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Welcome to Selma ...
When the people of Selma refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Selmian<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Selma has a population of 24,429 people<3> (see below for details).
While we don't have a date for the establishment of Selma, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated March 15, 1893.
Selma is 300 feet [91 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Selma lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time
The area code for Selma: (559)
The ZIP code for Selma: 93662<5>
Websites for Selma ...
Official Website: www.cityofselma.com/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Selma had an population of 24,429 people. This is an increase of 5.21% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 25.64% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Selma had a population of 23,219 people. This makes Selma the county's 5th most populous community.
The population of Selma represents 0.06% of the population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 276th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 23,219 people, the population of Selma increased 19.41% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 19,444 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Selma.
Adding Selma to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Selma in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Selma was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Selma on our Genealogy Page.
Communities Also Named Selma ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 30 communities that are also named Selma - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, 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.
Communities near Selma ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Selma.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Selma. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Selma.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Selma. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Selma.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Selma. Our list includes 11 papers. See our Newspapers 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.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Selma: www.cityofselma.com/
The official website for Fresno County: www.co.fresno.ca.us/
The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/
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This page was last modified: 18 Sep 2021