Profile for Seneca Falls, New York, NY
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Seneca Falls is a village in Seneca County.
The community was named for the river, which was named for the Indian tribe
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Seneca Falls. For links to other places called Seneca Falls, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Seneca Falls is 42.910N. The longitude is -76.796W.
It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 449 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,901.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Seneca Falls demographic reports
Seneca Falls is on the New York State Barge Canal, near the northern tip of Cayuga Lake
Center of the 19th-century suffragist movement. The first women's rights convention was held here in 1848
Much of the land in this area, along Cayuga Lake, is the subject of a long-litigated claim by the Cayuga tribe. Seneca Knitting Mills recently closed its 155-year-old factory here
Many folks theorize that Seneca Falls was the model for Bedford Falls, hometown of George Bailey in the 1946 movie, "It's a Wonderful Life." (The movie was filmed in California.) The community holds an "It's a Wonderful Life Celebration" in December
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 9. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.3 per 1,000 people.
Setting for Miriam Grace Monfredo's 1992 mystery, "Seneca Falls Inheritance"
Well-known residents have included:
· Elizabeth Cady Stanton, suffragist
· Edwin W. Dickinson, artist
· Amelia Jenks Bloomer, feminist best remembered for her Turkish-style trousers, which became known as "bloomers"
Nearby parks & recreation:
Cayuga Lake State Park
Thousands of geese, mallards and ducks stop at the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge during annual migrations
Historic routes: Cayuga-Seneca Canal
Historic sites and museums: Women's Rights National Historical Park, Seneca Falls Historical Society, National Women's Hall of Fame, Seneca Museum of Waterways and Industry
Colleges and universities:
New York Chiropractic College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
In Seneca Falls, my life was comparatively solitary, and the change from Boston was somewhat depressing.
-- Eighty Years and More
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
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Ancestry & family history
16% of Seneca Falls residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Seneca Falls ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Seneca Falls was $18,520, compared with $21,587 nationally.
22% of Seneca Falls residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Seneca Falls include Seneca Falls Village Historic District, Women's Rights National Historical Park ... View historic districts
Median rent in Seneca Falls, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $456. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $900.
Libraries in Seneca Falls include Mynderse Library ... View libraries
Seneca County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Seneca Falls political report.
The average commute time for Seneca Falls workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Seneca Falls include Microtel Inn and Suites.
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“ In Seneca Falls, my life was comparatively solitary, and the change from Boston was somewhat depressing. ”
~ Eighty Years and More
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
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