Seminole, Texas

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - View original article

Seminole, Texas
—  City  —
The Gaines County Courthouse in Seminole.
Location of Seminole, Texas
Coordinates: 32°43′7″N 102°39′0″W / 32.71861°N 102.65°W / 32.71861; -102.65Coordinates: 32°43′7″N 102°39′0″W / 32.71861°N 102.65°W / 32.71861; -102.65
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyGaines
Area
 • Total3.4 sq mi (8.7 km2)
 • Land3.4 sq mi (8.7 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation3,297 ft (1,005 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total6,430
 • Density1,891.18/sq mi (739.08/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code79360
Area code(s)432
FIPS code48-66764[1]
GNIS feature ID1346888[2]
 
Jump to: navigation, search
Seminole, Texas
—  City  —
The Gaines County Courthouse in Seminole.
Location of Seminole, Texas
Coordinates: 32°43′7″N 102°39′0″W / 32.71861°N 102.65°W / 32.71861; -102.65Coordinates: 32°43′7″N 102°39′0″W / 32.71861°N 102.65°W / 32.71861; -102.65
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyGaines
Area
 • Total3.4 sq mi (8.7 km2)
 • Land3.4 sq mi (8.7 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation3,297 ft (1,005 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total6,430
 • Density1,891.18/sq mi (739.08/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code79360
Area code(s)432
FIPS code48-66764[1]
GNIS feature ID1346888[2]

Seminole is a city in and the county seat of Gaines County in west Texas, United States.[3] The population was 6,430 at the 2010 census. It is the birthplace of Country music singers Larry Gatlin and Tanya Tucker, and also rap group Y.N.R (Big d) (Daniel Castillo) and (Flaco) (Willie Hernandez).

Contents

Geography

Seminole is located at 32°43′7″N 102°39′00″W / 32.71861°N 102.65°W / 32.71861; -102.65[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.3 square miles (8.5 km2), all land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 5,910 people, 2,082 households, and 1,590 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,762.3 inhabitants per square mile (681.2/km²) . There were 2,337 housing units at an average density of 696.9 per square mile (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 celebrated its fiftieth anniversary in 2008.[citation needed]

Climate

The lowest temperature measured in Texas was -23 degrees, recorded on February 8, 1933 at Seminole.

Climate data for Seminole, TX
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Average high °F (°C)55
(13)
60
(16)
68
(20)
78
(26)
85
(29)
92
(33)
94
(34)
92
(33)
86
(30)
77
(25)
66
(19)
57
(14)
76
(24)
Average low °F (°C)25
(−4)
28
(−2)
35
(2)
44
(7)
53
(12)
62
(17)
65
(18)
64
(18)
58
(14)
46
(8)
34
(1)
27
(−3)
45
(7)
Precipitation inches (mm)0.5
(13)
0.7
(18)
0.7
(18)
0.9
(23)
2
(51)
2.6
(66)
2.5
(64)
2.3
(58)
2.5
(64)
1.4
(36)
0.8
(20)
0.6
(15)
17.5
(445)
Source: Weatherbase [5]

References