Population density (sq mi)1,4239791
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%

Key findings

  • The population density in Selma is 1367% 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
  • In Selma 0.66% of the population is Asian

Compare Selma, AL Demographics


      Selma population breakdown by race

      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.

      Household income distribution

      Place of birth by citizenship

      Selma age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

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