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Distance between Selma, AL and Montgomery, AL : 43.7 miles

Montgomery's population is 10.1 times larger.Its population has decreased by 236 people (0.1%) since 2000. The population of Selma has decreased by 600 people (2.9%) during that time.

Population
Type Selma Montgomery
Population 19,912 201,332
Female / male percentage 54% / 46%
54%
46%
52.4% / 47.6%
52.4%
47.6%
Urban / rural population 99.9% / 0.1%
99.9%
0.1%
97.8% / 2.2%
97.8%
2.2%
Racial makeup - percentage
Ethnicity SelmaMontgomery
White Non-Hispanic 17.4% 34.5%
Black 79.8% 58.1%
Hispanic 1.5% 3.7%
Asian 0.7% 2.2%
Two or more 1.2% 1.2%
American Indian 0.2% 0.2%
Racial makeup - absolute values
Ethnicity SelmaMontgomery
White Non-Hispanic 3,569 70,630
Black 16,397 118,806
Hispanic 312 7,499
Asian 144 4,547
Two or more 256 2,364
American Indian 36 404
Pacific Islander 18 18

Crime by year per 100,000 residents
Type City-data.com crime indexRobberies per 100,000Murders per 100,000Rapes per 100,000Assaults per 100,000Burglaries per 100,000Theft per 100,000Auto theft per 100,000Arson per 100,000
Year SelmaMontgomerySelmaMontgomerySelmaMontgomerySelmaMontgomerySelmaMontgomerySelmaMontgomerySelmaMontgomerySelmaMontgomerySelmaMontgomery
2000 1,295.2 633.2 343.0 303.8 4.5 15.6 157.9 56.7 2,035.3 408.7 3,601.2 1,740.9 8,222.4 4,918.4 830.4 721.1 56.2 N/A
2001 0.0 590.9 0.0 322.2 0.0 12.8 0.0 50.4 0.0 334.1 0.0 1,607.1 0.0 4,906.4 0.0 570.8 N/A N/A
2002 1,220.7 655.5 468.7 343.2 9.7 14.8 159.5 58.0 1,145.3 309.3 4,059.1 1,874.6 8,393.7 5,232.2 1,024.5 831.1 N/A N/A
2003 1,237.2 634.5 518.6 325.6 34.9 8.9 169.5 56.9 1,361.3 255.4 3,296.1 2,025.1 7,085.9 5,081.6 1,092.1 873.5 N/A N/A
2004 1,174.2 577.8 455.5 309.3 30.4 12.4 106.3 53.6 1,169.1 285.0 3,345.5 1,853.7 8,381.4 4,357.3 1,078.0 618.6 N/A N/A
2005 0.0 599.0 0.0 418.9 0.0 14.3 0.0 53.9 0.0 324.4 0.0 1,744.7 0.0 4,178.4 0.0 504.4 20.3 N/A
2006 1,142.0 535.3 490.4 339.7 15.3 13.4 148.1 36.6 955.3 196.6 3,632.0 1,673.8 8,290.8 4,248.4 832.7 558.1 N/A N/A
2007 1,144.8 532.3 471.2 322.7 20.9 22.8 141.4 26.7 1,010.4 200.4 3,633.3 1,641.6 7,811.1 4,245.7 968.5 468.7 26.2 N/A
2008 1,043.4 464.1 351.6 226.5 26.6 11.3 106.5 24.0 1,038.8 170.3 3,079.1 1,718.7 7,191.6 3,971.2 1,081.4 447.7 N/A N/A
2009 0.0 447.1 0.0 223.4 0.0 15.3 0.0 41.9 0.0 148.9 0.0 1,524.5 0.0 3,507.1 0.0 424.0 N/A N/A
2010 0.0 425.4 0.0 196.6 0.0 12.3 0.0 27.0 0.0 154.9 0.0 1,607.6 0.0 3,530.0 0.0 382.9 24.5 N/A
2011 1,038.4 393.7 340.4 171.2 14.4 15.0 76.7 18.4 1,165.1 137.4 3,735.1 1,395.4 7,417.5 3,406.5 661.7 394.7 15.0 N/A
2012 849.1 456.9 296.0 219.6 24.3 21.1 101.9 19.6 907.3 135.4 2,615.1 1,631.0 5,419.4 3,611.2 591.9 526.7 30.6 N/A

City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes and violent crime more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities. (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1)


Crime per year
Type City-data.com crime indexRobberiesMurdersRapesAssaultsBurglariesTheftAuto theftArson
Year SelmaMontgomerySelmaMontgomerySelmaMontgomerySelmaMontgomerySelmaMontgomerySelmaMontgomerySelmaMontgomerySelmaMontgomerySelmaMontgomery
2000 1,295.2 633.2 76 605 1 31 35 113 451 814 798 3,467 1,822 9,795 184 1,436 112 N/A
2001 0.0 590.9 0 652 0 26 0 102 0 676 0 3,252 0 9,928 0 1,155 N/A N/A
2002 1,220.7 655.5 97 698 2 30 33 118 237 629 840 3,812 1,737 10,640 212 1,690 N/A N/A
2003 1,237.2 634.5 104 658 7 18 34 115 273 516 661 4,092 1,421 10,268 219 1,765 N/A N/A
2004 1,174.2 577.8 90 623 6 25 21 108 231 574 661 3,734 1,656 8,777 213 1,246 N/A N/A
2005 0.0 599.0 0 847 0 29 0 109 0 656 0 3,528 0 8,449 0 1,020 41 N/A
2006 1,142.0 535.3 96 686 3 27 29 74 187 397 711 3,380 1,623 8,579 163 1,127 N/A N/A
2007 1,144.8 532.3 90 652 4 46 27 54 193 405 694 3,317 1,492 8,579 185 947 53 N/A
2008 1,043.4 464.1 66 463 5 23 20 49 195 348 578 3,513 1,350 8,117 203 915 N/A N/A
2009 0.0 447.1 0 453 0 31 0 85 0 302 0 3,092 0 7,113 0 860 N/A N/A
2010 0.0 425.4 0 401 0 25 0 55 0 316 0 3,279 0 7,200 0 781 50 N/A
2011 1,038.4 393.7 71 354 3 31 16 38 243 284 779 2,885 1,547 7,043 138 816 31 N/A
2012 849.1 456.9 61 459 5 44 21 41 187 283 539 3,409 1,117 7,548 122 1,101 64 N/A

City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes and violent crime more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities. (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1)

Sex Offenders

According to our data, there are 108 registered sex offenders living in Selma and 449 registered sex offenders living in Montgomery.
The ratio of residents to sex offenders in Selma is 188 to 1; the ratio in Montgomery is 457 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents is larger in Selma than in Montgomery.

National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents (data from 2006)
Type Selma Montgomery
All 87 24
Fire 79 21
Good Intent Call 2 0
Hazardous Condition 6 3
Income
Type Selma Montgomery
Estimated median household income $22,268 $43,103
Estimated per capita income $16,335 $24,390
Cost of living index (U.S. average is 100) 82.1 86.5

If you make $50,000 in Selma, you will have to make $52,680 in Montgomery to maintain the same standard of living.

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Geographical information
Type Selma Montgomery
Land area 13.9 sq. mile 155.4 sq. mile
Population density 1,436.4 people per sq. mile 1,295.7 people per sq. mile
Elevation 139 feet 250 feet
Relative area comparison
Selma, AL Montgomery, AL
First ancestry reported - percentage
Ancestry SelmaMontgomery
Arab 0.2% 0.3%
Dutch 0.3% 0.4%
English 4.5% 4.9%
French 0.5% 1.2%
German 1.7% 3.7%
Irish 2.4% 3.8%
Italian 0.2% 1.1%
Lithuanian 0.3% 0.0%
Norwegian 0.0% 0.2%
Polish 0.3% 0.5%
Scotch-Irish 1.5% 1.3%
Scottish 0.8% 1.4%
Subsaharan African 1.8% 1.1%
Swedish 0.1% 0.2%
United States 8.7% 11.4%
Welsh 0.2% 0.4%
West Indian 0.0% 0.3%
Population origin - absolute values
Ancestry SelmaMontgomery
Arab 23 573
Czech 0 67
Danish 0 131
Dutch 44 828
English 625 9,888
French 71 2,430
French Canadian 11 125
German 232 7,532
Greek 5 335
Hungarian 0 175
Irish 331 7,677
Italian 21 2,218
Lithuanian 40 35
Norwegian 0 484
Polish 36 919
Portuguese 15 38
Russian 0 398
Scotch-Irish 209 2,593
Scottish 114 2,849
Slovak 0 59
Subsaharan African 249 2,236
Swedish 15 487
Swiss 0 88
Ukrainian 0 112
United States 1,208 23,077
Welsh 22 745
West Indian 0 524
Foreign born residents - absolute values
Type Count
Region SelmaMontgomery
All 177 4,316
Africa 59 315
Asia 48 1,680
Europe 17 1,215
Latin America 48 881
North America 5 131
Oceania 0 94
Foreign born residents - percentage
Type Percentage
Region SelmaMontgomery
All 0.9% 2.1%
Africa 0.3% 0.2%
Asia 0.2% 0.8%
Europe 0.1% 0.6%
Latin America 0.2% 0.4%
School enrollment
Type Selma Montgomery
Nursery, preschool 287 (5.7%) 4,620 (7.8%)
Kindergarten 512 (10.1%) 2,679 (4.5%)
Grade 1 to 4 1,179 (23.3%) 10,799 (18.1%)
Grade 5 to 8 945 (18.7%) 11,294 (19%)
Grade 9 to 12 1,007 (19.9%) 11,009 (18.5%)
College undergrad 1,037 (20.5%) 13,911 (23.3%)
Graduate or professional 95 (1.9%) 5,275 (8.9%)
Students in private schools - absolute values
Type Count
Grade SelmaMontgomery
Grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school) 283 4,126
Grades 9 to 12 (high school) 259 2,193
Undergraduate colleges 275 2,091
Students in private schools - percentage
Type Percentage
Grade SelmaMontgomery
Grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school) 10.5% 16.6%
Grades 9 to 12 (high school) 17.7% 19.0%
Undergraduate colleges 30.0% 16.1%
Educational attainment
Type Selma Montgomery
Less than high school 22.8% 14.7%
High school or equiv. 31.9% 26.2%
Less than 1 year of college 7.9% 6%
1 or more years of college 12.3% 16%
Associate degree 7.7% 6%
Bachelor's degree 10.8% 18.6%
Master's degree 4.9% 8.3%
Profess. school degree 0.5% 2.5%
Doctorate degree 1.2% 1.7%
Education level (25-year-olds and older)
Type Selma Montgomery
Bachelor's degree or higher 17.4% 31%
Graduate or professional degree 6.6% 12.4%
High school or higher 77% 85.3%
Employment and residency - absolute values
Kind SelmaMontgomery
Work and live in this city 4,580 79,899
Work and live in this county 5,820 82,048
Workers who work outside the city they live in 15,932 121,669
Workers who work outside the county they live in 632 5,941
Working at home 61 1,516
Not working at home 6,391 86,473
Daytime population change due to commuting 4,660 35,015
Employment and residency - percentage
Kind SelmaMontgomery
Work and live in this city 71.0% 90.8%
Work and live in this county 90.2% 93.2%
Workers who work outside the city they live in 29.0% 9.2%
Workers who work outside the county they live in 9.8% 6.8%
Working at home 0.9% 1.7%
Not working at home 99.1% 98.3%
Daytime population change due to commuting 22.7% 17.4%
Geographical mobility: all
Type all
Mobility SelmaMontgomery
Same house 1 year ago 87.8% 77.8%
Moved from abroad 0.4% 0.8%
Moved within same county 7.5% 13.6%
Moved from different state 1.2% 3.5%
Moved within same state 3.1% 4.2%
Geographical mobility: Asian
Type Asian
Mobility SelmaMontgomery
Same house 1 year ago 100.0% 77.7%
Moved from abroad 0% 10.3%
Moved within same county 0% 10.3%
Moved from different state 2.9% 1.8%
Geographical mobility: Black
Type Black
Mobility SelmaMontgomery
Same house 1 year ago 89.8% 69.9%
Moved from abroad 0.4% 0.1%
Moved within same county 6.4% 21.9%
Moved from different state 1.7% 3.3%
Moved within same state 1.7% 4.8%
Geographical mobility: White
Type White
Mobility SelmaMontgomery
Same house 1 year ago 85.2% 85.8%
Moved from abroad 0.6% 1.0%
Moved within same county 10.4% 6.0%
Moved from different state 0.3% 3.6%
Moved within same state 3.6% 3.6%
Building permits
Type 20022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
Building permit average value - Selma $80,500 $189,700 $276,300 $276,300 $276,300 $141,100 $330,700 $320,500 $0 $107,400 $0
Building permit average value - Montgomery $107,000 $116,200 $114,800 $134,000 $124,300 $129,100 $129,500 $123,900 $130,900 $150,300 $139,400
Building permit count - Selma 4 3 4 4 4 5 2 2 0 8 0
Building permit count - Montgomery 870 762 850 939 879 619 278 187 197 174 218

There were 8 building permits issued in Selma in 2012, compared to 218 building permits issued in Montgomery in 2012 (44 more than in 2011).

In Selma (Dallas County), 69.7% voted for Democrats and 30.0% for Republicans in 2012 Presidential Election. In Montgomery (Montgomery County), 61.9% voted for Democrats and 37.6% for Republicans.

Elections
Type DemocratsRepublicansOther
Year SelmaMontgomerySelmaMontgomerySelmaMontgomery
1996 59.5% 48.7% 37.5% 48.0% 3.0% 3.3%
2000 59.4% 50.3% 39.9% 48.3% 0.7% 1.4%
2004 60.2% 50.4% 39.5% 49.2% 0.3% 0.4%
2008 67.1% 59.4% 32.6% 40.1% 0.3% 0.5%
2012 69.7% 61.9% 30.0% 37.6% 0.3% 0.5%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregation
Type AdherentsCongregations
Religion SelmaMontgomerySelmaMontgomery
AMERICAN BAPTIST CHURCHES IN THE USA 0.0% 4.5% 0.0% 0.5%
CATHOLIC CHURCH 2.5% 6.7% 1.1% 3.8%
EPISCOPAL CHURCH 2.7% 3.6% 2.1% 3.4%
EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH IN AMERICA 0.0% 0.3% 0.0% 1.0%
INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL COMMUNITY CHURCHES 1.2% 0.0% 1.1% 0.0%
JEWISH 0.4% 1.1% 1.1% 1.4%
LDS MORMON CHURCH 1.0% 0.9% 1.1% 1.0%
LUTHERAN CHURCH 1.4% 0.5% 2.1% 1.9%
MUSLIM ESTIMATE 0.3% 0.5% 1.1% 0.5%
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FREE WILL BAPTISTS 0.7% 0.3% 1.1% 1.0%
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN AMERICA 1.2% 2.5% 3.2% 3.8%
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH USA 4.2% 1.3% 8.4% 2.9%
SALVATION ARMY 0.5% 0.3% 1.1% 0.5%
SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH 0.3% 2.0% 1.1% 1.9%
SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION 62.4% 41.8% 29.5% 25.5%
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 7.9% 20.1% 12.6% 15.4%
USA NATIONA PRIMITI BAPTIST CONVENTION 1.9% 0.4% 8.4% 1.0%
Weather and climate
Type Selma Montgomery
Temperature - Average 64.9°F 64.8°F
Humidity - Average morning or afternoon humidity 73.6% 73.6%
Humidity - Differences between morning and afternoon humidity 33.9% 34%
Humidity - Maximum monthly morning or afternoon humidity 90.9% 91%
Humidity - Minimum monthly morning or afternoon humidity 57% 57%
Precipitation - Yearly average 53 in 52.5 in
Snowfall - Yearly average 0.4 in 0.4 in
Clouds - Number of days clear of clouds 9% 9%
Sunshine amount - Average 58.5% 58.5%
Sunshine amount - Differences during a year 18.1% 18%
Sunshine amount - Maximum monthly 65% 65%
Sunshine amount - Minimum monthly 46.9% 47%
Wind speed - Average 6.6 mph 6.6 mph
Natural disasters
Type Selma Montgomery
Tornado activity compared to U.S. average 139.6% 144.5%
Earthquake activity compared to U.S. average 18.6% 17.9%
Natural disasters compared to U.S. average 15% 14%
Transport
Type Selma Montgomery
Amtrak stations 0 1
Amtrak stations nearby 0 1
FAA registered aircraft 39 189
FAA registered aircraft manufacturers and dealers 0 5
Means of transportation to work
Type Selma Montgomery
Bicycle 0.1% 0.1%
Bus 0.4% 0.6%
Carpooled 8.3% 9.8%
Car alone 87.3% 86.4%
Taxicab 0.9% 0.2%
Walked 2.1% 1.2%
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Average travel time to work
Type Selma Montgomery
Average 22.1 min 25.7 min
Other means 21.3 min 19.9 min
Public transportation 31.1 min 31.7 min
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Private vehicle occupancy
Type Selma Montgomery
Average 1.2 1.2
Drove alone 85% 86.9%
In 2 person carpool 12% 9.9%
In 3 person carpool 1.8% 2.3%
In 4 person carpool 0.6% 0.6%
In 5-6 person carpool 0.5% 0.3%
In 7+ person carpool 0.1% 0%

How many people usually rode to work in the car, truck or van.

Houses and residents
Type Selma Montgomery
Houses 9,247 86,801
Average household size (people) 2.5 2.4
Median year apartment built 1970 1982
Median year house/condo built 1965 1978
Length of stay in the house since moving in 19.4 years 14.4 years
Houses occupied 8,141 (88%) 78,436 (90.4%)
Houses occupied by owners 3,591 (48.5%) 44,222 (56.4%)
Houses occupied by renters 3,807 (51.5%) 34,166 (43.6%)
Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units $183.16 $531.95
Median monthly housing costs $499.84 $828
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos $49,463 $184,867
Estimated median house or condo value $84,037 $116,300
Median numbers of rooms 5.4 5.6
Median number of rooms in apartments 4.3 4.2
Median number of rooms in houses and condos 6.3 6.2
Median house age 48 35
Renting percentage 51.3% 41.1%
Housing density (houses/condos per square mile) 667 558.6
House value disparities 35.9% 39%
Household income disparities 51.5% 46.1%
Median household income for houses/condes with a mortgage $54,169 $69,032
Median household income for apartments without a mortgage $32,696 $42,992
Housing units without a mortgage 1,904 (47.8%) 11,516 (25.7%)
Housing units with both a second mortgage and home equity loan 0 (0%) 54 (0.1%)
Housing units with a mortgage 2,082 (52.2%) 33,334 (74.3%)
Housing units with a home equity loan 161 (4%) 3,269 (7.3%)
Housing units with a second mortgage 210 (5.3%) 3,382 (7.5%)
House/condo owner moved in on average (years ago) 15 8
House/condo renter moved in on average (years ago) 2 -2
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities 1.9% 1%
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities 1.8% 0.7%
Housing units in structures
Housing units in structures SelmaMontgomery
One, detached 69.9% 66.8%
One, attached 3.3% 4.2%
Two 7.7% 2.4%
3 or 4 10.4% 7.3%
5 to 9 3.0% 7.8%
10 to 19 0.7% 3.1%
20 to 49 1.3% 1.4%
50 or more 0.6% 3.9%
Mobile homes 2.7% 3.2%
Boats, RVs, vans, etc. 0.5% 0.0%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units
Type Selma Montgomery
With mortgages $$432 (0.5%) $$468 (0.4%)
With no mortgages $$415.9 (0.5%) $$421 (0.4%)
Marital status
Type Selma Montgomery
Divorced 12.9% 12.7%
Never married 46.7% 39.8%
Now married 27% 37.7%
Separated 3.9% 3.2%
Widowed 9.4% 6.6%
Class of workers - percentage
Class of Workers SelmaMontgomery
Employee of private company 61.5% 59.1%
Federal government workers 1.6% 5.9%
Local government workers 11.6% 7.2%
Private not-for-profit wage and salary workers 9.4% 8.3%
Self-employed in own incorporated business 2.0% 2.9%
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 6.0% 5.1%
State government workers 7.5% 11.3%
Unpaid family workers 0.4% 0.2%
Class of workers - absolute values
Class of Workers SelmaMontgomery
Employee of private company 4,086 51,236
Federal government workers 107 5,145
Local government workers 768 6,268
Private not-for-profit wage and salary workers 624 7,173
Self-employed in own incorporated business 130 2,477
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 396 4,404
State government workers 500 9,824
Unpaid family workers 28 214
Most common male industries
Industry SelmaMontgomery
Accommodation and food services 11.4% 6.9%
Administrative and support and waste management services 5.0% 4.4%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 3.7% 0.4%
Arts, entertainment, and recreation 0.1% 1.5%
Construction 4.9% 8.3%
Educational services 7.8% 7.8%
Finance and insurance 1.2% 3.7%
Health care and social assistance 2.9% 5.7%
Information 1.9% 1.4%
Manufacturing 23.5% 15.5%
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 0.7% 0.2%
Other services, except public administration 10.9% 5.2%
Professional, scientific, and technical services 1.6% 4.7%
Public administration 4.8% 13.6%
Real estate and rental and leasing 1.0% 1.5%
Retail trade 7.7% 11.3%
Transportation and warehousing 7.7% 4.9%
Utilities 0.0% 0.3%
Wholesale trade 3.0% 2.8%
Most common female industries
Industry SelmaMontgomery
Accommodation and food services 4.8% 9.6%
Administrative and support and waste management services 2.3% 4.0%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 0.4% 0.1%
Arts, entertainment, and recreation 0.0% 2.1%
Construction 0.6% 1.2%
Educational services 22.6% 15.0%
Finance and insurance 2.9% 4.7%
Health care and social assistance 25.8% 16.8%
Information 3.0% 1.0%
Manufacturing 15.8% 6.9%
Other services, except public administration 4.7% 5.5%
Professional, scientific, and technical services 0.4% 3.9%
Public administration 4.3% 13.1%
Real estate and rental and leasing 0.7% 1.1%
Retail trade 9.5% 12.0%
Transportation and warehousing 1.1% 1.7%
Utilities 0.6% 0.7%
Wholesale trade 0.3% 0.6%
Most common male occupations
Occupation SelmaMontgomery
Architecture and engineering occupations 0.8% 1.8%
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations 0.5% 2.5%
Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations 10.1% 6.4%
Business and financial operations occupations 0.9% 4.0%
Community and social service occupations 1.8% 2.5%
Computer and mathematical occupations 0.8% 3.5%
Construction and extraction occupations 3.6% 6.0%
Education, training, and library occupations 2.7% 3.9%
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 3.2% 0.0%
Fire fighting and prevention workers including supervisors 2.0% 2.2%
Food preparation and serving related occupations 11.1% 5.4%
Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations 2.8% 2.4%
Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations 5.3% 4.8%
Law enforcement workers including supervisors 1.9% 3.6%
Legal occupations 0.0% 2.1%
Management occupations 3.1% 9.0%
Material moving occupations 5.1% 5.5%
Office and administrative support occupations 11.7% 6.5%
Personal care and service occupations 1.9% 1.0%
Production occupations 16.3% 9.5%
Sales and related occupations 6.6% 10.0%
Transportation occupations 7.5% 5.7%
Most common female occupations
Occupation SelmaMontgomery
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations 0.0% 1.0%
Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations 4.3% 2.4%
Business and financial operations occupations 1.9% 6.2%
Community and social service occupations 2.0% 4.1%
Computer and mathematical occupations 0.0% 2.4%
Education, training, and library occupations 18.1% 9.7%
Fire fighting and prevention workers including supervisors 2.2% 0.8%
Food preparation and serving related occupations 3.4% 8.5%
Healthcare support occupations 5.5% 2.1%
Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations 6.7% 3.8%
Health technologists and technicians 0.5% 2.4%
Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations 3.4% 0.1%
Law enforcement workers including supervisors 0.0% 1.0%
Management occupations 8.4% 7.1%
Material moving occupations 1.1% 0.2%
Office and administrative support occupations 20.5% 20.7%
Personal care and service occupations 5.6% 4.3%
Production occupations 8.2% 6.0%
Sales and related occupations 6.6% 14.6%
Transportation occupations 1.2% 1.0%
Food environment data per 10,000 residents
Food environment statistics SelmaMontgomery
Number of convenience stores (no gas) 9.5 4.8
Number of convenience stores (with gas) 0.9 0.4
Number of full-service restaurants 4.0 6.4
Number of grocery stores 2.6 1.7
Number of supercenters and club stores 0.2 0.2
Food environment - absolute values
Food environment statistics SelmaMontgomery
Number of convenience stores (no gas) 41 108
Number of convenience stores (with gas) 4 8
Number of full-service restaurants 17 144
Number of grocery stores 11 38
Number of supercenters and club stores 1 4
Obesity and diabetes
Food environment statistics rate SelmaMontgomery
Adult diabetes rate 15.1% 11.7%
Adult obesity rate 41.2% 33.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate 8.9% 12.0%

Fatal vehicle accidents per 100,000 residents
Type Total count per 100,000Drunk per 100,000Fatal count per 100,000Pedestrian count per 100,000Person count per 100,000Vehicle count per 100,000
Year SelmaMontgomerySelmaMontgomerySelmaMontgomerySelmaMontgomerySelmaMontgomerySelmaMontgomery
1975 3.7 13.5 0.0 0.0 7.4 14.1 0.0 0.0 11.1 37.3 7.4 19.3
1976 3.7 13.1 0.0 0.0 7.4 13.7 0.0 0.0 11.1 36.2 7.4 18.7
1977 3.7 8.5 0.0 2.4 3.7 9.1 0.0 0.0 11.2 18.8 7.4 12.8
1978 11.2 4.7 0.0 2.4 11.2 4.7 0.0 0.0 22.4 7.7 14.9 5.3
1979 0.0 4.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 10.4 0.0 7.5
1980 3.7 10.7 0.0 6.2 3.7 12.4 0.0 0.0 7.5 23.6 3.7 14.1
1981 7.6 10.1 0.0 1.7 7.6 10.1 0.0 0.0 11.4 20.7 3.8 13.4
1982 7.7 9.5 3.8 4.5 7.7 11.1 0.0 0.0 11.5 23.4 7.7 16.1
1983 3.9 14.4 0.0 10.5 3.9 15.5 0.0 0.0 7.8 42.6 3.9 23.3
1984 7.8 10.5 0.0 5.5 7.8 11.0 0.0 0.0 19.6 26.4 7.8 17.1
1985 7.9 10.4 0.0 5.5 7.9 10.4 0.0 0.0 15.9 29.0 7.9 17.0
1986 16.0 14.2 8.0 7.1 16.0 14.7 0.0 0.0 32.1 34.4 20.1 24.0
1987 8.1 13.0 4.1 6.0 12.2 13.0 0.0 0.0 24.4 39.1 12.2 20.6
1988 0.0 11.3 0.0 6.5 0.0 11.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 34.0 0.0 21.1
1989 4.2 11.8 0.0 5.4 4.2 12.4 0.0 0.0 16.6 34.9 4.2 22.0
1990 4.2 16.7 0.0 7.3 4.2 18.8 0.0 0.0 8.5 45.0 4.2 26.2
1991 12.8 12.4 0.0 4.1 17.0 14.0 0.0 3.1 46.8 30.0 17.0 18.6
1992 21.3 13.3 8.5 5.1 21.3 14.9 4.3 2.6 72.4 44.6 38.3 22.6
1993 0.0 5.1 0.0 0.5 0.0 5.6 0.0 2.5 0.0 15.7 0.0 7.6
1994 8.6 13.6 4.3 1.5 12.9 18.2 0.0 2.5 43.0 54.6 12.9 23.7
1995 13.0 14.1 4.3 3.5 13.0 15.7 17.4 3.5 47.8 38.9 21.7 23.2
1996 0.0 11.1 0.0 3.0 0.0 11.6 0.0 3.0 0.0 29.8 0.0 18.2
1997 9.0 10.1 4.5 3.0 9.0 10.1 0.0 2.0 67.1 26.3 22.4 16.7
1998 4.5 13.7 0.0 5.1 4.5 16.2 4.5 5.1 9.1 36.0 4.5 22.8
1999 4.6 6.1 0.0 3.1 4.6 6.1 0.0 1.5 9.2 16.4 9.2 8.7
2000 14.6 7.4 9.8 1.5 14.6 9.4 4.9 1.0 43.9 23.8 19.5 11.9
2001 5.0 13.4 0.0 1.0 5.0 15.4 9.9 3.0 14.9 41.8 5.0 23.9
2002 10.2 10.9 0.0 2.0 10.2 13.9 0.0 2.0 20.3 29.3 20.3 16.4
2003 10.3 7.0 5.2 0.5 10.3 7.0 0.0 1.0 25.8 16.9 15.5 12.5
2004 15.7 14.5 10.4 4.5 15.7 15.0 10.4 3.5 31.3 36.4 15.7 21.5
2005 5.3 12.0 0.0 4.0 5.3 14.5 0.0 4.5 10.6 31.9 10.6 19.9
2006 5.3 11.8 0.0 4.9 5.3 12.3 0.0 1.5 16.0 25.1 31.9 17.2
2007 10.7 14.2 5.3 7.4 10.7 15.7 0.0 1.5 37.4 66.8 16.0 23.6
2008 10.7 8.4 0.0 2.5 10.7 9.4 0.0 3.0 26.8 23.2 16.1 13.8
2009 5.5 5.4 5.5 1.5 5.5 6.4 0.0 1.0 5.5 18.3 5.5 8.9
2010 4.8 3.9 4.8 1.9 4.8 3.9 0.0 0.5 4.8 7.8 4.8 6.8
2011 9.7 8.6 0.0 1.4 14.6 9.6 0.0 1.9 24.4 27.4 19.5 14.4
2012 9.9 10.2 0.0 4.9 9.9 10.2 0.0 2.9 34.6 23.4 19.8 17.0
2013 0.0 10.7 0.0 5.4 0.0 10.7 0.0 2.9 0.0 25.3 0.0 17.5

Fatal vehicle accidents
Type Total countDrunkFatal countPedestrian countPerson countVehicle count
Year SelmaMontgomerySelmaMontgomerySelmaMontgomerySelmaMontgomerySelmaMontgomerySelmaMontgomery
1975 1 21 0 0 2 22 0 0 3 58 2 30
1976 1 21 0 0 2 22 0 0 3 58 2 30
1977 1 14 0 4 1 15 0 0 3 31 2 21
1978 3 8 0 4 3 8 0 0 6 13 4 9
1979 0 8 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 18 0 13
1980 1 19 0 11 1 22 0 0 2 42 1 25
1981 2 18 0 3 2 18 0 0 3 37 1 24
1982 2 17 1 8 2 20 0 0 3 42 2 29
1983 1 26 0 19 1 28 0 0 2 77 1 42
1984 2 19 0 10 2 20 0 0 5 48 2 31
1985 2 19 0 10 2 19 0 0 4 53 2 31
1986 4 26 2 13 4 27 0 0 8 63 5 44
1987 2 24 1 11 3 24 0 0 6 72 3 38
1988 0 21 0 12 0 22 0 0 0 63 0 39
1989 1 22 0 10 1 23 0 0 4 65 1 41
1990 1 32 0 14 1 36 0 0 2 86 1 50
1991 3 24 0 8 4 27 0 6 11 58 4 36
1992 5 26 2 10 5 29 1 5 17 87 9 44
1993 0 10 0 1 0 11 0 5 0 31 0 15
1994 2 27 1 3 3 36 0 5 10 108 3 47
1995 3 28 1 7 3 31 4 7 11 77 5 46
1996 0 22 0 6 0 23 0 6 0 59 0 36
1997 2 20 1 6 2 20 0 4 15 52 5 33
1998 1 27 0 10 1 32 1 10 2 71 1 45
1999 1 12 0 6 1 12 0 3 2 32 2 17
2000 3 15 2 3 3 19 1 2 9 48 4 24
2001 1 27 0 2 1 31 2 6 3 84 1 48
2002 2 22 0 4 2 28 0 4 4 59 4 33
2003 2 14 1 1 2 14 0 2 5 34 3 25
2004 3 29 2 9 3 30 2 7 6 73 3 43
2005 1 24 0 8 1 29 0 9 2 64 2 40
2006 1 24 0 10 1 25 0 3 3 51 6 35
2007 2 29 1 15 2 32 0 3 7 136 3 48
2008 2 17 0 5 2 19 0 6 5 47 3 28
2009 1 11 1 3 1 13 0 2 1 37 1 18
2010 1 8 1 4 1 8 0 1 1 16 1 14
2011 2 18 0 3 3 20 0 4 5 57 4 30
2012 2 21 0 10 2 21 0 6 7 48 4 35
2013 0 22 0 11 0 22 0 6 0 52 0 36
Police full-time law enforcement employees
Year SelmaMontgomery
2003 89 674
2004 86 636
2005 84 618
2006 80 600
2007 67 591
2008 72 654
2009 73 649
2010 75 648
2011 67 676
2012 0 712
Police full-time law enforcement employees (per 1,000 residents)
Year SelmaMontgomery
2003 4.6 3.4
2004 4.5 3.2
2005 4.4 3.1
2006 4.2 2.9
2007 3.5 2.9
2008 3.8 3.2
2009 3.9 3.2
2010 4.1 3.2
2011 3.2 3.3
2012 0.0 3.4
People in group quarters
Type Selma Montgomery
Agriculture workers' dormitories on farms 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
College dormitories (includes college quarters off campus) 201 (1%) 2,957 (1.5%)
Crews of maritime vessels 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
Dormitories 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
Federal prisons and detention centers 0 (0%) 801 (0.4%)
Group homes 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
Halfway houses 0 (0%) 32 (0%)
Homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children 0 (0%) 139 (0.1%)
Homes for the mentally ill 38 (0.2%) 24 (0%)
Homes for the mentally retarded 8 (0%) 24 (0%)
Homes for the physically handicapped 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
Homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse 0 (0%) 9 (0%)
Hospices or homes for chronically ill 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
Hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
Hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
Hospitals/wards, hospices, and schools for the handicapped 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
Institutions for the blind 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
Institutions for the deaf 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
Job corps and vocational training facilities 0 (0%) 209 (0.1%)
Juvenile institutions 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
Local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) 0 (0%) 639 (0.3%)
Long-term care 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
Mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards 0 (0%) 78 (0%)
Military hospitals or wards for chronically ill 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
Military transient quarters for temporary residents 0 (0%) 3,195 (1.6%)
Military barracks, etc. 0 (0%) 322 (0.2%)
Military disciplinary barracks 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
Military quarters 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
Military ships 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
Noninstitutionalized settings 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
Nursing homes 157 (0.8%) 1,134 (0.6%)
On base quarters 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
Orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped 0 (0%) 18 (0%)
Other group homes 0 (0%) 34 (0%)
Other hospitals or wards for chronically ill 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
Other nonhousehold living situations 0 (0%) 45 (0%)
Other noninstitutional group quarters 102 (0.5%) 485 (0.2%)
Other types of correctional institutions 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
Other workers' dormitories 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
Religious group quarters 2 (0%) 13 (0%)
Residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
Schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
Schools, hospitals, or wards for the physically handicapped 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
Short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children 0 (0%) 29 (0%)
State prisons 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
Training schools for juvenile delinquents 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
Unknown juvenile institutions 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
Wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere 30 (0.1%) 0 (0%)
Wards in military hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
Local government: average yearly full-time wage
Job SelmaMontgomery
Financial administration $32,801 $47,096
Firefighters $32,254 $51,610
Fire - other $39,720 $35,796
Health $26,013 $58,252
Judicial and legal $28,844 $43,520
Local libraries $20,617 $40,901
Other and unallocable $24,797 $39,901
Other government administration $36,702 $55,065
Parks and recreation $19,750 $35,158
Police - other $23,136 $36,450
Police protection - Officers $39,638 $51,911
Sewerage $29,346 $51,995
Solid waste management $19,619 $32,215
Streets and highways $28,184 $34,500
Totals for government $28,221 $43,651
Water supply $31,841 $49,029
Local government: full-time employees
Job SelmaMontgomery
Financial administration 11 72
Firefighters 44 419
Fire - other 7 7
Health 4 3
Judicial and legal 6 53
Local libraries 11 57
Other and unallocable 47 267
Other government administration 8 70
Parks and recreation 14 360
Police - other 17 115
Police protection - officers 52 537
Sewerage 18 65
Solid waste management 47 281
Streets and highways 9 242
Totals for government 322 2,758
Water supply 9 210
Local government: part-time employees
Job SelmaMontgomery
Financial administration 0 1
Judicial and legal 4 0
Local libraries 8 8
Other and unallocable 10 0
Other government administration 24 0
Parks and recreation 2 18
Police - other 24 69
Totals for government 85 96
Place of birth - Foreign born
Residents SelmaMontgomery
All residents 1.0% 4.6%
American Indian / Alaska Native residents 0.0% 27.0%
Asian residents 53.6% 69.3%
Black or African American residents 0.0% 1.3%
Other race residents 94.3% 44.3%
Two or more races residents 0.0% 13.1%
White residents 1.0% 3.9%
White alone, not Hispanic / Latino residents 1.1% 2.1%
Place of birth - Native, outside of US
Residents SelmaMontgomery
All residents 0.1% 0.9%
Black or African American residents 0.0% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander residents 0.0% 33.8%
Other race residents 0.0% 4.0%
Two or more races residents 14.9% 2.1%
White residents 0.0% 1.9%
White alone, not Hispanic / Latino residents 0.0% 2.0%
Place of birth - Born in state of residence
Residents SelmaMontgomery
All residents 86.2% 70.9%
American Indian / Alaska Native residents 100.0% 36.8%
Asian residents 8.9% 22.2%
Black or African American residents 90.3% 81.4%
Other race residents 0.0% 31.7%
Two or more races residents 54.4% 47.4%
White residents 77.9% 59.3%
White alone, not Hispanic / Latino residents 78.2% 60.1%
Place of birth - Born in other state
Residents SelmaMontgomery
All residents 12.7% 23.7%
American Indian / Alaska Native residents 0.0% 36.2%
Asian residents 37.5% 8.5%
Black or African American residents 9.7% 17.1%
Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander residents 100.0% 66.3%
Other race residents 5.7% 20.0%
Two or more races residents 30.7% 37.4%
White residents 21.1% 34.9%
White alone, not Hispanic / Latino residents 20.7% 35.8%
English speakers (speaking English at home)
Type Selma Montgomery
Born in the United States residents 96.9% 96.5%
Foreign born residents 16.9% 23.7%
Native, born elsewhere residents 98.4% 84.9%
Total residents 98.1% 94.3%
Mechanisms of homicide
Mechanism SelmaMontgomery
Homicides from 2000 to 2006 49 226
Cut / Pierce 0 31
Firearm 41 170
Mechanisms of homicide per 1,000,000 residents
Mechanism SelmaMontgomery
Homicides from 2000 to 2006 157.0 144.7
Cut / Pierce 0 19.9
Firearm 131.4 108.9
Mechanisms of suicide
Mechanism SelmaMontgomery
Suicides from 2000 to 2006 32 159
Firearm 0 114
Mechanisms of suicide per 1,000,000 residents
Mechanism SelmaMontgomery
Suicides from 2000 to 2006 102.5 101.8
Firearm 0 73.0
Infrastructure
Type Selma Montgomery
Hospitals 3 14
TV stations 6 11
Bank branches located here 12 69
Bank institutions located here 6 18
Drinking water stations with no reported violations in the past 1 3
Drinking water stations with reported violations in the past 1 2

Schools

School facilities
Type Selma Montgomery
Private elementary/middle schools 1 15
Private high schools 3 17
Public elementary/middle schools 19 51
Public high schools 4 10
Colleges/Universities 3 12
National Bridge Inventory
Type Selma Montgomery
Number of bridges 24 369
Total costs $80,546,000 $1,148,093,000
Total average daily traffic 214,777 7,669,974
Total average daily truck traffic 23,309 746,276
Length of all bridges 594 feet 8,855 feet
Government finances - Expenditure (per resident)
Type Selma Montgomery
Current operations police protection $4,480,000 ($224.99) $35,520,000 ($176.43)
Current operations parks and recreation $0 ($0) $24,967,000 ($124.01)
Current operations regular highways $1,205,000 ($60.52) $21,897,000 ($108.76)
Current operations financial administration $1,673,000 ($84.02) $3,452,000 ($17.15)
Current operations housing and community development $0 ($0) $3,456,000 ($17.17)
Current operations judicial and legal services $543,000 ($27.27) $2,818,000 ($14.00)
Current operations protective inspection and regulation NEC $0 ($0) $2,448,000 ($12.16)
Current operations central staff services $1,194,000 ($59.96) $2,838,000 ($14.10)
Current operations general public buildings $1,176,000 ($59.06) $0 ($0)
Current operations sewerage $855,000 ($42.94) $1,597,000 ($7.93)
Current operations solid waste management $134,000 ($6.73) $15,263,000 ($75.81)
Current operations general other $3,895,000 ($195.61) $18,423,000 ($91.51)
Employee retirement corporate bonds $0 ($0) $22,541,000 ($111.96)
Employee retirement total cash and deposits $0 ($0) $8,295,000 ($41.20)
Employee retirement benefit payments $0 ($0) $16,515,000 ($82.03)
General interest on debt $1,555,000 ($78.09) $5,435,000 ($27.00)
Other capital outlay general other $1,472,000 ($73.93) $2,649,000 ($13.16)
Total salaries and wages $10,131,000 ($508.79) $106,630,000 ($529.62)
Government finances - Revenue (per resident)
Type Selma Montgomery
Charges parks and recreation $0 ($0) $4,054,000 ($20.14)
Charges all other $0 ($0) $454,000 ($2.26)
Charges sewerage 835,000 (41.94) 1,457,000 (7.24)
Charges solid waste management $337,000 ($16.92) $10,096,000 ($50.15)
Local intergovernmental highways $0 ($0) $2,343,000 ($11.64)
Miscellaneous general revenue NEC $1,829,000 ($91.85) $9,504,000 ($47.21)
Miscellaneous interest earnings $1,177,000 ($59.11) $2,138,000 ($10.62)
State intergovernmental highways $0 ($0) $2,246,000 ($11.16)
Tax property $2,903,000 ($145.79) $21,531,000 ($106.94)
Government finances - Cash and securities (per resident)
Type Selma Montgomery
Employee retirement total federal securities $0 ($0) $33,869,000 ($168.23)
Employee retirement total other securities $0 ($0) $113,443,000 ($563.46)
Sinking funds cash and securities $14,332,000 ($719.77) $41,366,000 ($205.46)
Taxpayer migration
Type Selma Montgomery
Moved from other counties 560 (3.9%) 5,497 (6.6%)
Moved from other counties - average AGI $26,925 $32,472
Moved to other counties 733 (5.1%) 6,452 (7.6%)
Moved to other counties - average AGI $28,292 $42,085
Moved from foreign countries 0 (0%) 116 (0.1%)
Moved from foreign countries - average AGI $0 $1,240
Moved to foreign countries 0 (0%) 108 (0.1%)
Moved to foreign countries - average AGI $0 $926.07

Government finances