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Overview

Introduction to Selma, Alabama

Selma, Alabama is 42 miles W of Montgomery, Alabama (center to center) and 178 miles SW of Atlanta, Georgia.. The city is in the Dallas County.

Selma History

The city of Selma is built at the location where Chief Tuscaloosa had a meeting with DeSoto, an explorer. The name Selma city means throne or high seat. The 13th Vice President of the United States, William R. King, planned and named the city. This area was recorded as Ecor Bienville in the year 1732. Later on, it became Moore's Bluff settlement. Selma was incorporated in the year 1820. The city is famous for the Selma to Montgomery marches, the three civil rights marches that started in this city.

Selma and nearby Attractions

  • National Voting Rights Museum & Institute
  • Paul M. Grist State Park
  • Old Depot Museum
  • Satterfield Plaza Shopping Center
  • Valley Creek Park

Things To Do In Selma

Tourists visiting the city of Selma can visit the city's churches including The Lords Tabernacle and the Calvary Assembly of God Church. One can also enjoy the many facilities provided at the parks including Valley Creek Park, Bloch Park, and LaFayette Park. One can also enjoy the solitude of Jones Creek and Valley Creek. Shopping can be enjoyed at the Selma Mall Shopping Center and Citizens Parkway Plaza Shopping Center.

Selma Transportation

The airport closest to the city of Selma is Montgomery Regional Airport.

Selma Higher Education

Higher educational institutes that residents of Selma can attend are the University of Montevallo, the Community College of the Air Force, Faulkner University, Alabama State University, the University of Alabama, and Shelton State Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population19,650
Male Share of the Population43.6%
Female Share of the Population56.4%
Senior Citizens15.3%
Employed Population 16+5,797
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married27.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17%
Median Earnings25+$24,176
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,847
Median Earnings With High School Degree$20,265

Wealth

Median Family Income$29,721
% Above Poverty Level58.6%
% Below Poverty Level41.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home2%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.8%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone37.4%
Median Gross Rent$552
Median House Value$90,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)59.2%
English2.9%
Irish2%
German1.2%
African0.7%
Scottish0.7%
French Except Basque0.6%
Jordanian0.5%
Arab0.5%
West Indian0.2%
Haitian0.2%
Kenyan0.1%
Swedish0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Italian0.1%
Polish0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Selma Almanac

CategoryValue
County Dallas County
Standard Zip Codes36701, 36703
P.O. Box Zip Codes36702
Phone Area Codes334
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude32.41
Approximate Longitude-87.03

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)

StationSELMA
Distance0.7 miles
Jan Temp37 to 57 F
Apr Temp51 to 76 F
Jul Temp71 to 92 F
Oct Temp53 to 78 F
Annual Precip52.8 inches
StationMARION JUNCTION 2 NE
Distance13.1 miles
Jan Temp33 to 55 F
Apr Temp49 to 75 F
Jul Temp70 to 92 F
Oct Temp51 to 77 F
Annual Precip55 inches
StationCLANTON
Distance35.6 miles
Jan Temp32 to 54 F
Apr Temp48 to 75 F
Jul Temp69 to 90 F
Oct Temp49 to 75 F
Annual Precip59.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Autaugaville1,023$42,708
Billingsley115$33,750
Marion3,507$46,204
Orrville144$29,000

Selma Public Libraries

Selma - Dallas County Public Library
1103 SELMA AVENUE
Selma, Alabama
(334) 874-1725

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Selma Hospitals

Vaughan Regional Medical Center-parkway Campus
(Proprietary)
1015 Medical Center Parkway
(334) 418-4190

Selma Public Schools

Bruce K Craig Elem Sch
Building 108 Craig Ind Park
ZIP: 36701
Primary
Total Enrollment 223
Byrd Elem Sch
625 Lapsley St
ZIP: 36701
Primary
Total Enrollment 172
Cedar Park Elem Sch
1101 Woodrow Ave
ZIP: 36701
Primary
Total Enrollment 183
Dallas Co Career Tech Ctr
1306 Roosevelt Ave
ZIP: 36701
High
Edgewood Elem Sch
709 Highland Ave
ZIP: 36701
Primary
Total Enrollment 319
Knox Elem Sch
1002 Mabry St
ZIP: 36701
Primary
Total Enrollment 276
Meadowview Elem Sch
1816 Orrville Rd
ZIP: 36701
Primary
Total Enrollment 256
Payne Elem Sch
1529 N Franklin St
ZIP: 36701
Primary
Total Enrollment 297
Phoenix ?sch
501 Plant St
ZIP: 36701
Other
Sch Of Discovery Genesis Ctr
400 Washington St
ZIP: 36701
Middle
Total Enrollment 255
Selma High Sch
2180 Broad St
ZIP: 36701
High
Total Enrollment 908
Selma High School
2180 Broad St
ZIP: 36701
Selma Middle Chat Acad
1701 Summerfield Rd
ZIP: 36701
Middle
Total Enrollment 468
Sophia P Kingston Elem Sch
2224 Selma Ave
ZIP: 36701
Primary
Total Enrollment 199
Southside High Sch
7975 Us Highway 80 E
ZIP: 36701
High
Total Enrollment 386
Southside Primary Sch
3104 Old Montgomery Hwy
ZIP: 36701
Primary
Total Enrollment 264
Tipton Middle Sch
2500 Tipton St
ZIP: 36701
Middle
Total Enrollment 256
Perry Varner Boot Camp
Dallas County Jail
ZIP: 36702
Brantley Elem Sch
5585 Water Ave
ZIP: 36703
Primary
Total Enrollment 205
Clark Elem Sch
405 Lawrence St
ZIP: 36703
Primary
Total Enrollment 417

Selma Private Schools

Mcrae Learning Center
2601 Marie Foster St
ZIP: 36701
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
Meadowview Christian School
1512 Old Orrville Rd
ZIP: 36701
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 175
Tabernacle Of Praise Christian Education
850 Woodrow Ave
ZIP: 36701
Elementary
Total Enrollment 38
Faith Christian Ministries
2533 N Broad St
ZIP: 36702
Elementary
Total Enrollment 38
Cathedral Academy
1204 Highland Ave
ZIP: 36703
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 56
Morgan Academy
2901 W Dallas Ave
ZIP: 36752
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 473
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