Selma, CA
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Selma is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 24,414 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Selma is the 290th largest community in California.

Selma is a blue-collar town, with 43.36% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 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 (15.00%), office and administrative support (10.67%), and sales jobs (8.91%).

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 population of Selma has a very low overall level of education: only 9.07% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.

The per capita income in Selma in 2010 was $15,825, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $63,300 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 78.94% 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 Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.

Selma also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 25.96%.

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