Seminole, Texas

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Seminole, Texas
City
The Gaines County Courthouse in Seminole.
The Gaines County Courthouse in Seminole.
Location of Seminole, Texas
Location of Seminole, Texas
Coordinates: 32°43′7″N 102°39′0″W / 32.71861°N 102.65000°W / 32.71861; -102.65000Coordinates: 32°43′7″N 102°39′0″W / 32.71861°N 102.65000°W / 32.71861; -102.65000
Country United States
State Texas
County Gaines
Area
 • Total 3.4 sq mi (8.7 km2)
 • Land 3.4 sq mi (8.7 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 3,297 ft (1,005 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 6,430
 • Density 1,891.18/sq mi (739.08/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 79360
Area code(s) 432
FIPS code 48-66764[1]
GNIS feature ID 1346888[2]

Seminole is a city in and the county seat of Gaines County in west Texas, United States.[3] The population was 6,430 at the 2010 census.

It is the birthplace of country music singers Larry Gatlin and Tanya Tucker. Paul Patterson, the western, author and educator and mentor of Elmer Kelton, was born in Gaines County.

Geography[edit]

Seminole is located at 32°43′7″N 102°39′00″W / 32.71861°N 102.65000°W / 32.71861; -102.65000.[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.3 square miles (8.5 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, 5,910 people, 2,082 households, and 1,590 families resided in the city. The population density was 1,762.3 inhabitants per square mile (681.2/km²) . The 2,337 housing units had an average density of 696.9 per square mile (269.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 80.64% White, 1.98% African American, 0.98% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 13.52% from other races, and 2.57% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 39.59% of the population.

Of the 2,082 households, 41.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.6% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.6% were not families. About 21.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.28.

In the city, the population was distributed as 31.9% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 19.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $32,063, and for a family was $36,019. Males had a median income of $31,563 versus $17,010 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,624. About 14.6% of families and 18.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.1% of those under age 18 and 13.4% of those age 65 or over.

Education and library[edit]

The City of Seminole is served by the Seminole Independent School District. The Gaines County Library celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2008.[citation needed]

Climate[edit]

The lowest temperature measured in Texas was -23 °F, recorded on February 8, 1933, at Seminole.

Climate data for Seminole, TX
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 55
(13)
60
(16)
68
(20)
78
(26)
85
(29)
92
(33)
94
(34)
92
(33)
86
(30)
77
(25)
66
(19)
57
(14)
75.8
(24.3)
Average low °F (°C) 25
(−4)
28
(−2)
35
(2)
44
(7)
53
(12)
62
(17)
65
(18)
64
(18)
58
(14)
46
(8)
34
(1)
27
(−3)
45.1
(7.3)
Precipitation inches (mm) 0.5
(13)
0.7
(18)
0.7
(18)
0.9
(23)
2.0
(51)
2.6
(66)
2.5
(64)
2.3
(58)
2.5
(64)
1.4
(36)
0.8
(20)
0.6
(15)
17.5
(445)
Source: Weatherbase [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Seminole, Texas, United States of America". Retrieved 2009-03-30.