Seneca, Wisconsin

We are giving away $1200 in prizes - enter simply by sending us your own city pictures!

  • OSM Map
  • General Map
  • Google Map
  • MSN Map
Population in 2010: 1,120. Population change since 2000: -6.8%
Males: 568  (50.7%)
Females: 552  (49.3%)
Median resident age:  43.2 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 54495.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $67,509 (it was $54,118 in 2000)
Seneca:

$67,509
WI:

$56,811

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $33,396 (it was $21,833 in 2000)

Seneca town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $175,162 (it was $107,000 in 2000)
Seneca:

$175,162
WI:

$173,200
  • Races in Seneca, WI (2010)

    Seneca races chart
    • 1,03192.1%White alone
    • 504.5%American Indian alone
    • 191.7%Hispanic
    • 131.2%Asian alone
    • 50.4%Two or more races
    • 20.2%Black alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Seneca: 91.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Recent articles from our blog. Our writers, many of them Ph.D. graduates or candidates, create easy-to-read articles on a wide variety of topics.
Seneca, WI forum
Recent posts about Seneca, Wisconsin on our local forum with over 2,000,000 registered users:
Wolves in your area?  (85 replies)

Latest news from Seneca, WI collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations

Ancestries: German (59.2%), Polish (15.9%), Irish (6.8%), English (6.7%), Norwegian (5.9%), Dutch (3.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1260 feet

Land area: 32.2 square miles.

Population density: 35 people per square mile   (very low).

Seneca,WI real estate house value index trend

Seneca, Wisconsin map

For population 25 years and over in Seneca:

  • High school or higher: 88.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.1%
  • Unemployed: 4.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Seneca town:

  • Never married: 22.9%
  • Now married: 67.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.1%
  • Divorced: 5.1%

24 residents are foreign born

This town:

2.0%
Wisconsin:

3.6%

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

Seneca town:  1.6% ($1,727)
Wisconsin:  2.0% ($2,245)
Seneca satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Oshkosh, WI (74.3 miles , pop. 62,916).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (95.9 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (211.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Cranmoor, WI (2.1 miles) , Hansen, WI (2.3 miles ), Sigel, WI (2.3 miles ), Vesper, WI (2.4 miles ), Port Edwards, WI (2.5 miles ), Nekoosa, WI (2.5 miles ), Wisconsin Rapids, WI (2.6 miles ), Biron, WI (3.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1998: 6 buildings, average cost: $90,200
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $101,000
  • 2004: 7 buildings, average cost: $184,600
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $146,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $230,000
  • 2014: 4 buildings, average cost: $370,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 44.40 N, Longitude: 89.96 W

Area code: 608

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.1%
Wisconsin:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Paper (31%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Educational services (3%)
  • Wood products (3%)
  • Paper (15%)
  • Health care (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Food (5%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (17%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Customer service representatives (5%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)

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

Average climate in Seneca, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Seneca, Wisconsin average temperatures Seneca, Wisconsin average precipitation Seneca, Wisconsin humidity Seneca, Wisconsin wind speed Seneca, Wisconsin snowfall Seneca, Wisconsin sunshine Seneca, Wisconsin clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Seneca-area historical tornado activity is near Wisconsin state average. It is 23% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/19/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 17.0 miles away from the Seneca town center killed one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 9/26/1951, a category F4 tornado 32.8 miles away from the town center killed 6 people and injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Seneca-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Wisconsin state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 210.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 425.1 miles away from Seneca center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 310.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 400.4 miles away from the city center
On 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 187.2 miles away from Seneca center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 424.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Wood County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Seneca topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Seneca:

  • EDGEWATER HAVEN NUR HOME (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; PORT EDWARDS, WI)
  • WISCONSIN RAPIDS NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI)
  • STRAWBERRY LANE MEDICAL AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI)
  • BETHEL CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; ARPIN, WI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Seneca:

  • Mid-State Technical College (about 9 miles; Wisconsin Rapids, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,128)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (about 22 miles; Stevens Point, WI; FT enrollment: 9,089)
  • Northcentral Technical College (about 44 miles; Wausau, WI; FT enrollment: 3,356)
  • University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (about 75 miles; Oshkosh, WI; FT enrollment: 10,637)
  • Fox Valley Technical College (about 75 miles; Appleton, WI; FT enrollment: 5,682)
  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (about 76 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 9,837)
  • Western Technical College (about 76 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 3,377)

Public high school in Seneca:

  • SENECA HIGH (Students: 89, Location: 202 MAIN ST, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Seneca:

See full list of schools located in Seneca

Click to draw/clear town borders

Churches in Seneca include: Saint Joseph Church (A), Victory Christian Outreach Center (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Saint Josephs Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

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

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 60.9. This is better than average.

City:

60.9
U.S.:

74.7

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2001 was 3.05. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.05
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 36.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

36.3
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 10.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.5
U.S.:

9.4
Average household size:
This town:  2.7 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  78.8%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.9%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

6.0%
Whole state:

8.7%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

3.9%
Whole state:

3.7%
2 people in homes for the physically handicapped in 2000

Banks with branches in Seneca (2011 data):

  • Peoples State Bank: Seneca Branch at Main Street, Highway 27, branch established on 2000/03/13. Info updated 2011/09/12: Bank assets: $523.0 mil, Deposits: $434.5 mil, headquarters in Prairie Du Chien, WI, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Peoples Bancorp, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.3
Wisconsin average:

11.0

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic27,05018
Evangelical Protestant16,32751
Mainline Protestant7,78525
Other9736
None22,614-
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: 9
Wood County:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 34
Wood County:

4.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 65
Here:

8.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.6%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Wood County:

28.4%
Wisconsin:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.3%
State:

13.0%

4.18% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,100 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.18%
Wisconsin average:

5.10%

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 Portage County, WI  0.60% ($29,123 average AGI)
from Marathon County, WI  0.56% ($31,557)
from Clark County, WI  0.29% ($28,099)


4.71% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,246 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.71%
Wisconsin average:

5.34%

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 Marathon County, WI  0.60% ($37,335 average AGI)
to Portage County, WI  0.52% ($36,297)
to Clark County, WI  0.27% ($34,212)

Strongest AM radio stations in Seneca:

  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WFHR (1320 AM; 5 kW; WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI; Owner: WISCONSIN RAPIDS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WLBL (930 AM; 5 kW; AUBURNDALE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WRIG (1390 AM; 10 kW; SCHOFIELD, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WHBY (1150 AM; 25 kW; KIMBERLY, WI; Owner: WOODWARD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCCN (1370 AM; 5 kW; NEILLSVILLE, WI; Owner: CENTRAL WISCONSIN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WDUX (800 AM; 5 kW; WAUPACA, WI; Owner: LAIRD BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Seneca:

  • WGLX-FM (103.3 FM; WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI; Owner: WISCONSIN RAPIDS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WLJY (106.5 FM; MARSHFIELD, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WGNV (88.5 FM; MILLADORE, WI; Owner: EVANGEL MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WIZD (99.9 FM; RUDOLPH, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC)
  • WYTE (96.7 FM; WHITING, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WMMA (93.9 FM; NEKOOSA, WI; Owner: STARBOARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAXX (104.5 FM; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)
  • WHRM (90.9 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WDEZ (101.9 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: W R I G, INC.)
  • WIFC (95.5 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WLBL-FM (91.9 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WXPW (91.9 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WHITE PINE COMMUNITY BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WSPT-FM (97.9 FM; STEVENS POINT, WI; Owner: AMERICUS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WWSP (89.9 FM; STEVENS POINT, WI; Owner: BD. OF REGENTS OF UNIV. OF WISCONSIN)

TV broadcast stations around Seneca:

  • W24BV (Channel 24; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W60CI (Channel 60; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W16AY (Channel 16; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W18CS (Channel 18; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W40BC (Channel 40; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W62DA (Channel 62; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WDLS-LP (Channel 35; TOMAH, WI; Owner: MAGNUM RADIO, INC.)
  • WEAU-TV (Channel 13; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: WEAU LICENSEE CORP.)
  • W06BU (Channel 6; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 14Number of bridges
  • 17m56ftTotal length
  • $171,000Total costs
  • 21,570Total average daily traffic
  • 537Total average daily truck traffic
  • 26,079Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 31980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 52000-2009
  • 12010-2015
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Seneca, WI

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Seneca)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • Town Rd Off C T H E West (Lat: 43.268583 Lon: -90.983750), Call Sign: KNDN592, Licensee ID: L00002662
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.225 MHz, 159.255 MHz, 159.330 MHz, 159.390 MHzGrant Date: 10/08/2002, Expiration Date: 10/05/2012, Cancellation Date: 11/01/2007Registrant: State Of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53707-7912, Phone: (608) 267-5257, Fax: (608) 267-4495, Email:
  • SENECA, 56236 Oak Grove Ridge Rd N Of Hwy E (Lat: 43.269028 Lon: -90.985000), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 97.5 m, Call Sign: KMB227
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.460 MHz, 154.905 MHz, 155.370 MHz, 155.475 MHz, 151.040 MHz, 151.460 MHz, 155.460 MHz, 154.680 MHz, 151.280 MHzGrant Date: 11/22/2014, Expiration Date: 02/10/2025, Certifier: Diane MillerRegistrant: State Of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53707-7912, Phone: (608) 266-2497, Fax: (608) 267-4495, Email:
  • SENECA, 56236 Oak Grove Ridge Rd (Lat: 43.269028 Lon: -90.985000), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 97.5 m, Call Sign: KNAH392
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.205 MHzGrant Date: 09/18/2012, Expiration Date: 10/05/2022, Certifier: Thomas L TuttleRegistrant: Wisconsin State Patrol, Madison, WI 53707-7912, Phone: (608) 266-2497, Fax: (608) 267-4495, Email:
  • Lat: 43.273583 Lon: -90.955139, Call Sign: WQLV549
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.067 MHz, 156.067 MHzGrant Date: 05/03/2010, Expiration Date: 05/03/2020, Certifier: Jerry MoranRegistrant: Cara Enterprises Inc., Las Vegas, NV 89140-0124, Phone: (702) 838-9728, Fax: (702) 363-4607, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • SENECA SUB WI, At Int Of Oak Grove Rd & Kettle Hollow Rd 3 Mi Ne (Lat: 43.287500 Lon: -91.006389), Type: Tower, Structure height: 21.3 m, Call Sign: WPRR537
    Assigned Frequencies: 6736.25 MHzGrant Date: 01/18/2011, Expiration Date: 12/27/2020, Certifier: Kerry R GroetschRegistrant: Mona Lee & Associates, 3730 Kirby Drive, Suite 1200, Pmb 165, Houston, TX 77098, Phone: (832) 230-1809, Email:
  • MOUNT STERLING 901, 17946 Roberts Rd (Lat: 43.308111 Lon: -90.977500), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 106.7 m, Overall height: 109.7 m, Call Sign: WQUU239
    Assigned Frequencies: 10715.0 MHzGrant Date: 10/14/2014, Expiration Date: 10/14/2024, Certifier: Steven T CampbellRegistrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • SENECA, 56236 Oak Grove Ridge Rd N Of Hwy E (Lat: 43.269028 Lon: -90.985000), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 97.5 m, Call Sign: WIK37
    Assigned Frequencies: 6615.00 MHz, 6665.00 MHz, 942.775 MHz, 943.175 MHz, 6595.00 MHz, 6665.00 MHz, 6615.00 MHz, 6615.00 MHz, 6665.00 MHz, 6665.00 MHz, 6615.00 MHzGrant Date: 04/16/2008, Expiration Date: 06/30/2018Registrant: Wisconsin State Of, Madison, WI 53707, Phone: (608) 709-0083, Fax: (608) 267-4495

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (44%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (21%)
  • Utility gas (19%)
  • Wood (13%)
  • Electricity (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Seneca compared to Wisconsin 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 significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
Cost of Living Calculator