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Selma, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Selma had a population of 852 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Selma, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 852
Daytime Population: Workers 375
Daytime Population: Residents 492
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 867
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.02
Population in Households 847
Population in Familes 711
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density2 913
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $53,732
Average Household Income $63,579
Per Capita Income $25,511


Total Housing Units 377 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 249 (66.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 83 (22.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 44 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $92,708
Average Home Value $116,566


Total Households 333
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 239
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.22% -0.16%
Households -0.16% -0.18%
Families 0.0% -0.25%
Median Household Income   1.67%
Per Capita Income   2.88%

Selma, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Selma to the other 680 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 368 46th
Population Density # 478 30th
Diversity Index # 469 31st
Median Household Income # 230 66th
Per Capita Income # 249 64th

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