Seneca, Illinois

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Population in 2017: 2,268 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +10.5%
 
Males: 1,205  (53.2%)
Females: 1,063  (46.8%)
Median resident age:

37.3 years
Illinois median age:

38.0 years

Zip codes: 61360.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $70,064 (it was $52,188 in 2000)
Seneca:

$70,064
IL:

$62,992

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $31,943 (it was $19,273 in 2000)

Seneca village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $168,454 (it was $105,100 in 2000)
Seneca:

$168,454
IL:

$195,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $178,215; detached houses: $182,207; mobile homes: $8,927

Median gross rent in 2017: $832.

March 2019 cost of living index in Seneca: 86.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 12.9%
(12.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 66.7% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Seneca, IL (2010)
    • 2,20593.0%White alone
    • 964.0%Hispanic
    • 411.7%Two or more races
    • 130.5%Black alone
    • 90.4%Asian alone
    • 70.3%American Indian alone

Races in Seneca detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Seneca, Illinois as of October 21, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Seneca is 851 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Seneca by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(47.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
7
(331.8)
14
(590.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
14
(681.3)
9
(438.2)
9
(432.3)
18
(856.3)
14
(660.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
14
(592.2)
21
(901.3)
15
(648.8)
7
(308.8)
13
(576.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
5
(243.3)
6
(292.1)
3
(144.1)
9
(428.2)
0
(0.0)
16
(758.3)
8
(337.3)
8
(338.4)
14
(600.9)
15
(648.8)
6
(264.7)
8
(354.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
42
(2,044)
70
(3,408)
90
(4,323)
96
(4,567)
66
(3,115)
54
(2,559)
38
(1,602)
56
(2,369)
58
(2,489)
43
(1,860)
51
(2,250)
32
(1,419)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(97.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(97.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)235.0252.2269.5383.9294.5255.0264.8236.9321.9249.6170.3196.9

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City-data.com crime index in Seneca, IL

Crime rate in Seneca detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 8 (7 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.10
Illinois average:

2.09
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Ancestries: Irish (20.3%), German (16.0%), American (12.0%), English (10.1%), Norwegian (9.5%), Italian (2.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 01/22/1875

Elevation: 510 feet

Land area: 3.31 square miles.

Population density: 686 people per square mile   (low).

Seneca, Illinois map

3 residents are foreign born

This village:

0.1%
Illinois:

14.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,628 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $3,184 (1.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Joliet, IL (30.1 miles , pop. 106,221).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (60.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Marseilles, IL (2.3 miles ),
Kinsman, IL (2.9 miles),
Verona, IL (2.9 miles ),
Morris, IL (3.2 miles ),
Mazon, IL (3.3 miles ),
Ransom, IL (3.3 miles ),
Dayton, IL (3.3 miles ),
Ottawa, IL (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 41.31 N, Longitude: 88.61 W

Area code: 815

Distribution of median household income in Seneca, IL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Seneca, IL in 2017
Seneca satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 35 buildings, average cost: $102,200
  • 1998: 7 buildings, average cost: $108,300
  • 1999: 8 buildings, average cost: $108,300
  • 2000: 8 buildings, average cost: $108,300
  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2002: 7 buildings, average cost: $24,300
  • 2003: 8 buildings, average cost: $24,300
  • 2004: 8 buildings, average cost: $24,300
  • 2005: 17 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2006: 18 buildings, average cost: $149,000
  • 2007: 10 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $185,700
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $281,500
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $270,000
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $237,500
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $237,500
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $237,500
  • 2015: 2 buildings, average cost: $237,500
  • 2016: 2 buildings, average cost: $237,500
  • 2017: 3 buildings, average cost: $237,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Seneca, IL residents
Average permit cost in Seneca, IL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.5%
Illinois:

4.5%
Population change in the 1990s: +115 (+5.9%).
Most common industries in Seneca, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (11.7%)
  • Construction (9.1%)
  • Health care (6.6%)
  • Utilities (5.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.4%)
  • Public administration (4.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (15.0%)
  • Educational services (8.3%)
  • Utilities (7.4%)
  • Chemicals (6.6%)
  • Machinery (6.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.9%)
  • Public administration (4.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (16.0%)
  • Health care (12.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.9%)
  • Public administration (5.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.7%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.4%)
Most common occupations in Seneca, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (8.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.9%)
  • Cashiers (5.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.7%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4.7%)

Average climate in Seneca, Illinois

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Seneca, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 66.0. This is about average.

City:

66.0
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2000 was 0.201. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 22.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.201
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2000 was 9.21. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 12.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.21
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.785. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.785
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.48. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.48
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Seneca-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 68% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/28/1990, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 28.9 miles away from the Seneca village center killed 29 people and injured 350 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/17/1963, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 27.8 miles away from the village center killed one person and injured 70 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Seneca-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 201.3 miles away from Seneca center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 176.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 18.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 233.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 200.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 189.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in La Salle County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 9, Tornadoes: 3, Snows: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Seneca topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Seneca:

  • RIVERSHORES CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; MARSEILLES, IL)
  • MORRIS HC AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; MORRIS, IL)
  • MORRIS LINCOLN NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; MORRIS, IL)
  • FMC - MORRIS DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; MORRIS, IL)
  • SILVER CROSS RENAL CENTER MORRIS (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; MORRIS, IL)
  • WALNUT GROVE VILLAGE (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; MORRIS, IL)
  • MORRIS HOSPITAL & HEALTHCARE CENTERS Acute Care Hospitals (about 11 miles away; MORRIS, IL)

Airports and heliports located in Seneca:

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Amtrak station near Seneca:

  • 18 miles: DWIGHT (119 W. MAIN ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area.

Nuclear power plants:

  • LaSalle County 1. General Electric Co.Sargent & Lundy Engineers. General Electric Co.Commonwealth Edison Co.Boiling Water Reactor (BWR). Net Output: 1078 MWe. Operable. Initial criticality: 06/1982. Commercial start: 01/1984..
  • LaSalle County 2. General Electric Co.Sargent & Lundy Engineers. General Electric Co.Commonwealth Edison Co.Boiling Water Reactor (BWR). Net Output: 1078 MWe. Operable. Initial criticality: 03/1984. Commercial start: 10/1984..

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Seneca:

  • Illinois Valley Community College (about 26 miles; Oglesby, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,747)
  • Joliet Junior College (about 26 miles; Joliet, IL; FT enrollment: 11,401)
  • University of St Francis (about 31 miles; Joliet, IL; FT enrollment: 2,454)
  • Aurora University (about 34 miles; Aurora, IL; FT enrollment: 4,596)
  • Lewis University (about 35 miles; Romeoville, IL; FT enrollment: 5,739)
  • Waubonsee Community College (about 35 miles; Sugar Grove, IL; FT enrollment: 7,698)
  • Olivet Nazarene University (about 40 miles; Bourbonnais, IL; FT enrollment: 4,731)

Public high school in Seneca:

Public elementary/middle schools in Seneca:

See full list of schools located in Seneca

Library in Seneca:

  • SENECA PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT (Operating income: $684,701; Location: 210 NORTH MAIN STREET; 57,227 books; 1,952 e-books; 3,343 audio materials; 3,237 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 2 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 135 print serial subscriptions; 2 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Seneca: Seneca Ambulance Service (A), Seneca Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Seneca include: First United Methodist Church (A), Holiness Methodist Church (B), Our Saviours Lutheran Church (C), Saint Patricks Catholic Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery (1), Mount Hope Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Spring Brook (A), Armstrong Run (B), Hog Run (C), Crotty Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Birthplace of: John Tracy Ellis - Historian, Dave Callahan - Baseball player.

La Salle County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This village:

2.7 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

72.0%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

6.5%
Whole state:

6.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Banks with branches in Seneca (2011 data):

  • First Midwest Bank: Seneca Main Facility at 224 North Main Street, branch established on 1988/11/21. Info updated 2011/12/22: Bank assets: $7,848.0 mil, Deposits: $6,529.2 mil, headquarters in Itasca, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 100 total offices, Holding Company: First Midwest Bancorp, Inc.
  • MB Financial Bank, National Association: Seneca Branch at 395 South Main Street, branch established on 1994/03/01. Info updated 2010/04/27: Bank assets: $9,792.4 mil, Deposits: $7,757.4 mil, headquarters in Chicago, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 93 total offices, Holding Company: Mb Financial, Inc

For population 15 years and over in Seneca:

Marital status in Seneca, IL
  • Never married: 30.0%
  • Now married: 49.9%
  • Separated: 3.9%
  • Widowed: 4.2%
  • Divorced: 12.0%

For population 25 years and over in Seneca:

  • High school or higher: 94.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.2%
  • Unemployed: 5.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.8
Illinois average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Seneca
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Seneca, IL (based on La Salle County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic30,42929
Mainline Protestant12,96247
Evangelical Protestant9,47569
Other6899
None60,369-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 25
Here:

2.23 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
This county:

0.36 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 61
Here:

5.44 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 116
Here:

10.35 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
La Salle County:

8.9%
State:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
La Salle County:

27.1%
State:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
La Salle County:

14.3%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.0%
State:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Seneca:

45.7%
Illinois:

45.7%

Average BMI:
Seneca:

28.7
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.4%
Illinois:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Seneca:

8.6%
Illinois:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Seneca:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Seneca:

36.1%
Illinois:

33.2%

General health condition:
Here:

55.6%
State:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

77.9%
State:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Seneca, IL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police - Other 4$12,330$36,9903$1,218
Police Protection - Officers 4$14,563$43,6897$3,110
Financial Administration 1$3,499$41,9880$0
Other Government Administration 1$3,393$40,7167$410
Water Supply 1$5,151$61,8120$0
Sewerage 1$3,858$46,2960$0
Streets and Highways 1$5,452$65,4240$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 13$48,246$44,53517$4,738

Seneca government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $1,507,000 ($664.46)
    Police Protection: $686,000 ($302.47)
    Water Utilities: $242,000 ($106.70)
    Sewerage: $207,000 ($91.27)
    Regular Highways: $206,000 ($90.83)
    Financial Administration: $132,000 ($58.20)
    General Public Buildings: $68,000 ($29.98)
    Local Fire Protection: $61,000 ($26.90)
    Parks and Recreation: $58,000 ($25.57)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $59,000 ($26.01)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $523,000 ($230.60)
    Financial Administration: $109,000 ($48.06)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $825,000 ($363.76)

Seneca government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $345,000 ($152.12)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $88,000 ($38.80)
    Interest Earnings: $40,000 ($17.64)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $379,000 ($167.11)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,176,000 ($518.52)
    General Local Government Support: $366,000 ($161.38)
    Highways: $65,000 ($28.66)
  • Tax - Property: $689,000 ($303.79)
    Public Utilities Sales: $384,000 ($169.31)
    Other License: $63,000 ($27.78)
    Other Selective Sales: $34,000 ($14.99)

Seneca government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $810,000 ($357.14)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $710,000 ($313.05)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $100,000 ($44.09)

Seneca government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,174,000 ($1399.47)

4.66% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($42,733 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.66%
Illinois average:

4.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Bureau County, IL  0.42% ($38,201 average AGI)
from Kendall County, IL  0.38% ($52,144)
from Cook County, IL  0.37% ($34,585)


5.24% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($46,389 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.24%
Illinois average:

5.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Bureau County, IL  0.55% ($36,259 average AGI)
to DeKalb County, IL  0.34% ($40,538)
to Cook County, IL  0.27% ($54,857)

Businesses in Seneca, IL

  • Ace Hardware: 1
  • RadioShack: 1
  • Subway: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Seneca:

  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WAUR (930 AM; 4 kW; SANDWICH, IL; Owner: CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING SYSTEM, LTD.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCMY (1430 AM; 1 kW; OTTAWA, IL; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WIND (560 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))

Strongest FM radio stations in Seneca:

  • WCFL (104.7 FM; MORRIS, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS DISTRICT COUNCIL OF ASSEMBL)
  • WJDK-FM (95.7 FM; SENECA, IL; Owner: GRUNDY COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC)
  • WWGN (88.9 FM; OTTAWA, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WKOT (96.5 FM; MARSEILLES, IL; Owner: LASALLE COUNTY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WALS (102.1 FM; OGLESBY, IL; Owner: LACO RADIO, INC.)
  • WRXQ (100.7 FM; COAL CITY, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WJCH (91.9 FM; JOLIET, IL; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WYXX (103.1 FM; MORRIS, IL; Owner: BIG CITY RADIO-CHI, L.L.C.)
  • WYKT (105.5 FM; WILMINGTON, IL; Owner: STARADIO CORPORATION)
  • WJEZ (98.9 FM; DWIGHT, IL; Owner: LIVINGSTON COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WSTQ (97.7 FM; STREATOR, IL; Owner: MENDOTA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WYYS (106.1 FM; STREATOR, IL; Owner: MENDOTA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCCQ (98.3 FM; CREST HILL, IL; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF JOLIET, INC.)
  • WSPY-FM (107.1 FM; PLANO, IL; Owner: NELSON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WBZG (100.9 FM; PERU, IL; Owner: MENDOTA BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WRKX (95.3 FM; OTTAWA, IL; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WMKB (102.9 FM; EARLVILLE, IL; Owner: KM RADIO OF EARLVILLE, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Seneca:

  • WWTO-TV (Channel 35; LASALLE, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WSPY-LP (Channel 30; PLANO, IL; Owner: WSPY-TV, INC.)
Seneca fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Seneca fatal accident list:

Jun 27, 1992 02:44 PM, Union St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 48Number of bridges
  • 453ft / 138mTotal length
  • 234,075Total average daily traffic
  • 69,951Total average daily truck traffic
  • 44,138Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Seneca, IL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 131960-1969
  • 51970-1979
  • 81980-1989
  • 61990-1999
  • 82000-2009
  • 52010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Seneca, IL

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Seneca)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

25 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Seneca, IL)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

56 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Seneca)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: GRUMMAN AMERICAN AVN. CORP. AA-5A (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 26695 , Serial Number: AA5A0651, Year manufactured: 1978, Airworthiness Date: 08/30/1978, Certificate Issue Date: 09/15/2016
    Registrant (Individual): Kenneth C Kirkpatrick, 8755 W Indian Trail Rd, Seneca, IL 61360
  • Aircraft: GRUMMAN AMERICAN AVN. CORP. AA-5B (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O-360-A4K (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 731PK , Serial Number: AA5B0670, Airworthiness Date: 12/02/1977, Certificate Issue Date: 10/24/2012
    Registrant (Individual): Kenneth C Kirkpatrick, 8755 W Indian Trail Rd, Seneca, IL 61360
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 11/17/1988
  • Aircraft: SOCATA TBM 700 (Category: Land, Seats: 7, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: P&W CANADA PT6A66D (850 HP) (Turbo-prop)
    N-Number: 851JT , Serial Number: 675, Year manufactured: 2013, Airworthiness Date: 10/25/2013, Certificate Issue Date: 01/27/2014
    Registrant (Corporation): Spring Brook Marina, 623 W River Dr, Seneca, IL 61360
  • Aircraft: LAWRENCE GEHRIG QUICKSILVER 2-S (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 582SER (65 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 8018E , Serial Number: 0129, Year manufactured: 2006, Airworthiness Date: 01/19/2010, Certificate Issue Date: 09/28/2006
    Registrant (Individual): Lawrence Gehrig, 3439 E 29th Rd, Seneca, IL 61360
  • Aircraft: CQS INC QUICKSILVER SPORT (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 503 (52 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 1814G , Serial Number: 303, Airworthiness Date: 12/20/2007, Certificate Issue Date: 09/27/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Larry Dba Gehrig, 3439 E 29th Rd, Seneca, IL 61360
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 12/15/2018

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 30. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 74 took place in 2012, and the least - 0 in 2005. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Seneca, IL When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (41.2%), and Outside Fires (37.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Seneca, IL
    • 20041.2%Structure Fires
    • 18037.1%Outside Fires
    • 8918.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 163.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Seneca, IL
Most common first names in Seneca, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John3772.7 years
James2370.6 years
Mary1980.6 years
George1574.0 years
William1572.2 years
Charles1471.3 years
Margaret1380.4 years
Joseph1370.3 years
Robert1165.4 years
Richard1059.9 years
Most common last names in Seneca, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson2180.1 years
Sheedy1378.9 years
Anderson1378.8 years
Peterson1378.8 years
Maier1273.6 years
Wheeler968.6 years
Mitchell867.9 years
Kennedy686.7 years
Thorson675.3 years
Rivett669.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Seneca, IL
  • 96.7%Utility gas
  • 2.0%Electricity
  • 1.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Seneca, IL
  • 58.5%Utility gas
  • 41.5%Electricity


Seneca compared to Illinois state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
There are 6 pilots and 3 other airmen in this city.
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