Selma, Alabama Population 2024

16,121

Selma is a city located in Dallas County Alabama. Selma has a 2024 population of 16,121. It is also the county seat of Dallas County.Selma is currently declining at a rate of -2.72% annually and its population has decreased by -9.52% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 17,818 in 2020.

The average household income in Selma is $46,763 with a poverty rate of 29.52%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Selma is 39 years, 33.6 years for males, and 40.8 years for females.

Selma Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Selma was:

  • Black or African American: 79.36%
  • White: 17.24%
  • Asian: 1.34%
  • Native American: 1.13%
  • Two or more races: 0.84%
  • Other race: 0.08%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Alabama
Land Area (mi²)
13.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,167.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-9.52% (-1,697)
The current population of Selma, Alabama is 16,121 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 17,818.

Selma, Alabama Population 2024

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Selma Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American14,18679.36%
White3,08217.24%
Asian2401.34%
Native American2021.13%
Two or more races1500.84%
Other race150.08%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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Black or African American

White

Asian

Native American

Two or more races

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Selma Population by Race

Selma Population Pyramid 2024

Selma Median Age

39

Total

33.6

Male

40.8

Female

Selma Adults

There are 13,589 adults, (3,372 of whom are seniors) in Selma.

Selma Age Dependency

75

Age Dependency Ratio

33

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Selma Sex Ratio

Female10,10256.51%
Male7,77343.49%

Selma Population by Age

Selma Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7,4562.3346.853.2
Non Family3,7731.073763
Female1,6174.3334.665.4
Married1,5723.0177.722.3
Male4943.3162.337.7
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3.55

Average Family Size

2.33

Average Household Size

46.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Selma Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Selma Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Selma Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 36.23%.

Selma Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$30,980

Average Earnings

$33,961

Average Male

$30,097

Average Female

Selma Earnings by Educational Attainment

Selma Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Selma Language

98.05% of Selma residents speak only English, while 1.95% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.7% of the population.

Selma Language

Selma Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black13,9704,64933.28%
White2,59229911.54%
Native20212260.4%
Asian2245122.77%
Hispanic324103.09%
Multiple13310.75%
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29.52%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.66%

Male Poverty Rate

34.82%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Selma

The race most likely to be in poverty in Selma is Native, with 60.4% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Selma is Multiple, with 0.75% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.54%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.02%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 40.05%.

Selma Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School31.74%
Less Than 9th Grade27.9%
Some College18.51%
Bachelors or Greater6.05%
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Selma Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed77.12%
Male Unemployed23.19%
Female Employed9.55%
Male Employed3.23%
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Selma Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Selma Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Selma Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

25.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

28.4%

Male Marriage Rate

23.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Selma Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Selma Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Selma Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Selma Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

813

Number of Veterans

735

Male Veterans

78

Female Veterans

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Selma Veterans by War

count

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Selma Veterans by Age

count

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Selma Veterans by Race

Selma Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.99%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.77%

Veteran Disability Rate

Selma Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

50.2%

Labor Force Participation

43.7%

Employment Rate

12.9%

Unemployment Rate

Selma Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Selma Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Selma Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

86.02%

Born in Selma

97.53%

Native Born

2.47%

Foreign Born

1.93%

Non Citizen

0.54%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.53% of Selma residents were born in the United States, with 86.02% having been born in Alabama. 1.93% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Selma Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202913,866-451-3.15%
202814,317-451-3.05%
202714,768-451-2.96%
202615,219-451-2.88%
202515,670-451-2.8%
202416,121-451-2.72%
202316,572-451-2.65%
202217,023-451-2.58%
202117,474-344-1.93%
202017,8185943.45%
201917,224-562-3.16%
201817,786-538-2.94%
201718,324-465-2.47%
201618,789-437-2.27%
201519,226-346-1.77%
201419,572-183-0.93%
201319,755-417-2.07%
201220,172-314-1.53%
201120,486-281-1.35%
201020,7672551.24%
200020,512-3,243-13.65%
199023,755-2,929-10.98%
198026,684-695-2.54%
197027,379-1,006-3.54%
196028,3855,54524.28%
195022,8403,00615.16%
194019,8341,82210.12%
193018,0122,42315.54%
192015,5891,94014.21%
191013,6494,93656.65%
19008,7131,09114.31%
18907,622931.24%
18807,5291,04516.12%
18706,4843,307104.09%
18603,1771043.38%
18503,073
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Selma Population by Year