Statewide Claims to Fame

Selma is 2nd in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Foreign born residents

Selma is 2nd in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Race - Hispanic or Latino

Selma is 5th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Income below poverty line

Selma is 7th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Residents younger than 5

Selma is 13th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Race - Two or More

Selma is 16th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Residents younger than 18

Selma, North Carolina Border Map - Phone Size

General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Selma Rank North Carolina US
Current population (2012) 6,185 115th 9,752,073 313,914,040
Size in square miles 4.8 132nd 48,617.9 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 1,252.7 73rd 196.1 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Selma Rank North Carolina US
Residents younger than 5 10.0% 7th 6.4% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 29.8% 16th 23.4% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 10.6% 104th 13.8% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Selma Rank North Carolina US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 70.2% 142nd 84.1% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 9.6% 141st 26.5% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Selma Rank North Carolina US
Race - White 38.8% 138th 71.9% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 37.2% 28th 22.0% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.5% 66th 1.5% 1.2%
Race - Asian 0.2% 143rd 2.5% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 21st 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 2.9% 13th 2.0% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 34.8% 2nd 8.7% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 26.9% 145th 64.7% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Selma Rank North Carolina US
Female residents 51.9% 82nd 51.3% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 26.1% 2nd 7.4% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Selma Rank North Carolina US
Housing units 2,590 130th 4,362,740 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 20.0% 82nd 17.0% 25.9%
Households 2,403 123rd 3,664,119 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 37.7% 140th 67.8% 66.1%
Home median value $84,700 142nd $152,700 $186,200
People per household 2.5 53rd 2.5 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Selma Rank North Carolina US
Income per capita $12,768 143rd $25,256 $27,915
Income per household $22,717 142nd $46,291 $52,762
Income below poverty line 41.0% 5th 16.1% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Selma Rank North Carolina US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 417 118th 798,791 27,092,908
Retail sales $117,911 94th $114,578,173 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $17,281 75th $12,641 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $23,284 86th $16,126,939 $613,795,732

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