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Selma is a city in Dallas County.
It is the county seat.
Developed by the Selma Land Company
The latitude of Selma is 32.407N. The longitude is -87.021W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 125 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 19,630.
Focus of civil rights movement during the 1960s
Sections below provide additional information and links about Selma demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Dallas County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 36703 ZIP code.
4% of Selma residents report German ancestry, and 4% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Selma ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Selma was $13,369, compared with $21,587 nationally.
18% of Selma residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Selma include Old Town Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Selma, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $224. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $660.
Libraries in Selma include Selma-Dallas County Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Selma include Selma Times-Journal
TV stations in Selma include WAKA, WBIH.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WAPR.
Dallas County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Selma political report.
The average commute time for Selma workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Selma between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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