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Population in 2012: 218 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +8.5%
Males: 108  (49.8%)
Females: 110  (50.2%)

Median resident age:  43.7 years
Kansas median age:  32.8 years

Zip codes: 67757.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $44,707 (it was $28,750 in 2000)
Selden:

$44,707
KS:

$50,241
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $26,548

Selden city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $62,701 (it was $40,000 in 2000)
Selden:

$62,701
KS:

$130,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $60,321; Detached houses: $60,321

Median gross rent in 2012: $482.

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  • White alone - 204 (93.2%)
  • Hispanic - 15 (6.8%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Selden: 78.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (42.8%), English (12.2%), Irish (10.6%), Danish (3.5%), Italian (3.3%), French (2.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2837 feet

Land area: 0.30 square miles.

Population density: 722 people per square mile 
 
 (low).




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For population 25 years and over in Selden:

  • High school or higher: 93.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.4%
  • Unemployed: 4.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Selden city:

  • Never married: 22.0%
  • Now married: 53.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 16.7%

9 residents are foreign born

This city:  2.9%
Kansas:  5.9%



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Selden, Kansas as of May 22, 2013.
The ratio of number of residents in Selden to the number of sex offenders is 218 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,017 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $900 (1.5%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wichita, KS (216.5 miles , pop. 344,284).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (511.7 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Dresden, KS (3.1 miles) , Rexford, KS (3.3 miles) , Hoxie, KS (3.8 miles ), Menlo, KS (3.9 miles) , Jennings, KS (4.2 miles) , Gem, KS (4.4 miles) , Oberlin, KS (4.4 miles ), Clayton, KS (5.0 miles) .

Latitude: 39.54 N, Longitude: 100.57 W

Area code: 785

Selden household income distribution Selden home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.0%
Kansas:

6.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -48 (-19.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (28%)
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Construction (23%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (3%)
  • Educational services (34%)
  • Health care and social assistance (34%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)
  • Manufacturing (3%)
  • Retail trade (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (19%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (17%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Carpenters (6%)
  • Printing workers (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Printing workers (13%)
  • Registered nurses (10%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Personal appearance workers (6%)

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Tornado activity:

Selden-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 90% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/14/1970, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 4.9 miles away from the Selden city center injured 5 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/23/2008, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 44.2 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused $3 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Selden-area historical earthquake activity is above Kansas state average. It is 93% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/30/1991 at 22:07:44, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 66.7 miles away from the city center
On 11/13/2001 at 01:56:13, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 36.8 miles away from Selden center
On 7/15/1992 at 02:56:40, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 76.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/17/2003 at 17:31:59, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 61.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/16/2007 at 06:50:31, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, 2.6 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 74.2 miles away from Selden center
On 11/1/2002 at 11:08:56, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 84.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Sheridan County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Political contributions by individuals in Selden, KS

Airports located in Selden:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Selden:

  • Fort Hays State University (about 81 miles; Hays, KS; Full-time enrollment: 4,978)
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 112 miles; Kearney, NE; FT enrollment: 4,780)
  • Central Community College (about 149 miles; Grand Island, NE; FT enrollment: 2,632)
  • Hutchinson Community College (about 176 miles; Hutchinson, KS; FT enrollment: 2,415)
  • Kansas State University (about 215 miles; Manhattan, KS; FT enrollment: 18,850)
  • Wichita State University (about 218 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 9,428)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 223 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 20,702)

Public elementary/middle school in Selden:

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Library in Selden:

  • SELDEN PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $7,321; Location: 109 S. KANSAS AVENUE; 1,916 books; 92 audio materials; 112 video materials; 30 state licensed databases)

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Notable locations in Selden: Hi-Plains Co - Operative Association Grain Elevator Number 6 (A), Sheridan County Rural Fire District 1 Selden Station (B), Selden Public Library (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Selden include: Sacred Heart Catholic Church (A), Selden United Methodist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Midway Motel & Cafe (USHighway 83).

 
Sheridan County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 7.3%
(8.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Kansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  56.4%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  3.0%
Whole state:  5.8%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Selden, KS

Selden compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Banks with branches in Selden (2011 data):

  • The Bank: Selden Branch at 108 N Kansas Ave, branch established on 1984/12/21. Info updated 2010/12/20: Bank assets: $201.9 mil, Deposits: $175.9 mil, headquarters in Oberlin, KS, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Decatur Investment, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Selden travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (72%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (20%)
  • Electricity (6%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Selden city (based on Sheridan County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 85.46%
Here85.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Other
Adherents49.6%14.6%12.0%9.9%13.8%
Congregations30.8%7.7%30.8%7.7%23.1%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
Sheridan County:

4.02 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Sheridan County:

12.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Here:

12.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.2%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Sheridan County:

28.2%
Kansas:

27.9%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$356
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$563
Sewerage 0$0 1$1,775
Totals for Government 0$0 4$2,694

Selden government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $34,000 ($155.96)
    Water Utilities: $20,000 ($91.74)
    Sewerage: $18,000 ($82.57)
    Solid Waste Management: $13,000 ($59.63)
    Regular Highways: $9,000 ($41.28)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,000 ($18.35)
    Libraries: $2,000 ($9.17)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $10,000 ($45.87)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $8,000 ($36.70)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $29,000 ($133.03)

Selden government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $16,000 ($73.39)
    Solid Waste Management: $16,000 ($73.39)
    All Other: $9,000 ($41.28)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $10,000 ($45.87)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($13.76)
    General Revenue, NEC: $2,000 ($9.17)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $33,000 ($151.38)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,000 ($27.52)
    General Support: $3,000 ($13.76)
  • Tax - Property: $47,000 ($215.60)
    Public Utilities: $6,000 ($27.52)

Selden government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $194,000 ($889.91)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $174,000 ($798.17)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $19,000 ($87.16)

Selden government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $81,000 ($371.56)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $16,000 ($73.39)

5.60% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,305 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.60%
Kansas average:

7.39%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.



5.69% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,967 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.69%
Kansas average:

7.67%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Strongest AM radio stations in Selden:

  • KXXX (790 AM; 5 kW; COLBY, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KBRL (1300 AM; 5 kW; MCCOOK, NE; Owner: MCCOOK RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KSIR (1010 AM; 25 kW; BRUSH, CO; Owner: JMS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Selden:

  • KQLS (100.3 FM; COLBY, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFNF (101.1 FM; OBERLIN, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KRKU (98.5 FM; MCCOOK, NE; Owner: MCCOOK RADIO GROUP, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Selden:

  • KSNK (Channel 8; McCOOK, NE; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION OF WICHITA)
  • K69DB (Channel 69; HOXIE, ETC., KS; Owner: SHERIDAN CNTY, KANSAS)
  • K32BY (Channel 32; OBERLIN, KS; Owner: SMOKY HILLS PUBLIC TELEVISION)

Selden fatal accident list:

Sep 23, 1982 08:20 PM, 83, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 5 Mi N & 2 Mi W (Lat: 39.618056 Lon: -100.592083), Call Sign: KNGT965
    Assigned Frequencies: 157.740 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/26/1998, Expiration Date: 06/10/2003, Cancellation Date: 09/07/2003
    Registrant: David D Carman, Rt 1, Dresden, KS 67635, Phone: (913) 386-4271

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • STATION, 3 1/2 Miles W (Lat: 39.536667 Lon: -100.638472), Overall height: 94.5 m, Call Sign: KAV32
    Assigned Frequencies: 1965.00 MHz, 1975.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/22/1999, Expiration Date: 10/13/2009, Cancellation Date: 04/16/2003
    Registrant: Phone: (913) 296-3661

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: CESSNA A188B (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 21883 , Serial Number: 18801098, Year manufactured: 1972, Airworthiness Date: 01/24/1973
    Registrant (Individual): Richard V Dba Stevenson, Po Box 19, Selden, KS 67757, Other Owners: Flying Service Stevenson
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5008T , Serial Number: 28-7225311, Year manufactured: 1972, Airworthiness Date: 04/25/1972
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Flying Service Stevenson, Hc 1 Box 32, Selden, KS 67757, Other Owners: Kevin K Stevenson, Ryan R Stevenson
  • Aircraft: CESSNA A188B (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9485R , Serial Number: 18802294T, Year manufactured: 1975, Airworthiness Date: 07/10/1975
    Registrant (Individual): Richard V Dba Stevenson, Po Box 9, Selden, KS 67757, Other Owners: Flying Service Stevenson



Most common first names in Selden, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1382.4 years
Donald581.2 years
James575.4 years
Fred482.7 years
Anna487.8 years
Mary464.0 years
Grace387.7 years
Clarence378.3 years
Frank367.4 years
Francis370.0 years
Most common last names in Selden, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Zodrow984.6 years
Shuler770.7 years
Sulzman771.0 years
Bruggeman679.9 years
Kruse680.8 years
Juenemann675.7 years
Rogers684.5 years
Shaw682.2 years
Schuhart584.8 years
Brantley478.8 years

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