|City of Seminole|
|• Mayor||Leslie Waters|
|• Total||5.68 sq mi (14.71 km2)|
|• Land||5.18 sq mi (13.42 km2)|
|• Water||0.50 sq mi (1.29 km2)|
|Elevation||36 ft (11 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||3,736.78/sq mi (1,442.87/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0290826|
The first white settlement at Seminole was made in the 1840s. This community was named after the Seminole tribe, whose descendants still inhabited the area. Seminole was incorporated in 1970.
Seminole is located at (27.838502, –82.784913). 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 Madeira Beach 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), comprising 9.58%, is water.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
2010 and 2020 census
|Race||Pop 2010||Pop 2020||% 2010||% 2020|
|Black or African American (NH)||229||427||1.33%||2.21%|
|Native American or Alaska Native (NH)||56||50||0.32%||0.26%|
|Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian (NH)||8||6||0.05%||0.03%|
|Some other race (NH)||15||90||0.09%||0.47%|
|Two or more races/Multiracial (NH)||180||609||1.04%||3.15%|
|Hispanic or Latino (any race)||750||1,246||4.35%||6.43%|
In 2019, the median income for a household in the city was $53,975. The per capita income for the city was $42,159.
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.
As of the census of 2000, there are 10,890 people, 5,989 households, and 2,701 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,702.3/km² (4,402.1/mi²). There are 7,297 housing units at an average density of 1,140.6/km² (2,949.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 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. 2.25% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
In 2000, there are 5,989 households out of which 12.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.4% are married couples living together, 7.4% have a female householder with no husband present, and 54.9% are non-families. 49.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 33.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 1.75 and the average family size is 2.48.
In 2000, in the city the population is 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 are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 59 years. For every 100 females there are 76.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 72.3 males.
In 2000, the median income for a household in the city is $29,179, and the median income for a family is $39,491. Males have a median income of $29,237 versus $25,588 for females. The per capita income for the city is $20,951. 9.0% of the population and 5.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 5.7% of those under the age of 18 and 9.7% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
Recreation and library
The City of Seminole has many park spaces for its community to get outside. Its four parks and recreation center area provide people of all ages space to relax and play. Overlooking a large pond with a variety of birds and other wildlife, Seminole City Park is located on the Pinellas Trail (with water and bathrooms) and has a large playground with several pavilions that can be rented. Many events (like the Music in the Park series) are held in its amphitheater area, and the Seminole Historical Society building sits adjacent. A second city park sits along the Pinellas Trail—Orange Blossom Park—which has a newly constructed large playground, trail, basketball court, and bathrooms. Tennis Club Park is as it sounds—full of tennis courts. The city's newest park is Waterfront Park, which held its playground ribbon-cutting in 2021 and features a waterfront boardwalk, canoe and kayak launch, walking trail, pavilions, bathrooms, and a playground.
Originally founded in 1960, the Seminole Community Library operates as a joint use library campus in conjunction with St. Petersburg College. It is a member of the Pinellas Public Library Cooperative and provides materials, resources, services, and programs to the public.
- Larry Bearnarth, professional NBA baseball player, scout, and coach who was a resident of Seminole at the time of his death
- Angela Elwell Hunt, author
- Nicole Johnson, Miss America 1999
- Casey Kotchman, Major League Baseball player
- Brittany Lincicome, professional golfer, winner of the 2009 Kraft Nabisco Championship
- Brett Phillips, Major League Baseball player
- Randy Savage, pro wrestler
- Bobby Wilson, Major League Baseball player
The lake and band shell at Seminole City Park
Former Seminole City Water Tower @ 113th Street and Park Boulevard
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