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Population in 2010: 2,721. Population change since 2000: -0.4%
 

Males: 1,426  (52.4%)
Females: 1,295  (47.6%)

Median resident age:  43.9 years
New York median age:  40.7 years

Zip codes: 14561.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $56,363 (it was $48,007 in 2000)
Seneca:

$56,363
NY:

$56,448
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,984

Seneca town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $125,922 (it was $85,100 in 2000)
Seneca:

$125,922
NY:

$280,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $143,574; Detached houses: $147,856; Townhouses or other attached units: $119,374; In 2-unit structures: $193,105; Mobile homes: $69,812

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Seneca races chart
  • White alone - 2,562 (94.2%)
  • Hispanic - 118 (4.3%)
  • Two or more races - 18 (0.7%)
  • Black alone - 13 (0.5%)
  • Asian alone - 6 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (0.1%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Seneca: 157.7 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Ancestries: German (25.2%), English (24.0%), Irish (12.6%), Italian (10.4%), Dutch (7.7%), United States (7.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 50.4 square miles.

Population density: 54 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Seneca:

  • High school or higher: 89.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.5%
  • Unemployed: 0.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Seneca town:

  • Never married: 20.1%
  • Now married: 67.7%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 6.6%
  • Divorced: 4.9%

41 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.5%
New York:  22.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Seneca town:  2.4% ($2,031)
New York:  1.9% ($2,847)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rochester, NY (35.4 miles , pop. 219,773).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (219.7 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Hall, NY (1.7 miles ), Geneva, NY (2.2 miles ), Hopewell, NY (2.7 miles ), Gorham, NY (2.8 miles ), Benton, NY (2.8 miles ), Phelps, NY (2.9 miles ), Clifton Springs, NY (3.0 miles ), Rushville, NY (3.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 11 buildings, average cost: $88,900
  • 1998: 11 buildings, average cost: $92,500
  • 1999: 8 buildings, average cost: $89,100
  • 2000: 7 buildings, average cost: $76,700
  • 2001: 8 buildings, average cost: $76,700
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $147,500
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $120,000
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $170,000
  • 2005: 6 buildings, average cost: $106,000
  • 2006: 5 buildings, average cost: $152,000
  • 2007: 12 buildings, average cost: $187,900
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $233,800
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2010: 8 buildings, average cost: $163,400
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $176,800
  • 2012: 6 buildings, average cost: $250,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 42.84 N, Longitude: 77.08 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 315

Seneca household income distribution Seneca home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.9%
New York:

7.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Machinery (9%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Educational services (25%)
  • Health care (19%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (6%)
  • Social assistance (3%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
  • Machinery (3%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Engineers (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Seneca-area historical tornado activity is slightly below New York state average. It is 64% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/2/1983, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 32.6 miles away from the Seneca town center killed one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 8/30/1955, a category F3 tornado 35.9 miles away from the town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Seneca-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below New York state average. It is 92% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/12/1994 at 10:43:15, a magnitude 3.6 (3.5 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 40.8 miles away from the city center
On 12/25/1998 at 13:30:26, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 11.2 mi) earthquake occurred 81.0 miles away from Seneca center
On 2/3/2001 at 20:15:15, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG) earthquake occurred 37.7 miles away from the city center
On 8/4/2004 at 23:55:26, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MW, 3.0 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 83.8 miles away from the city center
On 7/19/2007 at 17:07:58, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, 3.0 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 81.6 miles away from Seneca center
On 5/25/1995 at 14:22:32, a magnitude 3.0 (2.6 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 89.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Ontario County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Power Outage: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Birthplace of: Abraham Lincoln DeMond - African s' rights activist.


Hospitals/medical centers near Seneca:

  • FINGER LAKES VNS CHHA (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; GENEVA, NY)
  • GENEVA NURSING HOME CLOSED (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; GENEVA, NY)
  • GENEVA GENERAL HOSPITAL (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; GENEVA, NY)

Political contributions by individuals in Seneca, NY

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Seneca:

  • Hobart William Smith Colleges (about 5 miles; Geneva, NY; Full-time enrollment: 2,112)
  • Finger Lakes Community College (about 9 miles; Canandaigua, NY; FT enrollment: 3,750)
  • Cayuga County Community College (about 28 miles; Auburn, NY; FT enrollment: 2,480)
  • Nazareth College (about 30 miles; Rochester, NY; FT enrollment: 2,555)
  • Saint John Fisher College (about 30 miles; Rochester, NY; FT enrollment: 3,202)
  • Monroe Community College (about 33 miles; Rochester, NY; FT enrollment: 12,159)
  • University of Rochester (about 35 miles; Rochester, NY; FT enrollment: 7,898)

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Notable locations in Seneca: Lawnhurst Farms (A), Hemdale Farms (B), Pedersen Farms (C), Amberg Wine Cellars (D), Red Jacket Orchards (E), Pierson Corners (F), Ontario County Landfill (G), Hall Fire Department (H), Seneca Castle Fire District (I), Stanley Fire Department (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Seneca include: Little Church (A), Old Number 9 Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Butcher Cemetery (1), Saint Theresa Cemetery (2), Sand Hill Cemetery (3), Little Church Cemetery (4), Number Nine Cemetery (5), New Number Nine Cemetery (6), Whitney Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Burrell Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Ontario County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Average household size:
This town:  2.7 people
New York:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  75.6%
Whole state:  63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.9%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

3.5%
Whole state:

14.6%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

1.1%
Whole state:

7.4%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Seneca, NY

17 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
8 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010
12 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000
2 people in other nonhousehold living situations in 2000

Seneca compared to New York 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (46%)
  • Utility gas (22%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (16%)
  • Electricity (7%)
  • Wood (6%)
  • Coal or coke (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Seneca town (based on Ontario County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 46.29%
Here46.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)United Church of ChristEpiscopal Church
Adherents57.7%13.8%5.4%3.6%3.3%
Congregations13.3%20.0%8.9%7.8%5.6%
NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USALutheran ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in America The Wesleyan ChurchOther
Adherents2.3%2.1%2.0%1.7%8.1%
Congregations8.9%2.2%3.3%1.1%28.9%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 18
Ontario County:

1.74 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Ontario County:

0.67 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 36
Ontario County:

3.47 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 112
Here:

10.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.0%
New York:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Ontario County:

25.6%
New York:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.9%
State:

15.6%

6.14% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($46,490 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.14%
New York average:

5.41%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($221 average AGI)
Ontario County:

0.09%
New York average:

0.24%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Monroe County, NY  1.66% ($51,507 average AGI)
from Wayne County, NY  0.65% ($36,242)
from Yates County, NY  0.43% ($29,632)


6.60% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($42,040 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.60%
New York average:

6.26%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($107 average AGI)
Ontario County:

0.04%
New York average:

0.10%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Monroe County, NY  1.82% ($43,953 average AGI)
to Wayne County, NY  0.62% ($34,008)
to Seneca County, NY  0.38% ($28,071)

Strongest AM radio stations in Seneca:

  • WGVA (1240 AM; 1 kW; GENEVA, NY; Owner: GENEVA BROADCASTING INC)
  • WHAM (1180 AM; 50 kW; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WACK (1420 AM; 5 kW; NEWARK, NY; Owner: PEMBROOK PINES, INC.)
  • WFLR (1570 AM; 5 kW; DUNDEE, NY; Owner: LAKES COUNTY COMMUNICATION CORP.)
  • WYLF (850 AM; 1 kW; PENN YAN, NY; Owner: M B COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPIE (1160 AM; 5 kW; TRUMANSBURG, NY; Owner: PEMBROOK PINES ITHACA LTD. N.A.)
  • WABH (1380 AM; 10 kW; BATH, NY)
  • WRSB (1310 AM; 1 kW; CANANDAIGUA, NY; Owner: DAVID WOLFE)
  • WWKB (1520 AM; 50 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WHTK (1280 AM; 5 kW; ROCHESTER, NY)
  • WXXI (1370 AM; 5 kW; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: WXXI PUBLIC BROADCASTING COUNCIL)
  • WSYR (570 AM; 5 kW; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHIC (1460 AM; 5 kW; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: HOLY FAMILY COMMUNICATIONS)

Strongest FM radio stations in Seneca:

  • WEOS (89.7 FM; GENEVA, NY; Owner: THE COLLEGES OF THE SENECA)
  • WISY (102.3 FM; CANANDAIGUA, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WCIY (88.9 FM; CANANDAIGUA, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WFXF (107.3 FM; SOUTH BRISTOL TOWNSH, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WNVE (95.1 FM; HONEOYE FALLS, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WNYR-FM (98.5 FM; WATERLOO, NY; Owner: LAKE COUNTRY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFLK (101.7 FM; GENEVA, NY; Owner: MB COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W220CJ (91.9 FM; PENN YAN, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WPHR (106.9 FM; AUBURN, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFLR-FM (95.9 FM; DUNDEE, NY; Owner: LAKES COUNTRY COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WLLW (99.3 FM; SENECA FALLS, NY; Owner: AUBURN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFRW (88.1 FM; WEBSTER, NY; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WZXV (99.7 FM; PALMYRA, NY; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF FINGER LAKES, INC.)
  • WVOR-FM (100.5 FM; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WQNY (103.7 FM; ITHACA, NY; Owner: EAGLE II BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCOV-FM (93.7 FM; CLYDE, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WBER (90.5 FM; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: MONROE B.O.C.E.S. #1)
  • WDNY-FM (93.9 FM; DANSVILLE, NY; Owner: MILLER MEDIA INC.)
  • WBEE-FM (92.5 FM; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM ROCHESTER LICENSE, LLC.)
  • W212BA (90.3 FM; GENEVA, NY; Owner: THE COLLEGES OF THE SENECA)

TV broadcast stations around Seneca:

  • WCNY-TV (Channel 24; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: PUBLIC BROADCASTING COUNCIL OF CENTRAL NEW YORK)
  • WSYT (Channel 68; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: WSYT LICENSEE L.P.)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 12
Total length: 21 meters (69ft)
Total costs: $25,159,000
Total average daily traffic: 20,522
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,488

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • Before 1900: 1
  • 1900-1909: 1
  • 1910-1919: 0
  • 1920-1929: 3
  • 1930-1939: 2
  • 1940-1949: 2
  • 1950-1959: 1
  • 1960-1969: 1
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 0
  • 1990-1999: 1
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FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

1
  • S Side Of Lake To Lake Rd (Lat: 42.808889 Lon: -77.086389), Type: 60.6, Overall height: 54.9 m
    Registrant: 7163941482, , 6350 BILLS RD

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • SENECA, South Side Of Lake To Lake Rd. (Lat: 42.809667 Lon: -77.086361), Type: Tower, Structure height: 57.9 m, Overall height: 59.4 m, Call Sign: WQPL219
    Assigned Frequencies: 769.556 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/18/2012, Expiration Date: 06/18/2022, Certifier: Murray Henry
    Registrant: L.R. Kimball, 4400 Deer Path Rd. Suite 105, Harrisburg, PA 17110, Phone: (717) 221-8820, Fax: (717) 221-8860, Email:
  • SENECA, South Side Of Lake To Lake Rd. (Lat: 42.809667 Lon: -77.086361), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 57.9 m, Overall height: 59.4 m, Call Sign: WQQB348
    Assigned Frequencies: 769.281 MHz, 769.856 MHz, 770.106 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/17/2013, Expiration Date: 10/14/2013, Certifier: Stephen Dechick
    Registrant: L.R. Kimball, 4400 Deer Path Rd. Suite 105, Harrisburg, PA 17110, Phone: (717) 221-8820, Fax: (717) 221-8860, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • LAKE RD, S Side Of Lake To Lake Rd (Lat: 42.808889 Lon: -77.086389), Type: Tower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Overall height: 60.6 m, Call Sign: WNTD743
    Assigned Frequencies: 6840.62 MHz, 6745.62 MHz, 6820.62 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/16/2011, Expiration Date: 10/28/2021
    Registrant: Finger Lakes Communications, 305 Clark St, Auburn, NY 13021, Phone: (315) 252-9478, Fax: (315) 252-9439, Email:
  • SENECA, Lake To Lake Rd (Lat: 42.809000 Lon: -77.086333), Structure height: 54.9 m, Call Sign: WPOV470
    Assigned Frequencies: 934.375 MHz, 933.375 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/22/2009, Expiration Date: 08/23/2019
    Registrant: Mobiletech Communications Corp, 2365 Fire Hall Rd, Canandaigua, NY 14424, Phone: (585) 394-1482, Fax: (585) 394-2388, Email:


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