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Population in 2012: 197 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -11.7%
 

Males: 108  (55.2%)
Females: 89  (44.8%)

Median resident age:  52.5 years
Oregon median age:  36.8 years

Zip codes: 97873.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $28,002 (it was $27,333 in 2000)
Seneca:

$28,002
OR:

$49,161
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,792

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $52,222 (it was $39,800 in 2000)
Seneca:

$52,222
OR:

$223,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $57,746; Detached houses: $52,620; Mobile homes: $67,999

Median gross rent in 2012: $385.

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  • White alone - 195 (98.0%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (1.0%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.5%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.5%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Seneca: 87.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (20.8%), English (12.6%), Irish (9.4%), Scottish (8.2%), Dutch (6.3%), French Canadian (3.8%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1970

Elevation: 4666 feet

Land area: 0.83 square miles.

Population density: 237 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Seneca:

  • High school or higher: 80.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 38.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 43.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Seneca city:

  • Never married: 7.8%
  • Now married: 67.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 8.6%
  • Divorced: 16.4%

2 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.9%
Oregon:  9.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $550 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $771 (1.3%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bend, OR (116.2 miles , pop. 52,029).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Portland, OR (203.9 miles , pop. 529,121).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (695.8 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Canyon City, OR (4.2 miles ), John Day, OR (4.4 miles ), Mount Vernon, OR (4.6 miles ), Prairie City, OR (5.1 miles ), Drewsey, OR (5.8 miles) , Dayville, OR (6.0 miles) , Burns, OR (6.2 miles ), Hines, OR (6.3 miles ).

Latitude: 44.14 N, Longitude: 118.97 W

Area code: 541

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.1%
Oregon:

8.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +30 (+15.5%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (47%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (26%)
  • Construction (21%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Construction (29%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Carpenters (16%)
  • Woodworkers (13%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (13%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (11%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (9%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Personal appearance workers (11%)
  • Life, physical, and social science technicians (9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (9%)
  • Secondary school teachers (6%)
  • Special education teachers (6%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (6%)

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Earthquake activity:

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

On 4/28/1999 at 08:06:16, a magnitude 4.3 (4.0 MB, 4.3 ML, 3.8 MD, Depth: 14.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 97.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/30/2000 at 19:10:23, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MD) earthquake occurred 92.8 miles away from Seneca center
On 3/22/1997 at 06:05:34, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MD, Depth: 0.8 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 90.7 miles away from the city center
On 2/1/2000 at 00:11:07, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 MD) earthquake occurred 92.0 miles away from the city center
On 10/17/1993 at 01:51:02, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 MD, 3.1 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 23.1 miles away from Seneca center
On 3/23/1997 at 04:39:51, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 MD, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 91.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Grant County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 2, Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Flood: 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:

  • Eastern Oregon University (about 83 miles; La Grande, OR; Full-time enrollment: 2,178)
  • Central Oregon Community College (about 119 miles; Bend, OR; FT enrollment: 2,876)
  • College of Western Idaho (about 129 miles; Nampa, ID; FT enrollment: 2,150)
  • Walla Walla Community College (about 139 miles; Walla Walla, WA; FT enrollment: 2,727)
  • Boise State University (about 143 miles; Boise, ID; FT enrollment: 12,874)
  • Columbia Basin College (about 147 miles; Pasco, WA; FT enrollment: 3,351)
  • Lewis-Clark State College (about 184 miles; Lewiston, ID; FT enrollment: 2,534)

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Notable locations in Seneca: Seneca Wastewater Treatment Lagoon (A), Seneca Volunteer Fire Department (B), Seneca City Hall (C), Seneca Public Works Department Office (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

 
Grant County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 6.4%
(6.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
Oregon:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  63.2%
Whole state:  63.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  9.5%
Whole state:  8.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Seneca, OR

Seneca compared to Oregon state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly above 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.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher 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:

  • Wood (41%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (38%)
  • Electricity (19%)

Presidential Elections Results

2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Seneca city (based on Grant County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 33.13%
Here33.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchChurch of the NazareneConservative Baptist Association of AmericaSeventh-Day Adventist Church
Adherents34.4%17.0%12.0%7.6%7.2%
Congregations16.0%8.0%4.0%8.0%12.0%
NameAssemblies of GodUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Episcopal ChurchOther
Adherents4.6%4.3%3.5%2.5%6.7%
Congregations8.0%8.0%4.0%4.0%28.0%
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: 3
Grant County:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Grant County:

1.45 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Grant County:

5.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Here:

13.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.93 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.7%
Oregon:

7.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Grant County:

27.0%
Oregon:

25.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.7%
State:

14.2%

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
Financial Administration 1$2,550$30,6001$1,000
Streets and Highways 2$3,400$20,4000$0
Totals for Government 3$5,950$23,8001$1,000

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $200,000 ($1015.23)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $88,000 ($446.70)
    Financial Administration: $19,000 ($96.45)
    Water Utilities: $17,000 ($86.29)
    Solid Waste Management: $11,000 ($55.84)
    Sewerage: $10,000 ($50.76)
    Parks & Recreation: $9,000 ($45.69)
    Fire Protection: $5,000 ($25.38)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,000 ($20.30)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $63,000 ($319.80)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $15,000 ($76.14)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $80,000 ($406.09)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $29,000 ($147.21)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $28,000 ($142.13)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $94,000 ($477.16)
  • Tax - Property: $21,000 ($106.60)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $72,000 ($365.48)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $67,000 ($340.10)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $5,000 ($25.38)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $287,000 ($1456.85)

7.73% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($42,990 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.73%
Oregon average:

8.89%

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


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Deschutes County, OR  0.75% ($38,474 average AGI)
from Malheur County, OR  0.48% ($31,500)
from Umatilla County, OR  0.40% ($38,900)


8.89% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,925 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.89%
Oregon average:

7.91%

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


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Deschutes County, OR  0.67% ($34,588 average AGI)
to Union County, OR  0.55% ($28,714)
to Baker County, OR  0.51% ($22,308)

Strongest AM radio stations in Seneca:

  • KWEI (1260 AM; 50 kW; WEISER, ID; Owner: TREASURE VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KJDY (1400 AM; 1 kW; JOHN DAY, OR; Owner: BLUE MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KXL (750 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KPAM (860 AM; 50 kW; TROUTDALE, OR; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-OREGON, INC.)
  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KOTK (1080 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - PORTLAND RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KPNW (1120 AM; 50 kW; EUGENE, OR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KEX (1190 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBSU (730 AM; 15 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: IDAHO STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • KBND (1110 AM; 13 kW; BEND, OR; Owner: COMBINED COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KKSN (1520 AM; 50 kW; OREGON CITY, OR; Owner: ENTERCOM PORTLAND LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Seneca:

  • KJDY-FM (94.5 FM; CANYON CITY, OR; Owner: BLUE MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KQHC (92.7 FM; BURNS, OR; Owner: STANLEY M. SWOL)

TV broadcast stations around Seneca:

  • K26FQ (Channel 26; JOHN DAY, OR; Owner: OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 1 meters (3ft)
Total costs: $333,000
Total average daily traffic: 12
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 20


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Jacob J Ramos, 920 Scotty Creek Rd, Seneca, Or, 97873-0000 (Lat: 44.164333 Lon: -119.059833), Type: 89.9, Overall height: 89.9 m
    Registrant: 7033135822, Albert.S.Havrilla@uscg.Mil, 7323 TELEGRAPH ROAD
  • Jacob J Ramos, 920 Scotty Creek Rd, Seneca, Or, 97873-0000 (Lat: 44.164333 Lon: -119.059833), Type: 89.9, Overall height: 89.9 m
    Registrant: 7033135822, Albert.S.Havrilla@uscg.Mil, 7323 TELEGRAPH ROAD

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • SENECA, S Edge Of Town Adj Hwy 395 (Lat: 44.133194 Lon: -118.972167), Overall height: 9.4 m, Call Sign: WBA986
    Assigned Frequencies: 6093.45 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/08/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021
    Registrant: Centurytel, Inc., 805 Broadway Suite 800, Vancouver, WA 98660, Phone: (360) 905-6839, Fax: (360) 905-5953, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: WB7WSF, Licensee ID: L00203719
    Grant Date: 08/31/2005, Expiration Date: 11/28/2015, Certifier: Thomas R Bessler
    Registrant: Thomas R Bessler, 210 Ave D, Seneca, OR 97873-0217



Most common first names in Seneca, OR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1074.0 years
Frank481.5 years
Doris285.0 years
George278.1 years
Harold271.0 years
Robert272.5 years
Most common last names in Seneca, OR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Rider371.0 years
Griffith272.5 years
Cyrus260.0 years
Francis273.5 years
Felker288.5 years
Findlay279.5 years
Porter272.5 years
Schatz268.6 years
Scott271.0 years
Steinbeck291.0 years
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