Seneca, Nebraska

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Population in 2013: 36 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -29.4%
Males: 15  (42.9%)
Females: 21  (57.1%)
Median resident age:  70.8 years
Nebraska median age:  36.3 years

Zip code: 69161

Estimated median household income in 2013: $31,525 (it was $20,833 in 2000)
Seneca:

$31,525
NE:

$51,440

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $21,007 (it was $15,803 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $37,011 (it was $9,999 in 2000)
Seneca:

$37,011
NE:

$132,700

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $36,651; Detached houses: $36,711
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Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Seneca: 73.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (44.7%), Irish (40.4%), Swedish (6.4%), English (4.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2985 feet

Land area: 0.12 square miles.

Population density: 298 people per square mile   (very low).

Seneca, Nebraska map

For population 25 years and over in Seneca:

  • High school or higher: 71.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 20.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Seneca village:

  • Never married: 0.0%
  • Now married: 82.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 11.5%
  • Divorced: 6.1%



According to our research of Nebraska and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Seneca, Nebraska as of July 31, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Seneca to the number of sex offenders is 35 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $494 (1.1%)

Seneca satellite photo by USGS

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 June 2014:
Here:

3.1%
Nebraska:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -27 (-34.6%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (100%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (0%)
  • Accommodation and food services (71%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (100%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)
  • Community and social service occupations (0%)
  • Legal occupations (0%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (79%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)

Average climate in Seneca, Nebraska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Seneca-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Nebraska state average. It is 46% 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 slightly above Nebraska state average. It is 43% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 523.9 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 243.8 miles away from Seneca center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 166.5 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 110.9 miles away from the city center
On 5/25/2003 at 07:32:33, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 87.3 miles away from Seneca center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB) earthquake occurred 298.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

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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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Seneca:

  • Chadron State College (about 124 miles; Chadron, NE; Full-time enrollment: 2,374)
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 130 miles; Kearney, NE; FT enrollment: 6,047)
  • Central Community College (about 151 miles; Grand Island, NE; FT enrollment: 4,159)
  • Northeast Community College (about 177 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 3,334)
  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (about 185 miles; Rapid City, SD; FT enrollment: 2,102)
  • Wayne State College (about 197 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 3,121)
  • University of South Dakota (about 206 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 7,328)

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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 2013: 11.4%
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 household income below state average.
  • Median house value 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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.7
Nebraska average:

11.3

Seneca travel time to work - commute Seneca mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (55%)
  • Electricity (45%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1503
Evangelical Protestant1252
Catholic501
None322-
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: 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 2012)
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$209
Totals for Government 0$0 1$209

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

  • Current Operations - Gas Utilities: $3,000 ($83.33)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($83.33)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($27.78)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($27.78)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,000 ($83.33)

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

  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($27.78)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $3,000 ($83.33)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $9,000 ($250.00)
    General Support: $3,000 ($83.33)
    All Other: $1,000 ($27.78)
  • Tax - Property: $4,000 ($111.11)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $35,000 ($972.22)

14.98% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,150 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

14.98%
Nebraska average:

6.38%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.


9.20% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,304 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.20%
Nebraska average:

6.57%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

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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