Latest Data (2017)
Population 18,370
Nationwide Rank 1955

Quick Facts

Selma, Alabama is the 1,955th largest city in the United States as of 2017.

Selma, Alabama is a city.

Selma, Alabama is currently 22.6% smaller than it was in 1990, the year of its peak recorded population.

Selma, Alabama's growth is extremely below average. 92% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Selma, Alabama Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
1945 Winchester, Kentucky 18,486 10.4%
1946 Niles, Ohio 18,473 -11.5%
1947 Fairmont, West Virginia 18,467 -4.1%
1948 Durango, Colorado 18,465 27.1%
1949 Jacksonville, Illinois 18,454 -7.6%
1950 Round Lake, Illinois 18,444 205.9%
1951 Farmington, Missouri 18,425 31.7%
1952 Bourbonnais, Illinois 18,420 19.9%
1953 Culpeper, Virginia 18,413 89.8%
1954 Marshfield, Wisconsin 18,405 -2.3%
1955 Selma, Alabama 18,370 -10.0%
1956 Hyattsville, Maryland 18,333 17.1%
1957 Bensenville, Illinois 18,330 -11.6%
1958 Stafford, Texas 18,315 15.0%
1959 Palestine, Texas 18,306 3.7%
1960 Rancho Mirage, California 18,306 36.8%
1961 Foley, Alabama 18,288 109.5%
1962 Cudahy, Wisconsin 18,282 -0.5%
1963 Katy, Texas 18,282 54.3%
1964 Macomb, Illinois 18,267 -0.9%
1965 Trenton, Michigan 18,255 -6.9%

Similarly Sized Cities In Alabama

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
1062 Phenix City 36,219 27.4%
1084 Prattville 35,498 35.9%
1086 Gadsden 35,409 -8.9%
1120 Vestavia Hills 34,291 10.9%
1155 Alabaster 33,202 37.7%
1257 Opelika 30,240 22.4%
1337 Enterprise 28,247 33.4%
1429 Bessemer 26,386 -12.8%
1442 Daphne 25,960 54.6%
1463 Athens 25,616 33.8%
1471 Homewood 25,476 1.6%
1496 Northport 25,094 26.0%
1596 Pelham 23,493 60.5%
1690 Trussville 21,827 52.6%
1694 Anniston 21,770 -10.2%
1700 Prichard 21,732 -23.8%
1718 Albertville 21,392 22.7%
1727 Oxford 21,180 11.1%
1751 Fairhope 20,935 64.3%
1795 Mountain Brook 20,381 -1.9%
1894 Helena 19,072 76.0%
1899 Troy 19,037 35.6%
1955 Selma 18,370 -10.0%
1961 Foley 18,288 109.5%
2135 Center Point 16,313 2.5%
2232 Hueytown 15,460 -5.1%
2235 Talladega 15,426 -10.9%
2239 Cullman 15,385 7.3%
2247 Millbrook 15,318 35.8%
2312 Alexander City 14,595 -4.6%
2314 Saraland 14,576 18.5%
2324 Scottsboro 14,484 -2.1%
2333 Ozark 14,428 -4.3%
2335 Hartselle 14,373 16.7%
2364 Fort Payne 14,071 8.5%
2373 Muscle Shoals 14,022 14.6%
2382 Calera 13,979 292.7%
2394 Gardendale 13,906 17.4%
2431 Pell City 13,676 41.1%
2441 Jasper 13,618 -4.0%
2520 Chelsea 13,011 233.0%
2529 Moody 12,956 57.9%
2588 Jacksonville 12,612 49.1%
2609 Irondale 12,468 27.4%
2644 Sylacauga 12,264 -5.7%
2679 Eufaula 12,044 -13.7%
2682 Leeds 12,031 14.6%
2718 Gulf Shores 11,809 105.6%
2913 Fairfield 10,683 -13.1%
3042 Pleasant Grove 10,104 0.9%
3083 Atmore 9,890 -3.7%
3126 Russellville 9,697 8.2%
3137 Boaz 9,652 24.4%
3148 Clay 9,599 10.4%
3153 Rainbow City 9,555 12.8%
3195 Pike Road 9,322 197.8%
3209 Valley 9,259 -2.8%
3222 Fultondale 9,190 38.9%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2017 18,370 1,955
2016 18,983 1,893
2015 19,519 1,829
2014 19,814 1,799
2013 19,912 1,775
2012 20,251 1,739
2011 20,470 1,700
2010 20,756 1,670
2009 18,278 1,833
2008 18,624 1,801
2007 18,713 1,781
2006 18,788 1,761
2005 18,907 1,723
2004 19,159 1,689
2003 19,416 1,661
2002 19,669 1,631
2001 20,181 1,594
2000 20,418 1,564
1990 23,720 1,169