Selma, Texas Population 2021

11,418
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Selma is a city located in Texas. With a 2020 population of 11,418, it is the 222nd largest city in Texas and the 2831st largest city in the United States . Selma is currently growing at a rate of 1.27% annually and its population has increased by 106.10% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,540 in 2010. Selma reached it's highest population of 11,418 in 2021. Spanning over 5 miles, Selma has a population density of 2,267 people per square mile.

The average household income in Selma is $86,456 with a poverty rate of 6.18%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,442 per month, and the median house value is $188,300. The median age in Selma is 31.7 years, 28.7 years for males, and 33.5 years for females.

Selma Demographics

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

  • White: 56.13%
  • Black or African American: 14.60%
  • Two or more races: 12.67%
  • Other race: 9.10%
  • Asian: 7.35%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.15%
  • Native American: 0.00%
The current population of Selma, Texas is 11,418 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 10,989.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,540.

Selma, Texas Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,84856.13%
Black or African American1,52114.60%
Two or More Races1,32012.67%
Some Other Race9489.10%
Asian7667.35%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander160.15%
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Selma Population by Race

Selma Population Pyramid $2021

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Selma Median Age

31.7


Total

28.7


Male

33.5


Female

Selma Adults

There are 7,290 adults, (652 of whom are seniors) in Selma.

Selma Age Dependency

57

Age Dependency Ratio

9.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

47.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Selma Sex Ratio

Female

5,465

52.45%

Male

4,954

47.55%

Selma Population by Age

Selma Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Selma Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married67.2%32.8%
Male66.7%33.3%
Non Family65.3%34.7%
All64.2%35.8%
Female53.9%46.1%

64.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Selma Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,7572.7764.2
Married1,7873.5367.2
Non Family1,2321.2365.3
Female6663.4153.9
Male724.1166.7

3.4

Average Family Size

2.77

Average Household Size

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Selma Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2393.56%
9th to 12th Grade1572.34%
High School Graduate1,42821.24%
Some College1,44521.50%
Associates Degree84112.51%
Bachelors Degree1,67824.96%
Graduate Degree93413.89%
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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
White2,7342,7111,258
Hispanic2,2591,953793
Black978947254
Other Race60235572
2+ Races524524291
Asian432396204
Islander1616

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 55.53%.

Selma Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$50,829$57,888$41,839
Less Than 9th Grade$21,013$63,068$
High School Graduate$40,097$41,167$32,105
Some College$38,029$46,763$36,691
Bachelors Degree$60,575$75,090$55,046
Graduate Degree$56,615$61,162$55,538

$50,829

Average Earnings

$57,888

Average Male

$41,839

Average Female

Selma Earnings by Educational Attainment

Selma Language by Age

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Selma Language

78.76% of Selma residents speak only English, while 21.24% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 15.57% of the population.

Selma Language

Selma Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Asian76628737.47%
White3,3971835.39%
Black1,5211026.71%
Hispanic3,848611.59%
Other948171.79%
Multiple1,32080.61%

6.18%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.46%

Male Poverty Rate

6.83%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Selma

The race most likely to be in poverty in Selma is Asian, with 37.47% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.89%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.56%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.27%.

Selma Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade7.32%
Some College6.96%
High School3.78%
Bachelors or Greater3.18%

Selma Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed41.10%
Female Employed4.68%
Male Employed1.74%
Male Unemployed0.66%

Selma Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Selma Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$73,175$86,456
Families$80,456$88,908
Married Families$85,515-
Non Families$61,543$76,422
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Income by Household Type

Selma Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.2%

Male Marriage Rate

44.7%

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 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 20-34.

Selma Marital Status by Race

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Selma Marital Status

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1,078

Number of Veterans

836

Male Veterans

242

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War721
First Gulf War415
Vietnam167
World War II
Korea

Selma Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54576
18 to 34229
55 to 64144
65 to 74104
75+25

Selma Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White58013.32%
Hispanic27411.11%
2+ Races20938.35%
Black18617.82%
Other Race8212.17%
Asian214.90%

Selma Veterans by Race

Selma Veterans by Education

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3.62%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.42%

Veteran Disability Rate

Selma Veterans by Education

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75.4%

Labor Force Participation

69.4%

Employment Rate

4.1%

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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47.87%

Born in Selma

90.59%

Native Born

9.41%

Foreign Born

3.23%

Non Citizen

6.17%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.59% of Selma residents were born in the United States, with 47.87% having been born in Texas. 3.23% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Selma Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202111,4181431.27%
202011,2751431.28%
201911,1321431.30%
201810,9893182.98%
201710,6715995.95%
201610,07298410.83%
20159,0886097.18%
20148,47986111.30%
20137,6184636.47%
20127,1555728.69%
20116,58393216.49%
20105,6510.00%

Selma Population by Year