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County population in 2016: 35,121 (41% urban, 59% rural); it was 33,342 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 5,947
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,878
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 9,311
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,568 (it was 3,319 in 2000)
% of renters here:

26%
State:

47%

Land area: 325 sq. mi.

Water area: 65.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 108 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Seneca County: 94.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (22.8%), Educational, health and social services (21.2%), Retail trade (11.5%), Manufacturing (10.6%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (10.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 49%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 43%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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Races in Seneca County, New York:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (89.0%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (4.3%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (3.3%)
  • Two or more races (2.1%)
  • Asian alone (0.8%)
Median resident age:  42.4 years
New York median age:  38.4 years
Males: 18,521  (52.7%)
Females: 16,600  (47.3%)
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Seneca County,NY real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Seneca County:

2.0 people
New York:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $51,860 ($37,140 in 1999)

This county:

$51,860
New York:

$62,909

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $600 (lower quartile is $487, upper quartile is $778)
This county:

$600
State:

$1086


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $103,722 (it was $70,400 in 2000)
Seneca:

$103,722
New York:

$302,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $73,741 - $171,939
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,139
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $480

Institutionalized population: 2,462

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 9
  • Burglaries: 27
  • Thefts: 125
  • Auto thefts: 3
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 46 buildings, average cost: $111,300
  • 2001: 45 buildings, average cost: $102,300
  • 2002: 28 buildings, average cost: $88,300
  • 2003: 33 buildings, average cost: $91,400
  • 2004: 40 buildings, average cost: $90,900
  • 2007: 68 buildings, average cost: $135,300
  • 2008: 40 buildings, average cost: $154,200
  • 2009: 34 buildings, average cost: $201,200
  • 2010: 35 buildings, average cost: $201,200
  • 2011: 26 buildings, average cost: $201,200
  • 2012: 26 buildings, average cost: $201,200
  • 2013: 36 buildings, average cost: $119,500
  • 2014: 26 buildings, average cost: $155,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $3,268 (2.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $2,484 (2.6%)

Seneca County household income distribution in 2009 Seneca County home values distribution Seneca County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 11.8%
Seneca County:

11.8%
New York:

14.7%
(11.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 5.8% for Black residents, 23.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 7.2% for American Indian residents, 87.5% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 2.9% for other race residents, 44.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 42.4 years old
(Males: 40.6 years old, Females: 44.7 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44.2 years old, Black residents: 36.0 years old, American Indian residents: 54.6 years old, Asian residents: 25.3 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 31.8 years old, Other race residents: 31.8 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Seneca County is $514 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $616 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $811 a month.

Cities in this county include: Seneca Falls, Waterloo, Fayette, Covert, Romulus, Varick, Junius, Tyre, Interlaken, Ovid.

Seneca County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
City or TownHomes measuredLiving AreaBasement
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Best Estimate (%)
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Range (%)
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Best Estimate (%)
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Range (%)
Covert town2842 - 72519 - 32
Fayette town1631 - 51712 - 23
Geneva city021 - 6158 - 25
Junius town342 - 82316 - 33
Lodi town731 - 6179 - 26
Ovid town2174 - 103225 - 40
Romulus town1042 - 72013 - 28
Seneca Falls town411.91.0 - 3.21310 - 18
Tyre town642 - 72416 - 33
Varick town553 - 92719 - 37
Waterloo town241.40.6 - 2.6117 - 16
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Neighboring counties: Albany County, Wyoming , Bonneville County, Idaho , Dodge County, Wisconsin , Caribou County, Idaho , Platte County, Wyoming , Lapeer County, Michigan .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.8%
New York:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 1,543
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 85.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 20.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 888 (69.4% naturalized citizens)

Seneca County:

2.5%
Whole state:

23.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 158
  • 2000 to 2009: 112
  • 1990 to 1999: 245
  • 1980 to 1989: 168
  • 1970 to 1979: 67
  • Before 1970: 327
Note: State values scaled to Seneca County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 56.2%

Seneca County marital status for males Seneca County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 11,447
  • One, attached: 162
  • Two: 745
  • 3 or 4: 774
  • 5 to 9: 463
  • 10 to 19: 126
  • 20 to 49: 243
  • 50 or more: 11
  • Mobile homes: 2,214
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 3

Housing units in Seneca County with a mortgage: 5,279 (110 second mortgage, 664 home equity loan, 14 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,552

Here:

55.6% with mortgage
State:

61.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Seneca County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,17818
Evangelical Protestant1,89319
Catholic9432
Other5063
Orthodox--
None29,731-
Seneca County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 10
Seneca County:

2.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Seneca County:

3.21 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 27
This county:

7.89 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Seneca County:

8.2%
New York:

8.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Seneca County:

30.3%
State:

23.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.9%
State:

15.6%

Agriculture in Seneca County:

Average size of farms: 273 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $97,089
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $213.59
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 59.16%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $94,405
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 67.99%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.31%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $163,660
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 89.27%
Average age of principal farm operators: 51 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 15.52
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 33.52%
Corn for grain: 21876 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 7775 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 19327 harvested acres
Vegetables: 563 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 2,654 acres

Earthquake activity:

Seneca County-area historical earthquake activity is near New York state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 148.2 miles away from Seneca County center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 194.5 miles away from the county center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 204.2 miles away from the county center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 236.9 miles away from the county center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 175.7 miles away from Seneca County center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 109.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • New York Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 27, 2012 to November 09, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3351: October 28, 2012, FEMA Id: 3351, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New York Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3262: September 30, 2005, FEMA Id: 3262, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New York Power Outage, Incident Period: August 14, 2003 to August 16, 2003, Emergency Declared EM-3186: August 23, 2003, FEMA Id: 3186, Natural disaster type: Power Outage
  • New York Ice Storm, Incident Period: April 03, 2003 to April 05, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1467: May 12, 2003, FEMA Id: 1467, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm
  • New York Virus Threat, Incident Period: May 22, 2000 to November 01, 2000, Emergency Declared EM-3155: October 11, 2000, FEMA Id: 3155, Natural disaster type: Other
  • New York Severe Blizzard, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared EM-3107: March 17, 1993, FEMA Id: 3107, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • New York Tropical Storm Agnes, Incident Period: June 23, 1972, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-338: June 23, 1972, FEMA Id: 338, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm

The number of natural disasters in Seneca County (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 5

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Canada (16%)
  • Germany (8%)
  • Dominican Republic (8%)
  • Italy (7%)
  • Korea (7%)
  • India (6%)
  • Haiti (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Seneca County (%):

  • American (16%)
  • Italian (13%)
  • German (10%)
  • English (9%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • Polish (2%)
  • European (2%)

Seneca County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 10,624 (78.7%)
  • Carpooled: 1,234 (9.1%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 35 (0.3%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 234 (1.7%)
  • Bicycle: 99 (0.7%)
  • Walked: 498 (3.7%)
  • Worked at home: 654 (4.8%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Seneca County, New York in 2000:

  • 823 people in state prisons
  • 300 people in nursing homes
  • 237 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 121 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 39 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 37 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 25 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 11 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 10 people in religious group quarters
  • 9 people in other group homes
  • 7 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 3 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 3 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms

People in group quarters in Seneca County, New York in 2010:

  • 1,996 people in state prisons
  • 268 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 192 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 135 people in college/university student housing
  • 114 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 84 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 15 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 5 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $48,347.

5.93% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,767 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.93%
New York average:

5.06%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.35% relocated from other counties in New York ($23,498 average AGI)
1.58% relocated from other states ($8,269 average AGI)
Seneca County:

1.58%
New York average:

2.01%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Ontario County, NY  1.30% ($26,912 average AGI)
from Tompkins County, NY  0.52% ($43,691)
from Cayuga County, NY  0.43% ($27,411)
from Wayne County, NY  0.39% ($29,549)
from Monroe County, NY  0.28% ($35,500)
from Onondaga County, NY  0.21% ($32,481)
from Schuyler County, NY  0.20% ($29,231)


5.85% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,642 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.85%
New York average:

5.46%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.21% relocated to other counties in New York ($21,652 average AGI)
1.63% relocated to other states ($9,990 average AGI)
Seneca County:

1.63%
New York average:

2.38%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Ontario County, NY  1.11% ($28,669 average AGI)
to Wayne County, NY  0.48% ($28,565)
to Cayuga County, NY  0.44% ($30,860)
to Tompkins County, NY  0.43% ($30,982)
to Monroe County, NY  0.41% ($31,208)
to Onondaga County, NY  0.19% ($42,040)
to Yates County, NY  0.18% ($41,217)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.5

Births per 1000 population in Seneca County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Seneca County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.5

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Seneca County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 10.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.6%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Seneca County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Seneca County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 6,087 (4,908 aged, 1,179 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 493 (7%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Seneca County, New York in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (488)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (376)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (344)
  • Unspecified dementia (244)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (234)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (136)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (116)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (84)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (83)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (79)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 996
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 915
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 14

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 25
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 80

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 3

Household type by relationship:

Households: 35,121
  • In family households: 25,219 (4,393 male householders, 3,805 female householders)
    6,199 spouses, 8,234 children (7,722 natural, 147 adopted, 363 stepchildren), 611 grandchildren, 178 brothers or sisters, 231 parents, 329 other relatives, 1,167 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 6,770 (2,575 male householders (1,875 living alone)), 2,794 female householders (2,266 living alone)), 1,392 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 3,133

Size of family households: 4,105 2-persons, 1,639 3-persons, 1,399 4-persons, 667 5-persons, 173 6-persons, 237 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,142 1-person, 929 2-persons, 167 3-persons, 131 4-persons, 12 5-persons.

4,518 married couples with children.
1,630 single-parent households (526 men, 1,104 women).

93.1% of residents of Seneca speak English at home.
2.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (78% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).
3.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (77% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (66% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 16% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $180,020,000 ($5,132 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $8,731,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $89,176,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $33,408,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,908,000
Federal grants: $41,024,000
Federal procurement contracts: $7,807,000 ($5,040,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $6,697,000 ($553,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $426,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $15,563,000
Federal Government insurance: $16,155,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,914
Here:

55 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,747
Here:

50 per 1000 residents
State:

42 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +148
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+35 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +1,218
Here +35 per 1000 residents
State -52 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Seneca County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.30 millions of gallons per day (5% from ground, 95% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.7
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

3.8

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 48
  • 2010 to 2013: 277
  • 2000 to 2009: 1,307
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,355
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,711
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,019
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,236
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,834
  • 1940 to 1949: 831
  • 1939 or earlier: 5,669
Note: State values scaled to Seneca population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Seneca County, New York
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Seneca County population
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 34
  • 3 rooms: 206
  • 4 rooms: 729
  • 5 rooms: 1,447
  • 6 rooms: 2,039
  • 7 rooms: 1,927
  • 8 rooms: 1,505
  • 9+ rooms: 1,881
  • 1 room: 71
  • 2 rooms: 106
  • 3 rooms: 674
  • 4 rooms: 1,004
  • 5 rooms: 699
  • 6 rooms: 503
  • 7 rooms: 336
  • 8 rooms: 167
  • 9+ rooms: 208
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Seneca County, New York
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Seneca County population
  • no bedroom: 10
  • 1 bedroom: 300
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,116
  • 3 bedrooms: 4,805
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,038
  • 5+ bedrooms: 507
  • no bedroom: 70
  • 1 bedroom: 876
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,478
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,008
  • 4 bedrooms: 212
  • 5+ bedrooms: 106
Cars and other vehicles available in Seneca County, New York in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Seneca County population
  • no vehicle: 356
  • 1 vehicle: 2,699
  • 2 vehicles: 4,400
  • 3 vehicles: 1,667
  • 4 vehicles: 466
  • 5+ vehicles: 205
  • no vehicle: 619
  • 1 vehicle: 1,811
  • 2 vehicles: 1,053
  • 3 vehicles: 273
  • 4 vehicles: 26
  • 5+ vehicles: 15

87% of Seneca County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 28% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 85% lived in New York.

Seneca County:

86.6%
State average:

89.4%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 28,415
  • Other state: 5,289
  • Northeast: 2,339
  • Midwest: 866
  • South: 1,331
  • West: 755

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Seneca County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (43.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (20.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (16.4%)
  • Electricity (8.5%)
  • Coal or coke (5.5%)
  • Wood (4.6%)
  • Other fuel (1.5%)
  • No fuel used (0.8%)
  • Utility gas (43.3%)
  • Electricity (28.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (15.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (10.0%)
  • Other fuel (2.7%)
  • Wood (1.3%)
  • Coal or coke (0.7%)
  • No fuel used (0.3%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 434
Here:

14.2%
New York:

14.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 71
Here:

4.5%
New York:

13.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 290
Here:

32.8%
New York:

34.3%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Seneca County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Air Transportation: $1,064,000
    General Public Buildings: $488,000
    General: $303,000
    Regular Highways: $199,000
  • Current Operations - Welfare - Other: $5,756,000
    General - Other: $5,092,000
    Health Services - Other: $4,680,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,873,000
    Police Protection: $1,912,000
    Regular Highways: $1,634,000
    Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $1,474,000
    Housing & Community Development: $1,374,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education: $1,326,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,194,000
    General Public Buildings: $764,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $708,000
    Sewerage: $635,000
    Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $572,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $475,000
    Financial Administration: $407,000
    Welfare, Cash Assistance - Other: $303,000
    Solid Waste Management: $275,000
    Parks & Recreation: $188,000
    Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $162,000
    Air Transportation: $91,000
    Fire Protection: $25,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,432,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Higher Education: $1,053,000
    Financial Administration: $1,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Welfare - Categorical Assistance Programs: $4,488,000
    Corrections: $441,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $430,000
    Health - Other: $111,000
    Welfare - Other: $104,000
    General - Other: $83,000
    Police Protection: $82,000
    Sewerage: $40,000
    Financial Administration: $35,000
    Central Staff: $28,000
    Corrections - Other: $21,000
    General Public Building: $16,000
    Judicial: $14,000
    Fire Protection: $1,000
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $11,827,000

Seneca County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $55,000
  • Charges - All Other: $2,282,000
    Sewerage: $1,032,000
    Housing & Community Development: $258,000
    Solid Waste Management: $221,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,020,000
    Housing & Community Development: $470,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $739,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,410,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,992,000
    Property Sale Other: $11,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $9,564,000
    All Other: $3,575,000
    Health & Hospitals: $1,211,000
    Highways: $843,000
    Education: $393,000
    General Support: $69,000
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $10,345,000
    Property: $6,930,000
    NEC: $682,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $175,000
    Other Selective Sales: $99,000

Seneca County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $25,335,000
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $6,180,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $4,995,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $23,573,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,762,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $1,185,000

Seneca County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,073,000
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $14,130,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $23,573,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 736
  • Number of aged recipients: 45
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 691
  • Number of recipients under 18: 119
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 494
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 123
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 327
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 335
Seneca County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Seneca County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Seneca County, NY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary25879.6 years
John24875.0 years
William21374.7 years
George16975.7 years
Charles16675.0 years
Robert16569.6 years
James15172.8 years
Joseph13074.3 years
Anna12681.2 years
Helen12579.7 years
Most common last names in Seneca County, NY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith11578.3 years
Brown5473.2 years
Miller4874.8 years
Johnson4680.2 years
Clark4377.9 years
Jones3877.2 years
Covert3580.0 years
Baker3178.6 years
Wilson3175.9 years
Rogers3175.9 years
Businesses in Seneca County, NY
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1IZOD1
ALDO1J.Crew1
AT&T1Jones New York2
Advance Auto Parts1Journeys1
Aeropostale1Justice1
Ann Taylor1KFC1
Arby's1Lane Bryant1
AutoZone1Levi Strauss & Co.1
Banana Republic1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Brooks Brothers1McDonald's2
Burger King2Microtel1
Casual Male XL1Motherhood Maternity1
Chevrolet1Nike2
Clarks1Old Navy1
Coldwater Creek1Pac Sun1
Cricket Wireless1Penske1
DressBarn1Pizza Hut1
Dressbarn1Rite Aid1
Dunkin Donuts1Rue211
Eddie Bauer1SAS Shoes1
Famous Footwear1Subway5
FedEx2Taco Bell1
Foot Locker1Tim Hortons1
Ford2U-Haul1
Gap1UPS3
Gymboree1Vans2
H&R Block1Walmart1
Holiday Inn1