Introduction to Seminole, Texas

Seminole, Texas, in Gaines county, is 59 miles NW of Midland, Texas (center to center) and 234 miles E of El Paso, Texas. The city has a population of approximately 5,910.

Seminole History

In 1905, the land on which the city sits today, was received as a donation for the seat of Gaines County. In 1906, the Seminole National Bank, a post office, and a courthouse were established. In 1914, the bank merged with the First State Bank. Railways arrived in the city in 1918. During the Great Depression of the 1930s and 40s, the economy of Seminole was not hit as hard because of the nearby oil fields. The city was incorporated in 1936, and in 1952, the administrative structure was changed to the alderman form of government. Seminole remains a business hub for oil, gas, and agricultural products.

Seminole and Nearby Attractions

  • Museum of the Southwest
  • Big Spring State Park
  • Buddy Holly Center
  • Science Spectrum
  • Ellen Noel Art Museum

Things To Do In Seminole

The Museum of the Southwest houses a children's museum, an art museum, and a planetarium. The nearby Petroleum Museum features taped interviews with pioneers, early equipment related to oilfields, a marine diorama, and a boomtown of West Texas. Activities like hiking, picnicking, and camping may be enjoyed at the 3,840-acre Monahans Sand Hills State Park. The nearby Big Spring State Park is spread over 382 acres and has a trail for hikers, as well as picnic and camping areas.

Seminole Transportation

Midland International is the closest major airport.

Seminole Higher Education

College of the Southwest, New Mexico Junior College, and University of Texas of the Permian Basin are some of the nearby colleges.


Total Population 6,848
Male Share of the Population 51.7%
Female Share of the Population 48.3%
Senior Citizens 13.2%
Employed Population 16+ 3,120
Age of the Population 32


% of people married 55.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.5%
Median Earnings25+ $35,842
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,237
Median Earnings With High School Degree $37,604


Median Family Income $56,852
% Above Poverty Level 88.5%
% Below Poverty Level 11.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 14 minutes
% Working from Home 0.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.3%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 21.4%
Median Gross Rent $877
Median House Value $92,400


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 53.5%
US/American 0%
English 4.6%
Irish 5.5%

Seminole Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 59 miles NW of Midland, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 234 miles E of El Paso, Texas
County Gaines
Standard Zip Codes 79360
Phone Area Codes 432
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.718
Longitude -102.644

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 5.5 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 55 F
Apr Temp 45 to 78 F
Jul Temp 67 to 94 F
Oct Temp 47 to 77 F
Annual Precip 18.2 inches
Distance 26.1 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 58 F
Apr Temp 49 to 81 F
Jul Temp 68 to 95 F
Oct Temp 51 to 79 F
Annual Precip 15.1 inches
Station PLAINS
Distance 33.9 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 53 F
Apr Temp 43 to 75 F
Jul Temp 65 to 92 F
Oct Temp 45 to 76 F
Annual Precip 18.4 inches

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Seminole Public Libraries

Gaines County Library
Seminole, Texas
(432) 758-4007

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Serves 604 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.4

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Serves 30 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 6.5

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