Selma, Indiana

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Selma, Indiana

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High Points

Selma strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Indiana):

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Low Rate of Poverty
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Top 15% Selma Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Selma, Indiana

Comparing Selma to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Indiana (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 9
Female Share of the Population 7 8
Well-Paid Single Women 6 4
Well-Paid Single Men 4 2
Male Share of the Population 4 3
Senior Citizens 4 4
Racial Diversity 3 3
Age of the Population 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 8
Average Household Size 7 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 9
People in Middle Class or Better 8 8
Median Family Income 8 8
College Educated Adults 5 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 8 8
Walking and Biking to Work 5 4
Public Transportation Use 4 4
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 4
Affordability of Rents 4 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 3
Housing Recently Built 3 4
People Living Alone 2 1
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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Selma Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles E of Muncie, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 55 miles NE of Indianapolis, Indiana
County Delaware
Metro Area Muncie
Standard Zip Codes 47383
Phone Area Codes 765
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.191
Longitude -85.268

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 7.5 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 39 to 64 F
Annual Precip 37.9 inches
Station NEW CASTLE 4 N
Distance 15.3 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 33 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 41.2 inches
Distance 16.7 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 33 F
Apr Temp 41 to 62 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 65 F
Annual Precip 37.9 inches
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Selma Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 880 100%
Male 414 47%
Female 466 53%
Under 18 250 28.4%
18+ 630 71.6%
65+ 112 12.7%
Median Age 34
Average Family Size 3
White 861 97.8%
African-American 5 0.6%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.3%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 10 1.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 3 0.3%

Estimated Selma Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 830
Growth -50
Growth % -5.7%

Selma Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 29%
US/American 28.6%
English 14.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.2%
Irish 9.2%
British 1.7%
Scotch-Irish 0.8%
Dutch 0.8%
Scottish 0.6%
Belgian 0.4%
Polish 0.4%
Swedish 0.4%
Welsh 0.2%
French (except Basque) 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Hills and Dales (47383)
Smithfield (47383)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Selma 880 $50,357
Albany 2,368 $40,893
Eaton 1,603 $35,625
Farmland 1,456 $45,000
Muncie 67,430 $36,398
Parker City 1,416 $38,984
Yorktown 4,785 $58,784
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Selma High Schools (2004)

10401 E CR 167 S
Serves 349 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14

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