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Population in 2012: 20,251 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -1.3%
 

Males: 9,047  (44.7%)
Females: 11,204  (55.3%)

Median resident age:  35.0 years
Alabama median age:  43.1 years

Zip codes: 36701, 36703.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $21,265 (it was $21,261 in 2000)
Selma:

$21,265
AL:

$41,574
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,062

Selma city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $84,114 (it was $61,800 in 2000)
Selma:

$84,114
AL:

$123,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $95,452; Detached houses: $96,082; Townhouses or other attached units: $108,398; In 2-unit structures: $67,124; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $119,636; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $23,855; Mobile homes: $72,871

Median gross rent in 2012: $501.

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  • Black alone - 16,165 (78.6%)
  • White alone - 3,802 (18.5%)
  • Hispanic - 252 (1.2%)
  • Asian alone - 150 (0.7%)
  • Two or more races - 137 (0.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 45 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 8 (0.04%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Selma: 83.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (6.6%), English (4.6%), German (2.9%), Irish (2.5%), Subsaharan African (2.0%), Scottish (1.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1820

Elevation: 139 feet

Land area: 13.9 square miles.

Population density: 1,461 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Selma:

  • High school or higher: 74.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.9%
  • Unemployed: 20.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Selma city:

  • Never married: 41.6%
  • Now married: 31.7%
  • Separated: 3.5%
  • Widowed: 10.5%
  • Divorced: 12.7%

294 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.4%
Alabama:  2.9%



According to our research of Alabama and other state lists there were 104 registered sex offenders living in Selma, Alabama as of October 24, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Selma to the number of sex offenders is 195 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $395 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $384 (0.5%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Montgomery, AL (43.7 miles , pop. 201,568).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (527.8 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Selmont-West Selmont, AL (1.7 miles ), Craig-Tyler, AL (2.4 miles) , Valley Grande, AL (2.6 miles ), Sardis, AL (3.2 miles) , Benton, AL (3.8 miles) , Orrville, AL (3.9 miles ), Sprott, AL (4.2 miles) , Carlowville, AL (4.3 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 23 buildings, average cost: $64,600
  • 1998: 9 buildings, average cost: $147,200
  • 1999: 10 buildings, average cost: $146,800
  • 2000: 9 buildings, average cost: $146,800
  • 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $93,200
  • 2002: 4 buildings, average cost: $80,500
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $189,700
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $276,300
  • 2005: 4 buildings, average cost: $276,300
  • 2006: 4 buildings, average cost: $276,300
  • 2007: 5 buildings, average cost: $141,100
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $330,700
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $320,500
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 8 buildings, average cost: $107,400
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Latitude: 32.42 N, Longitude: 87.02 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,285 (+20.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,100 (70.5%)

Area code: 334

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Crime rates in Selma by Year
Type 2000 2002 2003 2004 2006 2007 2008 2011 2012
Murders 127634535
per 100,000 4.59.734.930.415.320.926.614.424.3
Rapes 353334212927201621
per 100,000 157.9159.5169.5106.3148.1141.4106.576.7101.9
Robberies 7697104909690667161
per 100,000 343.0468.7518.6455.5490.4471.2351.6340.4296.0
Assaults 451237273231187193195243187
per 100,000 2035.31145.31361.31169.1955.31010.41038.81165.1907.3
Burglaries 798840661661711694578779539
per 100,000 3601.24059.13296.13345.53632.03633.33079.13735.12615.1
Thefts 1,8221,7371,4211,6561,6231,4921,3501,5471,117
per 100,000 8222.48393.77085.98381.48290.87811.17191.67417.55419.4
Auto thefts 184212219213163185203138122
per 100,000 830.41024.51092.11078.0832.7968.51081.4661.7591.9
Arson N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A0N/A
per 100,000 N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A0.0N/A
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 302.8) 1296.11221.51238.01174.91142.71145.61044.11039.0849.6

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Selma detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 67 (50 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.40
Alabama average:

2.41

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Selma, Alabama accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

14.1%
Alabama:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -3,151 (-13.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Other services, except public administration (14%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Selma-area historical tornado activity is near Alabama state average. It is 107% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/6/1983, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 2.9 miles away from the Selma city center killed one person and injured 19 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/1/2007, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 30.5 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 2 people and caused $2 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Selma-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Alabama state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 90.6 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 69.7 miles away from Selma center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 55.4 miles away from the city center
On 12/12/1997 at 08:42:20, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 74.4 miles away from the city center
On 11/28/1999 at 11:00:09, a magnitude 3.8 (3.5 MB, 3.8 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 70.4 miles away from Selma center
On 8/19/2004 at 23:51:49, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 MW, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 54.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Dallas County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 7, Hurricanes: 4, Winds: 3, Snowfall: 1, Drought: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Jo Bonner - Alabama Republican politician, Ralph Jordan - College football coach, Jeff Sessions - Senator, Mattie Moss Clark - Gospel singer, Howard W. Gilmore - Navy Medal of Honor recipient, Mia Hamm - (born 1972), soccer player, Benjamin Obomanu - Football wide receiver, Clara Weaver Parrish - Artist, Michael Johnson (defensive end) - Player of football, Shwetak Patel - Computer scientist.

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Selma: Howard Walter Gilmore.


Hospitals/medical centers in Selma:

  • FMC DALLAS COUNTY (Dialysis Facility, 200 SOUTH PARK PL)
  • FMC SELMA (Dialysis Facility, 905 MEDICAL CENTER PARKWAY)
  • FMC VALLEY CREEK (Dialysis Facility, 201 LINCOLN LANE)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH OF SELMA (Home Health Center, 108 EXECUTIVE PARK LANE)
  • DALLAS COUNTY HOME CARE (Home Health Center, 100 SAMUEL O. MOSLEY DR)
  • MID-SOUTH HOME HEALTH AGENCY - SELMA (Home Health Center, 200 CENTRAL PARK PLACE)
  • CAHABA HOSPICE INC (Hospital, 410 CHURCH STERET, SUITE B)
  • VAUGHAN REG MED CENTER PARKWAY CAMPUS (Acute Care Hospitals,Proprietary, 1015 MEDICAL CENTER PARKWAY)
  • WIREGRASS HOSPICE SELMA (Hospital, 200 CENTRAL PARK PLACE)
  • LIGHTHOUSE REHABILITATION AND HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 2911 EARL GOODWIN PARKWAY)
  • PARK PLACE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER, LLC (Nursing Home, 100 PARK PLACE)
  • WARREN MANOR HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, 11 BELL ROAD)

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Local government website: selmaalabama.com

Colleges/Universities in Selma:

  • George C Wallace State Community College-Selma (Full-time enrollment: 1,273; Location: 3000 Earl Goodwin Parkway; Public; Website: www.wccs.edu)
  • Concordia College-Selma (FT enrollment: 510; Location: 1804 Green St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.concordiaselma.edu)
  • Selma University (FT enrollment: 23; Location: 1501 Lapsley St, Dinkins Hall; Private, not-for-profit; Website: selmauniversity.org; Offers Master's degree)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Selma:

  • Alabama State University (about 43 miles; Montgomery, AL; Full-time enrollment: 4,561)
  • Faulkner University (about 48 miles; Montgomery, AL; FT enrollment: 2,534)
  • University of Montevallo (about 49 miles; Montevallo, AL; FT enrollment: 2,494)
  • Auburn University at Montgomery (about 50 miles; Montgomery, AL; FT enrollment: 3,426)
  • Shelton State Community College (about 58 miles; Tuscaloosa, AL; FT enrollment: 3,652)
  • The University of Alabama (about 63 miles; Tuscaloosa, AL; FT enrollment: 24,935)
  • University of West Alabama (about 65 miles; Livingston, AL; FT enrollment: 2,279)

Public high schools in Selma:

Private high schools in Selma:

  • JOHN T MORGAN ACADEMY (Students: 557; Location: 2901 W DALLAS AVE; Grades: KG - 12)
  • MEADOWVIEW CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 275; Location: 1512 OLD ORRVILLE RD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • CENTRAL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 136; Location: ONE BELL RD; Grades: PK - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Selma:

Private elementary/middle school in Selma:

  • MCRAE LEARNING CENTER (Students: 23; Location: 2601 MARIE FOSTER ST; Grades: PK - 1)
See full list of schools located in Selma, School District: DALLAS COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

Library in Selma:

  • SELMA-DALLAS COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $675,320; Location: 1103 SELMA AVENUE; 85,980 books; 1,170 audio materials; 2,150 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 80 state licensed databases; 40 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Selma: Selma Country Club (A), Beech Creek Marina (B), Selma City Marina (C), Dallas County Courthouse (D), Wilson Community Center (E), Warren Manor Nursing Home (F), Old Depot Museum (G), Eastside-Pickard Auditorium (H), Methodist Childrens Home (I), Vaughan Smitherman Museum (J), Selma City Hall (K), Selma Fire Department Station 4 (L), Selma Fire Department Station 2 (M), Selma Fire Department Station 5 (N), Selma Fire Department Station 3 (O). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Selma Mall Shopping Center (1), Citizens Parkway Plaza Shopping Center (2), Satterfield Plaza Shopping Center (3), Valley Creek Plaza Shopping Center (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Selma include: Saint Pauls Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (A), Clinton African Methodist Episcopal Zion Chapel (B), Brown Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church (C), Alabama Avenue Methodist Church (D), Alabama Avenue Presbyterian Church (E), Assumption Roman Catholic Church (F), Calvary Assembly of God Church (G), Central Baptist Church (H), Church of Christ (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Lincoln Cemetery (1), Live Oak Cemetery (2), Fairlawn Memory Gardens (3), Elmwood Cemetery (4), New Live Oak Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Selma Hunting Club Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Jones Creek (A), Valley Creek (B), Alf Branch (C), Fourmile Branch (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Selma include: LaFayette Park (1), Valley Creek Park (2), Bloch Park (3), Icehouse Historic District (4), Old Town Historic District (5), Riverview Historic District (6), Water Avenue Historic District (7), Memorial Stadium (8). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: National Voting Rights Museum & Institute (1012 Water Avenue) (1), Selma Dallas County Friends of the Trail (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 816 Selma Avenue) (2), Cahawba Archaelogical Park Old - Director (Historical Places & Services; 719 Tremont Street) (3), Visitor's Information Center (2207 Broad Street) (4). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Days Inn and Suites Selma (1120 Highland Avenue) (1), Economy Inn (2322 County Road 80) (2), St James Hotel (1200 Water Avenue) (3), Comfort Inn Selma (1812 Highway 14 East) (4), Best Western Inn (1915 West Highland Avenue) (5), Jameson Inn Selma (Sj) (2420 N Broad St) (6), Residence Suites of Selma (2006 West Highland Avenue) (7), Craig Motel (1134 USHighway 80 East) (8), Budget Inn (601 Highland Avenue) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: U S Government - U S District Court (908 Alabama Avenue) (1), Tri-County Rental (1807 West Highland Avenue) (2), Dallas County - Courthouse- District Court- Juvenile Probation (105 Lauderdale Street) (3), Dallas County - Courthouse- District Court- Juvenile Judge (105 Lauderdale Street) (4), Dallas County - Courthouse- District Court (105 Lauderdale Street) (5). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

 
Dallas County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  PM10

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 18.1. This is significantly better than average.
City:

18.1
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 19.5. This is about average. There were 12 monitors within city limits.
City:

19.5
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2003 was 9.60. This is better than average. There were 5 monitors within city limits.
City:

9.60
U.S.:

11.90

Drinking water stations with addresses in Selma and their reported violations in the past:

SELMA WATER WORKS & SEWER BOARD (Population served: 28680, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-14-2001), St Public Notif received (JAN-04-2002)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-27-1998)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
DALLAS COUNTY WATER & SEWER AUTHORITY (Population served: 5550, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-15-1997), Fed Site Visit (enforcement) (MAR-04-1997), St Public Notif requested (MAR-18-1997)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Selma that have no violations reported:

  • NORTH DALLAS WATER AUTHORITY (Population served: 7380, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 43.5%
(10.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 50.7% for Black residents, 76.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 54.8% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  64.1%
Whole state:  67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.2%
Whole state:  4.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Selma, AL

People in group quarters in Selma in 2010:

  • 284 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 226 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 121 people in college/university student housing
  • 26 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 12 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Selma in 2000:

  • 201 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 157 people in nursing homes
  • 102 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 38 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 30 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 8 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

Selma compared to Alabama state average:

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  • Median household income below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.


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Banks with branches in Selma (2011 data):

  • BankTrust: Satterfield Plaza Branch, The Peoples Bank & Trust Company Bra, Selma Mall Branch. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $2,083.8 mil, Deposits: $1,812.7 mil, headquarters in Mobile, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 50 total offices, Holding Company: Banctrust Financial Group, Inc.
  • Regions Bank: North Selma Rdt Branch, Broad Street Branch, Church Street Branch. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • First Cahawba Bank: Downtown Office Branch at 801 Alabama Ave, branch established on 2008/03/01; at 2610 Citizens Parkway, branch established on 2007/09/10. Info updated 2007/09/19: Bank assets: $85.7 mil, Deposits: $70.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Main Office Selma at 2605 Citizens Parkway, branch established on 1913/09/22; Downtown Branch at 423 Broad Street, branch established on 1959/11/14. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Marion Bank and Trust Company: Marion Bank And Trust Company-Selma at 2400 Hwy 80 West, branch established on 2008/06/30. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $256.8 mil, Deposits: $217.0 mil, headquarters in Marion, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Marion Bancshares, Inc.
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Selma Branch at 9 Broad Street, branch established on 1870/01/01. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Selma, Alabama:

  • America's Best Value Inn, 1915 W Highland Ave, Selma, AL 36701 , Phone: (334) 872-1900, Fax: (334) 872-6635
  • Craig Motel, 1134 Hwy 80 E, Selma, AL 36071 , Phone: (334) 875-3150
  • Travelers Inn Of Selma Inc, 2006 W Highland Ave, Selma, AL 36701 , Phone: (334) 875-1200
  • The Jameson Inn, 2420 Broad St, Selma, AL 36701 , Phone: (334) 874-8600
  • Passport Inn, 601 Highland Ave, Selma, AL 36701 , Phone: (334) 872-3451
  • Comfort Inn, 1812 Hwy 14 E, Selma, AL 36701 , Phone: (334) 875-5700
  • Ramada Inn Selma, 1710 W Highland Ave, Selma, AL 36701 , Phone: (334) 872-0461, Fax: (334) 872-0461
  • St James Hotel, 1200 Water Ave, Selma, AL 36701 , Phone: (334) 872-3234, Fax: (334) 872-7275
  • 2 other hotels and motels
All 10 fire-safe hotels and motels in Selma, Alabama

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Selma travel time to work - commute


Selma mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (58%)
  • Electricity (39%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Selma city (based on Dallas County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 43.61%
Here43.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Churches of ChristEpiscopal Church
Adherents62.4%7.9%4.2%3.7%2.7%
Congregations29.5%12.6%8.4%8.4%2.1%
NameCatholic ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) USA National Primitive Baptist ConventionChristian Churches and Churches of ChristOther
Adherents2.5%2.3%1.9%1.8%10.6%
Congregations1.1%4.2%8.4%3.2%22.1%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 11
Dallas County:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Dallas County:

0.93 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 41
Dallas County:

9.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
Here:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

15.1%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Dallas County:

41.2%
Alabama:

31.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

8.9%
State:

13.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 13$38,777$35,7940$0
Other Government Administration 18$44,196$29,4640$0
Judicial and Legal 10$22,650$27,1800$0
Police Protection - Officers 70$211,146$36,1960$0
Police - Other 50$80,109$19,2260$0
Firefighters 64$161,217$30,2280$0
Fire - Other 1$1,984$23,8080$0
Streets and Highways 24$32,543$16,2720$0
Health 2$3,320$19,9200$0
Solid Waste Management 56$80,046$17,1530$0
Sewerage 13$38,439$35,4820$0
Parks and Recreation 20$32,806$19,6840$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 4$20,381$61,1430$0
Water Supply 10$26,556$31,8670$0
Local Libraries 27$49,899$22,1770$0
Other and Unallocable 25$60,128$28,8610$0
Totals for Government 407$904,197$26,6590$0

Selma government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $4,480,000 ($221.22)
    General - Other: $3,895,000 ($192.34)
    Water Utilities: $2,581,000 ($127.45)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,298,000 ($113.48)
    Financial Administration: $1,673,000 ($82.61)
    Regular Highways: $1,205,000 ($59.50)
    Central Staff Services: $1,194,000 ($58.96)
    General Public Buildings: $1,176,000 ($58.07)
    Sewerage: $855,000 ($42.22)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $543,000 ($26.81)
    Solid Waste Management: $134,000 ($6.62)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,555,000 ($76.79)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,887,000 ($93.18)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,472,000 ($72.69)
    Central Staff Services: $725,000 ($35.80)
    Solid Waste Management: $42,000 ($2.07)
    Police Protection: $3,000 ($0.15)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $10,131,000 ($500.27)

Selma government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $835,000 ($41.23)
    Solid Waste Management: $337,000 ($16.64)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,829,000 ($90.32)
    Interest Earnings: $1,177,000 ($58.12)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,206,000 ($108.93)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,501,000 ($74.12)
    All Other: $440,000 ($21.73)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $9,827,000 ($485.26)
    Property: $2,903,000 ($143.35)
    Other License: $2,347,000 ($115.90)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $655,000 ($32.34)
    Tobacco Products Sales: $524,000 ($25.88)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $393,000 ($19.41)
    Other Selective Sales: $262,000 ($12.94)

Selma government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $15,026,000 ($741.99)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $13,146,000 ($649.15)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,335,000 ($559.73)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,975,000 ($541.95)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,880,000 ($92.83)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,260,000 ($62.22)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $900,000 ($44.44)

Selma government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $82,000 ($4.05)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,031,000 ($347.19)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,332,000 ($707.72)

4.20% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,654 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.20%
Alabama average:

6.81%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Montgomery County, AL  0.45% ($22,063 average AGI)
from Autauga County, AL  0.38% ($25,981)
from Jefferson County, AL  0.26% ($23,811)


5.60% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,608 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.60%
Alabama average:

6.16%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Montgomery County, AL  1.05% ($28,327 average AGI)
to Autauga County, AL  0.49% ($32,814)
to Jefferson County, AL  0.37% ($22,396)

Strongest AM radio stations in Selma:

  • WHBB (1490 AM; 1 kW; SELMA, AL; Owner: BROADSOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMRK (1340 AM; 1 kW; SELMA, AL; Owner: ALEXANDER B/C CO. INC.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJUS (1310 AM; 5 kW; MARION, AL; Owner: GRACE BAPTIST TEMPLE CHURCH)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMSP (740 AM; 10 kW; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WACV (1170 AM; 10 kW; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: MONTGOMERY BROADCAST PROPERTIES, LTD)
  • WASG (550 AM; 25 kW; ATMORE, AL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)

Strongest FM radio stations in Selma:

  • WALX (100.9 FM; SELMA, AL; Owner: ALEXANDER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WDXX (100.1 FM; SELMA, AL; Owner: BROADSOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WAQU (91.1 FM; SELMA, AL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • W232AN (94.3 FM; SELMA, AL; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WJAM-FM (97.3 FM; ORRVILLE, AL; Owner: SCOTT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WAPR (88.3 FM; SELMA, AL; Owner: UA-ASU-TSU EDUCATIONAL RADIO CORP.)
  • WBFZ (105.3 FM; SELMA, AL; Owner: IMANI COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION, INC)
  • WLWI-FM (92.3 FM; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WQLD (104.3 FM; LUVERNE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZHT (105.7 FM; TROY, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMXS (103.3 FM; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WVFG (107.5 FM; UNIONTOWN, AL; Owner: CHARLES E. JONES, JR.)

TV broadcast stations around Selma:

  • WBIH (Channel 29; SELMA, AL; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WAKA (Channel 8; SELMA, AL; Owner: ALABAMA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • W24CK (Channel 24; SELMA, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WNCF (Channel 32; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CHANNEL 32 MONTGOMERY LLC)
  • WRJM-TV (Channel 67; TROY, AL; Owner: JOSIE PARK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSFA (Channel 12; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Selma fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 20
Total length: 152 meters (499ft)
Total costs: $69,305,000
Total average daily traffic: 192,017
Total average daily truck traffic: 19,470

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1920-1929: 3
  • 1930-1939: 2
  • 1940-1949: 2
  • 1950-1959: 1
  • 1960-1969: 1
  • 1970-1979: 11
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Selma, AL

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Selma)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 182 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Selma, AL)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 44 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 43 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Selma)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 39 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Selma)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 79
  • Hazardous Condition: 6
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Selma


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Selma, AL

Most common first names in Selma, AL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary43378.2 years
James36871.4 years
Willie31272.1 years
John30773.6 years
William29672.2 years
Robert21070.7 years
Annie20076.0 years
George14073.4 years
Henry12772.0 years
Charles10666.1 years
Most common last names in Selma, AL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith30673.9 years
Johnson20871.7 years
Williams19574.7 years
Jones17975.3 years
Moore15373.3 years
Brown15174.2 years
Harris14374.3 years
Jackson13971.1 years
Davis13673.3 years
Thomas12273.3 years
Businesses in Selma, AL
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2Little Caesars Pizza1
AutoZone1McDonald's2
Burger King1Nike8
CVS1Papa John's Pizza1
Church's Chicken1Payless1
Comfort Inn1Pizza Hut1
Domino's Pizza1Popeyes1
FedEx2RadioShack1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1SONIC Drive-In1
Foot Locker1Sears1
GNC1Subway4
GameStop1Taco Bell1
Goodwill6True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul4
Hardee's1UPS2
Holiday Inn1Vans1
JCPenney1Walgreens1
KFC1Walmart1
La-Z-Boy1YMCA2
Lane Furniture1
Browse common businesses in Selma, AL


Selma on our top lists:

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  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below 50% of the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28 (population 5,000+)"
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  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Librarians, curators, and archivists (population 5,000+)"
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  • #50 on the list of "Top 100 least-safe cities (highest city-data.com crime index)"
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  • #52 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of females (pop. 5,000+)"
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  • #40 (36703) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Zimbabwean first ancestries"
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