Selma, North Carolina

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Population in 2017: 6,684 (97% urban, 3% rural).
Population change since 2000: +13.0%
 
Males: 3,184  (47.6%)
Females: 3,500  (52.4%)
Median resident age:

31.2 years
North Carolina median age:

38.8 years

Zip codes: 27576.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $30,788 (it was $23,856 in 2000)
Selma:

$30,788
NC:

$52,752

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $13,358 (it was $12,101 in 2000)

Selma town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $92,599 (it was $62,700 in 2000)
Selma:

$92,599
NC:

$171,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $166,166; detached houses: $186,019; townhouses or other attached units: $126,023; in 2-unit structures: $60,363; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $99,807; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $216,315; mobile homes: $60,920

Median gross rent in 2017: $812.

March 2019 cost of living index in Selma: 92.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 40.3%
(20.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 36.2% for Black residents, 57.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 79.1% for other race residents, 77.4% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Selma, NC (2017)
    • 3,06045.5%Black alone
    • 2,33834.7%Hispanic
    • 1,34119.9%White alone
    • 540.8%Two or more races
    • 90.1%American Indian alone
    • 100.1%Asian alone
    • 100.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 22 registered sex offenders living in Selma, North Carolina as of January 24, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Selma is 302 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)
1
(14.8)
3
(43.6)
1
(14.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(15.9)
1
(15.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(29.5)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
3
(45.4)
6
(88.5)
6
(87.2)
9
(130.0)
3
(42.6)
4
(55.8)
3
(48.8)
0
(0.0)
2
(32.2)
4
(63.7)
2
(31.7)
4
(63.0)
N/AN/A
Robberies
(per 100,000)
23
(348.0)
28
(413.0)
15
(218.1)
27
(390.1)
9
(127.7)
16
(223.1)
14
(227.6)
12
(191.4)
10
(160.8)
26
(414.3)
11
(174.6)
15
(236.2)
13
(194.7)
7
(103.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
26
(393.3)
40
(590.1)
37
(538.0)
39
(563.5)
39
(553.3)
31
(432.2)
34
(552.8)
34
(542.2)
26
(418.2)
27
(430.3)
24
(381.0)
17
(267.7)
26
(389.3)
35
(516.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
187
(2,829)
233
(3,437)
230
(3,344)
276
(3,988)
235
(3,334)
201
(2,803)
193
(3,138)
187
(2,982)
100
(1,608)
121
(1,928)
133
(2,111)
130
(2,047)
113
(1,692)
85
(1,254)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
242
(3,661)
219
(3,231)
236
(3,432)
199
(2,875)
223
(3,164)
214
(2,984)
216
(3,512)
225
(3,588)
180
(2,895)
164
(2,614)
159
(2,524)
185
(2,913)
163
(2,441)
134
(1,978)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
27
(408.5)
27
(398.3)
33
(479.9)
26
(375.7)
36
(510.7)
22
(306.7)
19
(308.9)
8
(127.6)
10
(160.8)
4
(63.7)
11
(174.6)
14
(220.4)
11
(164.7)
20
(295.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(15.1)
3
(44.3)
6
(87.2)
4
(57.8)
1
(14.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(16.3)
1
(15.9)
3
(48.3)
3
(47.8)
2
(31.7)
1
(15.7)
1
(15.0)
1
(14.8)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)596.5743.9739.9786.9583.8538.1602.8528.3398.9537.8448.4452.2413.4431.1

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City-data.com crime index in Selma, NC

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 25 (23 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.39
North Carolina average:

2.34
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Ancestries: American (6.4%), Scotch-Irish (2.1%), English (2.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 175 feet

Land area: 3.23 square miles.

Population density: 2,069 people per square mile   (low).

Selma, North Carolina map

1,403 residents are foreign born (18.3% Latin America, 2.2% Africa).

This town:

20.8%
North Carolina:

7.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,139 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,217 (1.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Raleigh, NC (28.1 miles , pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (353.0 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Pine Level, NC (1.7 miles ),
Smithfield, NC (2.0 miles ),
Micro, NC (2.2 miles ),
Wilson's Mills, NC (2.2 miles ),
West Smithfield, NC (2.3 miles),
Princeton, NC (2.9 miles ),
Kenly, NC (3.1 miles ),
Four Oaks, NC (3.2 miles )

Latitude: 35.54 N, Longitude: 78.28 W

Area code: 919

Distribution of median household income in Selma, NC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Selma, NC in 2017
Selma satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1998: 27 buildings, average cost: $54,600
  • 1999: 35 buildings, average cost: $57,700
  • 2000: 20 buildings, average cost: $63,600
  • 2002: 25 buildings, average cost: $40,800
  • 2003: 35 buildings, average cost: $66,600
  • 2004: 12 buildings, average cost: $71,200
  • 2005: 17 buildings, average cost: $73,200
  • 2006: 21 buildings, average cost: $60,400
  • 2007: 9 buildings, average cost: $72,200
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $60,000
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $50,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $98,400
  • 2013: 4 buildings, average cost: $244,500
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $138,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Selma, NC residents
Average permit cost in Selma, NC
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.8%
North Carolina:

4.1%
Historical population in Selma, NC
Historical housing units in Selma, NC

Population change in the 1990s: +619 (+11.7%).
Most common industries in Selma, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (17.1%)
  • Public administration (7.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.8%)
  • Educational services (5.6%)
  • Health care (5.3%)
  • Computer & electronic products (4.9%)
  • Machinery (2.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (30.6%)
  • Public administration (8.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.4%)
  • Computer & electronic products (3.5%)
  • Educational services (3.1%)
  • Machinery (2.8%)
  • Chemicals (2.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (9.6%)
  • Educational services (8.6%)
  • Computer & electronic products (6.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.2%)
  • Public administration (5.1%)
  • Social assistance (4.9%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.4%)
Most common occupations in Selma, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.8%)
  • Painters and paperhangers (4.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.5%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Painters and paperhangers (8.6%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.3%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Construction laborers (5.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.3%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.2%)
  • Cashiers (5.7%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4.5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.7%)

Average climate in Selma, North Carolina

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Selma, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 63.2. This is about average.

City:

63.2
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 6.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.19. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.19
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Selma-area historical tornado activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 10% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/28/1984, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 27.2 miles away from the Selma town center killed 3 people and injured 149 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 3/28/1984, a category F4 tornado 31.8 miles away from the town center killed 16 people and injured 153 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Selma-area historical earthquake activity is near North Carolina state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 143.4 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 211.1 miles away from Selma center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 265.3 miles away from Selma center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 201.3 miles away from the city center
On 8/6/1994 at 19:54:09, a magnitude 3.8 (3.6 LG, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 92.5 miles away from Selma center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 363.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Johnston County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 10, Droughts: 2, Ice Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Selma topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Selma:

  • CANTERBURY ROAD HOME (Hospital, about 3 miles away; SMITHFIELD, NC)
  • JOHNSTON MEMORIAL HOME CARE AND HOSPICE (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; SMITHFIELD, NC)
  • JOHNSTON DIALYSIS CENTER INC (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; SMITHFIELD, NC)
  • VOCA-LAURELWOOD GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 4 miles away; SMITHFIELD, NC)
  • BARBOUR COURT NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; SMITHFIELD, NC)
  • VOCA-GREENWOOD GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 5 miles away; SMITHFIELD, NC)
  • HEATH AVENUE HOME (Hospital, about 6 miles away; SMITHFIELD, NC)

Amtrak station:

SELMA-SMITHFIELD (401 E. RAILROAD AVE.) . Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Selma:

  • Johnston Community College (about 4 miles; Smithfield, NC; Full-time enrollment: 3,657)
  • Wayne Community College (about 22 miles; Goldsboro, NC; FT enrollment: 3,174)
  • Wake Technical Community College (about 25 miles; Raleigh, NC; FT enrollment: 16,265)
  • Mount Olive College (about 26 miles; Mount Olive, NC; FT enrollment: 3,097)
  • Campbell University (about 28 miles; Buies Creek, NC; FT enrollment: 5,127)
  • North Carolina State University at Raleigh (about 28 miles; Raleigh, NC; FT enrollment: 29,958)
  • Nash Community College (about 38 miles; Rocky Mount, NC; FT enrollment: 2,520)

Public elementary/middle schools in Selma:

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Churches in Selma include: Belleview Church (A), Faith Church (B), Free Will Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Hotels: Hampton Inn Selma I-95 (1695 Industrial Park Drive), Comfort Inn Selma (1705 Industrial Park Drive), Comfort Inn (1705 Industrial Park Drive).

Birthplace of: Drique London - Hip hop musician, Lunsford Richardson - Businessman.

Johnston County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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

SMITHFIELD MOOSE LODGE (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This town:

2.7 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

65.2%
Whole state:

66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

8.9%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
16 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse in 2000
6 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Banks with branches in Selma (2011 data):

  • First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company: Selma Branch at 114 North Raiford Street, branch established on 1968/10/15. Info updated 2011/10/11: Bank assets: $20,566.4 mil, Deposits: $17,596.8 mil, headquarters in Raleigh, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 433 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancshares, Inc.
  • KS Bank, Inc.: Selma Branch at 115 West Anderson Street, branch established on 1924/01/01. Info updated 2006/07/21: Bank assets: $322.7 mil, Deposits: $246.6 mil, headquarters in Smithfield, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Ks Bancorp, Inc.
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Selma Main Branch at 212 North Raiford Street, branch established on 1928/01/03. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Selma:

Marital status in Selma, NC
  • Never married: 37.2%
  • Now married: 40.4%
  • Separated: 5.3%
  • Widowed: 3.9%
  • Divorced: 13.2%

For population 25 years and over in Selma:

  • High school or higher: 68.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.7%
  • Unemployed: 5.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

16.1
North Carolina average:

11.9

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, NC (based on Johnston County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant41,366173
Mainline Protestant12,78459
Catholic4,2631
Black Protestant2,04920
Other1,0926
None107,324-
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: 33
Johnston County:

2.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Johnston County:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Johnston County:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 71
This county:

4.53 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 97
Johnston County:

6.18 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Johnston County:

8.3%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

31.9%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Johnston County:

17.0%
North Carolina:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Selma:

46.1%
North Carolina:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Selma:

42.9%
North Carolina:

44.6%

Average BMI:
Selma:

29.2
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

21.8%
North Carolina:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Selma:

11.9%
North Carolina:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Selma:

6.7
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

33.3%
State:

33.6%

General health condition:
Selma:

52.7%
North Carolina:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Selma:

80.2%
North Carolina:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Selma, NC 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 23$72,566$37,8610$0
Electric Power 9$30,447$40,5960$0
Water Supply 6$19,561$39,1220$0
Other Government Administration 5$22,707$54,4976$1,152
Firefighters 4$12,810$38,4301$1,034
Streets and Highways 4$14,373$43,1191$1,063
Parks and Recreation 3$9,950$39,8007$1,481
Solid Waste Management 3$7,596$30,3840$0
Local Libraries 2$5,464$32,7841$653
Sewerage 2$6,773$40,6380$0
Police - Other 2$4,698$28,1880$0
Other and Unallocable 2$5,581$33,4860$0
Financial Administration 1$5,338$64,0560$0
Health 0$0 1$1,404
Totals for Government 66$217,864$39,61217$6,787

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

  • Construction - Local Fire Protection: $253,000 ($37.85)
    Libraries: $25,000 ($3.74)
    Natural Resources - Other: $24,000 ($3.59)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $7,597,000 ($1136.59)
    Sewerage: $1,617,000 ($241.92)
    General - Other: $1,607,000 ($240.42)
    Police Protection: $1,549,000 ($231.75)
    Water Utilities: $724,000 ($108.32)
    Regular Highways: $552,000 ($82.59)
    Solid Waste Management: $531,000 ($79.44)
    Central Staff Services: $357,000 ($53.41)
    Housing and Community Development: $340,000 ($50.87)
    Local Fire Protection: $307,000 ($45.93)
    Parks and Recreation: $278,000 ($41.59)
    General Public Buildings: $144,000 ($21.54)
    Libraries: $125,000 ($18.70)
    Natural Resources - Other: $124,000 ($18.55)
    Financial Administration: $120,000 ($17.95)
    Health - Other: $15,000 ($2.24)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $55,000 ($8.23)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $85,000 ($12.72)
    Police Protection: $62,000 ($9.28)
    Natural Resources - Other: $41,000 ($6.13)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $624,000 ($93.36)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,512,000 ($226.21)
    Solid Waste Management: $648,000 ($96.95)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $212,000 ($31.72)
    Parks and Recreation: $84,000 ($12.57)
    Other: $17,000 ($2.54)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $391,000 ($58.50)
    Water Utilities: $15,000 ($2.24)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $26,000 ($3.89)
    Donations From Private Sources: $20,000 ($2.99)
    Rents: $18,000 ($2.69)
    Interest Earnings: $9,000 ($1.35)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $8,018,000 ($1199.58)
    Water Utilities: $1,231,000 ($184.17)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $411,000 ($61.49)
    Highways: $166,000 ($24.84)
    Other: $10,000 ($1.50)
  • Tax - Property: $2,112,000 ($315.98)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $668,000 ($99.94)
    Other Selective Sales: $99,000 ($14.81)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $34,000 ($5.09)
    Other License: $9,000 ($1.35)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,947,000 ($740.13)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,821,000 ($721.27)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,582,000 ($236.68)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,456,000 ($217.83)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,430,000 ($962.00)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $473,000 ($70.77)

9.11% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($51,350 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.11%
North Carolina average:

7.88%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($149 average AGI)
Johnston County:

0.03%
North Carolina average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Wake County, NC  3.58% ($53,700 average AGI)
from Harnett County, NC  0.47% ($42,360)
from Wayne County, NC  0.33% ($38,381)


6.43% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($47,648 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.43%
North Carolina average:

7.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Wake County, NC  2.08% ($49,741 average AGI)
to Harnett County, NC  0.51% ($35,240)
to Wayne County, NC  0.31% ($33,328)
Businesses in Selma, NC
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Hilton1
Days Inn1KFC1
Dennys1McDonald's1
Dunkin Donuts1Quality1
FedEx1U-Haul2
H&R Block1Waffle House1

Strongest AM radio stations in Selma:

  • WMPM (1270 AM; 5 kW; SMITHFIELD, NC; Owner: CAROLINA BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WGTM (590 AM; 5 kW; WILSON, NC; Owner: SPIRIT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WETC (540 AM; 8 kW; WENDELL-ZEBULON, NC; Owner: CAROLINA REGIONAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WHPY (1590 AM; 5 kW; CLAYTON, NC; Owner: FELLOWSHIP CHRISTIAN ACADEMY)
  • WCKB (780 AM; 7 kW; DUNN, NC; Owner: NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WPYB (1130 AM; daytime; 7 kW; BENSON, NC; Owner: BENSON-DUNN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGBR (1150 AM; 5 kW; GOLDSBORO, NC; Owner: NEW AGE COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WBZB (1090 AM; daytime; 1 kW; SELMA, NC; Owner: BASS MUSIC CORPORATION)
  • WDJS (1430 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT OLIVE, NC; Owner: MOUNT OLIVE BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WRBZ (850 AM; 10 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: ALCHEMY COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP #1)
  • WFNC (640 AM; 10 kW; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Selma:

  • WRAL (101.5 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WRAL-FM, INC.)
  • WRDU (106.1 FM; WILSON, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYMY (96.9 FM; GOLDSBORO, NC; Owner: NEW AGE COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WTRG (100.7 FM; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQDR (94.7 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: CAROLINA MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • W276AX (103.1 FM; PRINCETON, ETC., NC; Owner: GRACE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL)
  • WCPE (89.7 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION CORPORATION)
  • WBBB (96.1 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: CAROLINA MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WRNS-FM (95.1 FM; KINSTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WKIX (102.3 FM; GOLDSBORO, NC; Owner: NEW AGE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WERO (93.3 FM; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WNCT-FM (107.9 FM; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: WNCT LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFXK (104.3 FM; TARBORO, NC; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WSHA (88.9 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: SHAW UNIVERSITY)
  • WWMY (102.9 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WWND, L.L.C.)
  • WNNL (103.9 FM; FUQUAY-VARINA, NC; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WCCE (90.1 FM; BUIES CREEK, NC; Owner: CAMPBELL UNIVERSITY, INCORPORATED)
  • WAJC (90.5 FM; WILSON, NC; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)

TV broadcast stations around Selma:

  • WARZ-LP (Channel 34; SMITHFIELD/SELMA, NC; Owner: WATERS & BROCK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WNCN (Channel 17; GOLDSBORO, NC; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTVD (Channel 11; DURHAM, NC; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WRAL-TV (Channel 5; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: CAPITOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WLFL (Channel 22; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WLFL LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WRDC (Channel 28; DURHAM, NC; Owner: RALEIGH (WRDC-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WRAY-TV (Channel 30; WILSON, NC; Owner: WRAY, INC.)
  • WRAZ (Channel 50; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WRAZ-TV, INC.)
  • WITN-TV (Channel 7; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: WITN LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WUVC (Channel 40; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPITAL BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WNCT-TV (Channel 9; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WRPX (Channel 47; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: PAXSON RALEIGH LICENSE, INC.)
  • W64CN (Channel 64; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WACN-LP (Channel 34; APEX, NC; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WUNK-TV (Channel 25; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WHOA-LP (Channel 60; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHFL-LP (Channel 56; GOLDSBORO, NC; Owner: FREE LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WCTI-TV (Channel 12; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W63CW (Channel 63; GOLDSBORO, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W68BK (Channel 68; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: SAINT AUGUSTINE'S COLLEGE)
  • WNCR-LP (Channel 20; WILSON, NC; Owner: ON THE MAP, INC.)
  • WWIW-LP (Channel 66; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • W58CD (Channel 58; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
Selma fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Selma fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 47Number of bridges
  • 423ft / 129mTotal length
  • 602,320Total average daily traffic
  • 81,810Total average daily truck traffic
  • 726,160Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic
New bridges in Selma, NC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 101950-1959
  • 61960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 261990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Selma, NC

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Selma)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

95 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Selma, NC)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

6
  • SMITHFIELD, Smithfield Site 3300 Ft S Of Int Of Sr 2301 & 2375 (Lat: 35.505694 Lon: -78.292472), Overall height: 127.4 m, Call Sign: WMJ651,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6004.50 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, Grant Date: 01/19/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Cancellation Date: 07/08/2015, Certifier: Glenn S Rabin, Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • Lat: 35.799028 Lon: -78.479167, Overall height: 37.5 m, Call Sign: WPNG507, Licensee ID: L00000639,
    Assigned Frequencies: 2165.20 MHz, Grant Date: 10/10/1985, Expiration Date: 03/01/2000, Cancellation Date: 07/30/1999, Registrant: Raleigh Durham Msa Limited Partnership, 8725 W Higgins Rd, Chicago, IL 60631
  • Selma, NC, Lat: 35.540694 Lon: -78.234778, Call Sign: WQEL551,
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.431 MHz, 956.431 MHz, 956.431 MHz, Grant Date: 02/17/2016, Expiration Date: 02/28/2026, Certifier: John Kuklinski, Registrant: Duke Energy Business Services, LLC, 401 South College Street, Charlotte, NC 28201, Phone: (704) 382-2271, Fax: (704) 382-4800, Email:
  • Yelverton, 3300' S Of Int Of Sr 2301 & 2375 (Lat: 35.505639 Lon: -78.292556), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 121.9 m, Overall height: 127.4 m, Call Sign: WQSL365,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6163.86 MHz, Grant Date: 10/24/2013, Expiration Date: 10/24/2023, Certifier: Jason Barbour, Registrant: Johnston County 911 Communications, 4450 Us 1, Vero Beach, FL 32967, Phone: (772) 569-5355, Email:
  • BIZZEL GROVE, 1201 County Store Rd (Lat: 35.486556 Lon: -78.232944), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 59.4 m, Overall height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: WRBR545,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11265.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, Grant Date: 05/30/2018, Expiration Date: 05/30/2028, Cancellation Date: 09/06/2018, Certifier: Gina Cacciatore, Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 5055 North Point Pkwy, Np2ne Network Engineering, Alpharetta, GA 30022, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Email:
  • SELMA, 7.5 Mi N (Lat: 35.644861 Lon: -78.281361), Overall height: 86.6 m, Call Sign: WBA761,
    Assigned Frequencies: 5960.02 MHz, 6084.97 MHz, 6019.30 MHz, 6078.60 MHz, Grant Date: 02/01/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 11/29/2007, Certifier: David A Christman, Registrant: Time Warner Ny Cable LLC, 290 Harbor Drive, Stamford, CT 06902, Phone: (203) 328-0671, Fax: (203) 328-4042, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • 2335 West Oak Street (Lat: 35.551833 Lon: -78.311111), Type: Tower, Overall height: 0 m, Call Sign: WQG98,
    Assigned Frequencies: 122.925 MHz, Grant Date: 08/17/2004, Expiration Date: 10/27/2009, Cancellation Date: 01/02/2010, Registrant: Colonial Pipeline Company, 1185 Sanctuary Parkway, Suite 100, Alpharetta, GA 30004-4738, Phone: (678) 762-2221, Fax: (678) 762-2626, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

35 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Selma)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

11 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Selma)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$106,0372$69,1908$113,8011$35,2402$62,8250$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$01$102,7500$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$65,2400$05$99,3121$35,0400$01$50,040
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$104,4200$03$113,6370$01$77,0800$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$01$91,3000$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0403.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 3 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$75,700
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0403.00

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

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 103. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 177 took place in 2008, and the least - 16 in 2004. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Selma, NC When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (46.1%), and Outside Fires (39.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Selma, NC
    • 71546.1%Structure Fires
    • 61339.5%Outside Fires
    • 20313.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 201.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Selma, NC

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Selma, North Carolina:

  • Days Inn, 419 Us Hwy 70 E, Selma, North Carolina 27576 , Phone: (919) 965-3762, Fax: (919) 965-9349
  • Days Inn, 115 Us Hwy 70a, Selma, North Carolina 27576 , Phone: (919) 965-4000, Fax: (919) 965-9999
  • Econo Lodge Selma / Suburban Selma, 1780 Industrial Park Dr, Selma, North Carolina 27576 , Phone: (919) 965-3716
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Selma, North Carolina
Most common first names in Selma, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James11967.6 years
William11371.9 years
John8171.7 years
Mary6674.1 years
Robert5570.4 years
Joseph3568.8 years
Willie3372.6 years
Charles3265.8 years
George3272.6 years
Thomas3164.7 years
Most common last names in Selma, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Brown8974.9 years
Creech7774.7 years
Jones6369.8 years
Parrish4872.6 years
Peedin4774.1 years
Price4475.2 years
Pittman4176.7 years
Smith4069.7 years
Johnson3972.4 years
Davis3871.4 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Selma, NC
  • 54.8%Electricity
  • 30.2%Utility gas
  • 12.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Selma, NC
  • 82.0%Electricity
  • 11.3%Utility gas
  • 4.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Selma compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Selma on our top lists:

  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: construction and extraction occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: construction (population 5,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28 (population 5,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people taking a taxi to work (population 5,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Chile (population 500+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: food preparation and serving related occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of burglaries per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #66 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+)"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse (population 1,000+)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Honduras (population 500+)"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: production occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the worst general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
There are 14 pilots and 10 other airmen in this city.
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