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Welcome to Selma ...
The location of Selma has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>
When the people of Selma refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Selmian<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2017, Selma has a population of 18,370 people<3> (see below for details).
Selma was established in 1820.
The community of Selma is 110 feet [34 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Selma lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Selma is located in the (334) area code.
The ZIP codes for Selma: 36701-36703<5>
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Selma had a population of 20,756 people (which is 47.37% of the total population of Dallas County). This makes Selma the county's most populous community.
The population of Selma represents 0.43% of the total population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 29th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 20,756 people, the population of Selma increased 1.19% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 20,512 people).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Selma had an population of 18,370 people. This is a decrease of 11.5% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.44% since the 2000 Census).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Selma.
Communities near Selma ...
A sample of nearby communities can be found below.
Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove.<6>.
To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Selma.
Communities Also Named Selma ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 30 communities that are also named Selma - they are located in Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (3), Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (2), Montana, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas (2), Utah and Virginia (2).
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Selma.
See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Selma:
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Selma ...
Looking for more information about Selma? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Selma, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Selma.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
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This page was last modified: 17 Jan 2019