Selma, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Selma, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Selma had a population of 7,831 as of July 1, 2015. Selma ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Selma is located at latitude 29.5865 and longitude -98.3153 in Bexar County. The formal boundaries for the City of Selma (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.05 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Bexar County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 755 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Selma are located in Bexar County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into Guadalupe County, and Comal County.

The City of Selma (GNIS ID: 2411864) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Selma population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Selma, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 7,831
Population in Households 7,831
Population in Familes 6,507
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,550
Diversity Index2 73


Total Households 2,846
Average Household Size 2.75
Family Households 1,984
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,932 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,856 (63.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 990 (33.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 86 ( 2.9%)
Median Home Value $223,603
Average Home Value $252,600


Median Household Income $82,881
Average Household Income $93,541
Per Capita Income $35,310
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 6.81% 3.9%
Households 6.24% 3.91%
Families 5.48% 3.74%
Median Household Income   1.83%
Per Capita Income   1.73%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Selma, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Selma to the other 1,752 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 288 84th
Population Density1 # 422 76th
Diversity Index2 # 175 90th
Median Household Income # 144 92nd
Per Capita Income # 176 90th

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