Selma, California Population 2021

24,959
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Selma is a city located in Fresno County California. With a 2020 population of 24,959, it is the 274th largest city in California and the 1542nd largest city in the United States . Selma is currently growing at a rate of 0.27% annually and its population has increased by 7.49% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 23,219 in 2010. Selma reached it's highest population of 24,959 in 2021. Spanning over 6 miles, Selma has a population density of 4,327 people per square mile.

The average household income in Selma is $57,229 with a poverty rate of 24.35%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $899 per month, and the median house value is $186,300. The median age in Selma is 30.1 years, 28.5 years for males, and 33.5 years for females.

Selma Demographics

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

  • White: 80.61%
  • Other race: 9.59%
  • Two or more races: 4.26%
  • Asian: 3.39%
  • Native American: 1.01%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.81%
  • Black or African American: 0.34%
The current population of Selma, California is 24,959 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 24,758.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 23,219.

Selma, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White19,89180.61%
Some Other Race2,3669.59%
Two or More Races1,0504.26%
Asian8373.39%
American Indian and Alaska Native2481.01%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2000.81%
Black or African American830.34%
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Selma Population by Race

Selma Population Pyramid $2021

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Selma Median Age

30.1


Total

28.5


Male

33.5


Female

Selma Adults

There are 17,087 adults, (2,704 of whom are seniors) in Selma.

Selma Age Dependency

71.6

Age Dependency Ratio

18.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

52.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Selma Sex Ratio

Female

12,216

49.51%

Male

12,459

50.49%

Selma Population by Age

Selma Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Selma Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married67.1%32.9%
All58.6%41.4%
Non Family55.8%44.2%
Female47.2%52.8%
Male42.2%57.8%

58.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Selma Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,0813.4758.6
Married3,5434.1467.1
Non Family1,6571.3655.8
Female9914.2447.2
Male8903.8442.2

3.97

Average Family Size

3.47

Average Household Size

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Selma Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,77219.32%
9th to 12th Grade1,53710.71%
High School Graduate4,16629.03%
Some College3,47124.19%
Associates Degree1,0447.27%
Bachelors Degree9366.52%
Graduate Degree4252.96%
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Selma Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Selma Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic11,3217,337681
White2,2001,963367
Other Race1,432866118
2+ Races69251982
Asian471422227
Native American154112
Black838326
Islander777724

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 48.20%.

Selma Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,941$30,157$27,157
Less Than 9th Grade$23,426$25,244$13,640
High School Graduate$25,485$26,531$23,750
Some College$31,999$36,360$29,688
Bachelors Degree$54,904$67,783$42,554
Graduate Degree$63,594$46,042$70,819

$28,941

Average Earnings

$30,157

Average Male

$27,157

Average Female

Selma Earnings by Educational Attainment

Selma Language by Age

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Selma Language

40.85% of Selma residents speak only English, while 59.15% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 56.20% of the population.

Selma Language

Selma Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic20,6655,53526.78%
Other2,36664627.30%
White2,60237714.49%
Multiple1,04816115.36%
Native248218.47%
Asian83291.08%
Black8133.70%

24.35%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.95%

Male Poverty Rate

26.81%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Selma

The race most likely to be in poverty in Selma is Other, with 27.30% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Selma is Asian, with 1.08% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 9.66%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.09%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.59%.

Selma Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade37.89%
High School21.04%
Some College9.34%
Bachelors or Greater5.64%

Selma Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed20.77%
Male Employed16.17%
Female Employed14.51%
Male Unemployed13.21%

Selma Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Selma Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$40,815$57,229
Families$48,496$61,769
Married Families$55,754-
Non Families$26,210$35,913
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Income by Household Type

Selma Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.9%

Male Marriage Rate

44.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Selma Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Selma Marital Status

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663

Number of Veterans

637

Male Veterans

26

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam220
Second Gulf War205
Korea74
First Gulf War71
World War II15

Selma Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74173
18 to 34172
55 to 64150
75+97
35 to 5471

Selma Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White5464.01%
Hispanic3842.78%
Other Race744.19%
2+ Races222.92%
Asian214.07%

Selma Veterans by Race

Selma Veterans by Education

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9.82%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.20%

Veteran Disability Rate

Selma Veterans by Education

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58.9%

Labor Force Participation

54.7%

Employment Rate

7%

Unemployment Rate

Selma Employment by Age

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Selma Employment by Race

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Selma Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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68.41%

Born in Selma

74.95%

Native Born

25.05%

Foreign Born

17.83%

Non Citizen

7.23%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

74.95% of Selma residents were born in the United States, with 68.41% having been born in California. 17.83% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202124,959670.27%
202024,892670.27%
201924,825670.27%
201824,758630.26%
201724,695120.05%
201624,6832430.99%
201524,4401150.47%
201424,325660.27%
201324,2593731.56%
201223,8863161.34%
201123,5701110.47%
201023,4594,0151.89%
200019,4444,6872.80%
199014,7573,8153.04%
198010,9423,4833.91%
19707,4595250.73%
19606,9349701.52%
19505,9642,2974.98%
19403,6676201.87%
19303,047-111-0.36%
19203,1581,4086.08%
19101,7506674.92%
19001,083-67-0.60%
18901,1500.00%

Selma Population by Year