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  7. Jobs
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Selden is a suburb of New York City with a population of 19,928. Selden is in Suffolk County. Living in Selden offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals live in Selden and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Selden are highly rated.
About Selden...
Population
19,928

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$299,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,634
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    22%
  • Own
    78%
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Selden Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Selden

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$85,926
National
$55,322
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Selden Reviews

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I have lived here my whole life-23 years. The town has any store you could need between 5 and 20 minutes drive, from food stores to a full blown mall. There is adequate part time and entry level employment for these stores, mostly cashier and sales associate positions, and they are supportive of hiring local students. There is also a highly rated community college which admits many local students after high school graduation, as well as offering high school students reduced fees for high school classes taken as college credit. The school district has extremely passionate and caring teachers, though the school buildings could use updating.
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I've live in Selden for the past 15 years. It is a diverse community filled with great activities for a growing family. The middle country library has so many activities for all in the community, a great books and staff is wonderful. Suffolk community college is located in the town & Stony Brook University and hospital is 8 Minutes away. There are many urgent cares needs and many qualified doctors with in the town. Food shopping needs from Shopright to Aldi, King Kullen and BestYet foods. Fast food Checkers, five guys, Panera Bread, chipotle and from Chinese , Mexican to Indian cuisine. Walgreens is open 24 hours for your pharmaceutical needs. The town of Selden has a plethora of hair and nail salons, home depot with in the town a dialysis center, ralph's ices and arts and crafts store, a Guitar Center franchise and much more. Selden is 7 minutes from the Smith Haven mall, one of the largest malls in Long Island.
Selden's an average small town, not much to write home about. There are no immediately close restaurants that are worth talking about, mostly just chains. Selden stands in good relation to local nightlife, however, and if one wants to stay at home some weekends and yet go out on others, Selden might be the perfect spot for you. As with all of Long Island, Selden is very pricy to live in, but stands in the mid range as far as Long Island go.

One thing that should be known about Selden is directed at parents of children who are college bound. Newfield High School has the highest admittance rate into colleges for any high school in the nation. If getting your child into college is very important, Selden is a great place to do that.