Selma, California

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Population in 2017: 24,782 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +27.5%
 
Males: 12,417  (50.1%)
Females: 12,365  (49.9%)
Median resident age:

30.5 years
California median age:

36.5 years

Zip codes: 93662.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $44,038 (it was $34,713 in 2000)
Selma:

$44,038
CA:

$71,805

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $17,169 (it was $12,834 in 2000)

Selma city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $193,007 (it was $92,600 in 2000)
Selma:

$193,007
CA:

$509,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $287,466; detached houses: $299,701; townhouses or other attached units: $232,741; in 2-unit structures: $257,257; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $88,963; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $164,788; mobile homes: $78,435; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $21,722

Median gross rent in 2017: $913.

March 2019 cost of living index in Selma: 95.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 23.3%
(9.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.2% for Black residents, 26.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 9.6% for American Indian residents, 22.9% for other race residents, 12.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Selma, CA (2017)
    • 20,92583.8%Hispanic
    • 2,66410.7%White alone
    • 1,0584.2%Asian alone
    • 4731.9%Two or more races
    • 520.2%Black alone
    • 470.2%American Indian alone
    • 100.04%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 50.02%Other race alone

Races in Selma detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 47 registered sex offenders living in Selma, California as of May 29, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Selma is 524 to 1.


Crime rates in Selma by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(8.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(8.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
4
(16.3)
1
(4.1)
3
(12.1)
3
(12.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
4
(18.1)
13
(57.9)
5
(21.6)
6
(25.8)
6
(25.9)
3
(12.9)
9
(38.3)
14
(58.9)
10
(41.8)
14
(57.4)
16
(65.2)
18
(73.0)
12
(48.4)
23
(92.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
35
(158.6)
34
(151.4)
26
(112.2)
27
(116.3)
45
(194.1)
41
(177.0)
36
(153.2)
45
(189.4)
35
(146.2)
20
(82.0)
34
(138.6)
28
(113.6)
17
(68.5)
16
(64.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
64
(290.1)
43
(191.4)
58
(250.3)
51
(219.6)
49
(211.4)
97
(418.7)
164
(698.1)
147
(618.9)
146
(610.0)
120
(491.7)
134
(546.2)
251
(1,019)
260
(1,048)
198
(792.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
176
(797.6)
200
(890.4)
158
(681.8)
230
(990.5)
187
(806.7)
293
(1,265)
339
(1,443)
312
(1,314)
218
(910.8)
225
(922.0)
208
(847.9)
197
(799.5)
300
(1,209)
239
(956.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
938
(4,251)
777
(3,459)
680
(2,934)
756
(3,256)
567
(2,446)
735
(3,172)
722
(3,073)
606
(2,551)
589
(2,461)
552
(2,262)
633
(2,580)
447
(1,814)
411
(1,656)
344
(1,377)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
282
(1,278)
336
(1,496)
227
(979.5)
258
(1,111)
244
(1,053)
327
(1,411)
199
(847.1)
300
(1,263)
249
(1,040)
209
(856.4)
219
(892.7)
183
(742.7)
162
(652.8)
142
(568.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(4.5)
3
(13.4)
N/A7
(30.1)
18
(77.6)
13
(56.1)
3
(12.8)
4
(16.8)
2
(8.4)
1
(4.1)
0
(0.0)
3
(12.2)
7
(28.2)
3
(12.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)448.2468.2344.4387.9368.4475.5508.0539.6444.7392.4469.6492.3496.0443.0

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City-data.com crime index in Selma, CA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 45 (34 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.36
California average:

1.99
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Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 308 feet

Land area: 4.34 square miles.

Population density: 5,704 people per square mile   (average).

Selma, California map

6,108 residents are foreign born (21.5% Latin America).

This city:

24.4%
California:

27.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,343 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,274 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fresno, CA (17.5 miles , pop. 427,652).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (185.6 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Parlier, CA (2.2 miles ),
Kingsburg, CA (2.2 miles ),
Fowler, CA (2.3 miles ),
Del Rey, CA (2.4 miles ),
Monmouth, CA (2.7 miles),
Bowles, CA (2.8 miles),
Reedley, CA (3.0 miles ),
Sanger, CA (3.1 miles )

Latitude: 36.57 N, Longitude: 119.61 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Raisin Capital of the World

Daytime population change due to commuting: -2,559 (-10.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,407 (24.7%)

Area code: 559

Distribution of median household income in Selma, CA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Selma, CA in 2017

Property values in Selma, CA

Selma satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

9.4%
California:

4.6%
Historical population in Selma, CA
Historical housing units in Selma, CA

Population change in the 1990s: +4,380 (+29.1%).
Most common industries in Selma, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (11.9%)
  • Educational services (9.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.9%)
  • Health care (6.7%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (5.3%)
  • Public administration (5.1%)
  • Food (4.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (17.6%)
  • Machinery (5.9%)
  • Food (5.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.6%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (5.6%)
  • Educational services (5.1%)
  • Construction (4.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (14.7%)
  • Health care (13.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.6%)
  • Public administration (7.6%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (4.8%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.1%)
Most common occupations in Selma, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (12.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (15.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (9.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.4%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Cashiers (6.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (3.4%)

Average climate in Selma, California

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Selma, California environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 132. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

132
U.S.:

74
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.353. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.353
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 11.2. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 11.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.2
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.614. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.614
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 31.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.0
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 47.8. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 11.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

47.8
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 15.9. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 12.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.9
U.S.:

8.5
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2014 was 0.00412. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00412
U.S.:

0.00984

Earthquake activity:

Selma-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above California state average. It is 844% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 114.1 miles away from Selma center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK) earthquake occurred 210.9 miles away from Selma center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 11/4/1927 at 13:51:53, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 139.6 miles away from Selma center
On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi) earthquake occurred 239.7 miles away from Selma center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 10/18/1989 at 00:04:15, a magnitude 7.1 (6.5 MB, 7.1 MS, 6.9 MW, 7.0 ML) earthquake occurred 125.1 miles away from Selma center, causing 62 deaths (62 shaking deaths) and 3757 injuries, causing $1,305,032,704 total damage
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 158.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Fresno County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Freezes: 2, Landslides: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Selma topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Selma:

  • SELMA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (1141 ROSE AVE)
  • BETHEL LUTHERAN HOME (2280 DOCKERY AVENUE)
  • SELMA CONVALESCENT HOSPITAL (2108 STILLMAN)
  • SELMA DIALYSIS CENTER (2711 CINEMA WAY #111)

Airports located in Selma:

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Amtrak stations near Selma:

  • 15 miles: FRESNO (2650 TULARE ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 18 miles: HANFORD (200 SANTA FE AVE.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Selma:

  • Reedley College (about 9 miles; Reedley, CA; Full-time enrollment: 8,144)
  • Fresno Pacific University (about 13 miles; Fresno, CA; FT enrollment: 3,083)
  • Fresno City College (about 17 miles; Fresno, CA; FT enrollment: 12,994)
  • California State University-Fresno (about 19 miles; Fresno, CA; FT enrollment: 18,993)
  • Institute of Technology Inc (about 20 miles; Clovis, CA; FT enrollment: 2,483)
  • Heald College-Fresno (about 21 miles; Fresno, CA; FT enrollment: 2,199)
  • San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia (about 22 miles; Visalia, CA; FT enrollment: 2,386)

Public high schools in Selma:

  • EVERGREEN CONTINUATION (Students: 28, Location: 13101 DRONFIELD AVE., Grades: 9-12)
  • SYLMAR SENIOR HIGH (Location: 13050 BORDEN AVE., Grades: 9-12)
  • SYLMAR BIOTECH HEALTH ACADEMY (Location: 13050 BORDEN AVE., Grades: 9-12)
  • NIDORF, BARRY J. (Location: 16350 FILBERT ST., Grades: 6-12)

Private high schools in Selma:

  • CONCORDIA JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 208, Location: 13570 ELDRIDGE AVE, Grades: 7-12)
  • FIRST LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 57, Location: 13361 GLENOAKS BLVD, Grades: 7-12)
  • OUR LADY OF VICTORY (Students: 9, Location: 14024 BRIDLE RIDGE RD, Grades: 1-9)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Selma:

  • OLIVE VISTA MIDDLE (Students: 1,675, Location: 14600 TYLER ST., Grades: 6-8)
  • HUBBARD STREET ELEMENTARY (Students: 627, Location: 13325 HUBBARD ST., Grades: KG-5)
  • HERRICK AVENUE ELEMENTARY (Students: 445, Location: 13350 HERRICK AVE., Grades: KG-5)
  • EL DORADO AVENUE ELEMENTARY (Students: 386, Location: 12749 EL DORADO AVE., Grades: KG-5)
  • HARDING STREET ELEMENTARY (Students: 377, Location: 13060 HARDING ST., Grades: KG-5)
  • OSCEOLA STREET ELEMENTARY (Students: 229, Location: 14940 OSCEOLA ST., Grades: KG-5)
  • DYER STREET ELEMENTARY (Location: 14500 DYER ST., Grades: KG-5)
  • SYLMAR ELEMENTARY (Location: 13291 PHILLIPPI AVE., Grades: KG-5)
  • PUC TRIUMPH ACADEMY (Location: 14600 TYLER ST., Grades: 6-8, Charter school)
  • SYLMAR LEADERSHIP ACADEMY (Location: 14550 BLEDSOE ST., Grades: KG-8)

Private elementary/middle school in Selma:

  • ST DIDACUS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 214, Location: 14325 ASTORIA ST, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Selma

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Notable locations in Selma: Selma Branch Fresno County Free Library (A), Sal M Salazar Community Center (B), Selma Community Center (C), Selma City Hall (D), Pioneer Village Museum (E), Selma City Fire Department Station 54 Headquarters (F), Art Gonzales Museum (G), Selma City Fire Department Station 53 (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Bitters Selma Shopping Center (1), Selma Plaza Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Selma include: Church of Christ (A), First Baptist Church (B), First Christian Church (C), First Friendship Baptist Church (D), First United Methodist Church (E), Full Gospel of God Tabernacle (F), Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (G), Mennonite Brethren Church (H), Pella Lutheran Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: West Cemetery (1), Floral Memorial Cemetery (2), North Selma Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Selma include: Berry Park (1), Ringo Park (2), Sal M Salazar Park (3), W H Shaver Park (4), Brentlinger Park (5), Lincoln Park (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Best Western Colonial Inn (2799 Floral Avenue), Best Western Selma Inn (2799 Floral Avenue), American Motel (South Highway 99).

Birthplace of: Matt Garza - Professional baseball player, Rob Erdle - Artist, David Little (tight end) - Football player, Don Lang (third baseman) - Baseball player.

Fresno County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

JOSAN AND JOSAN, INC. (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
LION RAISINS EMPLOYEE LABOR CAMP (Population served: 35, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-10-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-10-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2012 and JUN-2012, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-10-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2012 and MAR-2012, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-10-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2011 and DEC-2011, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-10-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-10-2009)
  • 3 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
KOSH PETROLEUM (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

3.6 people
California:

2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

82.2%
Whole state:

68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.5%
Whole state:

7.2%


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

People in group quarters in Selma in 2010:

  • 115 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 48 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 2 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness

People in group quarters in Selma in 2000:

  • 121 people in nursing homes
  • 5 people in religious group quarters
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Banks with branches in Selma (2011 data):

  • Bank of the Sierra: Selma Branch at 2450 Mccall Avenue, branch established on 2011/02/28. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,332.3 mil, Deposits: $1,091.7 mil, headquarters in Porterville, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 26 total offices, Holding Company: Sierra Bancorp
  • Westamerica Bank: Selma Branch at 3700 Mccall Avenue, branch established on 1978/12/11. Info updated 2011/06/21: Bank assets: $4,998.1 mil, Deposits: $4,253.2 mil, headquarters in San Rafael, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 98 total offices, Holding Company: Westamerica Bancorporation
  • Finance and Thrift Company: Selma Branch at 2132 High Street, branch established on 1955/01/01. Info updated 2010/02/16: Bank assets: $129.7 mil, Deposits: $98.5 mil, headquarters in Porterville, CA, positive income, Consumer Lending Specialization, 9 total offices
  • Citibank, National Association: High Street Branch at 2121 High Street, branch established on 1919/01/01. Info updated 2012/01/10: Bank assets: $1,288,658.0 mil, Deposits: $882,541.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, International Specialization, 1048 total offices, Holding Company: Citigroup Inc.
  • Union Bank, National Association: Selma Branch at 2110 High Street, branch established on 1978/06/12. Info updated 2011/09/01: Bank assets: $88,967.5 mil, Deposits: $65,286.4 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 403 total offices, Holding Company: Mitsubishi Ufj Financial Group, Inc.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Selma Branch at 2100 Arrants Street, branch established on 1924/03/03. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Selma:

Marital status in Selma, CA
  • Never married: 38.7%
  • Now married: 47.5%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 4.5%
  • Divorced: 7.7%

For population 25 years and over in Selma:

  • High school or higher: 64.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.9%
  • Unemployed: 14.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

17.1
California average:

15.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Selma
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Selma, CA (based on Fresno County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic288,32443
Evangelical Protestant126,004463
Other37,97795
Mainline Protestant16,84370
Orthodox7,7689
Black Protestant4,16021
None449,374-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 215
Fresno County:

2.40 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Fresno County:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 108
This county:

1.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 190
Fresno County:

2.12 / 10,000 pop.
California:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 516
Fresno County:

5.77 / 10,000 pop.
California:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.6%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.4%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Fresno County:

17.5%
California:

17.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

46.4%
California:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

45.2%
California:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Selma:

28.5
State:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

23.4%
California:

20.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Selma:

11.5%
California:

11.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Selma:

6.8
California:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

31.0%
California:

31.3%

General health condition:
Selma:

53.0%
State:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

80.8%
California:

80.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Selma, CA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 31$165,979$64,2500$0
Health 11$63,471$69,2416$11,017
Firefighters 9$59,216$78,9550$0
Other Government Administration 9$24,031$32,0410$0
Police - Other 7$23,293$39,9312$4,995
Parks and Recreation 4$19,308$57,9243$1,860
Financial Administration 4$14,809$44,4271$1,811
Streets and Highways 3$9,150$36,6003$6,051
Housing and Community Development (Local) 3$13,302$53,2080$0
Fire - Other 0$0 1$1,782
Transit 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 81$392,559$58,15716$27,516

Selma government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,748,000 ($70.54)
    Police Protection: $228,000 ($9.20)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $4,318,000 ($174.24)
    Health - Other: $1,846,000 ($74.49)
    Central Staff Services: $1,446,000 ($58.35)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,419,000 ($57.26)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,225,000 ($49.43)
    Regular Highways: $1,216,000 ($49.07)
    Parks and Recreation: $562,000 ($22.68)
    Financial Administration: $435,000 ($17.55)
    General - Other: $414,000 ($16.71)
    Housing and Community Development: $379,000 ($15.29)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $223,000 ($9.00)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $215,000 ($8.68)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $521,000 ($21.02)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $494,000 ($19.93)
    Local Fire Protection: $146,000 ($5.89)
    Housing and Community Development: $51,000 ($2.06)
    Parks and Recreation: $34,000 ($1.37)
    Central Staff Services: $24,000 ($0.97)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,947,000 ($199.62)

Selma government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $2,315,000 ($93.41)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,222,000 ($49.31)
    Housing and Community Development: $196,000 ($7.91)
    Parks and Recreation: $24,000 ($0.97)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $456,000 ($18.40)
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $231,000 ($9.32)
    Interest Earnings: $136,000 ($5.49)
    Fines and Forfeits: $87,000 ($3.51)
    Rents: $49,000 ($1.98)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $579,000 ($23.36)
    Other: $461,000 ($18.60)
    General Local Government Support: $79,000 ($3.19)
  • Tax - Property: $4,625,000 ($186.63)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,677,000 ($148.37)
    Public Utilities Sales: $698,000 ($28.17)
    Other: $207,000 ($8.35)
    Other License: $184,000 ($7.42)
    Other Selective Sales: $176,000 ($7.10)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $144,000 ($5.81)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $27,000 ($1.09)

Selma government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,929,000 ($683.12)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,397,000 ($661.65)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $532,000 ($21.47)

Selma government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,410,000 ($137.60)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,699,000 ($68.56)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $920,000 ($37.12)

3.44% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($44,596 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.44%
California average:

5.03%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($307 average AGI)
Fresno County:

0.02%
California average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Madera County, CA  0.34% ($50,709 average AGI)
from Tulare County, CA  0.34% ($38,877)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.25% ($42,325)


3.80% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($49,405 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.80%
California average:

5.21%

0.02% of residents moved to foreign countries ($173 average AGI)
Fresno County:

0.02%
California average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Madera County, CA  0.31% ($43,441 average AGI)
to Tulare County, CA  0.30% ($40,746)
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.23% ($44,605)
Businesses in Selma, CA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Jack In The Box1
Ace Hardware1KFC1
AutoZone1Little Caesars Pizza1
Baskin-Robbins1Mazda1
Best Western1McDonald's1
Blockbuster1Nissan1
Burger King1OfficeMax1
Carl\s Jr.1Panda Express1
Chevrolet1Payless1
Circle K1Pizza Hut1
Cricket Wireless2RadioShack1
Dennys1Rite Aid1
Domino's Pizza1Sears1
FedEx2Super 81
Ford1T-Mobile2
GNC1Taco Bell1
GameStop1Toyota1
H&R Block1U-Haul3
Holiday Inn1UPS2
Home Depot1Vans1
Honda1Walgreens1
JCPenney1Walmart1

Strongest AM radio stations in Selma:

  • KMJ (580 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KWRU (940 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA)
  • KOOR (790 AM; 10 kW; CLOVIS, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KIRV (1510 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FRESNO, CA; Owner: GORE-OVERGAARD BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KYNO (1300 AM; 5 kW; FRESNO, CA; Owner: SPANISH CATHOLIC RADIO OF FRESNO, LLC)
  • KXEX (1550 AM; 10 kW; FRESNO, CA; Owner: RAK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KRDU (1130 AM; 6 kW; DINUBA, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBIF (900 AM; 1 kW; FRESNO, CA; Owner: GORE-OVERGAARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KGST (1600 AM; 5 kW; FRESNO, CA; Owner: LOTUS COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KAVT (1680 AM; 10 kW; FRESNO, CA; Owner: RAK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KFIG (1430 AM; 5 kW; FRESNO, CA; Owner: BIG DAWG BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KERI (1180 AM; 50 kW; WASCO-GREENACRES, CA; Owner: KWSO, INC.)
  • KQEQ (1210 AM; 0 kW; FOWLER, CA; Owner: RAK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Selma:

  • K211DA (90.1 FM; SELMA, CA; Owner: ASSOCIATION/COMMUNITY EDUCATION, INC)
  • KMAK (100.3 FM; ORANGE COVE, CA; Owner: RICHARD B. SMITH)
  • KWYE (101.1 FM; FRESNO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • K203CM (88.5 FM; SANGER, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KRZR (103.7 FM; HANFORD, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMGV (97.9 FM; FRESNO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KQKL (88.5 FM; SELMA, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KFYE (106.3 FM; KINGSBURG, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KZPO (103.3 FM; LINDSAY, CA; Owner: LINDSAY BROADCASTING)
  • KFNO (90.3 FM; FRESNO, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KLBN (105.1 FM; AUBERRY, CA; Owner: LOTUS COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KRNC (105.9 FM; FRESNO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KOQO-FM (101.9 FM; FRESNO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KFCF (88.1 FM; FRESNO, CA; Owner: FRESNO FREE COLLEGE FOUNDATION)
  • KVPR (89.3 FM; FRESNO, CA; Owner: WHITE ASH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSKS (93.7 FM; FRESNO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KDUV (88.9 FM; VISALIA, CA; Owner: COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL B/CASTNG, INC.)
  • KJUG-FM (106.7 FM; TULARE, CA; Owner: WESTCOAST BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K220EY (91.9 FM; PORTERVILLE, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KUFW (90.5 FM; WOODLAKE, CA; Owner: NATIONAL FARM WORKERS SERVICE CENTER)

TV broadcast stations around Selma:

  • K02OH (Channel 2; FRESNO, CA; Owner: W. R. PORTEE AND LORRAINE PORTEE)
  • KVHF-LP (Channel 4; FRESNO, CA; Owner: GARY M. COCOLA FAMILY TRUST, GARY M. COCOLA TRUSTEE)
  • KCWB-LP (Channel 13; REEDLEY, CA; Owner: GARY M. COCOLA FAMILY TRUST, GARY M. COCOLA TRUSTEE)
  • KSDI-LP (Channel 33; FRESNO, CA; Owner: GARY M. COCOLA FAMILY TRUST, GARY M. COCOLA TRUSTEE)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Selma fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 22Number of bridges
  • 118ft / 36.3mTotal length
  • $3,339,000Total costs
  • 407,283Total average daily traffic
  • 91,621Total average daily truck traffic
  • 543,158Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Selma, CA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21920-1929
  • 51930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 121960-1969
  • 11980-1989
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Selma, CA
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 90 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Selma)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Selma, CA)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 52 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Selma)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Selma)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 18 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 3 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED45$137,59916$122,97135$142,6413$142,0200$07$93,683
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$101,9231$113,8904$119,3930$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED7$157,0933$99,69041$148,5067$60,0911$270,0005$59,594
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN6$133,8803$118,59313$152,9820$00$03$81,203
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$89,4201$91,8106$129,7130$00$01$91,810

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0070.02 , 0070.03, 0070.04, 0071.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$165,460
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0070.02 , 0070.03, 0070.04, 0071.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Selma, CA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Selma, CA - Value

2005 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2005 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 176. The highest number of fires - 337 took place in 2018, and the least - 50 in 2012. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Selma, CA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (46.1%), and Structure Fires (30.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Selma, CA
    • 1,13346.1%Outside Fires
    • 73730.0%Structure Fires
    • 51621.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 733.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Selma, CA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Selma, California:

  • Best Western John Jay Inn, 2799 Floral Ave, Selma, California 93662 , Phone: (559) 891-0300, Fax: (559) 891-1538
  • Holiday Inn Swan Court, 2950 Pea Soup Andersen Blvd, Selma, California 93662 , Phone: (559) 891-8000, Fax: (559) 891-9575
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Selma, California
Most common first names in Selma, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary10280.4 years
John9575.8 years
William7676.9 years
James6072.9 years
George5679.9 years
Maria5275.8 years
Frank4775.0 years
Robert4372.1 years
Jose4368.2 years
Charles4173.9 years
Most common last names in Selma, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4575.6 years
Garcia4470.3 years
Davis3877.2 years
Lopez3474.2 years
Rodriguez3271.2 years
Johnson3076.4 years
Martinez2973.7 years
Jones2879.0 years
Brown2778.6 years
Hernandez2674.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Selma, CA
  • 74.1%Utility gas
  • 21.1%Electricity
  • 2.9%Solar energy
  • 1.1%Wood
  • 0.6%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Selma, CA
  • 79.2%Utility gas
  • 18.9%Electricity
  • 1.0%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Other fuel


Selma compared to California state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Selma on our top lists:

  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of auto thefts per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index per police officer (population 5,000+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (population 5,000+)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least people having Master's or Doctorate degrees (population 5,000+)"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (population 5,000+)"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: personal care and service occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest lead air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest lead air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
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