Selma, California Population 2024

24,020

Selma is a city located in Fresno County California. Selma has a 2024 population of 24,020. Selma is currently declining at a rate of -0.85% annually and its population has decreased by -2.59% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 24,658 in 2020.

The average household income in Selma is $69,548 with a poverty rate of 21.21%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Selma is 31.3 years, 29.7 years for males, and 34.4 years for females.

Selma Demographics

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

  • White: 58.79%
  • Other race: 23.02%
  • Two or more races: 12.64%
  • Asian: 3.33%
  • Native American: 1.13%
  • Black or African American: 0.98%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.11%
Land Area (mi²)
5.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
4,164.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.59% (-638)
The current population of Selma, California is 24,020 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 24,658.

Selma, California Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White14,44958.79%
Other race5,65723.02%
Two or more races3,10712.64%
Asian8193.33%
Native American2771.13%
Black or African American2410.98%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander260.11%
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White

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Selma Population by Race

Selma Population Pyramid 2024

Selma Median Age

31.3

Total

29.7

Male

34.4

Female

Selma Adults

There are 17,988 adults, (2,844 of whom are seniors) in Selma.

Selma Age Dependency

62.3

Age Dependency Ratio

18.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Selma Sex Ratio

Female11,92748.53%
Male12,64951.47%

Selma Population by Age

Selma Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7,2723.3654.345.7
Married3,0084.1559.340.7
Non Family1,6761.1566.933.1
Female1,5673.9845.954.1
Male1,0213.731.868.2
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3.81

Average Family Size

3.36

Average Household Size

54.3%

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 black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 27.5%.

Selma Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$33,360

Average Earnings

$35,449

Average Male

$31,041

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

48.68% of Selma residents speak only English, while 51.32% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 48.73% of the population.

Selma Language

Selma Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic20,4684,29921%
Other5,6391,27522.61%
White2,38151421.59%
Multiple3,09443414.03%
Black23020890.43%
Native2772810.11%
Asian81950.61%
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21.21%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.55%

Male Poverty Rate

21.9%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Selma

The race most likely to be in poverty in Selma is Black, with 90.43% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Selma is Asian, with 0.61% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.3%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.84%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.11%.

Selma Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade25.66%
High School19.72%
Some College12.01%
Bachelors or Greater10.83%
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Selma Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed33.15%
Male Unemployed32.27%
Male Employed10.59%
Female Employed10.53%
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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

38.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.1%

Male Marriage Rate

38.8%

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

588

Number of Veterans

541

Male Veterans

47

Female Veterans

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Selma Veterans by War

count

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Selma Veterans by Age

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Selma Veterans by Race

Selma Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

13.06%

Veteran Poverty Rate

45.97%

Veteran Disability Rate

Selma Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

61.6%

Labor Force Participation

54.7%

Employment Rate

10.3%

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

68.89%

Born in Selma

75.93%

Native Born

24.07%

Foreign Born

16.01%

Non Citizen

8.06%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

75.93% of Selma residents were born in the United States, with 68.89% having been born in California. 16.01% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Selma Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202922,995-205-0.88%
202823,200-205-0.88%
202723,405-205-0.87%
202623,610-205-0.86%
202523,815-205-0.85%
202424,020-205-0.85%
202324,225-205-0.84%
202224,430-205-0.83%
202124,635-23-0.09%
202024,6582290.94%
201924,429-9-0.04%
201824,438210.09%
201724,4171380.57%
201624,2792140.89%
201524,0651410.59%
201423,924920.39%
201323,832880.37%
201223,7441870.79%
201123,5571900.81%
201023,3673,92320.18%
200019,4444,68731.76%
199014,7573,81534.87%
198010,9423,48346.7%
19707,4595257.57%
19606,93497016.26%
19505,9642,29762.64%
19403,66762020.35%
19303,047-111-3.51%
19203,1581,40880.46%
19101,75066761.59%
19001,083-67-5.83%
18901,150
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Selma Population by Year