The small town of Selma, Texas is home to slightly more than 8,000 people. Families with children are a frequent sight, as kids aged 5-14 make up an above-average 23% of the community, though young professionals also outpace national averages. At an average age of just under 34, the town's residents are younger than most cities in Texas. Home ownership is more common than renting in Selma, and 44% of residents rent. Relatively high rent costs may be playing a role, as the average rent of $1,332 a month is substantially higher than the state average of $1,029.
Selma residents have an average commute of about 29 minutes. Many residents (47%) commute to work by car, while public transportation is not used. Walking isn't a common way to get to work.
Many Selma residents work in one of two industries: healthcare and retail. Together, these industries account for 16% of the labor force in the town. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 10% of residents work in sales, which ranks as the top profession in the town. Selma workers take home an average annual income of around $92,000, about $19,000 more than the Texas average. Selma's average income also compares favorably to the national average of $73,345. Compared to the national average (7%), Selma has a relatively high percentage of residents older than 25 who have advanced degrees, as 9% possess a Master's or a Doctorate. Furthermore, 17% have a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average.