Selma, CA Profile: Facts & Data

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Selma, California - Basic Facts

The City of Selma had a population of 24,591 as of July 1, 2018. Selma ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Selma is located at latitude 36.5743 and longitude -119.6156 in Fresno County. The formal boundaries for the City of Selma (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.14 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Fresno County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 308 feet.

The City of Selma (GNIS ID: 2411863) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Selma is located within Selma CCD of Fresno County.


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Selma, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 24,591
Population in Households 24,463
Population in Familes 21,774
Population in Group Qrtrs 128
Population Density2 4,786
Diversity Index3 80
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $46,454
Average Household Income $61,011
Per Capita Income $17,033

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 7,118 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,861 (54.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,894 (40.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 362 ( 5.1%)
Median Home Value $238,889
Average Home Value $311,302
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 6,756
Average Household Size 3.62
Family Households 5,510
Average Family Size 4
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.7% 0.87%
Households 0.63% 0.84%
Families 0.54% 0.82%
Median Household Income   2.97%
Per Capita Income   3.47%

Selma, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Selma to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 311 80th
Population Density # 262 83rd
Diversity Index # 386 75th
Median Household Income # 1097 28th
Per Capita Income # 1322 13th

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