Selma, TX
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Living in Selma

Selma is a somewhat small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 11,619 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Selma is the 234th largest community in Texas. Much of the housing stock in Selma was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Selma economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Selma, where the median household income is $84,808.00.

Selma is home to a number of people employed in the armed forces. When you visit or walk around Selma, some of the people you will bump into will be military people In and out of uniform, jogging, shopping and generally out and about town.

Also of interest is that Selma has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 13.93% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Being a small city, Selma does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

Selma is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 40.53% of adults in Selma have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Selma in 2018 was $34,624, which is wealthy relative to Texas, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $138,496 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. The greatest number of Selma residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Selma also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 28.18% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Selma include German, Irish, English, French, and Polish.

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

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