Selma, AL Profile: Facts & Data

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Selma, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Selma had a population of 20,366 as of July 1, 2018. Selma ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alabama. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Selma is located at latitude 32.417 and longitude -87.0358 in Dallas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Selma (see map below) encompass a land area of 13.81 sq. miles and a water area of 0.59 sq. miles. Dallas County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 135 feet.

The City of Selma (GNIS ID: 2405441) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Selma is located within Selma Division of Dallas County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Selma population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Selma: Ecor de Bienville, High Soapstone Bluff, Moores Bluff, Piachee, Piachi.

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Selma, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 20,366
Population in Households 19,654
Population in Familes 15,916
Population in Group Qrtrs 712
Population Density2 1,475
Diversity Index3 35
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $26,463
Average Household Income $44,333
Per Capita Income $17,847

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 9,492 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,563 (37.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,346 (45.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,583 (16.7%)
Median Home Value $94,691
Average Home Value $125,344
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 7,909
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 5,020
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.23% -0.76%
Households -0.27% -0.76%
Families -0.39% -0.92%
Median Household Income   0.65%
Per Capita Income   1.0%

Selma, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Selma to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 31 95th
Population Density # 22 96th
Diversity Index # 300 48th
Median Household Income # 553 5th
Per Capita Income # 504 13th

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