About Selma, California
Selma is a city located in Fresno County, California. The city was incorporated on March 15, 1893. Selma is situated in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley, one of California’s major agricultural regions. It is located approximately 16 miles southeast of the city of Fresno. The city covers an area of about 5.1 square miles. Selma’s population is around 24,535 as if the 2024 census. Selma has a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. Selma is known for its rich agricultural heritage, with crops like grapes, cotton, almonds, and tomatoes being grown in the region. The city holds an annual Raisin Festival celebrating the region’s significant raisin production. Selma is home to the Raisin Bargaining Association, which helps negotiate prices for California raisin growers. The city has a historic downtown area with charming buildings and locally-owned businesses. The city has several parks and recreational facilities, including Lincoln Park, Brentlinger Park, and Airport Park. Selma is home to Selma Arts Center, a community theater that hosts various live performances and cultural events. The city has a rich history, with the Selma District Chamber of Commerce working to preserve and promote its heritage. Selma is a hub for agribusiness, with many agricultural support services and companies located within the city. The Selma-Kingsburg-Fowler County Library serves as a valuable resource for residents, offering various programs and activities for all ages.