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Overview

Introduction to Seminole, Oklahoma

Seminole, Oklahoma, in Seminole county, is 43 miles E of Norman, Oklahoma and 50 miles E of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

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.

People

Total Population 7,508
Male Share of the Population 47.4%
Female Share of the Population 52.6%
Senior Citizens 14.7%
Employed Population 16+ 2,493
Age of the Population 32

Families

% of people married 41.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.2%
Median Earnings25+ $26,314
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,396
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,214

Wealth

Median Family Income $38,977
% Above Poverty Level 75.4%
% Below Poverty Level 24.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.6%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 30.3%
Median Gross Rent $588
Median House Value $63,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 45%
US/American 0%
English 7.1%
Irish 10.1%

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

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

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station SEMINOLE
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 391 $45,500
Cromwell 270 $40,000
Earlsboro 487 $51,389
Maud 917 $39,125
St. Louis 115 $43,125

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

Seminole Public Libraries

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

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Seminole Hospitals

SEMINOLE MEDICAL CENTER
(Proprietary)
2401 WRANGLER BOULEVARD
(405) 303-4000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Seminole High Schools

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SEMINOLE JR-SR HS
501 N. TIMMONS
405-382-1415
A Title I School.
Serves 403 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24.9

STROTHER HS
BETWEEN SEMINOLE AND PRAGUE
405-382-0982
A Title I School.
Serves 104 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24.8

VARNUM HS
RT. 4 BOX 148
405-382-1408
A Title I School.
Serves 94 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.5

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