|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Selma is 17,625. Selma, Alabama is the 2,076th largest city in the US.
Selma is located entirely in Dallas County.
The peak population of Selma was in 1990, when its population was 23,720. In 1990, Selma was the 1,169th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 2,076th largest city in the US. Selma is currently 25.7% smaller than it was in 1990.
Selma has shrunk 13.6% since the year 2000. Selma, Alabama's growth is extremely below average. 92% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
Selma has a population density of 1,503.1 people per square mile.
|2072||Southbridge Town, Massachusetts||17,657|
|2079||New Philadelphia, Ohio||17,585||2.7%|
|2081||Siloam Springs, Arkansas||17,575||59.4%|
|2082||Richmond Hill, Georgia||17,556||152.7%|
The total voting age population of Selma, Alabama, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 13,453. The voting age population is 43.4% male and 56.6% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 16.8% of the residents of Selma are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Selma are 82.3% Black, 16.0% White, 1.1% Asian, 0.3% Two or more races, 0.2% American Indian and 0.1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. Additionally, 1.2% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Selma, 37.6% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 59.1%. On a per-household basis, 29.3% of families are below the poverty line in Selma.
Among those aged 16 and older, 49.2% of Selma residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 80.7% of Selma residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 17.3% have a bachelor's degree and 7.8% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Selma residents aged 5 and older, 2.4% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 0.8% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.7% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.6% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Selma is 14.6%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Selma, 17.7% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Selma is $27,030.
In Selma, 45.2% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 54.8% of housing units in Selma.
Of all the housing units in Selma, 20.1% of them were build before 1940.
In Selma, 8.0% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 760 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Selma is $612.
In Selma, 71.1% of households have an active broadband internet connection.