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Seminole, OK 74868
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Seminole is located at the intersection of US 377, SH 99 and SH 9, approximately 10 miles south of I-40. Our form of government is Council/City Manager with a Comprehensive City plan and zoning.

Local sales taxes fund Police, Fire, Emergency Medical, Water, Wastewater and Garbage Collection services. The city employs 12 full-time police officers and 8 full-time fire personnel who are supported by 8 reserve police officers and 30 volunteer firefighters. Seminole is served by Medicus Emergency Medical Service. The average response time for an emergency is less than 5 minutes.

The local tax rate of 9.75% is comprised of the city sales tax of 4.0% combined with the state sales tax of 4.5% and the county sales tax of 1.25%.

Seminole’s property tax rate is $104.41 per $1,000 assessed value. The fractional assessment percentage for both real property and personal property is 12.00%. The property tax is distributed as follows (as of January 2002):

City

County

School

Vo-Tech

Other

Total

$12.99

$13.05

$58.44

$15.75

$4.18

$104.41

View the Fast Facts page and visit the City of Seminole website for more information.


Economic Development

Seminole is a Certified City and a Capital Improvements Planning City with two certified industrial parks.

City leaders established a dedicated sales tax to attract businesses. The incentives vary based on the size and type of establishment and employment. Low interest financing is provided by the Oklahoma Financing Authorities through the issuance of general obligation bonds.

Sigma Seminole OklahomaLoans are established at 300 basis points over the cost. A first mortgage position for the loan can be up to $1.25 million. Many Oklahoma counties have voted approval of General Obligation Limited-Tax Bonds for economic development. The amount of bonds counties may issue is limited to “no more than can be retired by a special tax levy of 5 mills.” Proceeds of the bonds are generally used to acquire or build a facility associated with the development project. Lease income from the facility is used to amortize the bonds.

For more information, visit the Seminole Economic Development Council (SEDC) website.

 

 

 

 


Career BuildingSSC Seminole Oklahoma

Key to expanding your employment horizons is continuing education and training. Add a degree or keep abreast of constantly changing trends and new technology at Seminole State College or other area universities. Within a short drive from Seminole, you’ll find Oklahoma Baptist University or St. Gregory’s University in Shawnee, East Central University in Ada, or the University of Oklahoma in Norman.

Occupational and technology training for area businesses, industries and manufacturers is available from several sources. Career Technology Centers serving Seminole include Gordon Cooper, Shawnee, Wes Watkins, Wetumka, and Pontotoc in Ada.


Education

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

School

Grades

Enrollment

Teachers

Lincoln

Pre –– K

100

4

Betty L. Smith

Kindergarten

120

6

Wilson Elementary

1-3

375

23

Northwood Elementary

4-6

380

23

Middle School

7-8

225

17

High School

9-12

395

34

Seminole High School Seminole OklahomaSeminole Public Schools have a student/teacher ratio of 16-to-1 with an annual per pupil expenditure of $4,773 serving the needs of youth from four-year-olds through grade 12. The public school system strives to assist all students develop their capabilities to the highest degree possible so that each may become an effective member of society.

District students score well on the annual ACT test and Oklahoma Core Curriculum test. Our students receive many state and national academic honors. In addition to academics, the school offers highly successful programs in the areas of fine arts and athletics.

 

 


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Employment

Whether you’re looking for your first job or you’ve been in the workforce for a while, Chamber members provide employment services and opportunities. Workforce Oklahoma is a free, online source to help match your specific skills and education to area employers.

Major area employers include:

MAJOR EMPLOYERS

PRODUCT / SERVICE

# Employed

CITY

VF Jeanswear / Wrangler

Clothing

350

Seminole

Wal-Mart

Retail

300

Seminole

Seminole State College

Educational Services

225

Seminole

Sigma Meat Processing 223 Seminole

Seminole Public Schools

Educational Services

181

Seminole

Commercial Brick

Brick

173

Wewoka

Wewoka Public Schools

Educational Services

170

Wewoka

Oakridge Nursing Home & Home Care

Health Services

150

Wewoka

House

Government Services

141

Wewoka

Enviro-Systems

Aircraft Air Conditioners

123

Seminole

Seminole Nation Development Authority

Retail / Gaming

118

Seminole

Seminole Medical Center

Health Services

110

Seminole

Seminole Nation of Oklahoma

Tribal Government

110

Wewoka

Pumping Service

Services

100

Seminole

Coates Roofing

Roofing

85

Seminole

City of Seminole

Municipal Services

77

Seminole

City of Wewoka

Municipal Services

55

Wewoka

Department of Human Services

Government Services

50

Wewoka

Disa-Goff Inc.

Airless Blasting Equipment

47

Seminole

Oklahoma Custom Coating

E-Coat

40

Seminole

Acker Industries / Expanded Solutions

Expanded Metal Products

37

Wewoka