL54XC824, Rte 13 South And Rte 54 (Lat: 38.464194 Lon: -75.237444), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 45.9 m, Call Sign: WQWA806,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11265.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 17815.0 MHz, 17815.0 MHz, 17815.0 MHz... (+4 more), Grant Date: 07/02/2015, Expiration Date: 07/02/2025, Certifier: Kyle B Entz, Registrant: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa0209, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (800) 572-8256, Fax: (703) 433-4483, Email:
  • Selbyville, Lat: 38.462806 Lon: -75.141306, Call Sign: WQZY574,
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.368 MHz, Grant Date: 09/07/2017, Expiration Date: 09/07/2027, Certifier: Stacey Long, Registrant: Sensus, 450 N Gallatin Avenue, Uniontown, PA 15401, Phone: (800) 638-3748, Fax: (800) 888-2403, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

45 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Selbyville)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

16 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Selbyville)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 29. The highest number of reported fires - 46 took place in 2002, and the least - 9 in 2003. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Selbyville, DE When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (57.4%), and Outside Fires (27.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Selbyville, DE
    • 28457.4%Structure Fires
    • 13827.9%Outside Fires
    • 459.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 285.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Selbyville, DE
Most common first names in Selbyville, DE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John8374.3 years
William6473.8 years
James5071.2 years
George4273.6 years
Mary3980.5 years
Robert3371.5 years
Charles2873.4 years
Joseph2573.9 years
Margaret2277.3 years
Edward2274.2 years
Most common last names in Selbyville, DE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Hudson6076.4 years
Bunting3678.0 years
Murray3373.7 years
Lynch3078.8 years
Smith2570.3 years
Long2478.9 years
Mccabe2181.0 years
Tingle1868.6 years
Evans1777.9 years
Hall1771.1 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Selbyville, DE
  • 33.0%Electricity
  • 27.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 25.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 9.4%Utility gas
  • 2.0%Other fuel
  • 0.9%Wood
  • 0.9%No fuel used
  • 0.7%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Selbyville, DE
  • 72.2%Electricity
  • 13.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 8.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.6%Utility gas


Selbyville compared to Delaware state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Selbyville on our top lists:

  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in United Kingdom (population 500+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Yugoslavia (population 500+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Asia, n.e.c. (population 500+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Melanesia (population 500+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Micronesia (population 500+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Polynesia (population 500+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other South Eastern Asia (population 500+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Born at sea (population 500+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
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