Having recently annexed four nearby communities, the population of Seminole has grown to 17,233 according to the 2010 U.S. Census which is a jump from the tally of just under 11,000 residents according to the 2000 U.S. Census. It’s a quaint and clean community only two miles from the beaches. Economically, Seminole is thriving with a low unemployment rate that hums along in a mostly service-based economy.
Along with the growth in population has come a major shift in demographics. The median age has dropped from nearly 60 to 49.5. Traditionally popular with retirees, Seminole is now becoming the hometown of choice for many young families.
The mix in demographics is served well by the wide variety of housing from which to select. Seminole residents have the option of condominiums, villas, town homes and single-family residences in settings that range from luxurious country club communities to affordable family neighborhoods.
One of the reasons young families have flocked to Seminole is good schools. Over the years, Seminole has built a reputation for having a very good educational establishment. According to Seminole’s Mayor Jimmy Johnson, it’s because of the staff. “We have excellent teachers and staff,” he said. “They are who make the schools so good.” He went on to say that just about everyone in town lives within walking distance of a school.
Seminole maintains five parks and recreation centers – all offering superb amenities. Residents can take a dance class at the recreation complex, cool off with the kids at the aquatic center, or meet neighbors for a match at the tennis club. Locals gather to play softball or basketball or just drop a line in a fishing lake. The spectacular Seminole City Park, with its band shell and picnic gazebos, is host to all kinds of community events. Each spring much of the town turns out for the Pow Wow Festival, a three-day old-fashioned community celebration.
Population: 17,233 according to the 2010 U.S. Census
Land Area: 2.47 Sq. Miles
Points of Interest: Five parks and Recreation centers, Dance Class, Aquatic center, Tennis Club, Softball, Basketball Fishing, The Pow Wow Festival.