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Selma, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Selma is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Bexar County at latitude 29.5865 and longitude -98.3153. Bexar County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 755 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Selma, but most people and references simply refer to it as Selma, Texas.

The P1 Census Class Code for Selma indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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Selma, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 7,461
Population in Households 7,460
Population in Familes 6,201
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 1,477
Diversity Index2 73


Total Households 2,733
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 1,902
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,814 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,801 (64.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 933 (33.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 81 ( 2.9%)
Median Home Value $214,367
Average Home Value $239,661


Median Household Income $79,624
Average Household Income $89,804
Per Capita Income $33,957
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 7.26% 3.65%
Households 6.74% 3.64%
Families 5.76% 3.45%
Median Household Income   1.85%
Per Capita Income   2.21%
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.

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, 2014 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 # 295 83rd
Population Density1 # 441 75th
Diversity Index2 # 177 90th
Median Household Income # 150 91st
Per Capita Income # 192 89th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Texas Census Data Comparison Tool.