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Situated on Central Florida's Gulf coast, according to the 2013 census, Seminole, Florida is home to 17,830 residents. The population of Seminole has grown from an estimated 10,890 residents as per the 2000 census. The City of Seminole dates back to its 1840 tribal roots, but was not incorporated until 1970. Seminole, Florida's water tower is one of only a few in America that can truly be said to be a work of art. Though its painting by local resident Tom Stovell has come under some criticism through the years, the majority of Seminole residents deem it to be a distinctive landmark. Read more about Seminole real estate.
Seminole real estate occupies 5.6 square miles most of which is land. With almost 6,000 households, Seminole's population statistics include 12 percent for children below the age of 18. Only 9 percent of the city's residents fall beneath the poverty line, and its overall crime rate is 20 percent lower than that of other Florida areas. Average age for Seminole, Florida's adult population is 59 with a male/female ratio of 72 males to 100 females. The average annual income for Seminole residents is $45,000.
In addition to Starkey and Bauder Elementary schools serving students PK-5 and a middle school, Seminole, Florida's high school holds the rank of #65 for Florida and a national rank of #196 with a student body of 3,000 students in grades 9-12
Notable residents who have gone on to careers of greater heights are Bobby Wilson, a Seminole High School graduate who currently serves as catcher for the Detroit Tigers baseball team and Casey Katchman, also a Seminole High School graduate, who is currently a member of the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team.
Seminole homes are within easy distance of the city's Boca Ciega Millennium Park. Under the watch care of Florida's Fish & Wildlife Commission, Boca Ciega's 35 foot boardwalk-style passageway affords the opportunity to get an up-close view of large shore birds. Park amenities include a state-of-the-art playground, beautiful picnic spots in addition to canoe and kayak launch areas. Relics from a 2007 discovery of animal artifacts dating back to the Pleistocene Age are now on display at Gainsville's Museum of Natural History. It should be noted that a 100-current-items time capsule was recently placed near the park's entrance.