For population 25 years and over in Seneca:
For population 15 years and over in Seneca city:
458 residents are foreign born (1.1% Europe, 0.6% North America).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $786 (0.6%)
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 ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 34.68 N, Longitude: 82.96 W
Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,229 (+27.5%)
Area code: 864
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Seneca detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 46 (35 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: -1 (-0.0%).
Work and jobs in Seneca: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Seneca, South Carolina
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Seneca-area historical tornado activity is slightly above South Carolina state average. It is 65% 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 below South Carolina state average. It is 91% 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 7/5/1995 at 14:16:44, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 85.4 miles away from the city center
On 8/25/2005 at 03:09:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 MW, Depth: 5.0 mi) earthquake occurred 83.2 miles away from the city center
On 3/18/2003 at 06:04:24, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 68.9 miles away from Seneca center
On 1/3/1992 at 04:21:22, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 58.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Oconee County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Ice Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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.
Medal of Honor Recipient born in Seneca: Lewis G. Watkins.
Hospitals/medical centers in Seneca:
Airports and other landing facilities located in Seneca:
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Local government website: www.seneca.sc.us
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Public elementary/middle school in Seneca:
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Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 28.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.0 miles away from the city center.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.450. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.1 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 7.67. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 18.1 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Seneca and their reported violations in the past:SENECA CITY OF (Population served: 27962, Surface_water):
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 22.7%
(20.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.4% for Black residents, 45.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 26.7% for American Indian residents, 86.8% for other race residents, 15.0% for two or more races residents)
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
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
Seneca compared to South Carolina state average:
Banks with most branches in Seneca (2011 data):
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Religion statistics for Seneca city (based on Oconee County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 59.36%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 13
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 31
Number of full-service restaurants: 46
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Seneca government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):
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Seneca government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):
6.01% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($53,827 average adjusted gross income)
0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($162 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
5.18% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($38,479 average adjusted gross income)
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:
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See more detailed statistics of Seneca fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 5
Total length: 23 meters (75ft)
Total average daily traffic: 55,450
Total average daily truck traffic: 2,093
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Seneca)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 146 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Seneca, SC)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 11 (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: 169 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Seneca)
FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Seneca)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 42 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Total of 165 patent applications in 2008-2014.