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Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Selma is approximately 22,710 (2006), 23219 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 5,815 (2000), 6416 (2010).
The amount of land area in Selma is 9.807 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Selma is 4.34 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Selma to Washington DC is 2421 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 169 miles. (as the crow flies)
Selma is positioned 36.57 degrees north of the equator and 119.61 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Selma elevation is 308 feet above sea level.
Selma per capita income is $ 12,834 (2000).
Selma median income is $ 41,900 (2000).
The Selma median home price is $ 232,100 (2005).


about 18 miles from Clovis and about 19 miles from Fresno in the central valley of California. Other nearby communities include Kingsburg, Fowler, Parlier, Del Rey, Sanger, Bowles, Laton and Calwa.
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History & History Related Items

During the late 1800’s, the Southern Pacific Railroad began to create new branch lines, especially through the central valley area. Selma was one of those towns. Around 1890, four farmers began to develop a townsite along the railroad and a few years later, the blossoming town was incorporated. Agriculture powered the economy early on and still is an important factor. The railroad stop helped Selma become a shipping center for the area. A flour mill built in the late 1800s was known as the Mill Ditch and helped boost the local businesses. Fruit was an important crop early on with peaches being especially prominent. In fact, Selma was known as the home of the Peach until Raisin crops took a larger role. Over 90% of the country’s raisins are grown in this area.
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Selma City Government

City of Selma
1710 Tucker Street
Selma, CA 93662
Phone: 559-891-2200

Selma Chamber

Selma District Chamber of Commerce
1821 Tucker St.
Selma, CA 93662
Phone: 559-891-2235

Selma Community News

The Selma Enterprise
A local newspaper

Selma Organizations

Selma District Chamber of Commerce
1821 Tucker St.
Selma, CA 93662
Phone: 559-891-2235

Selma Schools

Selma Unified School District
3036 Thompson Ave.
Selma, CA 93662
Phone: 559-898-6500 Selma


The population of Selma was:
1990 - 14,757
2000 - 19,444
2006 - 22,710
Median age:
2000 - 28.4 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 34,713
2005 - $ 41,900

Median house value:
2000 - $ 97,000
2005 - $ 232,100

Selma is located in the Pacific Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.

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