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The information below provides a brief overview of Seminole, our people, climate and demographics.

  Population:   

2008

   

Seminole - City

       6,950

   

Seminole - County

     24,179

   

State

3,617,316

   
  Source: Best Places
  Cost of Living: % of US Avg.

Seminole

United States

 

               Overall

67

100

 

Food

90

100

 

Utilities

103

100

 

Miscellaneous

98

100

 
  Source: Best Places
  Major Employers:

VF Jeanswear/Wrangler
Wal-Mart
Seminole State College
Sigma Meat Processing Plant Seminole Public Schools

Enviro-Systems

350
300
225
223
181

123

 



 
  Economy:

Seminole

United States

 

Unemployment Rate

6.5%

4.6%

 

Future Job Growth

14.8%

11.9%

 

Sales Taxes

9.00%

6.00%

 

Income Taxes

7.00%

5.02%

 

Income per capita

$14,887

$24,020

 

Household Income

$28,777

$44,684

 
  Source: Best Places
  Climate:

Seminole

United States

 

Rain (inches)

38.1

36.6

 

Snowfall (inches)

4.5

25.2

 

Precipitation Days

71

101

 

Sunny Days

231

205

 

Avg. July high 

95.1

86.5

 

Avg. January low

27.8

20.8

 

Comfort Index (higher=better)

28

44

 

UV Index

5.4

4.3

 

Elevation (feet)

911

1,062

 
  Source: Best Places
  Housing

Seminole

United States

 

Median Home Cost

$60,000

$217,200

 

Median Home Age

43

27

 

Home Owned

55.97%

64.07%

 

Housing Vacant

12.72%

14.48%

 

Homes Rented

31.81%

21.45%

 

Property Tax Rate

$6.55

$13.28

 
  Source: Best Places

For more information about housing availability, visit our Member Directory for Seminole Chamber businesses specializing in apartment rental and real estate.

  Education

Seminole

United States

 

School Expenditure (per student)

$4,773

$6,058

 

Pupil/Teacher Ratio

16

15.9

 

Student/Counselor Ratio

304

546

 

High School Graduates

73.81%

79.62%

 

4-yr College Graduates

9.27%

15.16%

 
  Source: Best Places

Seminole has 6 primary and secondary schools with approximately 1,550 students and 110 teachers.

Seminole is home to Seminole State College and is only 15 minutes from Oklahoma Baptist University and St. Gregory’s University in Shawnee. East Central University, Ada, and the University of Oklahoma, Norman, are both within 50 miles from Seminole. The Gordon Cooper, Wes Watkins, and Pontotoc County Career Technology Centers also provide valuable  occupational training and educational services to the community.

  People

Seminole

United States

 

Population Density (per sq. mile)

498

80

 

Median Age

35.8

37.6

 

Households

2,754

108,954,329

 

Household Size

2.53

2.6

 

Male Population

47.39%

48.65%

 

Female Population

52.61%

51.35%

 

Married Population

55.27%

58.89%

 

Single Population

44.73%

41.11%

 
         Race      

White (including Hispanic)

72.4%

73.1%

 

Black

3.8%

12.4%

 

Native American

17.9%

0.8%

 

Other

5.9%

13.7%

 
  Source: Best Places and US Census Bureau 
 

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