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Selma, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Selma had a population of 846 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Selma is located at latitude 40.1864 and longitude -85.2741 in Delaware County. 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. Delaware County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,004 feet.

The Town of Selma (GNIS ID: 2397650) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Selma is located within Township of Liberty, a minor civil division (MCD) of Delaware County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Selma population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Selma, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 846
Population in Households 841
Population in Familes 706
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density1 930
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 332
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 239
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 377 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 254 (67.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 77 (20.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 45 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $97,115
Average Home Value $108,858


Median Household Income $47,833
Average Household Income $55,990
Per Capita Income $22,506
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.44% -0.29%
Households -0.28% -0.24%
Families 0.0% -0.25%
Median Household Income   2.28%
Per Capita Income   2.6%
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, 2015 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 # 370 46th
Population Density1 # 481 30th
Diversity Index2 # 454 33rd
Median Household Income # 344 50th
Per Capita Income # 312 54th

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