Selma 60 Below average
Selma Livability #594 ranked city in California#17,787 ranked city in the USARanks better than 39% of areas

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      Living in Selma, CA

      Selma is a moderately-sized city located in the state of California. The city has a population of 24,228 residents. With a population density of 4,695 people per square mile, Selma is well above the nation's average density level. According to the most recent Census, 74% of Selma residents are White, 5% Asian and 1% American Indian and Alaskan. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Selma are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 54% of the population also speak Spanish. Selma could be a great place for young adults and students as the average age of 31 years old is below the nation’s average.

      Living in Selma can be a positive experience for anyone moving to the town. Having said that, in the state of California, there are many incredible places to live, so choose wisely! When searching for a new neighborhood, several factors play a vital role in determining its suitability. Safety should be a top priority, ensuring a secure environment with low crime rates. Proximity to your workplace or school helps minimize commuting time and allows for a better work-life balance. Availability of essential amenities such as parks, coffee shops, restaurants, grocery stores, and healthcare facilities contributes to convenience and well-being. Access to reliable public transportation options facilitates easy commuting and connectivity. Additionally, considering the sense of community and the overall atmosphere that resonates with your lifestyle and preferences fosters a harmonious living experience. To help you find the best places to live in and around Selma, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like crime, cost of living, health & safety and more.

      With a livability score of 60/100, Selma is ranked #17,787 in the United States and #594 in California. This is not a favorable rating; as this score ranks among some of the lowest in America. Living in Selma may not be a pleasant experience. Based on the scores for each individual category, Selma has been rewarded with high marks for housing (B+). Unfortunately for Selma, there are some categories for which it does not rank well, this includes: amenities (F), crime (D), cost of living (D), education (D-) and employment (D-).

      Finding affordable real estate and apartments for rent in Selma can be tricky. Having said that, this area might be the place to get the best of both worlds. Based on factors like home/rental affordability and appreciation rates, this area has received an above average score in the housing category. A healthy real estate market can lead to wealth appreciation for property owners, as rising property values can contribute to homeowners' equity, financial stability and the ability to build long-term wealth.

      There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are attainable, we'll need to know if the real estate in Selma is actually affordable. Median real estate prices in Selma come in at $164,500, which is 59.8% lower than the California average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Selma, the home price to income ratio is 4, which is 37.5% lower than the California average.

      Selma transportation information

      Statistic Selma California National
      Average one way commute24min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work77.8%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool10.8%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.0%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.1%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.2%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home3.7%5.4%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Selma, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).