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Overview

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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,239
Male Share of the Population51.5%
Female Share of the Population48.5%
Senior Citizens14%
Employed Population 16+3,408
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married54.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14.4%
Median Earnings25+$35,070
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,727
Median Earnings With High School Degree$37,500

Wealth

Median Family Income$63,142
% Above Poverty Level91.5%
% Below Poverty Level8.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.6%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone25.4%
Median Gross Rent$816
Median House Value$94,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)51.7%
English5.8%
Irish5.3%
Scottish1.7%
French Except Basque1.4%
Canadian1.3%
German1.1%
Croatian1%
Ukrainian0.6%
West Indian0.4%
Dutch0.4%
Welsh0.2%
Italian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Nigerian0.1%
African0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Seminole Almanac

CategoryValue
County Gaines County
Standard Zip Codes79360
Phone Area Codes432
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude32.71
Approximate Longitude-102.65

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)

StationSEMINOLE
Distance5.5 miles
Jan Temp27 to 55 F
Apr Temp45 to 78 F
Jul Temp67 to 94 F
Oct Temp47 to 77 F
Annual Precip18.2 inches
StationANDREWS
Distance26.1 miles
Jan Temp30 to 58 F
Apr Temp49 to 81 F
Jul Temp68 to 95 F
Oct Temp51 to 79 F
Annual Precip15.1 inches
StationPLAINS
Distance33.9 miles
Jan Temp25 to 53 F
Apr Temp43 to 75 F
Jul Temp65 to 92 F
Oct Temp45 to 76 F
Annual Precip18.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Seagraves2,687$48,542

Seminole Public Libraries

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

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Seminole Hospitals

Memorial Hospital
(Government - District/authority)
209 Northwest 8th Street

Seminole Public Schools

Seminole El
401 S W Ave B
ZIP: 79360
(432) 758-3615
Middle
Total Enrollment 444
Seminole H S
2100 N W D
ZIP: 79360
(432) 758-5873
High
Total Enrollment 702
Seminole J H
600 N W Ave J
ZIP: 79360
(432) 758-9431
Middle
Total Enrollment 618
Seminole Pri
508 S W Ave D
ZIP: 79360
(432) 758-5841
Primary
Total Enrollment 460
Seminole Success Ctr
206 Sw 3rd
ZIP: 79360
(432) 758-2772
High
Total Enrollment 37
Young El
2100 S W Ave B
ZIP: 79360
(432) 758-3637
Primary
Total Enrollment 570
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