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Selma
Selma
Alabama
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Selma is a city in and the county seat of Dallas County, in the Black Belt region of south central Alabama and extending to the west. Located on the banks of the Alabama River, the city has a population of 20,756 as of the 2010 census. The city is best known for the 1960s Selma Voting Rights Movement and the Selma to Montgomery marches, beginning with "Bloody Sunday" in March 1965 and ending with 25,000 people entering Montgomery at the end of the last march to press for voting rights. This activism generated national attention to social justice and that summer, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was passed by Congress to authorize federal oversight and enforcement of constitutional rights of all citizens. It had been a trading center and market town during the years of King Cotton in the South. It was also an important armaments manufacturing and iron shipbuilding center during the Civil War, surrounded by miles of earthen fortifications. The Confederate forces were defeated during the Battle of Selma. Along with Anniston, Alabama, it ranks as one of the top cities by most violent crimes in the US, according to FBI data. In the 2010 census, the racial makeup of the city was 80.3% Black or African American. It is the poorest city in Alabama.

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How did Alabama earn the grade of B? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Alabama has a state sales tax of 4.00%. Of particular interest is that Alabama does not have taxes on social security. There are no estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. Alabama has an effective property tax rate of 0.43%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Alabama earned its state tax grade of B.

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