Introduction to Seminole, Florida

Seminole, Florida, in Pinellas county, is 4 miles S of Largo, Florida (center to center) and 21 miles W of Tampa, Florida. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Tampa-Saint Petersburg-Clearwater metropolitan area. 

Seminole History

The name Seminole is derived from the Spanish word Cimarron meaning wild men. In the 1770s this name was given to the Indians who ran away from slavery from the British-controlled northern colonies. They worked hard to become economically independent. The Seminoles experienced a series of wars from 1817 to 1858 as the white settlers wanted to get back their former slaves and the Indian land. It was in the late 1950s that the Seminole tribe adopted a constitutional form of government and on July 21, 1957 the Seminole Tribe of Florida was officially recognized.

Seminole and Nearby Attractions

  • Water Tower.
  • Seminole City Park.
  • Seminole City Hall.
  • Mount Olive African Methodist Episcopal Church.
  • Black Bear Wilderness Area.
  • Museum Of Seminole County History.

Things To Do In Seminole

Seminole offers wonderful birding and wildlife events throughout the year. You can also find a number of crystal-clear natural springs in this area. The cruises along the beautiful St. Johns River, the horseback riding, the rock-climbing center, greyhound racing and the go-kart rides will surely impress you. In addition, Seminole offers fascinating shopping and dining options as well as arts and cultural centers.

Seminole Transportation

The St. Petersburg Clearwater International Airport provides easy transportation to Seminole.

Seminole Higher Education

St. Petersburg College is close by.


Total Population 17,637
Male Share of the Population 44.4%
Female Share of the Population 55.6%
Senior Citizens 33.5%
Employed Population 16+ 6,943
Age of the Population 56


% of people married 49%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 29.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $67,206
% Above Poverty Level 89.3%
% Below Poverty Level 10.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 4.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2%
% Using Public Transportation 1%


People Living Alone 43.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,099
Median House Value $146,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.4%
US/American 0%
English 13%
Irish 12.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Seminole Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles S of Largo, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City 21 miles W of Tampa, Florida
County Pinellas
Metro Area Tampa - Saint Petersburg - Clearwater
Standard Zip Codes 33772, 33773, 33774, 33776, 33777, 33778
P.O. Box Zip Codes 33775
Phone Area Codes 727
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 27.839
Longitude -82.791

Seminole Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 10.9 miles
Jan Temp 54 to 69 F
Apr Temp 65 to 80 F
Jul Temp 77 to 90 F
Oct Temp 70 to 83 F
Annual Precip 49.5 inches
Distance 18.1 miles
Jan Temp 52 to 70 F
Apr Temp 62 to 81 F
Jul Temp 75 to 90 F
Oct Temp 68 to 84 F
Annual Precip 44.7 inches
Distance 31.1 miles
Jan Temp 49 to 72 F
Apr Temp 59 to 81 F
Jul Temp 72 to 90 F
Oct Temp 65 to 85 F
Annual Precip 52 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Indian Rocks Beach 4,172 $102,446
Indian Shores 1,469 $79,750
Madeira Beach 4,320 $79,063
North Redington Beach 1,484 $81,250
Redington Beach 1,565 $82,891
Redington Shores 2,046 $63,714

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Seminole High Schools

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8401 131ST STREET N
Serves 2,118 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23

9751 98TH STREET N
Serves 1,751 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 25

12611 86TH AVENUE N
A Vocational School
Serves 82 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 5.1

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