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Welcome to Selma ...

The city of Selma is located on the South Texas Plains.

Selma is primarily located in Bexar County<1>. A portion of Selma extends into Comal County and Guadalupe County.

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 11,140 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Selma.

The community of Selma is 760 feet [232 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Selma lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The ZIP code for Selma: 78154<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Selma had an population of 11,140 people. This is an increase of 101.08% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1,313.71% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Selma had a population of 5,540 people. This makes Selma the county's 10th most populous community.

The population of Selma represents 0.02% of the total population of Texas (which has 25,145,561 people), making it the state's 315th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,540 people, the population of Selma increased 603.05% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 788 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 two Texas communities named Selma: This one is located in Bexar County and the other is located in Montague County.

Beyond Texas, there are 30 communities that are also named Selma - they are located in Alabama, 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, 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.

  • San Antonio [Bexar County]
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    • San Antonio [Bexar County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Selma
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,567,118 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Antonio
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for San Antonio<7>
  • New Braunfels [Comal County]
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    • New Braunfels [Comal County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Selma
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 95,534 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Braunfels have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Braunfels
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Braunfels<7>
  • Leon Valley [Bexar County]
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    • Leon Valley [Bexar County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the west of Selma
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,301 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leon Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leon Valley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leon Valley<7>
  • Kirby [Bexar County]
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    • Kirby [Bexar County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Selma
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,719 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kirby have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirby
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kirby<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Alamo Heights [Bexar County]
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      • Alamo Heights [Bexar County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Selma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,668 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alamo Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alamo Heights
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alamo Heights<7>
    • Windcrest [Bexar County]
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      • Windcrest [Bexar County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Selma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,854 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Windcrest have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Bulverde [Comal County]
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      • Bulverde [Comal County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Selma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,509 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bulverde<7>
    • Terrell Hills [Bexar County]
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      • Terrell Hills [Bexar County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Selma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,451 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Terrell Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terrell Hills
    • Castle Hills [Bexar County]
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      • Castle Hills [Bexar County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the west of Selma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,448 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Castle Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Castle Hills
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Castle Hills<7>
    • Shavano Park [Bexar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shavano Park
      • Shavano Park [Bexar County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the west of Selma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,024 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shavano Park have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shavano Park

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. 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.

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).

We also found Selma on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Texas (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Selma on our Genealogy Page.

Mentions & References for Selma

Communities in Texas

About Bexar County

About Texas

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Selma. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Bexar County: www.co.bexar.tx.us/

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Bexar, 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 'point-to-point' 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, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SelmaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Selma. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.5863, Longitude: -98.3028    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

 

 

 

 

 


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