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Overview

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.

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.

People

Total Population 24,017
Male Share of the Population 49.1%
Female Share of the Population 50.9%
Senior Citizens 10.9%
Employed Population 16+ 9,219
Age of the Population 31

Families

% of people married 46.8%
Average household size 4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 9.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $45,414
% Above Poverty Level 75.7%
% Below Poverty Level 24.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 3.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.4%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 14.4%
Median Gross Rent $835
Median House Value $164,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 84.7%
US/American 0.1%
English 2.2%
Irish 3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

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

Station FRESNO YOSEMITE INTL
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
Station ORANGE COVE
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
Station LEMOORE REEVES NAS
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 23,243 $36,707
Fowler 6,006 $50,573
Kingsburg 11,681 $71,412
Parlier 14,870 $29,881
Reedley 25,092 $43,818
Sanger 24,700 $49,903

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Selma High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

SELMA HIGH
3125 WRIGHT ST.
559-898-6650
Serves 1,473 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.7

SELMA INDEPENDENT
2269 SYLIVA ST.
559-898-6677
A Non-traditional School
Serves 97 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24.3

HEARTLAND HIGH (CONT.)
2269 SYLVIA ST.
559-898-6670
A Non-traditional School
Serves 86 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.3

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