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Seminole, Texas is a community of over 6,700 individuals located in the northern part of the oil-rich Permian Basin and on the southern edge of the agricultural South Plains of Texas. The economy is primarily dependent on oil production and agriculture. Gaines County has ranked among the top two counties in the state in both oil and cotton production for many years. In addition to a strong agriculture and oil economy, Gaines County enjoys a low crime rate, low unemployment rate, favorable climate, and easy access to the mountains of New Mexico, the sandhills of West Texas, and the rugged wilderness of the Big Bend area. Indeed, Seminole is a QUALITY community in which to work, play and raise a family.


Statistics of Interest

        Population

             Seminole
6,700
             Gaines County
18,921
        Temperature
62 degrees Fahrenheit annual average
        Altitude
3,298
        Annual Rainfall
 
16.5 inches
 
       

Community Services

Seminole enjoys the luxury of many excellent facilities, including a well-equipped and staffed Volunteer Fire Department, an Emergency Medical Service, a scouting center, a youth center, a community chapel, an assisted living center, several community parks, a Senior Citizens facility, a modern airport with a fixed-base operator, over 100 motel rooms, 159 hotel rooms, excellent convention facilities, an AM-FM radio station with country, German, and Hispanic programming, and numerous churches with services performed in English, Spanish, and German.


Public Schools

The Seminole Independent School District is one of the most fortunate districts in the state due to the high volume of taxes generated through the county's oil production. Our schools provide top quality education in its one primary, two elementary, one junior high and one high school. Seminole is a Class 3-A high school and offers, in addition to regular academic courses, studies in humanities, fine arts, vocational training, and physical education. The high school, built in 1980 at a cost of $6.6 million, houses a unique floor plan and includes an Olympic-sized swimming pool. The faculty is comprised of over 200 professionals and nearly 150 auxiliary personnel. The athletic programs include football, boys/girls basketball, girls' volleyball, boys/girls track and field, and an extensive summer recreation program for all ages. Seminole is also within easy driving distance of 5 colleges and 3 universities.
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