Selma demographics profile

StatisticSelmaNorth CarolinaNational
Population density (sq mi)1,30618191
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%
Selma, NC has a population of 6,325 and is the 5,566th largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,306 per sq mi which is 622% higher than the North Carolina average and 1342% higher than the national average. The median age in Selma is 32 which is approximately 17% lower than the North Carolina average of 38. In Selma, 48% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 70% speak English and 28% speak Spanish. 57% of Selma residents were born in North Carolina, 22% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 21% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Selma is 622% 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 or African American.
  • In Selma 0.22% of the population is Asian.

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Selma population breakdown by race

RaceSelmaNorth CarolinaNational
Black or African American41.93%21.50%12.63%
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.

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