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97538 Zip Code (Selma, OR) Detailed Profile




City: Selma, OR (4.54%)
County: Josephine County, OR
Estimated zip code population in 2017: 1,605
Zip code population in 2010: 2,063
Zip code population in 2000: 1,934

Houses and condos: 1,003
Renter-occupied apartments: 154
% of renters here:

20%
State:

37%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 97538: 90.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 142.0 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.2 sq. mi.
Population density: 11 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 97538
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2017:
This zip code:

0.5% ($1,170)
Oregon:

0.9% ($2,978)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,058 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,241 (0.5%)

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Males: 844  (52.6%)
Females: 760  (47.4%)

For population 25 years and over in 97538:

  • High school or higher: 85.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.3%
  • Unemployed: 13.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 46.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 97538:

  • Never married: 21.1%
  • Now married: 57.1%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 5.7%
  • Divorced: 15.0%

Zip code 97538 compared to state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Races in zip code 97538 (2017)
    • 1,81193.6%White
    • 1236.4%Hispanic or Latino
    • 623.2%Two or more races
    • 371.9%American Indian
    • 150.8%Asian
    • 80.4%Black
    • 60.3%Some other race
    • 10.05%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander
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Estimated median house/condo value in 2017: $229,970
97538:

$229,970
Oregon:

$319,200
Median resident age:
This zip code:

60.5 years
Oregon median age:

39.3 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.1 people
Oregon:

2.5 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 97538, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $34,004 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$34,004
State:

$57,845

Salary/wage: $27,943 (reported on 63.0% of returns)
Here:

$27,943
State:

$47,723
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 53.5% for AGIs below $25k, 60.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 52.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 52.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 35.9% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $895 (reported on 30.1% of returns)
This zip code:

$895
Oregon:

$1,848
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.3% for AGIs below $25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.8% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Ordinary dividends: $4,130 (reported on 13.7% of returns)
Here:

$4,130
State:

$5,987
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.4% for AGIs below $25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.0% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$2,244 (reported on 12.3% of returns)
Here:

+$2,244
State:

+$13,095
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 7.8% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$6,671 (reported on 23.3% of returns)
Here:

+$6,671
State:

+$13,871
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 14.7% for AGIs below $25k, 4.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.7% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $11,671 (reported on 9.6% of returns)
97538:

$11,671
Oregon:

$16,036

Total itemized deductions: $19,888 (32% of AGI, reported on 23.3% of returns)
Here:

$19,888
State:

$24,430

Here:

32.3% of AGI
State:

23.2% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 12.5% for AGIs below $25k, 11.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 15.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 17.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 13.8% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Charity contributions: $3,109 (reported on 15.1% of returns)
Here:

$3,109
State:

$3,648
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.5% for AGIs below $25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.9% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxes paid: $5,324 (reported on 23.3% of returns)
97538:

$5,324
State:

$10,269
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.4% for AGIs below $25k, 2.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 6.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 6.5% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Earned income credit: $1,775 (reported on 27.4% of returns)
Here:

$1,775
State:

$2,021
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.0% for AGIs below $25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 54.8%
Here:

55%
State:

47%
(% for various income ranges: 51.3% for AGIs below $25k, 52.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 88.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 66.7% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 97538, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $30,164 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$30,164
State:

$46,788

Salary/wage: $24,933 (reported on 69.4% of returns)
Here:

$24,933
State:

$39,788
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 108.1% for AGIs below $10k, 66.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 62.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 74.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 57.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 21.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $2,669 (reported on 44.7% of returns)
This zip code:

$2,669
Oregon:

$2,126
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 15.3% for AGIs below $10k, 3.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 8.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $1,888 (reported on 16.4% of returns)
Here:

$1,888
State:

$3,427
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.9% for AGIs below $10k, 0.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.6% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$12,155 (reported on 15.8% of returns)
Here:

+$12,155
State:

+$12,447
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -6.4% for AGIs below $10k, 0.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 22.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$2,021 (reported on 17.7% of returns)
Here:

+$2,021
State:

+$11,682
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -31.3% for AGIs below $10k, 7.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 5.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, -2.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, -6.6% for AGIs $75k-100k)

IRA payment deduction: $3,167 (reported on 2.2% of returns)
97538:

$3,167
Oregon:

$3,035

Total itemized deductions: $16,004 (29% of AGI, reported on 27.7% of returns)
Here:

$16,004
State:

$20,209

Here:

29.4% of AGI
State:

24.7% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 26.0% for AGIs below $10k, 14.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 14.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 16.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 19.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 11.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $2,339 (4% of AGI, reported on 20.1% of returns)
Here:

$2,339
State:

$3,145

Here:

4.1% of AGI
State:

3.6% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.1% for AGIs below $10k, 2.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $3,582 (reported on 64.6% of returns)
97538:

$3,582
State:

$7,148
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.6% for AGIs below $10k, 3.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 11.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 11.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,720 (reported on 23.6% of returns)
Here:

$1,720
State:

$1,605

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 62.4%
Here:

62%
State:

53%
(% for various income ranges: 58.0% for AGIs below $10k, 58.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 64.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 65.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 82.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 95.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2017:
This zip code:

$36,044
Oregon:

$60,212
Selma, OR (97538) map Nearest zip codes: 97543, 97531, 97523, 97527, 97534, 97532.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

25.0%
Oregon:

44.8%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

10.4%
Oregon:

7.6%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 172
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 575


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 8 (8 now married, 0 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 174 (76 now married, 97 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 97538 with a mortgage: 282 (8 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 321

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,115
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $347

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2017:
This zip code:

23.9%
Whole state:

13.2%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2017:
This zip code:

18.3%
Whole state:

7.4%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.0
State:

6.2
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.1
  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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  • Notable locations in zip code 97538: Store Gulch Guard Station (A), Lake Selmac Boat Dock (B), Lake Selmac Reeves Creek Boat Launch (C), Lake Selmac McMullen Creek Boat Launch (D), Store Gulch Recreation Site (E), Lake Selmac Boat Dock (F), Anderson Station (G), Miami Bar Boat Launch (H), Lake Selmac Boat Dock (I), Illinois Valley Fire District Station 5 (J), Illinois Valley Fire District Station 2 (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Deer Creek Cemetery (1), Selma Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Lakes and reservoirs: Rabbit Lake (A), Tall Timber Reservoir (B), Lake Selmac (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Creeks: Ryan Creek (A), Hegan Creek (B), Hansen Creek (C), Booker Creek (D), Brockhurst Creek (E), Eight Dollar Mountain Creek (F), Montgomery Creek (G), Oak Flat Creek (H), Myrtle Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

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Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 02014 or later
  • 252010 to 2013
  • 1312000 to 2009
  • 1461990 to 1999
  • 1471980 to 1989
  • 3061970 to 1979
  • 801960 to 1969
  • 71950 to 1959
  • 351940 to 1949
  • 1101939 or earlier

Zip code 97538 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Selma, OR (97538)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Selma, OR (97538)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 511 bedroom
  • 1912 bedrooms
  • 3343 bedrooms
  • 314 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Selma, OR (97538)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Selma, OR (97538)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 811 bedroom
  • 392 bedrooms
  • 573 bedrooms
  • 04 bedrooms
  • 35+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Selma, OR (97538) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Selma, OR (97538) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 0no vehicle
  • 271 vehicle
  • 2892 vehicles
  • 1633 vehicles
  • 1124 vehicles
  • 415+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Selma, OR (97538) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Selma, OR (97538) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 74no vehicle
  • 71 vehicle
  • 802 vehicles
  • 03 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 235+ vehicles

  • Zip code 97538 household income distribution in 2017

  • Zip code 97538 household income distribution in 2017
  • 75Less than $10,000
  • 101$10,000 to $14,999
  • 10$15,000 to $19,999
  • 16$20,000 to $24,999
  • 84$25,000 to $29,999
  • 86$30,000 to $34,999
  • 39$35,000 to $39,999
  • 37$40,000 to $44,999
  • 27$45,000 to $49,999
  • 55$50,000 to $59,999
  • 105$60,000 to $74,999
  • 50$75,000 to $99,999
  • 28$100,000 to $124,999
  • 9$125,000 to $149,999
  • 6$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2017 in zip code 97538

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2017 in zip code 97538
  • 8Less than $10,000
  • 12$15,000 to $19,999
  • 23$20,000 to $24,999
  • 6$40,000 to $49,999
  • 7$80,000 to $89,999
  • 16$100,000 to $124,999
  • 44$125,000 to $149,999
  • 111$150,000 to $174,999
  • 38$175,000 to $199,999
  • 86$200,000 to $249,999
  • 102$250,000 to $299,999
  • 65$300,000 to $399,999
  • 15$400,000 to $499,999
  • 46$500,000 to $749,999
  • 20$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in zip code 97538

  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in zip code 97538
  • 14$200 to $249
  • 17$400 to $449
  • 27$450 to $499
  • 18$500 to $549
  • 17$600 to $649
  • 13$1,500 to $1,999
  • 35No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2017: $676.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2017: $209,265.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2017 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $251,508
  • American Indian or Alaska Native householders: $52,108
  • Two or more races householders: $260,540
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $299,215

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $229,970
97538:

$229,970
Oregon:

$319,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $171,949 - $316,322

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $316,497
Here:

$316,497
State:

$390,551

Mobile homes: $181,750
Here:

$181,750
State:

$137,934
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 97538

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 694
  • Two: 14
  • Mobile homes: 288

Unemployment: 13.4%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 97538

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 97538
  • 77.9%380Drove a car alone
  • 11.3%55Carpooled
  • 5.3%26Other means
  • 5.3%26Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 97538

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 97538
  • 5Less than 5 minutes
  • 145 to 9 minutes
  • 2910 to 14 minutes
  • 5415 to 19 minutes
  • 520 to 24 minutes
  • 1925 to 29 minutes
  • 2130 to 34 minutes
  • 3335 to 39 minutes
  • 5040 to 44 minutes
  • 8445 to 59 minutes
  • 7560 to 89 minutes
  • 6790 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 78.0%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,599
  • In family households: 1,254 (226 male householders, 254 female householders)
    411 spouses, 233 children (210 natural, 5 adopted, 20 stepchildren), 44 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 36 parents, 0 other relatives, 44 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 346 (233 male householders (182 living alone)), 42 female householders (34 living alone)), 70 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 5 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 327 2-persons, 74 3-persons, 50 4-persons, 30 5-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 216 1-person, 24 2-persons, 33 3-persons

101 married couples with children.
28 single-parent households (28 women).

97.6% of residents of 97538 zip code speak English at home.
1.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% very well).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% very well).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% very well).
1.0% of residents speak other language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 55 (3.5%)
(36.3% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

3.5%
Whole state:

9.9%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 40%Netherlands
  • 36%Belgium
Most common first ancestries reported in 97538
  • 11%Irish
  • 10%American
  • 6%Danish
  • 4%Norwegian
  • 4%Scottish
  • 4%English
  • 4%British
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 02010 or later
  • 102000 to 2009
  • 01990 to 1999
  • 50Before 1990

Zip code 97538 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • BULK TRANSPORTATION SPILL SITE (HWY 199 @ MP 23 JCT GOLD CANYO in SELMA, OR)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Organizations: BULK TRANSPORTATION A CALIFORNIA CORP (CONTACT/OWNER)

Zip code 97538 marital status for males
Zip code 97538 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3.5%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4.2%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 48.5%Wood
  • 45.7%Electricity
  • 2.5%Solar energy
  • 2.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.1%Coal or coke

Population in 1990: 2,065.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 451
  • Northeast: 46
  • Midwest: 150
  • South: 97
  • West: 801

58% of the 97538 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 50% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Oregon.

92% of the 97538 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 82% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 8% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 9% moved from different state.

Year householders moved into unit in Selma, OR (97538)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school):
Here:

0.0%
Oregon:

10.0%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school):
Here:

0.0%
Oregon:

8.0%
Students in private undergraduate colleges:
Here:

0.0%
Oregon:

16.6%
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Class of Workers in 2017
Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months
  • Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)
  • 31,322Material moving occupations
  • 27,539Construction and extraction occupations
  • 12,488Education, training, and library occupations
  • 9,700Transportation occupations
  • 7,469Sales and related occupations

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:

  • Information: Internet Publishing and Broadcasting (10-19 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Other Services (except Public Administration): Religious Organizations (10-19: 1)
  • Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services: Landscaping Services (5-9: 1)
  • Wholesale Trade: Electrical Apparatus and Equipment, Wiring Supplies, and Related Equipment Merchant Wholesalers (5-9: 1)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Offices of Physicians (except Mental Health Specialists) (5-9: 1)
  • Construction: Painting and Wall Covering Contractors (1-4: 3)
  • Construction: Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors (1-4: 2)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

People in group quarters in 2010:

  • 3 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 2 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

Fatal accident statistics in 2014:

  • Fatal accident count: 2
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 3
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 2
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 8
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

Fatal accident statistics in 2011:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 4
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Most common first names in zip code 97538 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert1875.8 years
John1370.2 years
James1270.1 years
William1273.3 years
Mary1178.4 years
George967.7 years
Richard968.0 years
Charles770.1 years
Raymond774.9 years
Harold774.7 years
Most common last names in zip code 97538 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1173.2 years
Hoffman573.6 years
Miller573.4 years
Krauss472.5 years
Seifert477.8 years
Wilson469.2 years
Golden389.6 years
Graves376.7 years
Allen371.0 years
Marshall382.4 years

Businesses in zip code 97538

  • FedEx: 1

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