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Selmer, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The Town of Selmer had a population of 4,410 as of July 1, 2017. Selmer ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Tennessee. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Selmer is located at latitude 35.1714 and longitude -88.5963 in McNairy County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Selmer (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.77 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. McNairy County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 449 feet.

The Town of Selmer (GNIS ID: 2407311) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Selmer is located within Commissioner District 6, a minor civil division (MCD) of McNairy County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Selmer population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Selmer, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,410
Daytime Population: Workers 4,087
Daytime Population: Residents 2,834
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,921
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.57
Population in Households 4,317
Population in Familes 3,411
Population in Group Qrtrs 93
Population Density2 451
Diversity Index3 36


Median Household Income $35,495
Average Household Income $44,842
Per Capita Income $18,765


Total Housing Units 2,147 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,128 (52.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 690 (32.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 329 (15.3%)
Median Home Value $88,205
Average Home Value $101,019


Total Households 1,818
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 1,154
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.04% 0.06%
Households -0.02% 0.03%
Families 0.13% -0.1%
Median Household Income   0.58%
Per Capita Income   1.97%

Selmer, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Selmer to the other 427 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 122 72nd
Population Density # 240 44th
Diversity Index # 94 78th
Median Household Income # 297 31st
Per Capita Income # 340 21st

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