Seminole, Oklahoma

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Seminole is a city in Seminole County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 6,899 at the 2000 census. Seminole experienced a large population growth in the 1920s due to an oil boom. Throughout that time many people came to Seminole in hopes of finding wealth in oil.[3] After the oil boom however, the population once again decreased. Seminole is the home of Seminole State College.



Seminole is located at 35°14′28″N 96°40′6″W / 35.24111°N 96.66833°W / 35.24111; -96.66833 (35.241132, -96.668419)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 14.5 square miles (37.6 km²), of which, 13.9 square miles (36.1 km²) of it is land and 0.6 square miles (1.5 km²) of it (3.93%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 6,899 people, 2,760 households, and 1,827 families residing in the city. The population density was 494.7 people per square mile (190.9/km²). There were 3,172 housing units at an average density of 227.4/sq mi (87.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 73.42% White, 3.97% African American, 16.38% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.72% from other races, and 5.15% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.61% of the population.

There were 2,760 households out of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.6% were married couples living together, 15.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.8% were non-families. 29.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.5% under the age of 18, 10.5% from 18 to 24, 24.3% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 19.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 87.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.7 males.

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