StatisticSelmaNorth CarolinaNational
Population density (sq mi)1,30621891
Median age31.938.337.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)48%57%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1853%43%43%
Speak English70%89%79%
Speak Spanish28%7%13%

Key findings

  • The population density in Selma is 499% higher than North Carolina
  • The median age in Selma is 17% lower than North Carolina
  • In Selma 41.58% of the population is White
  • In Selma 41.93% of the population is Black
  • In Selma 0.22% of the population is Asian

Compare Selma, NC Demographics


      Selma population breakdown by race

      RaceSelmaNorth CarolinaNational
      American Indian0.28%1.18%0.82%
      Native Hawaiian0.08%0.07%0.18%
      Mixed race1.57%2.45%3.06%
      Other race14.34%3.01%4.75%
      In Selma, 33.0% 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, NC demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).