Seminole, Florida

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Not to be confused with Seminole County, Florida in the Central region of the State of Florida.
Seminole, Florida
City
Location in Pinellas County and the state of Florida
Location in Pinellas County and the state of Florida
Coordinates: 27°50′19″N 82°47′6″W / 27.83861°N 82.78500°W / 27.83861; -82.78500Coordinates: 27°50′19″N 82°47′6″W / 27.83861°N 82.78500°W / 27.83861; -82.78500
Country  United States
State  Florida
County  Pinellas
Area
 • Total 5.6 sq mi (14.6 km2)
 • Land 5.1 sq mi (13.2 km2)
 • Water 0.5 sq mi (1.4 km2)
Elevation 36 ft (11 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 17,233
 • Density 3,100/sq mi (1,200/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 33772-33778
Area code(s) 727
FIPS code 12-64975[1]
GNIS feature ID 0290826[2]
Website www.myseminole.com
The water tower in Seminole at 113th Street and Park Boulevard

Seminole is a city in Pinellas County, Florida, United States. The population was 17,233 at the 2010 census,[3] up from 10,890 in 2000. St. Petersburg College has a campus in the city.

Geography[edit]

Seminole is located at 27°50′19″N 82°47′6″W / 27.83861°N 82.78500°W / 27.83861; -82.78500 (27.838502, -82.784913).[4] It is surrounded by Pinellas County enclaves in all directions. Its closest neighbors are Indian Rocks Beach to the northwest, Largo to the north, Pinellas Park to the east, St. Petersburg to the south, and the Gulf beach communities to the west. Its main arteries are State Road 694 and Alternate U.S. Highway 19. It embraces the lower half of the lower limb of Lake Seminole.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.6 square miles (14.6 km2), of which 5.1 square miles (13.2 km2) is land and 0.54 square miles (1.4 km2) (9.58%) is water.[5]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 10,890 people, 5,989 households, and 2,701 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,402.1 inhabitants per square mile (1,702.3/km²). There were 7,297 housing units at an average density of 2,949.7 per square mile (1,140.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.61% White, 0.48% African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.85% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.41% from other races, and 1.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.25% of the population.

There were 5,989 households out of which 12.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.4% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 54.9% were non-families. 49.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 33.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.75 and the average family size was 2.48.

In the city the population was spread out with 11.8% under the age of 18, 3.8% from 18 to 24, 19.5% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 43.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 59 years. For every 100 females there were 76.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 72.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $29,179, and the median income for a family was $39,491. Males had a median income of $29,237 versus $25,588 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,951. About 5.1% of families and 9.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.7% of those under age 18 and 9.7% of those age 65 or over.

In 2010 the mean income for a household in the city was $45,730, and the median income for a family was $63,260. The per capita income for the city was $29,862.

Water Tower Controversy[edit]

The water tower was painted as shown in the pictures on this page in 2000 by Tom Stovall. In late 2005, council members expressed dissatisfaction with the design, but residents spoke out in its favor, feeling it made Seminole unique and provided a good landmark for giving directions.[6][7]

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