Selma has the 1282nd largest population in the United States. The population grew by 5.1% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Selma is part of the Fresno metro area. Unemployment in the Fresno area is 8%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Fresno has the 73rd largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Selma is below average at $43,840, and the median cost of a home in Selma is $155,400, which is below the national average. 9% of workers in Selma hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 58% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Selma. 77% of Selma workers drive to work alone, 1% take public transit, 12% carpool, and 9% walk. People in Selma spend an average of 25 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.