Selma, North Carolina Population 2020

7,233

Selma is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 7,233, it is the 113th largest city in North Carolina and the 3882nd largest city in the United States. Selma is currently growing at a rate of 2.26% annually and its population has increased by 19.10% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,073 in 2010. Spanning over 5 miles, Selma has a population density of 1,507 people per square mile.

The average household income in Selma is $34,978 with a poverty rate of 39.31%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $829 per month, and the median house value is $89,500. The median age in Selma is 33.3 years, 30.7 years for males, and 35.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 82.4 males.

Selma Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 48.14%
  • White: 39.68%
  • Other race: 9.91%
  • Two or more races: 1.75%
  • Asian: 0.30%
  • Native American: 0.21%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Selma, North Carolina is 7,233, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 6,913.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 6,073.

Selma, North Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American3,16648.14%
White2,61039.68%
Some Other Race6529.91%
Two or More Races1151.75%
Asian200.30%
American Indian and Alaska Native140.21%

Selma Population Pyramid 2020

Selma Median Age

33.3


Total

30.7


Male

35.2


Female

Selma Adults

There are 4,595 adults, (1,008 of whom are seniors) in Selma.

Selma Age Dependency

83.4

Age Dependency Ratio

28.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

55.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Selma Sex Ratio

Female

3,605

54.81%

Male

2,972

45.19%

Selma Households and Families

Selma Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Selma Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married53.4%46.6%
Non Family32.6%67.4%
All32.6%67.4%
Female15.4%84.6%
Male14.6%85.4%

32.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,1972.9932.6
Non Family7511.1732.6
Female6873.9915.4
Married6563.853.4
Male1034.4514.6

3.7

Average Family Size

2.99

Average Household Size

6.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Selma Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade57714.41%
9th to 12th Grade67316.80%
High School Graduate99624.87%
Some College1,00225.02%
Associates Degree2696.72%
Bachelors Degree3137.82%
Graduate Degree1754.37%

Selma Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black1,9321,495252
White1,099833184
Hispanic95141352
Other Race3183818
Multiple Races2222
Native American1414
Asian9

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 16.74%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$17,108$21,654$15,311
Less Than High School$14,467$14,492$14,448
High School Grad$20,441$25,220$
Some College$19,010$24,734$14,479
Bachelors Degree$23,313$$23,156
Graduate Degree$35,625$$36,094

$17,108

Average Earnings

$21,654

Average Male

$15,311

Average Female

Selma Language

Selma Language by Age

Selma Language

74.14% of Selma residents speak only English, while 25.86% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 23.70% of the population.

Selma Poverty

Selma Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black3,1581,33842.37%
Hispanic1,75895354.21%
Other63137258.95%
White1,52825816.88%
Multiple1154740.87%

39.31%

Overall Poverty Rate

33.64%

Male Poverty Rate

43.94%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Selma

The race most likely to be in poverty in Selma is Other, with 58.95% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Selma is White, with 16.88% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 12.05%. Among those working part-time, it was 41.39%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 40.13%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School48.08%
High School33.73%
Some College23.76%
Bachelors or Greater9.22%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed77.50%
Male Unemployed33.33%
Female Employed30.34%
Male Employed17.87%

Selma Income

Selma Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$28,440$34,978
Families$24,957$36,974
Married Families$46,806-
Non Families$15,953$24,092

Selma Marital Status

Selma Marital Status

Marriage Rates

37.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.3%

Male Marriage Rate

34.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Selma Married by Age and Sex

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 55-64.

Selma Marital Status by Race

Selma Veterans

197

Number of Veterans

188

Male Veterans

9

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam141
First Gulf War38
Second Gulf War8
Korea5
World War II
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74111
55 to 6465
75+13
35 to 548
18 to 34
Name Veterans % of Total
Black1074.90%
White763.85%
Indian14100.00%

$Selma Veterans by Education

16.75%

Veteran Poverty Rate

14.21%

Veteran Disability Rate

Selma Employment Status

56.4%

Labor Force Participation

52.3%

Employment Rate

7.3%

Unemployment Rate

Selma Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

60.77%

Born in North Carolina

85.75%

Native Born

14.25%

Foreign Born

12.98%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

85.75% of Selma residents were born in the United States, with 60.77% having been born in North Carolina. 12.98% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20207,2331602.26%
20197,0731602.31%
20186,9131812.69%
20176,7321602.43%
20166,5721872.93%
20156,3851462.34%
20146,239240.39%
20136,215260.42%
20126,189190.31%
20116,170370.60%
20106,1332190.36%
20005,9141,3142.54%
19904,600-162-0.35%
19804,7624060.90%
19704,3561,2543.45%
19603,1024631.63%
19502,6390.00%