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.

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.

The rate of college-level education in Selma is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 12.30% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Selma in 2018 was $17,069, which is low income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $68,276 for a family of four. However, Selma contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Selma also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 33.63% 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 32.74% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Selma include Irish, English, German, Scots-Irish, and French.

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