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Seminole, OK 74868
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The information below provides a brief overview of Seminole, our people, climate and demographics.

  Population:

2014

Seminole – City

7,438

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

Bar-S Foods

Seminole Public Schools

Enviro-Systems

300

300

225

210

225

165

  Economy:

Seminole

United States

Unemployment Rate

6.5%

4.6%

Future Job Growth

14.8%

11.9%

Sales Taxes

9.75%

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

$73,500

$217,200

Median Home Age

34

27

Home Owned

55.97%

64.07%

Housing Vacant

12.72%

14.48%

Homes Rented

31.81%

21.45%

Property Tax Rate

$12.99

$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

2.48

2.6

Male Population

47.39%

48.65%

Female Population

52.61%

51.35%

Married Population

48.6%

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