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Selma, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Selma is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Delaware County at latitude 40.1864 and longitude -85.2741. Delaware County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,004 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Selma, but most people and references simply refer to it as Selma, Indiana.

The P1 Census Class Code for Selma indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Selma (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.93 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Selma, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 827
Population in Households 822
Population in Familes 691
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density1 910
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 324
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 233
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 377 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 249 (66.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 75 (19.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 53 (14.1%)
Median Home Value $115,789
Average Home Value $128,500


Median Household Income $46,884
Average Household Income $57,032
Per Capita Income $22,940
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -1.08% -0.46%
Households -0.92% -0.44%
Families -0.6% -0.52%
Median Household Income   2.88%
Per Capita Income   2.2%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Selma, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Selma to the other 681 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 374 45th
Population Density1 # 482 29th
Diversity Index2 # 494 27th
Median Household Income # 362 47th
Per Capita Income # 303 56th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Indiana Census Data Comparison Tool.