Selmer, TN Population

Population: 4,541. Estimated population in July 2020: 4,618 (+1.7% change)
Males: 2,105 (46.4%), Females: 2,436 (53.6%)

McNairy County

Zip code: 38375

Median resident age: 41.4 years
Median household income: $28,494
Median house value: $64,200

Races in Selmer:

  • White Non-Hispanic (80.5%)
  • Black (15.9%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)
  • Hispanic (1.5%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)

Ancestries: United States (18.8%), Irish (10.9%), English (7.7%), German (6.8%), Scottish (1.1%), Dutch (1.0%).

Elevation: 442 feet

Land area: 9.8 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Selmer

  • High school or higher: 73.6%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 14.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.7%
  • Unemployed: 7.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Selmer town

  • Never married: 17.9%
  • Now married: 54.4%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 10.7%
  • Divorced: 14.0%

1.5% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -477 (-9.5%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Selmer:

  • METHODIST HEALTHCARE-MCNAIRY HOSPITAL (705 E POPLAR AVE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Selmer:

  • MAGNOLIA REGIONAL HEALTH CENTER (about 18 miles; CORINTH, MS)
  • WESTERN MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTE (about 28 miles; BOLIVAR, TN)
  • BOLIVAR GENERAL HOSPITAL (about 28 miles; BOLIVAR, TN)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Selmer:

  • MC KELLAR-SIPES REGIONAL (about 36 miles; JACKSON, TN; Abbreviation: MKL)
  • TUPELO RGNL (about 64 miles; TUPELO, MS; Abbreviation: TUP)
  • NORTHWEST ALABAMA RGNL (about 76 miles; MUSCLE SHOALS, AL; Abbreviation: MSL)
Other public-use airports nearest to Selmer:

  • ROBERT SIBLEY (about 8 miles; SELMER, TN; Abbreviation: SZY)
  • ROSCOE TURNER (about 19 miles; CORINTH, MS; Abbreviation: CRX)
  • SAVANNAH-HARDIN COUNTY (about 28 miles; SAVANNAH, TN; Abbreviation: SNH)

Colleges and Universities

College/University in Selmer:

  • STYLES AND PROFILES BEAUTY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 89; Location: 119 S SECOND ST; Private, for-profit)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Selmer:

  • JACKSON STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 34 miles; JACKSON, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,534)
  • NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 36 miles; BOONEVILLE, MS; Full-time enrollment: 2,628)
  • UNION UNIVERSITY (about 39 miles; JACKSON, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,144)
  • ITAWAMBA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 64 miles; FULTON, MS; Full-time enrollment: 2,673)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH ALABAMA (about 65 miles; FLORENCE, AL; Full-time enrollment: 4,770)
  • NORTHWEST SHOALS COMMUNITY COLLEGE-MUSCLE SHOALS (about 73 miles; MUSCLE SHOALS, AL; Full-time enrollment: 2,669)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE-MARTIN (about 77 miles; MARTIN, TN; Full-time enrollment: 5,131)

Schools

Public high school in Selmer:

  • MCNAIRY CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 753; Location: 493 HIGH SCHOOL ROAD; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Selmer:

  • SELMER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 591; Location: 533 EAST POPLAR AVENUE; Grades: KG – 04)
  • SELMER MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 495; Location: 635 EAST POPLAR AVENUE; Grades: 05 – 08)

Libraries

Library in Selmer:

  • JACK MCCONNICO MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $64,374; Location: 225 OAK GROVE RD.; 37,881 books; 516 audio materials; 1,197 video materials; 44 serial subscriptions)

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