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Population in 2012: 35 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -31.4%
Males: (14.3%)
Females: 30  (85.7%)

Median resident age:  55.3 years
Nebraska median age:  42.2 years

Zip code: 69161

Estimated median household income in 2012: $34,552 (it was $20,833 in 2000)
Seneca:

$34,552
NE:

$50,723
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,794

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $35,442 (it was $9,999 in 2000)
Seneca:

$35,442
NE:

$128,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $39,167; Detached houses: $39,167

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Seneca: 72.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (33.3%), Scotch-Irish (27.8%), Swedish (16.7%), English (11.1%), German (11.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2985 feet

Land area: 0.12 square miles.

Population density: 290 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Seneca:

  • High school or higher: 71.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Seneca village:

  • Never married: 0.0%
  • Now married: 33.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 57.1%
  • Divorced: 9.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $814 (2.0%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rapid City, SD (185.6 miles , pop. 59,607).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Lincoln, NE (231.8 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (676.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Mullen, NE (3.3 miles ), Thedford, NE (3.7 miles ), Brownlee, NE (4.5 miles) , Halsey, NE (5.5 miles) , Tryon, NE (5.9 miles) , Dunning, NE (6.3 miles) , Stapleton, NE (6.5 miles ), Gandy, NE (6.6 miles) .

Latitude: 42.04 N, Longitude: 100.83 W

Area code: 308

Seneca household income distribution Seneca home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.4%
Nebraska:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -27 (-34.6%).

Most common industries for females in 2008-2012 (%):



  • Retail trade (40%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (40%)
  • Accommodation and food services (20%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)



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Tornado activity:

Seneca-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Nebraska state average. It is 20% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/18/1975, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 43.3 miles away from the Seneca village center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

On 6/4/1999, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 12.0 miles away from the village center caused $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Seneca-area historical earthquake activity is above Nebraska state average. It is 93% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/25/2003 at 07:32:33, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 87.3 miles away from the city center
On 8/26/1991 at 11:49:15, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 17.4 miles away from Seneca center
On 2/20/1993 at 13:08:10, a magnitude 3.5 (3.1 MB, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 63.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/25/1994 at 02:44:39, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 53.7 miles away from the city center
On 9/30/1990 at 00:06:24, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 38.1 miles away from Seneca center
On 4/16/2007 at 06:50:31, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, 2.6 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 99.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Thomas County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Political contributions by individuals in Seneca, NE

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Seneca:

  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 130 miles; Kearney, NE; Full-time enrollment: 4,780)
  • Central Community College (about 151 miles; Grand Island, NE; FT enrollment: 2,632)
  • Northeast Community College (about 177 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 2,268)
  • Wayne State College (about 197 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 2,780)
  • University of South Dakota (about 206 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 5,598)
  • Laramie County Community College (about 215 miles; Cheyenne, WY; FT enrollment: 2,121)
  • Black Hills State University (about 229 miles; Spearfish, SD; FT enrollment: 2,551)

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

Church in Seneca: United Church of Christ (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 33.3%

Average household size:
This village:  1.6 people
Nebraska:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  47.6%
Whole state:  64.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  4.8%
Whole state:  6.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Seneca compared to Nebraska state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Seneca travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (72%)
  • Electricity (28%)

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Religion statistics for Seneca village (based on Thomas County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 60.22%
Here60.2%
USA50.2%

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
Thomas County:

16.67 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Thomas County:

16.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2
Here:

33.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.7%
Nebraska:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Thomas County:

29.0%
Nebraska:

28.0%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$95
Totals for Government 0$0 1$95

Seneca government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Gas Utilities: $3,000 ($85.71)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($85.71)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($28.57)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($28.57)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,000 ($85.71)

Seneca government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($28.57)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $3,000 ($85.71)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $9,000 ($257.14)
    General Support: $3,000 ($85.71)
    All Other: $1,000 ($28.57)
  • Tax - Property: $4,000 ($114.29)

Seneca government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $35,000 ($1000.00)

8.59% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($25,636 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.59%
Nebraska average:

7.03%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.



10.34% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($38,222 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.34%
Nebraska average:

7.41%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Strongest AM radio stations in Seneca:

  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • KVSH (940 AM; 5 kW; VALENTINE, NE; Owner: HEART CITY RADIO COMPANY)
  • KJLT (970 AM; 5 kW; NORTH PLATTE, NE; Owner: TRI-STATE B/CING ASSOC., INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KOOQ (1410 AM; 5 kW; NORTH PLATTE, NE; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KOGA (930 AM; 5 kW; OGALLALA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KSIR (1010 AM; 25 kW; BRUSH, CO; Owner: JMS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Frank DiRico, 38009 Hwy 2 (Lat: 42.026167 Lon: -100.807111), Type: 106.6, Overall height: 100.5 m
    Registrant: 7813191011, Kevin.Delaney@induscom.Com
  • Frank DiRico, 38009 Hwy 2 (Lat: 42.026167 Lon: -100.807111), Type: 106.6, Overall height: 100.5 m
    Registrant: 7813191011, Kevin.Delaney@induscom.Com

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Seneca MW, Broadway St. - 0.5 Mi Due N (Lat: 42.049417 Lon: -100.830694), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Overall height: 36.6 m, Call Sign: WNZC225
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.965 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/16/2012, Expiration Date: 04/14/2022, Certifier: Robert C Leedham
    Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 4515 Kansas Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4640, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:
  • Seneca MW, Broadway St 0.5mi N Of (Lat: 42.049417 Lon: -100.830694), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Overall height: 36 m, Call Sign: WQNR418
    Assigned Frequencies: 44.5800 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/27/2011, Expiration Date: 04/27/2021, Certifier: Robert Leedham
    Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co, 4515 Kansas Ave, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4640, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • SENECA, Broadway St - 0.5mi N Of (Lat: 42.049417 Lon: -100.830694), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Overall height: 36.8 m, Call Sign: WPWX958
    Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz, 6063.80 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/29/2012, Expiration Date: 02/06/2023, Certifier: Robert Leedham
    Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 4515 Kansas Ave., Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4640, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:
  • Seneca, 38009 Hwy 2 (Lat: 42.026167 Lon: -100.807111), Type: Tower, Structure height: 100.5 m, Overall height: 106.6 m, Call Sign: WQIA445
    Assigned Frequencies: 6152.75 MHz, 6226.89 MHz, 6286.19 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/07/2007, Expiration Date: 06/02/2017, Certifier: Francis J Dirico
    Registrant: Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, 8300 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1200, Mclean, VA 22102, Phone: (703) 584-8678, Fax: (703) 584-8694, Email:
  • Depot, S Railroad St (Lat: 42.043306 Lon: -100.832917), Type: Tower, Structure height: 9.1 m, Overall height: 15.2 m, Call Sign: WGX815
    Assigned Frequencies: 2131.60 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/07/2001, Expiration Date: 03/26/2011, Cancellation Date: 08/10/2010
    Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 4515 Kansas Ave, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4958, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:
  • Seneca, Broadway St - 0.5mi N Of (Lat: 42.049417 Lon: -100.830694), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Overall height: 36.6 m, Call Sign: WGX816
    Assigned Frequencies: 2181.60 MHz, 2196.00 MHz, 2189.60 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 6063.80 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/13/1997, Expiration Date: 02/13/2002, Cancellation Date: 05/19/2002
    Registrant: The Burlington Northern And Santa Fe Railway Co, 4515 Kansas Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66106-1199, Phone: (913) 551-4568, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-18-150 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 97 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5830Y , Serial Number: 18-8411, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 05/12/1966
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Gordon G Most, Rt 1 Box 49, Seneca, NE 69161, Other Owners: Judy E Most


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

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