Introduction to Seminole, Oklahoma

Seminole, Oklahoma, in Seminole county, is 43 miles E of Norman, Oklahoma and 50 miles E of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The city contains a population of approximately 6,899.

Seminole History

Seminole was originally inhabited by Native Americans. The city came under U.S. jurisdiction in 1817. The city is in Seminole County, which was originally a small part of Indian Territory. In 1931, Seminole State College was established in the city.

Seminole and nearby Attractions

  • Seminole Shopping Center
  • Jasmine Moran Children's Museum
  • Wewoka Lake
  • Seminole Oil & Historical Museum
  • Lake Thunderbird State Park
  • Woody Guthrie House

Things To Do In Seminole

The Oklahoma Oil Museum, the Jasmine Moran Children's Museum and the Seminole Nation Museum are popular local historical spots. The Lake Thunderbird State Park and the Okmulgee/Dripping Springs State Park provide amenities for several different types of recreational opportunities. In addition, the city hosts the Black Gold Celebration every June and the Seminole Nation Days every September.

Seminole Transportation

Will Rogers World Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Seminole Higher Education

Seminole State College is the local institution of higher education. Others in the neighborhood include East Central University and Rose State College.


Total Population 7,493
Male Share of the Population 46.9%
Female Share of the Population 53.1%
Senior Citizens 14.9%
Employed Population 16+ 2,649
Age of the Population 34


% of people married 44.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14.7%
Median Earnings25+ $25,396
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,729
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,957


Median Family Income $40,063
% Above Poverty Level 75.2%
% Below Poverty Level 24.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.8%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 32%
Median Gross Rent $565
Median House Value $67,500


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 39.6%
US/American 0%
English 7.6%
Irish 10.6%

Seminole Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 43 miles E of Norman, Oklahoma (center to center)
Nearest Large City 50 miles E of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
County Seminole
Standard Zip Codes 74868
P.O. Box Zip Codes 74818
Phone Area Codes 405
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.224
Longitude -96.67

Seminole Climate

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

Distance 0.6 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 49 F
Apr Temp 48 to 73 F
Jul Temp 71 to 95 F
Oct Temp 50 to 76 F
Annual Precip 40.8 inches
Station OKEMAH
Distance 25.4 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 48 F
Apr Temp 52 to 73 F
Jul Temp 72 to 94 F
Oct Temp 54 to 74 F
Annual Precip 42.2 inches
Station MEEKER 5 W
Distance 26 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 46 F
Apr Temp 45 to 70 F
Jul Temp 69 to 90 F
Oct Temp 48 to 72 F
Annual Precip 38 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bowlegs 431 $54,000
Cromwell 307 $38,125
Earlsboro 574 $51,875
Maud 1,046 $39,722
St. Louis 167 $27,344

Seminole Public Libraries

Seminole Public Library
424 N MAIN
Seminole, Oklahoma
(405) 382-4221

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Seminole Hospitals

(405) 303-4000
Emergency Service: Yes

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