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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).

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Selma location: 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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Selma history:

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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