Introduction to Selma, California

Selma, California is 15 miles SE of Fresno, California. It is situated within Fresno County and is part of the Fresno metro area. The population of Selma is 19,444.

Selma History

The initial growth of Selma was fueled by farming and railroad construction. In 1890, four farmers developed the site along the railroad for a town and began selling the lots. In a short period of three years, Selma was incorporated as a city.

Selma and nearby Attractions

  • Fresno County Library Selma Library
  • Simonian Farms
  • Duncan Water Gardens
  • Mayfair Shopping Center
  • Peter Ringo Park

Things To Do In Selma

Selma is a quiet and peaceful, agricultural community. It has a swimming pool where one can get swimming lessons as well. The Cultural Arts Center arranges a variety of tutorials, as well as performances. The are a few parks which have facilities for different sports, family parties and picnics.

Selma Transportation

Air transportation is available at the Fresno Yosemite International Airport.

Selma Higher Education

The California State University serves the area.


Total Population 23,808
Male Share of the Population 50.2%
Female Share of the Population 49.8%
Senior Citizens 11.6%
Employed Population 16+ 9,219
Age of the Population 32


% of people married 46%
Average household size 4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 9.2%
Median Earnings25+ $22,829
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $13,061
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,994


Median Family Income $44,226
% Above Poverty Level 73.3%
% Below Poverty Level 26.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 4.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.5%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%


People Living Alone 14.7%
Median Gross Rent $815
Median House Value $155,400


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 86%
US/American 0.2%
English 2.7%
Irish 2.3%

Selma Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 15 miles SE of Fresno, California
County Fresno
Metro Area Fresno
Standard Zip Codes 93662
Phone Area Codes 559
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.57
Longitude -119.611

Selma Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 15.8 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 54 F
Apr Temp 48 to 74 F
Jul Temp 66 to 97 F
Oct Temp 52 to 78 F
Annual Precip 11.2 inches
Distance 17.6 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 56 F
Apr Temp 46 to 76 F
Jul Temp 62 to 99 F
Oct Temp 49 to 82 F
Annual Precip 12.2 inches
Distance 25 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 56 F
Apr Temp 45 to 77 F
Jul Temp 60 to 98 F
Oct Temp 48 to 82 F
Annual Precip 7.8 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Selma, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Conejo (93662)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Dinuba 22,828 $37,478
Fowler 5,908 $62,070
Kingsburg 11,582 $70,305
Parlier 14,750 $30,729
Reedley 24,858 $45,891
Sanger 24,587 $50,206
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Selma High Schools

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Serves 1,473 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.7

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Serves 97 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24.3

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Serves 86 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.3

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