Selma, Indiana

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Selma, Indiana
Town
Location of Selma in the state of Indiana
Location of Selma in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 40°11′28″N 85°16′21″W / 40.19111°N 85.27250°W / 40.19111; -85.27250Coordinates: 40°11′28″N 85°16′21″W / 40.19111°N 85.27250°W / 40.19111; -85.27250
Country United States
State Indiana
County Delaware
Township Liberty
Area[1]
 • Total 0.91 sq mi (2.36 km2)
 • Land 0.91 sq mi (2.36 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,010 ft (308 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 866
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 860
 • Density 951.6/sq mi (367.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47383
Area code(s) 765
FIPS code 18-68706[4]
GNIS feature ID 0443212[5]

Selma is a town located in Liberty Township, Delaware County, Indiana. As of the 2010 census, the town had a total population of 866. It is part of the Muncie, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Selma was platted in 1852 when the railroad was extended to that point.[6] The Selma post office was established in 1853.[7]

Affected by the Indiana Gas Boom, gas and oil were the primary industries of Selma in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Selma was incorporated as a town in 1907.[8]

Geography[edit]

Selma is located at 40°11'28" North, 85°16'21" West (40.191147, -85.272440).[9] Indiana State Road 32 runs along the northern edge of the town.

According to the 2010 census, the town has a total area of 0.91 square miles (2.4 km2), all land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 866 people, 337 households, and 239 families residing in the town. The population density was 951.6 inhabitants per square mile (367.4/km2). There were 377 housing units at an average density of 414.3 per square mile (160.0/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.2% White, 0.7% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 0.1% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.9% of the population.

There were 337 households of which 38.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.1% were married couples living together, 15.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.1% were non-families. 22.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 2.98.

The median age in the town was 39 years. 26% of residents were under the age of 18; 10.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.7% were from 25 to 44; 24.8% were from 45 to 64; and 14.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 47.2% male and 52.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 880 people, 336 households, and 250 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,037.2 people per square mile (399.7/km²). There were 349 housing units at an average density of 411.4 per square mile (158.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.84% White, 0.57% African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.00% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.11% from other races, and 1.14% from two or more races. 0.34% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 336 households out of which 40.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.2% were married couples living together, 13.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.3% were non-families. 22.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the town the population was spread out with 28.4% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 31.7% from 25 to 44, 19.3% from 45 to 64, and 12.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 88.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $44,423, and the median income for a family was $50,357. Males had a median income of $35,333 versus $23,625 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,361. 4.7% of the population and 4.5% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 7.1% of those under the age of 18 and 3.8% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Places: Indiana". 2010 Census Gazetteer Files. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-04-21. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-11. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-25. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ Lasley, Norma (2012). Delaware County. Arcadia Publishing. p. 71. ISBN 978-0-7385-9430-9. 
  7. ^ "Delaware County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 3 September 2014. 
  8. ^ Kemper, William Harrison (1908). A Twentieth Century History of Delaware County, Indiana, Volume 1. Lewis Publishing Company. p. 166. 
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.