Selma, CA

Selma profile

Living in Selma

Selma is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 24,674 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Selma is the 291st largest community in California.

Unlike some cities, Selma isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Selma are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Selma is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Selma who work in office and administrative support (13.64%), farm management occupations (10.62%), and sales jobs (8.77%).

In addition, many people in Selma have jobs in agriculture, more so than in most other communities in America. As a result, you will see quite a number of farms around town.

The percentage of people in Selma with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 10.13% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Selma in 2018 was $16,934, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $67,736 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 84.99% 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, English, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.

Selma also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 23.61%.

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