Selma, Alabama

Population 20,482

Selma is located in Dallas County, AL. The population is 20,482, making Selma the largest city in Dallas County.

There are 19 public schools in Selma with an average Homefacts rating of D+. The total crime rate for Selma is moderate , and there are 129 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in Selma is high and the median home sales price is $0. Detailed and up-to-date Selma property reports are available for any property address.

Cities near Selma include Selmont West Selmont, Valley Grande and Sardis.

Selma Neighborhood Report


School Rating is Below Average
  • No High School Diploma: 20.9%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 62.2%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 16.9%

Crime Rate

21.6% Higher than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 299
  • Violent Crimes: 854
  • Robbery: 85
  • Burglary: 1
  • Property Crime: 2
  • Larceny Theft: 1

Registered Offenders

67.66% Higher than national avg.
  • 129 offenders in Selma
  • 62.98 offenders/10,000 residents

Environmental Hazards

158 Found nearby
  • Brownfields: 18
  • Registered Polluters: 11
  • Superfunds: 14
  • Tanks & Spills: 115


High 7.2%
  • Alabama unemployment average: 3.5%
  • National unemployment average: 3.7%

Property Values

Median Property Value $0

Schools view all

19 Public Schools view public schools

There are 19 K-12 public schools in Selma, AL and 6 private schools. Homefacts rates Selma's schools as Below Average, with an overall D+ rating.

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Crime view details

129 Registered Offenders search the registered offender database

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*100 is national avg. Greater than 100 means higher crime, lower means less crime.
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0 Former Drug Labs view all

  • Good news! No Drug lab found in Selma, AL

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Property Report Overview

Average Listing Price
$123,900 compared to July 2018
Median Sales Price
No Data

Median Home Value

Housing Inventory

Property Type
  • Vacant
  • Rented
  • Owned

Number Of Properties Per Bedroom (Distressed)

56 Building Permits View All

  • In 2013, the city of Selma, AL issued 56 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 56 permits, were issued for single family homes and 56 were issued for multi-family homes.
  • In 2012, the city of Selma, AL issued 0 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes.
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Fair Market Rents

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  • Property Type Rent
  • Studio: $575
  • 1 Bedroom: $670
  • 2 Bedrooms: $810
  • 3 Bedrooms: $1,035
  • 4 Bedrooms: $1,410

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Environmental Hazards

158 Environmental Hazards

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Health Hazards

  • Air Quality MODERATE (292/340)
    Selma, AL has 85.88% good air quality.
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  • Radon ZONE 2 COUNTY
    Selma, AL is a yellow zone.
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  • UV Index VERY HIGH 7.06 Average
    Selma, AL is a very high risk area for ultra-violet rays.
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Average Monthly Temperature

  • January 48.43°
  • February 48.48°
  • March 56.45°
  • April 64.6°
  • May 71.75°
  • June 79.94°
  • July 82.53°
  • August 81.93°
  • September 74.6°
  • October 62.6°
  • November 54.37°
  • December 47.48°

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Natural Disasters

Probability of Natural Disasters for Selma, AL

Selma, AL has a very low risk of earthquakes.
Selma, AL has no risk of hurricanes.
Selma, AL has a low risk of hail storms.
Selma, AL has a very high risk of tornadoes.

Demographics view details

Median Household Income

Median Household Income in Selma, AL: $23,283


Unemployment in Selma is 7.2%. It is higher than the state and national averages, 3.5% and 3.7% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 53.81%
White Collar - 46.19%


State Representatives

  • Gov. Robert Bentley
  • Sen. Jeff Sessions
  • Sen. Richard C. Shelby

City Representatives

  • Terri A. Sewell
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