Seneca, South Carolina

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Population in 2017: 8,340 (97% urban, 3% rural).
Population change since 2000: +9.0%
 
Males: 3,752  (45.0%)
Females: 4,588  (55.0%)
Median resident age:

42.8 years
South Carolina median age:

39.4 years

Zip codes: 29678.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $45,062 (it was $32,643 in 2000)
Seneca:

$45,062
SC:

$50,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $26,470 (it was $18,498 in 2000)

Seneca city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $154,506 (it was $86,500 in 2000)
Seneca:

$154,506
SC:

$161,800

Median gross rent in 2017: $630.

March 2019 cost of living index in Seneca: 79.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 19.9%
(14.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.1% for Black residents, 36.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 37.1% for other race residents, 35.4% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Seneca, SC (2017)
    • 5,25162.4%White alone
    • 2,42428.8%Black alone
    • 4655.5%Hispanic
    • 2012.4%Two or more races
    • 380.5%Asian alone
    • 160.2%American Indian alone
    • 110.1%Other race alone

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



According to our research of South Carolina and other state lists, there were 11 registered sex offenders living in Seneca, South Carolina as of May 27, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Seneca is 768 to 1.


Crime rates in Seneca by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.9)
1
(11.9)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
5
(62.0)
6
(74.2)
3
(37.1)
9
(114.6)
4
(48.8)
1
(12.2)
11
(135.9)
4
(48.6)
6
(72.5)
7
(84.3)
6
(71.5)
5
(59.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
14
(173.6)
13
(160.8)
8
(99.1)
5
(63.7)
11
(134.2)
8
(97.6)
6
(74.1)
4
(48.6)
1
(12.1)
5
(60.2)
2
(23.8)
7
(83.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
79
(979.4)
77
(952.3)
59
(730.6)
48
(611.3)
61
(744.3)
54
(659.0)
43
(531.1)
23
(279.7)
10
(120.9)
23
(276.8)
25
(298.0)
27
(322.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
95
(1,178)
110
(1,360)
67
(829.6)
63
(802.3)
81
(988.3)
63
(768.9)
55
(679.3)
32
(389.2)
40
(483.4)
48
(577.8)
33
(393.4)
39
(465.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
410
(5,083)
325
(4,019)
441
(5,461)
251
(3,197)
276
(3,367)
212
(2,587)
195
(2,409)
161
(1,958)
171
(2,067)
167
(2,010)
148
(1,764)
163
(1,947)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
34
(421.5)
27
(333.9)
33
(408.6)
5
(63.7)
20
(244.0)
22
(268.5)
11
(135.9)
10
(121.6)
22
(265.9)
12
(144.4)
13
(155.0)
13
(155.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.4)
1
(12.4)
5
(63.7)
3
(36.6)
1
(12.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.2)
1
(12.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.9)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)617.0580.8514.7422.2451.6349.6391.9224.8223.6273.2258.3284.2

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City-data.com crime index in Seneca, SC

Crime rate in Seneca detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 44 (32 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.82
South Carolina average:

2.48
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Ancestries: American (12.5%), Irish (6.1%), English (5.4%), German (4.8%), Greek (3.0%), Italian (2.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 950 feet

Land area: 7.06 square miles.

Population density: 1,182 people per square mile   (low).

Seneca, South Carolina map

335 residents are foreign born (2.6% Latin America, 0.9% Europe).

This city:

4.0%
South Carolina:

4.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $976 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $706 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Greenville, SC (34.2 miles , pop. 56,002).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (104.6 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (557.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Utica, SC (1.3 miles ),
Newry, SC (2.0 miles),
West Union, SC (2.7 miles ),
Clemson, SC (2.8 miles ),
Westminster, SC (2.8 miles ),
Walhalla, SC (2.9 miles ),
Oakway, SC (3.1 miles ),
Pendleton, SC (3.2 miles )

Latitude: 34.68 N, Longitude: 82.96 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,517 (+18.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 439 (12.7%)

Area code: 864

Distribution of median household income in Seneca, SC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Seneca, SC in 2017
Seneca satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $151,000
  • 2003: 48 buildings, average cost: $139,800
  • 2004: 36 buildings, average cost: $189,500
  • 2005: 31 buildings, average cost: $193,800
  • 2006: 114 buildings, average cost: $118,700
  • 2007: 46 buildings, average cost: $207,500
  • 2008: 11 buildings, average cost: $119,500
  • 2009: 11 buildings, average cost: $147,200
  • 2011: 9 buildings, average cost: $177,500
  • 2012: 9 buildings, average cost: $91,800
  • 2013: 13 buildings, average cost: $218,200
  • 2014: 10 buildings, average cost: $489,600
  • 2015: 26 buildings, average cost: $191,200
  • 2016: 45 buildings, average cost: $168,700
  • 2017: 23 buildings, average cost: $253,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Seneca, SC residents
Average permit cost in Seneca, SC
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.1%
South Carolina:

3.3%
Most common industries in Seneca, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (16.3%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (13.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.2%)
  • Construction (5.9%)
  • Health care (5.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.6%)
  • Utilities (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (11.5%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (10.6%)
  • Educational services (10.5%)
  • Utilities (6.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.0%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (5.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (22.5%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (17.1%)
  • Health care (8.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.4%)
  • Social assistance (3.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.4%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.2%)
Most common occupations in Seneca, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.7%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.0%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (7.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.5%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.9%)

Average climate in Seneca, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Seneca, South Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 57.5. This is better than average.

City:

57.5
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.0993. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0993
U.S.:

1.7894
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 7.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 5.69. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.69
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Seneca-area historical tornado activity is near South Carolina state average. It is 11% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/27/1994, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.0 miles away from the Seneca city center injured 37 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/8/1974, a category F3 tornado 21.7 miles away from the city center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Seneca-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above South Carolina state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 62.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 95.8 miles away from Seneca center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 152.8 miles away from Seneca center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 249.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 203.3 miles away from Seneca center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 261.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Oconee County (8) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 2, Ice Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Seneca topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Seneca:

  • OCONEE MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 298 MEMORIAL DRIVE)
  • OMH HOSPICE OF THE FOOTHILLS (390 KEOWEE SCHOOL ROAD)
  • LILA DOYLE AT OCONEE MEDICAL CENTER (101 LILA DOYLE DRIVE)
  • OCONEE GERIATRIC CENTER INC (PO BOX 189)
  • SENECA HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (140 TOKEENA RD)
  • FMC OCONEE DIALYSIS CLINIC INC (685 S OAK STREET)
  • OMH HOME HEALTH (298 MEMORIAL DRIVE)

Airports and other landing facilities located in Seneca:

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Amtrak station near Seneca:

  • 7 miles: CLEMSON (U.S. 123 & STATE HWY. 133) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

Nuclear power plants:

  • Oconee 1. The Babcock & Wilcox Co.Bechtel Corp.The Babcock & Wilcox Co.Duke Power Co.Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR). Net Output: 846 MWe. Operable. Initial criticality: 04/1973. Commercial start: 07/1973..
  • Oconee 2. The Babcock & Wilcox Co.Bechtel Corp.The Babcock & Wilcox Co.Duke Power Co.Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR). Net Output: 846 MWe. Operable. Initial criticality: 11/1973. Commercial start: 09/1974..
  • Oconee 3. The Babcock & Wilcox Co.Bechtel Corp.The Babcock & Wilcox Co.Duke Power Co.Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR). Net Output: 846 MWe. Operable. Initial criticality: 09/1974. Commercial start: 12/1974..

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Seneca:

  • Clemson University (about 7 miles; Clemson, SC; Full-time enrollment: 20,131)
  • Tri-County Technical College (about 10 miles; Pendleton, SC; FT enrollment: 5,174)
  • Anderson University (about 22 miles; Anderson, SC; FT enrollment: 2,510)
  • Furman University (about 34 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 2,988)
  • Piedmont College (about 35 miles; Demorest, GA; FT enrollment: 2,251)
  • Greenville Technical College (about 35 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 9,859)
  • Bob Jones University (about 37 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 3,308)

Public high schools in Seneca:

Private high school in Seneca:

  • OCONEE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 177, Location: 150 HIS WAY CIR, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Seneca:

  • NORTHSIDE ELEMENTARY (Students: 627, Location: 710 NORTH TOWNVILLE STREET, Grades: PK-5)
  • RAVENEL ELEMENTARY (Students: 542, Location: 150 RAVENEL SCHOOL ROAD, Grades: PK-5)
  • KEOWEE ELEMENTARY (Students: 326, Location: 7051 KEOWEE SCHOOL ROAD, Grades: PK-5)
  • SENECA MIDDLE (Location: 810 WEST SOUTH FOURTH STREET, Grades: 6-8)
  • BLUE RIDGE ELEMENTARY (Location: 995 SOUTH OAK STREET, Grades: PK-5)
See full list of schools located in Seneca

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Seneca: Seneca City Hall (A), Oconee County Rural Fire Department Seneca (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Southgate Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Seneca include: Williams Street Church of Christ (A), Trinity Baptist Church (B), Seneca Presbyterian Church (C), Seneca Methodist Episcopal Church (D), Seneca Baptist Church (E), Saint James African Methodist Episcopal Church (F), Mount Zion Holiness Church (G), First Church of Christ Scientist (H), Episcopal Church of the Ascension (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Oak Grove Cemetery (1), Mount View Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Nickols Pond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Seneca: Seneca Historic District (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Lunney Museum (211 West South 1st Street), Alexander Ralph Inc - Jack Shadwick (Amusement & Theme Parks; 405 East North 1st Street), The Grading Company Coin Mach (405 East North 1st Street).

Hotels: Jameson Inn Seneca (Sj) (226 Hitec Road), Best Western Seneca Inn (511 By Passage 123), Budget Motel (1003 East North 1st Street), Jameson Inn (226 Hitec Road), Executive Inn of Seneca (299 By Passage 123), Days Inn (11015 North Radio Station Road).

Birthplace of: John Edwards - (born 1953), politician, Willie Aikens - Baseball player, Britt Reames - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Oakland Athletics, born: Aug 19, 1973), David L. Thomas - Politician, John Wilson (soccer) - Soccer player, Lewis G. Watkins - Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient, Marv Rackley - Former professional baseball player, Clarence Kay - Football player, John Wilson - Major League Soccer player (DC United, born: Oct 26, 1977), Merl Code - Football player.

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Seneca and their reported violations in the past:

CEDAR RIDGE ESTATES (Address: JACABB UTILITIES , Serves NC, Population served: 97, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Combined Uranium. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (APR-09-2009), St Public Notif requested (MAR-19-2010), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-19-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAY-19-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: Combined Uranium. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-19-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: Combined Uranium. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (APR-09-2009), St Public Notif requested (SEP-21-2009), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-21-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAY-19-2010), St Public Notif received (JAN-21-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2009 and MAR-2009, Contaminant: Combined Uranium. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (FEB-20-2009), St Public Notif requested (APR-09-2009), St Formal NOV issued (APR-09-2009), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (APR-09-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAY-19-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-04-2009), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-04-2009), St AO (w/penalty) issued (AUG-13-2009), St Compliance achieved (AUG-25-2009), St Public Notif received (OCT-15-2009), St Other (JAN-28-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-01-2009), St Public Notif requested (MAR-20-2009), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-20-2009), St Public Notif received (NOV-09-2010)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-18-2007), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-18-2007), St Compliance achieved (AUG-25-2009)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-17-2006), St Public Notif requested (JAN-31-2007), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-31-2007)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-01-2006), St Public Notif requested (SEP-28-2006), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-28-2006)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 31 regular monitoring violations
  • 2 other older monitoring violations
CATATOGA AT LAKE TOXAWAY (Address: GOLDIE & ASSOCIATES , Serves NC, Population served: 35, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • OCCT/SOWT Study/Recommendation - In MAR-31-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-14-2010), St Formal NOV issued (APR-14-2010), St Compliance achieved (APR-15-2010)
  • Public Education - In DEC-01-2009, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-22-2010), St Public Notif requested (APR-21-2010), St Formal NOV issued (APR-21-2010), St Public Notif received (APR-28-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Water Quality Parameter M/R - Between APR-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-14-2010), St Formal NOV issued (APR-14-2010), St Compliance achieved (APR-15-2010), St Public Notif received (APR-26-2010)
  • Initial, Follow-up, or Routine Source Water M/R - In MAR-31-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-14-2010), St Formal NOV issued (APR-14-2010), St Compliance achieved (APR-15-2010)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAY-29-2008), St Public Notif requested (MAY-29-2008), St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUN-26-2008), St Compliance achieved (MAR-23-2010)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2005, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUN-28-2006), St Public Notif requested (JUN-28-2006), St Public Notif received (JUL-31-2006), St Compliance achieved (MAR-23-2010)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-26-2005), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-05-2005), St Compliance achieved (AUG-01-2006)
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Seneca that have no violations reported:

  • SENECA CITY OF (3710002) (Population served: 28,100, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
  • HIGHPOINTE AT CLEMSON (3770300) (Population served: 864, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
  • JACABB (Population served: 560, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
  • WIND RIVER LAND AND TIMBER (3770921) (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
South Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

61.3%
Whole state:

67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.3%
Whole state:

6.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
110 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010
29 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness in 2010
17 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Banks with most branches in Seneca (2011 data):

  • Community First Bank, Inc.: Seneca Branch at 1600 Sandifer Boulevard, branch established on 1992/09/25; North Seneca Branch at 449 Highway 123 Bypass, branch established on 2006/04/17. Info updated 2011/12/15: Bank assets: $519.2 mil, Deposits: $466.3 mil, headquarters in Walhalla, SC, positive income, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Community First Bancorporation
  • SunTrust Bank: Seneca Branch 779 at 1439 Sandifer Blvd, branch established on 1921/01/01; Seneca Bi-Lo Branch at 115 Rochester Highway, branch established on 2001/11/02. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • Seneca National Bank: Courier Service at 201 Bypass 123, branch established on 2010/02/03; at 201 Bypass 123, branch established on 1999/02/05. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $79.6 mil, Deposits: $69.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Peoples Bancorporation, Inc.
  • Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association: 813-123 By-Pass Branch at 813-123 By-Pass, branch established on 1986/06/30; Oconee Federal Savings And Loan Asso at 115 East North 2nd Street, branch established on 1924/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $375.7 mil, Deposits: $299.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 4 total offices
  • First Citizens Bank and Trust Company, Inc.: Seneca Branch at 1007 Bypass 123, branch established on 2003/04/01. Info updated 2011/08/24: Bank assets: $8,104.0 mil, Deposits: $6,880.8 mil, headquarters in Columbia, SC, positive income, 197 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancorporation, Inc.
  • Blue Ridge Bank: Bountyland Road Branch at Bountyland Rd, branch established on 2009/02/23. Info updated 2009/04/06: Bank assets: $102.0 mil, Deposits: $91.8 mil, headquarters in Walhalla, SC, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Blue Ridge Financial Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Seneca Branch at 301 East Main Street, branch established on 1935/01/02. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Bank of America, National Association: Highway 123 Branch at 1313 Sandifer Blvd., branch established on 1982/10/18. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • The Palmetto Bank: Seneca Branch at 1094 Highway 123 Bypass, branch established on 2002/03/18. Info updated 2011/04/01: Bank assets: $1,204.5 mil, Deposits: $1,066.9 mil, headquarters in Greenville, SC, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 34 total offices, Holding Company: Capgen Capital Group V Lp
  • 3 other banks with 3 local branches

For population 15 years and over in Seneca:

Marital status in Seneca, SC
  • Never married: 29.2%
  • Now married: 48.5%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 9.1%
  • Divorced: 10.6%

For population 25 years and over in Seneca:

  • High school or higher: 83.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.1%
  • Unemployed: 3.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.0
South Carolina average:

11.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Seneca
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Seneca, SC (based on Oconee County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant34,998142
Mainline Protestant3,99622
Catholic2,4912
Other8184
Black Protestant3584
None31,612-
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: 13
Oconee County:

1.84 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
Oconee County:

1.27 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 31
Oconee County:

4.39 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 46
Oconee County:

6.51 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Oconee County:

11.1%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.6%
South Carolina:

29.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Oconee County:

16.7%
South Carolina:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Seneca:

49.9%
South Carolina:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Seneca:

46.3%
South Carolina:

45.1%

Average BMI:
Seneca:

29.0
South Carolina:

29.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Seneca:

20.2%
South Carolina:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Seneca:

11.6%
State:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Seneca:

6.8
South Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.8%
South Carolina:

34.4%

General health condition:
Seneca:

54.8%
South Carolina:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Seneca:

79.0%
South Carolina:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Seneca, SC Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 35$140,459$48,1570$0
Firefighters 21$73,281$41,8758$7,186
Streets and Highways 18$78,291$52,1940$0
Water Supply 18$91,620$61,0800$0
Financial Administration 18$64,618$43,0790$0
Other Government Administration 18$64,481$42,9870$0
Police - Other 11$33,651$36,7103$2,814
Electric Power 10$78,578$94,2940$0
Sewerage 8$36,362$54,5430$0
Solid Waste Management 8$26,032$39,0480$0
Parks and Recreation 6$23,185$46,3702$837
Judicial and Legal 3$13,202$52,8080$0
Health 1$5,113$61,3560$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 175$728,873$49,98013$10,837

Seneca government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $587,000 ($70.38)
    Regular Highways: $128,000 ($15.35)
    Electric Utilities: $48,000 ($5.76)
    Parks and Recreation: $35,000 ($4.20)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $12,343,000 ($1479.98)
    Financial Administration: $5,130,000 ($615.11)
    Police Protection: $3,620,000 ($434.05)
    Sewerage: $3,099,000 ($371.58)
    Water Utilities: $2,939,000 ($352.40)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,165,000 ($259.59)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,509,000 ($180.94)
    Regular Highways: $1,017,000 ($121.94)
    Solid Waste Management: $735,000 ($88.13)
    General - Other: $681,000 ($81.65)
    Transit Utilities: $666,000 ($79.86)
    Central Staff Services: $577,000 ($69.18)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $264,000 ($31.65)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,000 ($0.24)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $221,000 ($26.50)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $351,000 ($42.09)
    Electric Utilities: $250,000 ($29.98)
    Regular Highways: $187,000 ($22.42)
    Sewerage: $179,000 ($21.46)
    Financial Administration: $102,000 ($12.23)
    Solid Waste Management: $78,000 ($9.35)
    Police Protection: $50,000 ($6.00)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,001,000 ($1079.26)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $133,000 ($15.95)

Seneca government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,011,000 ($121.22)
    Parks and Recreation: $106,000 ($12.71)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Transit Utilities: $402,000 ($48.20)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $839,000 ($100.60)
    Transit Utilities: $64,000 ($7.67)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $548,000 ($65.71)
    Rents: $377,000 ($45.20)
    Fines and Forfeits: $217,000 ($26.02)
    General Revenue - Other: $140,000 ($16.79)
    Donations From Private Sources: $36,000 ($4.32)
    Sale of Property: $31,000 ($3.72)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $16,312,000 ($1955.88)
    Water Utilities: $9,393,000 ($1126.26)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $189,000 ($22.66)
    Highways: $138,000 ($16.55)
    Transit Utilities: $137,000 ($16.43)
    Housing and Community Development: $20,000 ($2.40)
    Other: $4,000 ($0.48)
  • Tax - Occupation and Business License - Other: $2,394,000 ($287.05)
    Property: $2,017,000 ($241.85)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $604,000 ($72.42)
    Public Utility License: $142,000 ($17.03)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $11,000 ($1.32)

Seneca government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,829,000 ($1778.06)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,106,000 ($1691.37)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $723,000 ($86.69)

Seneca government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,870,000 ($344.12)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,351,000 ($1001.32)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $830,000 ($99.52)

6.35% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($68,256 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.35%
South Carolina average:

7.95%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Pickens County, SC  0.96% ($49,603 average AGI)
from Anderson County, SC  0.67% ($42,519)
from Greenville County, SC  0.46% ($84,452)


5.49% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($58,383 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.49%
South Carolina average:

6.98%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Pickens County, SC  0.95% ($57,460 average AGI)
to Anderson County, SC  0.81% ($43,431)
to Greenville County, SC  0.53% ($59,021)
Businesses in Seneca, SC
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Little Caesars Pizza1
AT&T1Lowe's1
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets6
Advance Auto Parts1McDonald's2
Applebee's1New Balance1
Arby's1Nike2
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Bath & Body Works1RadioShack1
Best Western1Rite Aid1
Blockbuster1Ryan's Grill1
Burger King1SAS Shoes1
CVS2Sears1
Chick-Fil-A1Staples1
Curves1Subway2
DHL1T-Mobile1
Decora Cabinetry2Taco Bell1
Domino's Pizza1True Value1
FedEx5U-Haul3
Ford1UPS9
GNC1Verizon Wireless2
H&R Block2Waffle House1
Hardee's1Walgreens1
Home Depot1Walmart1
KFC1Wendy's1
Kmart1YMCA1
Lane Furniture1

Strongest AM radio stations in Seneca:

  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WTBI (1540 AM; daytime; 10 kW; PICKENS, SC; Owner: TABERNACLE CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS)
  • WRIX (1020 AM; daytime; 10 kW; HOMELAND PARK, SC; Owner: AM 1020 INCORPORATED)
  • WANS (1280 AM; 5 kW; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: FM 103 INC.)
  • WAHT (1560 AM; daytime; 1 kW; CLEMSON, SC)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WELP (1360 AM; 5 kW; EASLEY, SC)
  • WGCR (720 AM; daytime; 10 kW; PISGAH FOREST, NC; Owner: ANCHOR BAPTIST BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WLET (1420 AM; 5 kW; TOCCOA, GA; Owner: TOCCOA FALLS COLLEGE)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Seneca:

  • WHZT (98.1 FM; SENECA, SC; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WJMZ-FM (107.3 FM; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WESC-FM (92.5 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRBN (104.1 FM; CLAYTON, GA; Owner: SUTTON RADIOCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W269AY (101.7 FM; HIGHLANDS, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WKSF (99.9 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSBF-FM (88.1 FM; CLEMSON, SC; Owner: CLEMSON UNIVERSITY BOARD OF TRUSTEES)
  • WHLC (104.5 FM; HIGHLANDS, NC; Owner: CHARISMA RADIO CORP.)
  • WFQS (91.3 FM; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • W277AL (103.3 FM; HIGHLANDS, NC; Owner: CHARISMA RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WMYI (102.5 FM; HENDERSONVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W237AR (95.3 FM; HAZELWOOD, ETC., NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WROQ (101.1 FM; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: OBC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W220CD (91.9 FM; ENKA, NC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • W218AD (91.5 FM; BREVARD, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WSPA-FM (98.9 FM; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WMUU-FM (94.5 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: WMUU, INC.)
  • WEPR (90.1 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WFBC-FM (93.7 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBTS (95.5 FM; ATHENS, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Seneca:

  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • W22AC (Channel 22; HARTWELL & ROYSTON, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WHNS (Channel 21; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • WBSC-TV (Channel 40; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: ANDERSON (WFBC-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WYFF (Channel 4; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: WYFF HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WNEG-TV (Channel 32; TOCCOA, GA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Seneca: Lewis G. Watkins.

Seneca fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Seneca fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 31Number of bridges
  • 390ft / 119mTotal length
  • $3,633,000Total costs
  • 151,057Total average daily traffic
  • 8,303Total average daily truck traffic
  • 186,723Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Seneca, SC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 41950-1959
  • 111960-1969
  • 51970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Seneca, SC
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Seneca)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 202 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Seneca, SC)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 28 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 214 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Seneca)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 50 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Seneca)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 129. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 249 took place in 2014, and the least - 29 in 2003. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Seneca, SC When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (43.8%), and Structure Fires (42.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Seneca, SC
    • 96043.8%Outside Fires
    • 92042.0%Structure Fires
    • 2149.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 994.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Seneca, SC

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Seneca, South Carolina:

  • Quality Inn, 226 Hi Tec Rd, Seneca, South Carolina 29678 , Phone: (864) 888-8300, Fax: (864) 888-0395
  • Hampton Inn & Suites, 1011 East N 1st St, Seneca, South Carolina 29678 , Phone: (864) 482-2900, Fax: (864) 482-2901
  • Best Western Executive Inn, 511 Hwy 123 Byp, Seneca, South Carolina 29678 , Phone: (864) 886-9646, Fax: (864) 888-3612
  • TRU By Hilton, 13050 Clemson Blvd, Seneca, South Carolina 29678 , Phone: (877) 214-6722
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Seneca, South Carolina
Most common first names in Seneca, SC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James26471.0 years
William18572.3 years
John15776.2 years
Mary15676.4 years
Robert10470.9 years
Charles9669.7 years
George8075.8 years
Thomas7071.3 years
Annie6176.8 years
Willie5274.4 years
Most common last names in Seneca, SC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith15473.7 years
Williams9175.4 years
Brown7075.0 years
Moore6273.3 years
Jones5773.7 years
Martin5677.1 years
Sanders5577.2 years
Johnson5471.5 years
Cox4774.0 years
Grant4568.8 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Seneca, SC
  • 52.2%Utility gas
  • 44.8%Electricity
  • 2.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Seneca, SC
  • 75.5%Electricity
  • 21.0%Utility gas
  • 2.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Seneca compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.

Seneca on our top lists:

  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of police officers per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other Northern America (population 500+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
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