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Selinsgrove is a borough in Snyder County.

The community was named after Anthony Selin, Swiss soldier of fortune who laid out the town

The latitude of Selinsgrove is 40.798N. The longitude is -76.862W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 440 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,436.


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Median household income
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$31,034
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Selinsgrove demographic reports
Selinsgrove is on the Susquehanna
Site of Guinness World Record for "Longest Banana Split," achieved in 1988 when residents prepared a 4-mile, 965-yard dessert
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 65. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 11.9 per 1,000 people.
Colleges and universities: Susquehanna University
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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34% of Selinsgrove residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Selinsgrove ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Selinsgrove was $13,401, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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24% of Selinsgrove residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Selinsgrove, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $384.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $798.


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Snyder County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Selinsgrove political report.

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The average commute time for Selinsgrove workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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