Selden, Long Island
As of the 2010 census, there were 19,851 people (down from 21,861 in 2000), 6,468 households and 5,138 families residing in the CDP. The median income for a household in the CDP was $80,438 and the median income for a family was $85,719. Males had a median income of $53,468 and only $41,977 for females. Selden has a land area of 4.66 sq. miles; a water area of 0 sq. miles; and a population density of 4, 695.48 people per sq. mile. The latitude of Selden is 40.866N. The longitude is -73.036W. It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 89 feet.
The area was named after Lt. Gov. Henry Selden. The former and merged names include Westfield. Selden has a model range of local business and residential facilities. The median income, age, and home values of the town clearly have a middle-class character and appeal. It also appears as a shelter of choice for new immigrants who come to the United States from different countries and faiths. About 81% of share housing units in Selden that were owner-occupied. In an early 2007, the research shows that there were six registered sex offenders living in Selden with a ratio of 3644:1 number of residents to the number of sex offenders. The are is made up of mostly couples and families, not singles.
The racial-makeup of Selden comprises of 91.96% White, 1.88% African American, 0.19% Native American, 2.46% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.78% from other races, and 1.72% from two or more races. Most of its resident’s ancestries were Italian, Irish, German, Polish, and Puerto Rican.
The Middle School Country Central School District (MCCSD) covers approximately 16 square miles in the Town of Brookhaven. It is composed of the villages and hamlets of Centereach, Selden, some parts of Lake Grove, Coram, Lake Ronkonkoma, Port Jefferson Station, and Farmingville.
The Suffolk County Community College-Ammerman Campus is the oldest of the three campuses with an enrollment of over 11,000 students. It offers a wide array of programs in the liberal arts and sciences, visual and performing arts, engineering and computer sciences, and many more. The Middle County Public Library has a building in Selden. The library serves a valuable purpose for the community through continuing education initiatives for adults and for working people. There are also many quality shops, fine restaurants, and historical landmarks in Selden.R D'laney's and the Hairy Lemon are popular bars in town.