Seneca, Oregon

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Population in 2014: 194 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -13.0%
 
Males: 99  (51.1%)
Females: 95  (48.9%)
Median resident age:  57.9 years
Oregon median age:  39.1 years

Zip codes: 97873.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $26,575 (it was $27,333 in 2000)
Seneca:

$26,575
OR:

$50,251

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $21,729 (it was $12,636 in 2000)

Seneca city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $64,374 (it was $39,800 in 2000)
Seneca:

$64,374
OR:

$229,700

Median gross rent in 2013: $399.

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  • Races in Seneca, OR (2010)

    Seneca races chart
    • 19598.0%White alone
    • 21.0%Hispanic
    • 10.5%Black alone
    • 10.5%Two or more races

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Seneca: 87.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (24.4%), Irish (14.1%), English (12.2%), Norwegian (5.1%), French Canadian (3.8%), Scotch-Irish (3.2%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1970

Elevation: 4666 feet

Land area: 0.83 square miles.

Population density: 233 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Seneca:

  • High school or higher: 88.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 16.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 43.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Seneca city:

  • Never married: 14.7%
  • Now married: 52.9%
  • Separated: 8.0%
  • Widowed: 8.3%
  • Divorced: 16.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $731 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $821 (1.4%)

Seneca satellite photo by USGS

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

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Northwest Clackamas, OR (199.2 miles , pop. 224,220).

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

Seneca household income distribution Seneca home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.6%
Oregon:

5.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +30 (+15.5%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (24%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (19%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (19%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Utilities (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Educational services (36%)
  • Retail trade (33%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Manufacturing (3%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (29%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (24%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (14%)
  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (30%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (18%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (3%)

Work and jobs in Seneca: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Seneca, Oregon

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Seneca-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Oregon state average. It is 375% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 262.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 256.8 miles away from Seneca center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 412.2 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 274.6 miles away from the city center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 411.4 miles away from Seneca center
On 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK) earthquake occurred 473.4 miles away from the city center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

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: Floods: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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airports located in Seneca:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Seneca:

  • Eastern Oregon University (about 93 miles; La Grande, OR; Full-time enrollment: 3,127)
  • Treasure Valley Community College (about 100 miles; Ontario, OR; FT enrollment: 2,055)
  • Central Oregon Community College (about 118 miles; Bend, OR; FT enrollment: 5,217)
  • Northwest Nazarene University (about 127 miles; Nampa, ID; FT enrollment: 2,290)
  • College of Western Idaho (about 129 miles; Nampa, ID; FT enrollment: 6,300)
  • Walla Walla Community College (about 139 miles; Walla Walla, WA; FT enrollment: 4,263)
  • Boise State University (about 143 miles; Boise, ID; FT enrollment: 16,774)

Public elementary/middle school in Seneca:

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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 2013: 4.6%
(5.0% for White Non-Hispanic 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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.7
Oregon average:

11.4

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

Presidential Elections Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant63415
Other4733
Catholic4054
Mainline Protestant3276
None5,606-
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: 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%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

62.6%
State:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

66.6%
State:

45.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

26.9
Oregon:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

19.2%
Oregon:

21.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

8.0%
Oregon:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

7.3
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Seneca:

36.4%
State:

33.1%

General health condition:
Here:

68.3%
Oregon:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Seneca:

85.3%
Oregon:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Seneca, OR 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
Financial Administration 1$2,186$26,2321$230
Streets and Highways 1$2,914$34,9680$0
Totals for Government 2$5,100$30,6001$230

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $200,000 ($1030.93)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $88,000 ($453.61)
    Financial Administration: $19,000 ($97.94)
    Water Utilities: $17,000 ($87.63)
    Solid Waste Management: $11,000 ($56.70)
    Sewerage: $10,000 ($51.55)
    Parks & Recreation: $9,000 ($46.39)
    Fire Protection: $5,000 ($25.77)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,000 ($20.62)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $63,000 ($324.74)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $15,000 ($77.32)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $80,000 ($412.37)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $29,000 ($149.48)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $28,000 ($144.33)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $94,000 ($484.54)
  • Tax - Property: $21,000 ($108.25)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $72,000 ($371.13)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $67,000 ($345.36)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $5,000 ($25.77)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $287,000 ($1479.38)

6.76% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,527 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.76%
Oregon average:

7.22%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Deschutes County, OR  0.60% ($27,733 average AGI)


6.95% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,920 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.95%
Oregon average:

6.82%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Deschutes County, OR  0.88% ($22,773 average AGI)

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
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 1m3ftTotal length
  • $333,000Total costs
  • 12Total average daily traffic
  • 20Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

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: 7033135858, , 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 MHzGrant Date: 03/08/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021Registrant: Centurylink, Inc., 902 Wasco St., Hood River, OR 97031, Phone: (360) 905-6839, Fax: (303) 391-2477, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: WB7WSF, Licensee ID: L00203719, Grant Date: 10/28/2015, Expiration Date: 11/28/2025, Certifier: Thomas R Bessler, Registrant: Thomas R Bessler, 210 Ave D, Seneca, OR 97873-0217

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150L (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O-320 (150 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 74AL , Serial Number: 15075510, Year manufactured: 1974, Airworthiness Date: 03/09/2011
    Registrant (Individual): Michael Lighter, Po Box 92, Seneca, OR 97873
  • Aircraft: ROBINSON HELICOPTER R44 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-540 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 944BA , Serial Number: 0783, Airworthiness Date: 05/18/2000
    Registrant (Individual): Michael Lighter, C/O Hidden Acres 96 / Po Box 92, Seneca, OR 97873

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (48%)
  • Electricity (29%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (20%)

Seneca compared to Oregon 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.
  • 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.
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