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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B-
Selma is a town in North Carolina with a population of 6,375. Selma is in Johnston County. Living in Selma offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. Many families live in Selma and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Selma are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$87,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$830
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    71%
  • Own
    29%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    389.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    31.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    194.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,692.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,440.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    164.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    18%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    8%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    32%
    13%

Working in Selma

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$28,933
National
$55,322
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Selma Reviews

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My name is Melanie Barbee I live in Selma, North Carolina. Selma is a really small town and has very minimum opportunities. I've lived in Selma 18 years and the best part about it is you basically know everything that goes on. I think Selma could inprove with more local park and family things to do.
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I have lived in Selma, NC for about 16-17 years now and I love that it is such a small town. Selma is one of those towns where everyone knows everyone. Growing up I was able to be around all of the kids that I went to school with. Selma is one of those places that if you blink you will pass it, its just that small. The people here are generally kind and will go out of their way to help you if you need it. I truely enjoy living here and can see myself living here for a while longer.
Selma is a quiet town to live in and the views from the countryside are amazing. What I would like to see change is downtown Selma because there is a little number of stores and its not interesting.