Selma, Dallas County, Alabama

Selma: City in and county seat of Dallas County, Alabama, United States

About

Selma is a city located in the county of Dallas in the U.S. state of Alabama. Its population at the 2010 census was 20,756. After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 16,671 inhabitants.

The city was created 207 years ago in 1814.

Quick Facts about Selma

Population : 16,671 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Alabama (United States)
County : Dallas County
Postal code : 36701–36703
Phone Area Codes : 334
Official name : Moore's Bluff, Selma, Écor Bienville
Water as percent of area : 4.12%
Land as percent of area : 95.88%
Altitude : 125 feet / 38 meters
Capital city : Selma is capital of Dallas County
Establishment : January 01, 1815 (207 years ago)
Time Zone : Central Time Zone
Local time : 01:35:12 (6th December 2022)
Population growth : -24.5% (2010-2020)
Selma locator map
Location of Selma on Alabama map.
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St. James Hotel Selma Alabama Highsmith
St. James Hotel  Selma  Alabama Highsmith image

Geography

Selma is located at 32°24'26"N 87°1'16"W (32.4073600, -87.0211000).

Selma map

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Selma decreased by 24.5% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 20,756 - census
2011 20,497 -1.26% estimation process
2012 20,181 -1.57% estimation process
2013 19,762 -2.12% estimation process
2014 19,578 -0.94% estimation process
2015 19,229 -1.81% estimation process
2016 18,783 -2.37% estimation process
2017 18,314 -2.56% estimation process
2018 17,799 -2.89% estimation process
2019 17,231 -3.3% estimation process
2020 16,671 -3.36% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 17,231
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 20,756
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : -17.0%
April 1, 2020 Population : 17,971
April 1, 2010 Population : 20,756
People under 5 years old, percentage : 7.4%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 25.0%
People over 65 (%) : 16.8%
Female persons, % : 54.5%
White only, percent : 16.0%
Black or African American alone, percent : 82.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 0.2%
Asians alone % : 1.1%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.1%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 0.3%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 1.2%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 15.4%
2015-2019 Veterans : 897
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 2.0%
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 45.2%

Selma zip code is 36701. County name: Dallas, County fips: 01047

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Economic Facts

Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 45.2%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $87,300
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,042
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $329
2015-2019 median gross rent : $612
2015-2019 Households : 7,612
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.34
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 88.2%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 2.4%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 75.7%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 71.1%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 80.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 17.3%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 13.1%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 12.9%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 49.1%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 46.5%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 31,963
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 168,717
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 322,849
2012 total retail sales per capita : $15,942
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 19.6
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $27,030
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $17,773
Percentage of people living in poverty : 37.6%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 1,537
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 734
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 601
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 831
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 568
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 188
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,206
2010 population per square mile : 1,503.1
2010 land area in square miles : 13.81
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 45.2%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $87,300
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,042
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $329
2015-2019 median gross rent : $612
2015-2019 Households : 7,612
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.34
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 88.2%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 2.4%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 75.7%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 71.1%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 80.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 17.3%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 13.1%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 12.9%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 49.1%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 46.5%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 31,963
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 168,717
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 322,849
2012 total retail sales per capita : $15,942
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 19.6
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $27,030
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $17,773
Percentage of people living in poverty : 37.6%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 1,537
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 734
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 601
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 831
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 568
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 188
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,206
2010 population per square mile : 1,503.1
2010 land area in square miles : 13.81

Best Things to Do in Selma

1 Edmund Pettus Bridge

Rating: 4.7 (950)

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Edmund Pettus Bridge

2 National Voting Rights Museum and Institute

Rating: 4.6 (397)

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National Voting Rights Museum and Institute

3 Selma Interpretive Center

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Selma Interpretive Center

4 Slavery & Civil War Museum

Rating: 4.2 (57)

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Slavery & Civil War Museum

5 Sturdivant Hall Museum

Rating: 4.8 (48)

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Sturdivant Hall Museum

Where ot Eat in Selma

1 KFC

Rating: 4.2 (535)

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KFC

2 Zaxby's Chicken Fingers & Buffalo Wings

Rating: 4.1 (494)

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Zaxby's Chicken Fingers & Buffalo Wings

3 Captain D's

Rating: 4.1 (460)

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Captain D's

4 Church's Chicken

Rating: 3.8 (446)

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Church's Chicken

5 American Deli

Rating: 4.2 (434)

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American Deli

Where to Stay in Selma

1 Hampton Inn Selma

Rating: 4 (283)

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Hampton Inn Selma

2 Holiday Inn Express & Suites Selma

Rating: 3.9 (256)

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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Selma

3 Quality Inn Edmund Pettus Bridge Area

Rating: 3.3 (202)

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Quality Inn Edmund Pettus Bridge Area

4 Baymont by Wyndham Selma

Rating: 2.4 (61)

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Other Places in Selma

1 Selma and Dallas County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Information

Rating: 5 (3)

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Selma and Dallas County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Information

2 Selma Welcome Center

Rating: 3.7 (3)

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Selma Welcome Center

3 City Hall

Rating: 5 (1)

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4 Selma City Treasurer

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Selma City Treasurer

People born in Selma (80)

People born in Selma, including association football player Mia Hamm, former United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Birmingham, Alabama public safety commissioner during the Civil Rights Movement Bull Connor, .

List

  • Charles Davis (Azerbaijani basketballer) he was born in 18/04/1984
  • Cornelia Sharpe (American actress) she was born in 03/10/1947
  • Jo Bonner (Alabama Republican politician) he was born in 19/11/1959
  • Moses Anderson (Roman Catholic prelate) he was born in 09/09/1928
  • Johnny Moore (American rhythm and blues singer; member of the Drifters) he was born in 14/12/1934
  • Kathryn Tucker Windham (American storyteller, writer and photographer) she was born in 02/06/1918
  • Suzan DelBene (American politician) she was born in 17/02/1962
  • Samuel Francis Hobbs (American politician) he was born in 05/10/1887
  • William Lehman (American politician) he was born in 05/10/1913
  • William Benjamin Craig (American politician) he was born in 02/11/1877
  • Ben Obomanu (American football wide receiver) he was born in 30/10/1983
  • Jai Miller (American baseball player) he was born in 17/01/1985
  • Cal Ramsey (American basketball player) he was born in 13/07/1937
  • Howard W. Gilmore (United States Navy Medal of Honor recipient) he was born in 29/09/1902
  • Alison Elizabeth Taylor (American artist) she was born in 01/01/1973
  • Bill Corr (American government official) he was born in 21/07/1948
  • Bill Moss (American singer) he was born in 22/05/1931
  • Candy Harris (American baseball player) he was born in 17/09/1947

Schools in Selma

College & universities near Selma, AL

Code Name City ZIP
102058 Selma University Selma (AL) 36701

Stations (8)

Amtrak & bus stations near Selma, AL

Code Name Address Type
SLA Selma, AL 434 Broad Street BUS
MAA Marion, AL 26400 Alabama Highway 14 BUS
CMD Camden, AL 8 Claiborne Street \r\n8 Claiborne Street \r\n BUS
BRR Brent, AL 10393 Alabama Highway 5 BUS
MGM Montgomery, AL 950 West South Boulevard BUS

Post offices near Selma

Post Office Name City ZIP
Selma Post Office Selma (AL) 36703

Other places with the same name (6)

  • Selma , California city in and county seat of Dallas County, Alabama, United States with a population of 24,370 people.
  • Selma , Texas City in Bexar County, Texas, United States with a population of 13,130 people.
  • Selma , North Carolina town of the United States with a population of 7,323 people.
  • Selma , Michigan township in Wexford County, Michigan with a population of 2,145 people.
  • Selma , Indiana human settlement in Delaware County, Indiana, United States of America with a population of 806 people.

Other cities in Dallas County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Dallas County , AL.

City Name Population Title
Valley Grande 3,468 City in Dallas County, Alabama, United States
Brookwood 1,833 Town in Alabama, United States
Orrville 163 Human settlement in Dallas County, Alabama, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

Selma distances to largest Alabama cities