Seminole, Texas

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Seminole is a city in and the county seat of Gaines County in west Texas, United States.[3] The population was 5,910 at the 2000 census. It is the birthplace of Country music singers Larry Gatlin and Tanya Tucker. Radio talk-show personality Randi Rhodes got her start in Seminole.



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 (8.7 km²), all of it land.


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 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.

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