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Seminole, Florida
Location in Pinellas County and the state of Florida
Location in Pinellas County and the state of Florida
Country  United States
State  Florida
County  Pinellas
 • Type Council–manager
 • Total 5.68 sq mi (14.71 km2)
 • Land 5.18 sq mi (13.42 km2)
 • Water 0.50 sq mi (1.29 km2)
36 ft (11 m)
 • Total 19,364
 • Density 3,736.78/sq mi (1,442.87/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
Area code(s) 727
FIPS code 12-64975
GNIS feature ID 0290826

Seminole is a city in Pinellas County, Florida, United States. The population was 19,364 at the 2020 census.


The first white settlement at Seminole was made in the 1840s. The community was named after the Seminole Indians who once inhabited the area. Seminole was incorporated in 1970.

Seminole contains a water tower painted in 2000 by artist Tom Stovall. In late 2005, council members expressed dissatisfaction with the design, but residents spoke out in its favor, feeling it made Seminole unique and provided a good landmark for giving directions.


Seminole is located at 27°50′19″N 82°47′6″W / 27.83861°N 82.78500°W / 27.83861; -82.78500 (27.838502, -82.784913). It is surrounded by Pinellas County enclaves in all directions. Its closest neighbors are Indian Rocks Beach to the northwest, Largo to the north, Pinellas Park to the east, St. Petersburg to the south, and Madeira Beach to the west. Its main arteries are State Road 694 and Alternate U.S. Highway 19. It embraces the lower half of the lower limb of Lake Seminole.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.6 square miles (14.6 km2), of which 5.1 square miles (13.2 km2) is land and 0.54 square miles (1.4 km2) (9.58%) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1980 4,586
1990 9,251 101.7%
2000 10,890 17.7%
2010 17,233 58.2%
2020 19,364 12.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the 2020 census, there were 19,364 people and 8,648 households residing in the city. The population density was 4,402.1 inhabitants per square mile (1,702.3/km2). There were 7,297 housing units at an average density of 2,949.7 per square mile (1,140.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 90.2% White, 2.4% African American, 0.6% Native American, 3.3% Asian, 0.4% Pacific Islander, and 2.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.2% of the population.

There were 8,648 households, out of which 12.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.4% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 54.9% were non-families. 49.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 33.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.10.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 13.2% under the age of 18, 3.8% from 18 to 24, 19.5% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 43.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 59 years. For every 100 females, there were 76.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 72.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city (in 2019 dollars) was $53,975. The per capita income for the city (in 2019 dollars) was $42,159.

Males had a median income of $29,237 versus $25,588 for females. About 10.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.7% of those under age 18 and 9.7% of those age 65 or over.

In 2010 the mean income for a household in the city was $45,730, and the median income for a family was $63,260. The per capita income for the city was $29,862.


Notable people

  • Larry Bearnarth, professional baseball player, scout, and coach who was a resident of Seminole at the time of his death
  • Angela Elwell Hunt, author
  • Nicole Johnson, Miss America 1999
  • Casey Kotchman, Major League Baseball player
  • Brittany Lincicome, professional golfer, winner of the 2009 Kraft Nabisco Championship
  • Brett Phillips, Major League Baseball player
  • Randy Savage, pro wrestler
  • Bobby Wilson, Major League Baseball player

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