Seminole, Texas


Seminole, Texas

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Seminole, Texas
settlement_type = City
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map_caption = Location of Seminole, Texas



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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = Texas
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Gaines

government_footnotes = Ramon Juarez Jr Founded The Town
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area_total_km2 = 8.7
area_land_km2 = 8.7
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area_total_sq_mi = 3.4
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population_as_of = 2000
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population_total = 5910
population_density_km2 = 680.4
population_density_sq_mi = 1762.3

timezone = Central (CST)
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timezone_DST = CDT
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elevation_m = 1005
elevation_ft = 3297
latd = 32 |latm = 43 |lats = 7 |latNS = N
longd = 102 |longm = 39 |longs = 0 |longEW = W

postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 79360
area_code = 432
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blank_info = 48-66764GR|2
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Seminole is a city in Gaines County in west Texas, United States. The population was 5,910 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Gaines County GR|6. It is the birthplace of Country music singers Larry Gatlin and Tanya Tucker. Legendary radio talk-show queen Randi Rhodes got her start in Seminole.

Geography

Seminole is located at coor dms|32|43|7|N|102|38|60|W|city (32.718550, -102.649975)GR|1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.3 square miles (8.7 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 5,910 people, 2,082 households, and 1,590 families residing in the city. The population density was 681.2/km² (1,762.3/sq mi) . There were 2,337 housing units at an average density of 696.9/sq mi (269.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 80.64% White, 1.98% African American, 0.98% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 13.52% from other races, and 2.57% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 39.59% of the population.

There were 2,082 households out of which 41.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.6% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.6% were non-families. 21.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.28.

In the city the population was spread out with 31.9% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 19.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 92.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $32,063, and the median income for a family was $36,019. Males had a median income of $31,563 versus $17,010 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,624. About 14.6% of families and 18.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.1% of those under age 18 and 13.4% of those age 65 or over.

Education and library

The City of Seminole is served by the Seminole Independent School District. The Gaines County Library will be fifty years old in 2008.Fact|date=April 2008

Notable residents

Ronald Eugene Burns (January 15, 1938 - May 16, 2008) was the head tennis coach for the Seminole Independent School District from 1974 until his retirement in 1993. A native of Enochs in Upshur County, Burns was a member of the first graduating class of Monterey High School in Lubbock. He attended South Plains College in Levelland and graduated from Texas Tech University. He was active in the Texas Tennis Coaches Association. Burns is interred in the Gaines County Memorial Cemetery. [ [http://www.lubbockonline.com/stories/051808/obi_280239452.shtml Ronald Eugene Burns | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal ] ]

References

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