Selma, NC
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Selma profile

Living in Selma

Selma is a somewhat small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 6,601 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Selma is the 135th largest community in North Carolina.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Selma is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Selma is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Selma who work in sales jobs (19.27%), office and administrative support (11.36%), and management occupations (10.46%).

Selma is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

In Selma, just 11.48% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Selma in 2018 was $14,794, which is low income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $59,176 for a family of four. Selma also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 35.27% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Selma is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Selma home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Selma residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Selma also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 32.95% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Selma include English, German, Scots-Irish, Other Subsaharan African, and Jamaican.

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