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Selma Micro Area Population and Races


As of 2010-2014, the total population of Selma Area is 42,743. The Selma Area population density is 43.01 people per square mile, which is much lower than the state average density of 91.91 people per square mile and is lower than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Selma Area is black, which represent 69.62% of the total population. The average Selma Area education level is lower than the state average and is lower than the national average.

Topics:Population DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 42,743. #638

Population Density, #658

Selma Area
43.01 per square mile
91.91 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:12,318 (28.82%, #864)
Black:29,758 (69.62%, #4)
Hispanic:160 (0.37%, #866)
Asian:55 (0.13%, #848)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):62 (0.15%, #763)
One Race, Other:66 (0.15%, see rank)
Two or More Races:484 (1.13%, see rank)

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

26,499 (62.00%) out of the total population of 42,743 reported first ancestry.

 Selma Area% of the Total PopulationAlabamaU.S.
Arab170.04%, see rank0.21%0.56%
Czech00.00%, see rank0.09%0.47%
Danish00.00%, see rank0.09%0.42%
Dutch1540.36%, see rank0.92%1.40%
English1,5673.67%, see rank8.22%8.02%
French4140.97%, see rank1.80%3.34%
German1,3683.20%, see rank7.03%15.03%
Greek70.02%, see rank0.16%0.41%
Hungarian140.03%, see rank0.11%0.46%
Irish1,9344.52%, see rank9.11%10.80%
Italian2810.66%, see rank1.71%5.52%
Norwegian60.01%, see rank0.31%1.42%
Polish590.14%, see rank0.61%3.01%
Portuguese180.04%, see rank0.07%0.44%
Russian190.04%, see rank0.17%0.92%
Scotch-Irish2460.58%, see rank1.52%0.99%
Scottish4080.95%, see rank1.81%1.72%
Subsaharan African2460.58%, see rank0.81%0.95%
Swedish450.11%, see rank0.36%1.27%
Swiss120.03%, see rank0.10%0.30%
Ukrainian70.02%, see rank0.05%0.31%
American2,8496.67%, see rank15.41%7.12%
Welsh690.16%, see rank0.38%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 19,775 (46.26%, see rank)
Females: 22,968 (53.74%, see rank)

Selma Area
Male: 46.26%
Female: 53.74%
Male: 48.49%
Female: 51.51%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Selma Area
37.90 years old
38.20 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Selma Area
35.90 years old
36.70 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Selma Area
39.50 years old
39.60 years old
38.80 years old

 Selma Area% of the Total PopulationAlabamaU.S.
Under 5 years2,9997.02%, see rank6.22%6.36%
5 to 9 years3,3637.87%, see rank6.32%6.51%
10 to 14 years2,7636.46%, see rank6.67%6.59%
15 to 19 years3,0867.22%, see rank6.80%6.85%
20 to 24 years2,8336.63%, see rank7.20%7.13%
25 to 34 years4,93911.56%, see rank12.84%13.47%
35 to 44 years4,72911.06%, see rank12.68%12.96%
45 to 54 years6,00014.04%, see rank14.02%14.09%
55 to 64 years5,71213.36%, see rank12.75%12.29%
65 to 74 years3,6678.58%, see rank8.33%7.64%
75 to 84 1,9594.58%, see rank4.52%4.25%
85 years and over6931.62%, see rank1.66%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Selma AreaAlabamaU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population27,699, 100%3,217,902209,056,129
Less Than High School6,183, 22.32%, see rank16.30%13.67%
High School Graduate9,811, 35.42%, see rank31.07%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree7,699, 27.80%, see rank29.58%29.09%
Bachelor Degree2,353, 8.49%, see rank14.46%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree1,653, 5.97%, see rank8.59%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#12.42, see rank13.1213.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Selma Area AlabamaU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten1,31082.75%17.25%68.95%31.05%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)4,81892.49%, see rank7.51%, see rank89.56%10.44%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)2,55191.14%, see rank8.86%, see rank89.36%10.64%90.60%9.40%
College2,34778.36%, see rank21.64%, see rank85.55%14.45%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School28180.78%, see rank19.22%, see rank76.76%23.24%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Selma AreaAlabamaU.S.
Total Households16,259, 100%1,842,174116,211,092
Average Household Size2.59, see rank2.552.63
1 Person Households5,948, 36.58%, see rank28.54%27.57%
2 or More Person Households10,311, 63.42%, see rank71.46%72.43%
Family Households (Families)9,762, 60.04%, see rank67.33%66.22%
Average Family Size3.57, see rank3.213.32
Married-Couple Family4,758, 29.26%, see rank47.79%48.42%
Nonfamily Households6,497, 39.96%, see rank32.67%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Selma Area%AlabamaU.S.
15 Years and Over Total33,618see rank3,892,591252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over15,151100%, see rank1,863,744123,281,364
Never Married6,27641.42%, see rank32.38%35.77%
Married6,37642.08%, see rank53.13%52.04%
Widowed6664.40%, see rank3.01%2.57%
Divorced1,83312.10%, see rank11.48%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over18,467100%, see rank2,028,847129,692,771
Never Married7,60541.18%, see rank26.66%29.48%
Married5,77731.28%, see rank48.92%49.19%
Widowed2,59514.05%, see rank10.95%9.16%
Divorced2,49013.48%, see rank13.47%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Selma Area%AlabamaU.S.
Native42,49199.41%, see rank96.54%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence37,40487.51%, see rank70.07%58.73%
Born in Different State5,00711.71%, see rank25.66%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
800.19%, see rank0.81%1.42%
Foreign Born2520.59%, see rank3.46%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship1270.30%, see rank1.15%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship1250.29%, see rank2.30%7.09%
Born In Europe890.21%, see rank0.37%1.53%
Born In Asia240.06%, see rank1.02%3.82%
Born In Africa140.03%, see rank0.14%0.55%
Born In Oceania00.00%, see rank0.02%0.07%
Born In Latin America920.22%, see rank1.84%6.83%
Born In Northern America330.08%, see rank0.07%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Selma Area%AlabamaU.S.
English15,97398.24%, see rank94.21%79.39%
Spanish1200.74%, see rank3.33%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages1590.98%, see rank1.29%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages70.04%, see rank0.92%3.36%
Other00.00%, see rank0.26%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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