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Selbyville, Delaware
Selbyville Library, July 2012
Selbyville Library, July 2012
Location of Selbyville in Sussex County, Delaware.
Location of Selbyville in Sussex County, Delaware.
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Coordinates: 38°27′37″N 75°13′15″W / 38.46028°N 75.22083°W / 38.46028; -75.22083
Country  United States
State  Delaware
County Sussex
Founded 1778
Incorporated 1902
Area
 • Total 3.60 sq mi (9.31 km2)
 • Land 3.59 sq mi (9.29 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation
33 ft (10 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 2,878
 • Density 802.12/sq mi (309.71/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
19944, 19975
Area code(s) 302
FIPS code 10-64840
GNIS feature ID 214630

Selbyville is a town in Sussex County, Delaware, United States. Its population was 2,167 at the 2010 census, an increase of 31.7% over the previous decade. It is part of the Salisbury, Maryland-Delaware Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

Selbyville is located at 38°27′37″N 75°13′15″W / 38.46028°N 75.22083°W / 38.46028; -75.22083Coordinates: 38°27′37″N 75°13′15″W / 38.46028°N 75.22083°W / 38.46028; -75.22083 (38.4603917, -75.2207438).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.6 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 149
1910 342
1920 462 35.1%
1930 661 43.1%
1940 882 33.4%
1950 1,086 23.1%
1960 1,080 −0.6%
1970 1,099 1.8%
1980 1,251 13.8%
1990 1,335 6.7%
2000 1,645 23.2%
2010 2,167 31.7%
2020 2,878 32.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

At the 2000 census there were 1,645 people, 615 households, and 439 families living in the town. The population density was 1,176.9 people per square mile (453.7/km2). There were 664 housing units at an average density of 475.1 per square mile (183.1/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 72.89% White, 15.38% African American, 0.73% Asian, 0.55% Pacific Islander, 9.48% from other races, and 0.97% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 21.09%.

Of the 615 households 28.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.9% were married couples living together, 14.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.6% were non-families. 24.6% of households were one person and 13.8% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.05.

The age distribution was 24.3% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 17.6% 65 or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 104.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.8 males.

The median household income was $36,250 and the median family income was $41,522. Males had a median income of $25,368 versus $20,660 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,965. About 10.6% of families and 11.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.4% of those under age 18 and 12.4% of those age 65 or over.

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