Selkirk is a somewhat small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 11,036 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Selkirk is the 178th largest community in New York.
Selkirk is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Selkirk is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Selkirk who work in sales jobs (12.63%), office and administrative support (11.79%), and business and financial occupations (11.33%).
Also of interest is that Selkirk has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Selkirk is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Selkirk’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
The education level of Selkirk ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Selkirk, 45.07% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Selkirk in 2018 was $47,394, which is upper middle income relative to New York, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $189,576 for a family of four.
Selkirk is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Selkirk home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Selkirk residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Selkirk include Irish, Italian, German, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Selkirk is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.