Selma, CA

Selma profile

Living in Selma

Selma is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 24,825 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Selma is the 290th largest community in California.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Selma is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 42.36% of the Selma workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Selma is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and farmers, fishers, or foresters. There are especially a lot of people living in Selma who work in farm management occupations (16.04%), office and administrative support (12.27%), and sales jobs (10.85%).

Another important characteristic of Selma is that a lot of people work in agricultural jobs, especially compared to most other communities in America, and there are quite a number of farms in town.

In Selma, just 9.10% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.

The per capita income in Selma in 2018 was $16,552, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $66,208 for a family of four. However, Selma contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Selma is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Selma home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Selma, accounting for 84.24% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Selma residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Selma include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Dutch.

Selma also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 24.75%.

The most common language spoken in Selma is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Langs. of India.