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Selma
  • Town in Alabama

Report Card

grade C minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade C minus
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C minus
  3. Housing
    grade C minus
  4. Nightlife
    grade B minus
  5. Good for Families
    grade D+
  6. Diversity
    grade B
  7. Jobs
    grade D+
  8. Weather
    grade B
  9. Cost of Living
    grade B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade C minus
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade C+
  12. Commute
    grade B

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Selma is a town in Alabama with a population of 18,429. Selma is in Dallas County. Living in Selma offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. Many families live in Selma and residents tend to be liberal.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$86,800
National
$244,900
Median Rent
$644
National
$1,163
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    1,244.6
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    41.5
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    91.3
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    409.7
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    2,069.2
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    5,123.7
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    544.5
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    national  11%

Working in Selma

Jobs
grade D+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$29,656
National
$69,021

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