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Population (year 2000): 20,512. Estimated population in July 2005: 19,401 (-5.4% change)
Males: 8,999 (43.9%), Females: 11,513 (56.1%)

Dallas County

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Median resident age: 36.2 years
Median household income: $21,261 (year 2000)
Median house value: $61,600 (year 2000)

Selma, AL residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Selma:

  • Black (69.7%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (28.6%)
  • Hispanic (0.7%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)

Ancestries: United States (6.0%), English (3.8%), Irish (3.0%), German (2.9%), Scotch-Irish (1.4%), Subsaharan African (1.2%).Alabama

Elevation: 139 feet

Land area: 13.9 square miles

Selma,

For population 25 years and over in Selma

  • High school or higher: 72.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.5%
  • Unemployed: 12.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Selma city

  • Never married: 35.0%
  • Now married: 37.9%
  • Separated: 4.5%
  • Widowed: 12.3%
  • Divorced: 10.5%

0.9% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -3,151 (-13.3%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: AL Montgomery, (51.4 miles pop. 201,568).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: TX Houston, (602.9 miles pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Selmont, AL (2.9 miles Selmont-West Benton, AL (16.1 miles) , AL (17.0 miles Orrville, Hall, AL (22.5 miles White AL (25.1 miles Marion, AL (25.5 miles Autaugaville, AL (27.3 miles Maplesville, Billingsley, AL (27.4 miles) .


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 14 buildings, average cost: $137,500
  • 1997: 23 buildings, average cost: $64,600
  • 1998: 9 buildings, average cost: $147,200
  • 1999: 10 buildings, average cost: $146,800
  • 2000: 9 buildings, average cost: $146,800
  • 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $93,200
  • 2002: 4 buildings, average cost: $80,500
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $189,700
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $276,300

Latitude: 32.42 N, Longitude: 87.02 W

Area code: 334

Selma, Alabama business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (25.9%), Manufacturing (20.5%), Retail trade (12.1%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,660 (+22.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,580 (71.0%)

Crime in Selma by Year

Type 2000 2003 2004
Murders 1 7 6
    per 100,000 4.9 34.1 29.3
Rapes 35 34 21
    per 100,000 170.6 165.8 102.4
Robberies 76 104 90
    per 100,000 370.5 507.0 438.8
Assaults 451 273 231
    per 100,000 2198.7 1330.9 1126.2
Burglaries 798 661 661
    per 100,000 3890.4 3222.5 3222.5
Thefts 1,822 1,421 1,656
    per 100,000 8882.6 6927.7 8073.3
Auto thefts 184 219 213
    per 100,000 897.0 1067.7 1038.4
1323.4 1106.8 1058.6

Average climate in Selma, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Selma,

Selma-area historical tornado activity is below Alabama state average. It is 58% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/6/1983, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.3 miles away from the Selma city center killed one person and injured 19 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/6/1996, a category 3 tornado 6.9 miles away from the city center killed 4 people and injured 40 people and caused $8 million in damages.

Birthplace of: Mia Hamm - (born 1972), soccer player, Brandon Davis - College basketball player (Alabama Crimson Tide), Chuck Davis - College basketball player (Alabama Crimson Tide), Corey King - College basketball player (Lipscomb Bisons), Deanna Jackson - WNBA player (Indiana Fever, born: Dec 15, 1979).


Hospital/medical center in Selma:
  • VAUGHN REG MED CENTER PARKWAY CAMPUS (1015 MEDICAL CENTER PARKWAY)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Selma:
  • J PAUL JONES HOSPITAL (about 33 miles; CAMDEN, AL)
  • PRATTVILLE BAPTIST HOSPITAL (about 35 miles; PRATTVILLE, AL)
  • BIBB MEDICAL CENTER HOSPITAL (about 39 miles; CENTREVILLE, AL)

Political contributions by individuals in Selma, AL

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Selma:
  • MONTGOMERY RGNL (DANNELLY FIELD) (about 46 miles; MONTGOMERY, AL; ID: MGM)
  • TUSCALOOSA REGIONAL (about 68 miles; TUSCALOOSA, AL; ID: TCL)
  • BIRMINGHAM INTL (about 81 miles; BIRMINGHAM, AL; ID: BHM)
Other public-use airports nearest to Selma:
  • SKYHARBOR (about 7 miles; SELMA, AL; ID: S63)
  • CRAIG FIELD (about 7 miles; SELMA, AL; ID: SEM)
  • VAIDEN FIELD (about 26 miles; MARION, AL; ID: A08)

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 34 $75,225 $26,550 6 $6,903
Local Libraries 24 $41,840 $20,920 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 3 $6,622 $26,488 2 $1,107
Police - Other 27 $40,339 $17,928 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 54 $142,269 $31,615 24 $13,922
Solid Waste Management 42 $57,557 $16,444 0 $0
Sewerage 10 $21,952 $26,342 0 $0
Other Government Administration 23 $53,302 $27,809 2 $2,258
Financial Administration 9 $22,366 $29,821 1 $1,335
Parks and Recreation 27 $29,309 $13,026 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 4 $17,090 $51,270 0 $0
Health 2 $2,785 $16,710 0 $0
Streets and Highways 42 $57,557 $16,444 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 8 $16,891 $25,336 0 $0
Fire - Other 1 $1,585 $19,020 0 $0
Firefighters 57 $163,362 $34,392 1 $664
Totals for Government 367 $750,052 $24,524 36 $26,189
Colleges/Universities in Selma:
  • GEORGE C WALLACE STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE-SELMA (Full-time enrollment: 1,068; Location: 3000 EARL GOODWIN PARKWAY; Public; Website: www.wccs.cc.al.us)
  • CONCORDIA COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 470; Location: 1804 GREEN ST; Private, not-for-profit)
  • SELMA UNIVERSITY (Location: 1501 LAPSLEY ST; Private, not-for-profit)
  • HOLLAND JEWELERY SCHOOL (Location: 1034 DAWSON AVE; Private, for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Selma:
  • COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF THE AIR FORCE (about 48 miles; MONTGOMERY, AL; Full-time enrollment: 126,963)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MONTEVALLO (about 50 miles; MONTEVALLO, AL; FT enrollment: 2,651)
  • ALABAMA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 54 miles; MONTGOMERY, AL; FT enrollment: 4,359)
  • FAULKNER UNIVERSITY (about 54 miles; MONTGOMERY, AL; FT enrollment: 2,283)
  • AUBURN UNIVERSITY-MONTGOMERY (about 58 miles; MONTGOMERY, AL; FT enrollment: 3,677)
  • SHELTON STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 62 miles; TUSCALOOSA, AL; FT enrollment: 3,635)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA (about 73 miles; TUSCALOOSA, AL; FT enrollment: 17,453)
Public high schools in Selma:
  • SELMA HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,037; Location: 2180 BROAD ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • SOUTHSIDE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 545; Location: 7975 US HIGHWAY 80 E; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • DALLAS COUNTY AREA VOCATIONAL SCHOOL (Location: 1306 ROOSEVELT AVE; Grades: 07 - 12)
  • SELMA HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 2180 BROAD ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Selma:
  • JOHN T MORGAN ACADEMY (Students: 644; Location: 2901 W DALLAS AVE; Grades: KG - 12)
  • MEADOWVIEW CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 416; Location: 1512 OLD ORRVILLE ROAD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • CALVARY CHRISTIAN SCH (Students: 25; Location: 2401 N LAUDERDALE; Grades: 2 - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Selma:
  • SELMA MIDDLE CHAT ACADEMY (Students: 596; Location: 1701 SUMMERFIELD RD; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • VALLEY GRANDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 517; Location: 2765 DALLAS COUNTY ROAD 81; Grades: KG - 06)
  • EDGEWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 474; Location: 709 HIGHLAND AVE; Grades: PK - 05)
  • TIPTON ELEMENTARY-MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 446; Location: 2500 TIPTON ST; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • SOUTHSIDE PRIMARY SCHOOL (Students: 375; Location: 3104 OLD MONTGOMERY HWY; Grades: KG - 02)
  • BRUCE K CRAIG ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 363; Location: BUILDING 108 CRAIG IND PARK; Grades: 03 - 05)
  • WILLIAM R MARTIN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 356; Location: 2863 DALLAS COUNTY ROAD 81; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • BRANTLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 318; Location: 5585 WATER AVE; Grades: KG - 06)
  • CLARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 297; Location: 405 LAWRENCE ST; Grades: PK - 05)
  • SCHOOL OF DISCOVERY GENESIS CENTER (Students: 291; Location: 400 WASHINGTON ST; Grades: 06 - 06)
Private primary/middle school in Selma:
  • MCRAE LEARNING CENTER (Students: 185; Location: PO BOX 1266; Grades: PK - 8)

Notable locations in Selma: Selma City Marina (A), Selma Country Club (B), Beech Creek Marina (C), Warren Manor Nursing Home (D), Methodist Childrens Home (E), Selma City Hall (F), Dallas County Courthouse (G), Old Depot Museum (H), Wilson Community Center (I), Eastside-Pickard Auditorium (J).

Shopping Centers: Satterfield Plaza Shopping Center (1), Selma Mall Shopping Center (2), Valley Creek Plaza Shopping Center (3), Citizens Parkway Plaza Shopping Center (4).

Churches in Selma include: Brown Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church (A), Trinity Lutheran Church (B), Calvary Assembly of God Church (C), Calvary Church (D), The Lords Tabernacle (E), Temple Mishkan Israel (F), Tabernacle Baptist Church (G), Sylvan Street Presbyterian Church (H).

Cemeteries: Live Oak Cemetery (1), Fairlawn Memory Gardens (2), Elmwood Cemetery (3), New Live Oak Cemetery (4), Lincoln Cemetery (5).

Reservoir: Selma Hunting Club Lake (A).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Valley Creek (A), Jones Creek (B), Fourmile Branch (C), Alf Branch (D).

Parks in Selma include: Old Town Historic District (1), LaFayette Park (2), Riverview Historic District (3), Memorial Stadium (4), Icehouse Historic District (5), Valley Creek Park (6), Water Avenue Historic District (7), Bloch Park (8).

Post office: (A).  


Selma compared to Alabama state average:
  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Population density above state average for cities.
Strongest AM radio stations in Selma:
  • WHBB (1490 AM; 1 kW; SELMA, AL; Owner: BROADSOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMRK (1340 AM; 1 kW; SELMA, AL; Owner: ALEXANDER B/C CO. INC.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJUS (1310 AM; 5 kW; MARION, AL; Owner: GRACE BAPTIST TEMPLE CHURCH)
  • WASG (550 AM; 25 kW; ATMORE, AL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)
  • WMSP (740 AM; 10 kW; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WACV (1170 AM; 10 kW; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: MONTGOMERY BROADCAST PROPERTIES, LTD)
  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Selma:
  • WALX (100.9 FM; SELMA, AL; Owner: ALEXANDER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WDXX (100.1 FM; SELMA, AL; Owner: BROADSOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WAQU (91.1 FM; SELMA, AL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • W232AN (94.3 FM; SELMA, AL; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WJAM-FM (97.3 FM; ORRVILLE, AL; Owner: SCOTT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WAPR (88.3 FM; SELMA, AL; Owner: UA-ASU-TSU EDUCATIONAL RADIO CORP.)
  • WBFZ (105.3 FM; SELMA, AL; Owner: IMANI COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION, INC)
  • WLWI-FM (92.3 FM; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WVFG (107.5 FM; UNIONTOWN, AL; Owner: CHARLES E. JONES, JR.)
TV broadcast stations around Selma:
  • WBIH (Channel 29; SELMA, AL; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WAKA (Channel 8; SELMA, AL; Owner: ALABAMA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • W24CK (Channel 24; SELMA, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WNCF (Channel 32; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: CHANNEL 32 MONTGOMERY LLC)

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