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Welcome to Selma ...

The city of Selma is located in Fresno County<1>.

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 24,825 people<3> (see below for details).

Selma was incorporated March 15, 1893.

The community of 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 24,825 people. This is an increase of 6.92% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 27.67% 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 total 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.

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.

  • Fresno [Fresno County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fresno
    • Fresno [Fresno County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northwest of Selma
    • Estimated population in 2019: 531,576 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fresno
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fresno<7>
  • Clovis [Fresno County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clovis
    • Clovis [Fresno County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of Selma
    • Estimated population in 2019: 114,584 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clovis
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clovis<7>
  • Hanford [Kings County]
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    • Hanford [Kings County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the south of Selma
    • Estimated population in 2019: 57,703 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hanford<7>
  • Reedley [Fresno County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reedley
    • Reedley [Fresno County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the east of Selma
    • Estimated population in 2019: 25,658 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reedley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reedley<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Sanger [Fresno County]
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      • Sanger [Fresno County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the north of Selma
      • Estimated population in 2019: 25,339 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sanger
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sanger<7>
    • Dinuba [Tulare County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dinuba
      • Dinuba [Tulare County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the east of Selma
      • Estimated population in 2019: 24,461 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dinuba
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dinuba<7>
    • Orange Cove [Fresno County]
    • Kingsburg [Fresno County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingsburg
      • Kingsburg [Fresno County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the southeast of Selma
      • Estimated population in 2019: 12,108 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kingsburg<7>
    • Parlier [Fresno County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parlier
      • Parlier [Fresno County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Selma
      • Estimated population in 2019: 15,618 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parlier
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parlier<7>
    • Fowler [Fresno County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fowler
      • Fowler [Fresno County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the northwest of Selma
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,790 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fowler
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fowler<7>

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/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Fresno, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Selma refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Selma may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Selma.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Selma - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Selma). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Selma or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Selma) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Selma. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Selma

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Selma. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.5707, Longitude: -119.6107    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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