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Selma, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Selma had a population of 10,348 as of July 1, 2020. 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 29.5844 and longitude -98.3058 in Bexar County. The formal boundaries for the City of Selma 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.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Selma is located within San Antonio Northeast Division of Bexar County.


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Selma, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 10,348 (100%)
Population in Households 10,347 (100.0%)
Population in Families 8,595 (83.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 1 ( 0.0%)
Population Density 2,055
Diversity Index2 76
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $80,658
Average Household Income $100,161
% of Income for Mortgage4 11%
Per Capita Income $38,126
Wealth Index5 98
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 3,853 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,454 (63.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,351 (35.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 48 ( 1.2%)
Median Home Value $215,913
Average Home Value $239,238
Housing Affordability Index3 207
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 3,805
Average Household Size 2.72
Family Households 2,629
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 6.29% 2.72%
Households 6.11% 2.71%
Families 5.63% 2.58%
Median Household Income   1.44%
Per Capita Income   2.01%
Owner Occupied HU   2.89%

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Selma, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Selma to the other 1,746 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 258 85th
Population Density # 297 83rd
Median Household Income # 227 87th
Housing Affordability Index # 752 43rd
Per Capita Income # 228 87th
Diversity Index # 156 91st

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