Selma, California Population 2022

24,966
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Selma is a city located in Fresno County California. With a 2020 population of 24,966, it is the 305th largest city in California and the 1859th largest city in the United States. Selma is currently growing at a rate of 0.59% annually and its population has increased by 1.18% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 24,674 in 2020. Spanning over 6 miles, Selma has a population density of 4,328 people per square mile.

The average household income in Selma is $57,229 with a poverty rate of 23.33%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $934 per month, and the median house value is $194,800. 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 Selmawas:

  • White: 77.86%
  • Other race: 12.77%
  • Two or more races: 5.27%
  • Asian: 1.82%
  • Native American: 1.30%
  • Black or African American: 0.99%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Selma, California is 24,966 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 24,674.

Selma, California Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White19,00277.86%
Black or African American2410.99%
American Indian and Alaska Native3171.30%
Asian4431.82%
Some Other Race3,11712.77%
Two or More Races1,2855.27%
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Selma Population by Race

Selma Population Pyramid 2022

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Selma Median Age

30


Total

28.7


Male

34.1


Female

Selma Adults

There are 17,315 adults, (2,706 of whom are seniors) in Selma.

Selma Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

18.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Selma Sex Ratio

Female

11,987

49.12%

Male

12,418

50.88%

Selma Population by Age

Selma Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Selma Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married62%38%
Non Family61.6%38.4%
All54.9%45.1%
Female40.5%59.5%
Male38.6%61.4%

54.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Selma Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,2253.3654.9
Married3,246462
Male1,0223.8438.6
Female1,2264.3640.5
Non Family1,7311.1661.6

3.87

Average Family Size

3.36

Average Household Size

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Selma Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,88819.66%
9th to 12th Grade1,2308.37%
High School Graduate4,14928.24%
Some College3,58624.41%
Associates Degree1,3509.19%
Bachelors Degree1,0977.47%
Graduate Degree3922.67%
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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
Asian301273108
White2,2622,049473
Other Race2,0711,571358
2+ Races853715102
Black1051059
Hispanic11,6807,842841
Native American2051484

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 35.88%.

Selma Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,792$30,958$26,273
Less Than 9th Grade$25,364$26,098$14,799
High School Graduate$24,451$25,802$20,956
Some College$32,508$35,389$27,992
Bachelors Degree$55,895$56,265$50,543
Graduate Degree$71,161$$72,622

$28,792

Average Earnings

$30,958

Average Male

$26,273

Average Female

Selma Earnings by Educational Attainment

Selma Language by Age

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Selma Language

44.57% of Selma residents speak only English, while 55.43% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 53.45% of the population.

Selma Language

Selma Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black23819381.09%
Hispanic20,6025,01924.36%
White2,52840816.14%
Multiple1,28316913.17%
Native317268.20%
Asian43881.83%
Other535NaN%

23.33%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.92%

Male Poverty Rate

24.79%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Selma

The race most likely to be in poverty in Selma is Black, with 81.09% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.11%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.11%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.60%.

Selma Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.38%
High School21.63%
Some College10.11%
Bachelors or Greater12.63%

Selma Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed11.92%
Male Unemployed27.88%
Female Employed11.98%
Female Unemployed20.21%

Selma Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Selma Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$42,059$54,631
Families$46,793$60,485
Married Families$55,556-
Non Families$20,124$25,372
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Income by Household Type

Selma Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

41.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.3%

Male Marriage Rate

40.2%

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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628

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War241
First Gulf War69
Vietnam144
Korea68
World War II13

Selma Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34187
35 to 5494
55 to 64147
65 to 74100
75+100

Selma Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White5003.79%
Asian51.44%
Other Race1014.11%
2+ Races222.38%
Hispanic3842.71%

Selma Veterans by Race

Selma Veterans by Education

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14.17%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.27%

Veteran Disability Rate

Selma Veterans by Education

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59.8%

Labor Force Participation

54.8%

Employment Rate

8.3%

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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70.28%

Born in Selma

76.39%

Native Born

23.61%

Foreign Born

16.12%

Non Citizen

7.49%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

76.39% of Selma residents were born in the United States, with 70.28% having been born in California. 16.12% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18901,1500.00%
19001,083-67-0.60%
19101,7506674.92%
19203,1581,4086.08%
19303,047-111-0.36%
19403,6676201.87%
19505,9642,2974.98%
19606,9349701.52%
19707,4595250.73%
198010,9423,4833.91%
199014,7573,8153.04%
200019,4444,6872.80%
201023,2193,7751.79%
201123,3651460.63%
201223,5111460.62%
201323,6571460.62%
201423,8031460.62%
201523,9491460.61%
201624,0951460.61%
201724,2411460.61%
201824,3871460.60%
201924,5331460.60%
202024,6741410.57%
202124,8201460.59%
202224,9661460.59%

Selma Population by Year