Selma demographics profile

StatisticSelmaAlabamaNational
Population19,6504,841,164318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)1,4239291
Median age34.438.637.7
Male/Female ratio0.8:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)41%57%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1840%40%43%
Speak English97%95%79%
Speak Spanish1%3%13%
Selma, AL has a population of 19,650 and is the 2,217th largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,423 per sq mi which is 1447% higher than the Alabama average and 1471% higher than the national average. The median age in Selma is 34 which is approximately 11% lower than the Alabama average of 39. In Selma, 41% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 97% speak English and 1% speak Spanish. 88% of Selma residents were born in Alabama, 10% were born out of state, 0% were born outside of the United States and 2% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Selma is 1447% higher than Alabama.
  • The median age in Selma is 11% lower than Alabama.
  • In Selma 18.52% of the population is White.
  • In Selma 78.50% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Selma 0.66% of the population is Asian.

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Selma population breakdown by race

RaceSelmaAlabamaNational
White18.52%68.68%73.35%
Black or African American78.50%26.48%12.63%
Asian0.66%1.25%5.22%
American Indian0.46%0.49%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.19%0.04%0.18%
Mixed race1.26%1.76%3.06%
Other race0.40%1.28%4.75%
In Selma, 1.1% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Selma, AL demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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