Selmer, Tennessee

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Population in 2021: 4,425 (82% urban, 18% rural).
Population change since 2000: -2.6%
 
Males: 2,206  (49.9%)
Females: 2,219  (50.1%)
Median resident age:

37.4 years
Tennessee median age:

39.2 years

Zip codes: 38375.

Estimated median household income in 2021: $33,363 (it was $28,494 in 2000)
Selmer:

$33,363
TN:

$59,695

Estimated per capita income in 2021: $19,548 (it was $21,350 in 2000)

Selmer town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2021: $102,118 (it was $61,900 in 2000)
Selmer:

$102,118
TN:

$235,200

Mean prices in 2021: all housing units: $135,856; detached houses: $134,995

Median gross rent in 2021: $619.

March 2022 cost of living index in Selmer: 78.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2021: 18.9%
(20.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 9.9% for Black residents)

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  • Races in Selmer, TN (2021)
    • 3,74483.3%White alone
    • 58212.9%Black alone
    • 471.0%Asian alone
    • 431.0%Two or more races
    • 90.2%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Tennessee and other state lists, there were 35 registered sex offenders living in Selmer, Tennessee as of September 23, 2023.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Selmer is 130 to 1.


Crime rates in Selmer by year

Type

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(21.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(22.7)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
3
(63.5)
4
(85.4)
4
(84.8)
0
(0.0)
2
(45.1)
1
(22.5)
5
(110.0)
1
(22.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(22.2)
2
(44.7)
2
(45.0)
2
(45.4)
3
(69.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
2
(42.3)
1
(21.3)
1
(21.2)
4
(91.0)
3
(67.6)
4
(90.2)
1
(22.0)
2
(44.2)
3
(66.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(22.3)
3
(67.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
23
(486.9)
24
(512.4)
13
(275.7)
15
(341.2)
28
(631.2)
37
(834.1)
14
(308.1)
23
(507.8)
31
(682.4)
28
(621.3)
22
(491.5)
35
(787.4)
16
(363.6)
24
(559.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
60
(1,270)
47
(1,003)
45
(954.2)
59
(1,342)
61
(1,375)
46
(1,037)
58
(1,276)
32
(706.6)
38
(836.5)
40
(887.5)
32
(714.9)
28
(629.9)
12
(272.7)
19
(443.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
176
(3,726)
176
(3,757)
184
(3,902)
180
(4,095)
150
(3,381)
143
(3,224)
121
(2,663)
127
(2,804)
126
(2,773)
121
(2,685)
112
(2,502)
115
(2,587)
93
(2,113)
81
(1,889)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
12
(254.0)
8
(170.8)
2
(42.4)
3
(68.2)
4
(90.2)
8
(180.3)
3
(66.0)
3
(66.2)
4
(88.0)
15
(332.8)
8
(178.7)
8
(180.0)
13
(295.4)
8
(186.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(22.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(44.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(23.3)
City-Data.com crime index419.1411.4398.0358.7421.3427.9357.4299.4332.8338.1305.2375.7281.8289.3

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 254.8. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Selmer, TN

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2021, including police officers: 17 (15 officers - 13 male; 2 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.51
Tennessee average:

2.57
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Ancestries: American (24.3%), African (14.7%), Irish (9.6%), English (7.6%), Scottish (6.3%), Dutch (2.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1901

Elevation: 442 feet

Land area: 9.78 square miles.

Population density: 453 people per square mile   (low).

Selmer, Tennessee map

79 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.8%
Tennessee:

5.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2021: $674 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2021: $579 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jackson, TN (34.4 miles , pop. 59,643).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Memphis, TN (78.0 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (463.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Bethel Springs, TN (2.1 miles ),
Eastview, TN (2.6 miles ),
Ramer, TN (2.7 miles ),
Stantonville, TN (3.1 miles ),
Guys, TN (3.3 miles ),
Michie, TN (3.5 miles ),
Adamsville, TN (3.6 miles ),
Finger, TN (3.6 miles )

Latitude: 35.17 N, Longitude: 88.59 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,418 (+31.5%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 651 (44.0%)

Area code: 731

Distribution of median household income in Selmer, TN in 2021
Distribution of house value in Selmer, TN in 2021
Selmer satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2021: 3 buildings, average cost: $107,000
  • 2020: 2 buildings, average cost: $50,000
  • 2019: 4 buildings, average cost: $139,500
  • 2018: 4 buildings, average cost: $139,500
  • 2017: 4 buildings, average cost: $116,300
  • 2016: 3 buildings, average cost: $93,300
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $70,000
  • 2014: 5 buildings, average cost: $129,400
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $96,100
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $73,400
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $40,000
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $46,700
  • 2008: 6 buildings, average cost: $36,100
  • 2007: 14 buildings, average cost: $73,900
  • 2006: 17 buildings, average cost: $73,900
  • 2005: 18 buildings, average cost: $73,900
  • 2004: 16 buildings, average cost: $73,900
  • 2003: 14 buildings, average cost: $73,900
  • 2002: 9 buildings, average cost: $59,300
  • 2001: 15 buildings, average cost: $41,400
  • 2000: 12 buildings, average cost: $51,700
  • 1999: 13 buildings, average cost: $61,500
  • 1998: 13 buildings, average cost: $45,900
  • 1997: 21 buildings, average cost: $62,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Selmer, TN residents
Average permit cost in Selmer, TN
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.4%
Tennessee:

3.1%
Historical population in Selmer, TN
Historical housing units in Selmer, TN
Most common industries in Selmer, TN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (10.8%)
  • Educational services (10.5%)
  • Metal & metal products (9.2%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.3%)
  • Construction (4.9%)
  • Machinery (4.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Metal & metal products (13.7%)
  • Construction (8.4%)
  • Transportation equipment (6.4%)
  • Health care (4.7%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4.6%)
  • Public administration (4.5%)
  • Machinery (4.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (17.3%)
  • Educational services (16.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.1%)
  • Apparel (8.5%)
  • Machinery (5.2%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (5.1%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.4%)
Most common occupations in Selmer, TN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (4.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.6%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (5.4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (8.2%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Cashiers (5.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.8%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.3%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.1%)

Average climate in Selmer, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Selmer, Tennessee environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2001 was 95.4. This is worse than average.

City:

95.4
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2001 was 3.84. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.84
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2001 was 1.30. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 18.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.30
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2001 was 33.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.4
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Selmer-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Tennessee state average. It is 91% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/16/1998, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 32.6 miles away from the Selmer town center killed 3 people and injured 36 people and caused $13 million in damages.

On 2/5/2008, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.4 miles away from the town center killed 3 people and injured 5 people and caused $18 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Selmer-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Tennessee state average. It is 292% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 102.9 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 118.4 miles away from Selmer center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 147.7 miles away from Selmer center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW) earthquake occurred 230.2 miles away from Selmer center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 87.7 miles away from Selmer 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 144.2 miles away from Selmer 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 McNairy County (14) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 5, Winds: 5, Winter Storms: 2, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Selmer topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Selmer:

  • COUNTRY HOSPICE (HWY 45 SOUTH ROUTE 2 BOX 23A)
  • MCNAIRY REGIONAL HOSPITAL (Proprietary, 705 E POPLAR AVE)
  • MCNAIRY COUNTY HEALTH CARE CENTER (835 EAST POPLAR AVENUE)
  • SELMER DIALYSIS (251 OAK GROVE RD.)

Airports located in Selmer:

College/University in Selmer:

  • Styles and Profiles Beauty College (Full-time enrollment: 45; Location: 119 S Second St; Private, for-profit; Website: www.spbeautycollege.com)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Selmer:

  • Jackson State Community College (about 35 miles; Jackson, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,958)
  • Northeast Mississippi Community College (about 35 miles; Booneville, MS; FT enrollment: 3,024)
  • Union University (about 38 miles; Jackson, TN; FT enrollment: 4,051)
  • University of North Alabama (about 58 miles; Florence, AL; FT enrollment: 5,886)
  • Northwest-Shoals Community College (about 60 miles; Muscle Shoals, AL; FT enrollment: 2,702)
  • Itawamba Community College (about 63 miles; Fulton, MS; FT enrollment: 5,489)
  • Bethel University (about 68 miles; McKenzie, TN; FT enrollment: 5,878)

Public high school in Selmer:

Private high school in Selmer:

  • FAITH BAPTIST SCHOOL (Students: 21, Location: 1301 PEACH ST, Grades: KG-9)

Public elementary/middle schools in Selmer:

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Library in Selmer:

  • JACK MCCONNICO MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $80,217; Location: 225 OAK GROVE RD.; 26,226 books; 1,033 audio materials; 1,658 video materials; 32 state licensed databases; 25 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Selmer: Selmer Fire Department Substation 2 (A), Selmer Fire Department Headquarters (B), McNairy Regional EMS (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Selmer: Selmer Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: McCullar Cemetery (1), Oak Hill Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Crooked Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: McNairy County Museum (114 North 3rd Street).

Hotels: Days Inn-Selmer (Highway 45 South), Economy Inn (515 East Poplar Avenue).

Courts: McNairy County - General Sessions Judge- Juvenile Court (300 Industrial Park Drive), McNairy County - Chancery Court Clerk and Master (Court House), McNairy County - General Sessions Court (300 Industrial Park Drive), McNairy County - Court Clerk (Court House), McNairy County - Circuit Court (300 Industrial Park Drive).

Birthplace of: Chad Harville - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Boston Red Sox, born: Sep 16, 1976).

McNairy 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 Selmer and their reported violations in the past:

SELMER WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 19,026, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-30-2009), St Public Notif requested (DEC-01-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-01-2009), St Public Notif received (APR-15-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-30-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-30-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2009)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-15-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-15-2006), St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2007)
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
Average household size:
This town:

2.3 people
Tennessee:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

62.8%
Whole state:

67.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

5.6%
Whole state:

5.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Selmer in 2010:

  • 126 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 60 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 8 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Selmer in 2000:

  • 128 people in nursing homes
  • 86 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 24 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Banks with branches in Selmer (2011 data):

  • Regions Bank: Selmer Main Office Branch at 116 South Third Street, branch established on 1919/09/01; Drive-Up Branch at 208 West Court Avenue, branch established on 1983/05/09. 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
  • Community South Bank: Selmer Drive Thru at 138 East Court Avenue, branch established on 2007/01/16; Selmer Mulberry Branch at 731 Mulberry Avenue, branch established on 2002/10/21. Info updated 2007/01/18: Bank assets: $569.9 mil, Deposits: $534.2 mil, headquarters in Parsons, TN, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 23 total offices, Holding Company: Tennessee Central Bancshares, Inc.
  • Home Banking Company: at 795 Poplar Avenue, branch established on 1915/03/15. Info updated 2008/07/15: Bank assets: $75.1 mil, Deposits: $66.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Home Bancshares, Inc.
  • BancorpSouth Bank: Selmer Branch at 515 East Mulberry Avenue, branch established on 1966/06/11. Info updated 2007/07/18: Bank assets: $12,990.3 mil, Deposits: $10,863.8 mil, headquarters in Tupelo, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 271 total offices, Holding Company: Bancorpsouth, Inc.
  • The Bank of Fayette County: Mcnairy Branch at 574 Mulberry Street, branch established on 2009/11/18. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $307.8 mil, Deposits: $253.8 mil, headquarters in Moscow, TN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Moscow Bancshares, Inc.
  • SouthBank, a Federal Savings Bank: Mulberry Branch at 904 Mulberry Avenue, branch established on 2001/12/03. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $242.2 mil, Deposits: $183.8 mil, headquarters in Huntsville, AL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 13 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Selmer:

Marital status in Selmer, TN
  • Never married: 23.0%
  • Now married: 48.8%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 10.6%
  • Divorced: 16.0%

For population 25 years and over in Selmer:

  • High school or higher: 87.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.1%
  • Unemployed: 7.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2021
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2021
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.9
Tennessee average:

11.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2021
Means of transportation to work in 2021 - Selmer
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Selmer, TN (based on McNairy County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant12,20174
Mainline Protestant1,63717
Catholic1501
Other31
None12,084-
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: 6
This county:

2.35 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.39 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Here:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Here:

5.88 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 18
McNairy County:

7.06 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
McNairy County:

13.5%
Tennessee:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.8%
Tennessee:

30.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.0%
Tennessee:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

48.2%
Tennessee:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Selmer:

43.6%
Tennessee:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Selmer:

29.3
Tennessee:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

17.8%
State:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

9.0%
Tennessee:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Selmer:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

30.1%
State:

33.9%

General health condition:
This city:

56.3%
Tennessee:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

76.6%
Tennessee:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Selmer, TN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 16$47,237$35,4280$0
Police Protection - Officers 16$47,605$35,7040$0
Streets and Highways 13$27,900$25,7540$0
Gas Supply 11$33,026$36,0280$0
Parks and Recreation 5$11,645$27,9483$1,081
Solid Waste Management 4$9,068$27,2040$0
Firefighters 4$12,243$36,72915$2,304
Sewerage 3$7,670$30,6800$0
Other Government Administration 2$8,594$51,5640$0
Police - Other 2$4,843$29,0581$95
Housing and Community Development (Local) 1$3,744$44,9280$0
Financial Administration 1$2,724$32,6880$0
Totals for Government 78$216,298$33,27719$3,480

Selmer government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $1,825,000 ($412.43)
    Gas Utilities: $1,709,000 ($386.21)
    Police Protection: $1,593,000 ($360.00)
    Regular Highways: $867,000 ($195.93)
    Financial Administration: $814,000 ($183.95)
    Solid Waste Management: $525,000 ($118.64)
    Local Fire Protection: $484,000 ($109.38)
    Parks and Recreation: $271,000 ($61.24)
    Central Staff Services: $75,000 ($16.95)
    General - Other: $74,000 ($16.72)
    General Public Buildings: $66,000 ($14.92)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $64,000 ($14.46)
    Libraries: $15,000 ($3.39)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $35,000 ($7.91)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $1,324,000 ($299.21)
    Parks and Recreation: $561,000 ($126.78)
    Water Utilities: $525,000 ($118.64)
    Solid Waste Management: $206,000 ($46.55)
    Local Fire Protection: $149,000 ($33.67)
    Gas Utilities: $81,000 ($18.31)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,527,000 ($571.07)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $298,000 ($67.34)

Selmer government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $468,000 ($105.76)
    Parks and Recreation: $68,000 ($15.37)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $295,000 ($66.67)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,551,000 ($350.51)
    Other: $10,000 ($2.26)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $777,000 ($175.59)
    Interest Earnings: $151,000 ($34.12)
    General Revenue - Other: $82,000 ($18.53)
    Rents: $46,000 ($10.40)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,126,000 ($706.44)
    Gas Utilities: $2,426,000 ($548.25)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,652,000 ($373.33)
    General Local Government Support: $461,000 ($104.18)
    Highways: $254,000 ($57.40)
  • Tax - Property: $1,096,000 ($247.68)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $285,000 ($64.41)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $139,000 ($31.41)
    Public Utilities Sales: $49,000 ($11.07)
    Other Selective Sales: $41,000 ($9.27)
    Other License: $4,000 ($0.90)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $2,000 ($0.45)

Selmer government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,570,000 ($2388.70)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,734,000 ($2199.77)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $836,000 ($188.93)

Selmer government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,371,000 ($3021.69)
Businesses in Selmer, TN
NameCountNameCount
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Blockbuster1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1RadioShack1
Curves1Rite Aid1
Domino's Pizza1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx3Subway2
H&R Block1U-Haul2
Hardee's1UPS2
La-Z-Boy2Walmart1
Lane Furniture1

Strongest AM radio stations in Selmer:

  • WDTM (1150 AM; daytime; 1 kW; SELMER, TN; Owner: RADIO STATION WDTM, INC)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMQM (1600 AM; 50 kW; LAKELAND, TN; Owner: WMQM, INC.)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WCMA (1230 AM; 1 kW; CORINTH, MS; Owner: POWER VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDXI (1310 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, TN; Owner: LIBERTY RADIO II, INC.)
  • WTJS (1390 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)
  • WNQM (1300 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WNQM. INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Selmer:

  • WSIB (93.9 FM; SELMER, TN; Owner: WDTM INC)
  • WXOQ (105.5 FM; SELMER, TN; Owner: GERALD W. HUNT)
  • WYDL (100.7 FM; MIDDLETON, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WOWL (91.9 FM; BURNSVILLE, MS; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNITY SERVICES, INC)
  • WADI (95.3 FM; CORINTH, MS; Owner: POWER VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WHHM-FM (107.7 FM; HENDERSON, TN; Owner: THOMAS RADIO, LLC)
  • WMXX-FM (103.1 FM; JACKSON, TN; Owner: GERALD W. HUNT)
  • WMOD (96.7 FM; BOLIVAR, TN; Owner: WMOD, INC.)
  • WDNX (89.1 FM; OLIVE HILL, TN; Owner: RURAL LIFE FOUNDATION, INC)
  • WOJG (94.7 FM; BOLIVAR, TN; Owner: JOHNNY W. SHAW & OPAL J. SHAW)
  • WTNV (104.1 FM; JACKSON, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMAE-FM (89.5 FM; BOONEVILLE, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WFXO (104.9 FM; IUKA, MS; Owner: BILLY R. MCLAIN)
  • WFHC (91.5 FM; HENDERSON, TN; Owner: FREED-HARDEMAN UNIVERSITY)
  • WFKX (95.7 FM; HENDERSON, TN; Owner: THOMAS RADIO, LLC)
  • WXRZ (94.3 FM; CORINTH, MS; Owner: TELESOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Selmer:

  • W06AW (Channel 6; SELMER, TN; Owner: WDTM, INC.)
  • W34BU (Channel 34; ACTON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W62CK (Channel 62; ACTON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WBBJ-TV (Channel 7; JACKSON, TN; Owner: TENNESSEE BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • W41BT (Channel 41; ACTON, TN; Owner: JULIA F. JONES)
  • W32BG (Channel 32; ACTON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W69DB (Channel 69; ACTON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W51CG (Channel 51; ACTON, TN; Owner: JULIA F. JONES)
  • W56DA (Channel 56; ACTON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W28BO (Channel 28; ACTON, TN; Owner: NORMAN CLOUTIER)
  • W25BY (Channel 25; JACKSON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W38BY (Channel 38; JACKSON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W54BU (Channel 54; JACKSON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W46CE (Channel 46; ACTON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W22BR (Channel 22; JACKSON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W52CZ (Channel 52; JACKSON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W64BZ (Channel 64; JACKSON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WJTE-LP (Channel 19; JACKSON, TN; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W26CJ (Channel 26; JACKSON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W18BL (Channel 18; ADAMSVILLE, TN; Owner: UNITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W20BJ (Channel 20; ACTON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W27CL (Channel 27; ACTON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W43BH (Channel 43; ACTON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
Selmer fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2021
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2021
See more detailed statistics of Selmer fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2021 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 37Number of bridges
  • 322ft / 97.8mTotal length
  • $14,983,000Total costs
  • 155,147Total average daily traffic
  • 14,796Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Selmer, TN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21920-1929
  • 11950-1959
  • 41960-1969
  • 41970-1979
  • 161980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 32000-2009
  • 32010-2019
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Selmer, TN

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Selmer, TN)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

64 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Selmer)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: MOONEY M20R (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO-550 SERIES (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 505WM, N505WM, N-505WM, Serial Number: 29-0151, Airworthiness Date: 06/25/1998, Certificate Issue Date: 11/22/2019
    Registrant (LLC): Andrew Aircraft Sales LLC, 2270 Airport Rd, Selmer, TN 38375
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 03/05/2018
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-260 (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 126 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-540 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5579J, N5579J, N-5579J, Serial Number: 32-1024, Year manufactured: 1968, Airworthiness Date: 07/01/1968, Certificate Issue Date: 05/11/2017
    Registrant (Corporation): Juliett Inc, C/O William R Ashe / 3680 Highway 64 E, Selmer, TN 38375
  • Aircraft: RAYTHEON AIRCRAFT COMPANY 390 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 8, Weight: 12,500 - 19,999 Pounds), Engine: WILLIAMS FJ44-2A (2300 Pounds of Thrust) (Turbo-fan)
    N-Number: 67FP, N67FP, N-67FP, Serial Number: RB-65, Year manufactured: 2003, Airworthiness Date: 05/11/2016, Certificate Issue Date: 09/12/2017
    Registrant (Partnership): Enterprises Lp Daniel, Po Box 289, Selmer, TN 38375
  • Aircraft: MOONEY M20C (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 127 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2606W, N2606W, N-2606W, Serial Number: 3288, Year manufactured: 1965, Airworthiness Date: 12/23/1965, Certificate Issue Date: 08/02/1990
    Registrant (Corporation): U S Aerospace Corp, 2270 Airport Rd, Selmer, TN 38375
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 06/21/2017

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 47. The highest number of reported fires - 83 took place in 2018, and the least - 24 in 2014. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Selmer, TN When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (40.5%), and Outside Fires (37.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Selmer, TN
    • 28940.5%Structure Fires
    • 27037.9%Outside Fires
    • 10915.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 456.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Selmer, TN
Most common first names in Selmer, TN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James12170.9 years
William9874.1 years
Mary9577.7 years
John8274.8 years
Robert5872.3 years
George3277.5 years
Minnie2884.0 years
Willie2873.4 years
Charles2872.5 years
Thomas2272.6 years
Most common last names in Selmer, TN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith7276.6 years
Moore6876.4 years
King6574.7 years
Johnson3472.4 years
Jones3376.8 years
Browder2579.6 years
Brown2572.1 years
Barnes2479.1 years
Hurst2481.9 years
Plunk2475.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Selmer, TN
  • 47.4%Utility gas
  • 39.5%Electricity
  • 10.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.2%No fuel used
  • 1.0%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Selmer, TN
  • 67.0%Electricity
  • 33.0%Utility gas


Selmer compared to Tennessee state average:

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

Selmer on our top lists:

  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other Australian and New Zealand Subregion (population 500+)"
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  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Oceania (population 500+)"
There are 11 pilots and 5 other airmen in this city.
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