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Seneca is a city in Newton County, in the Joplin metro area.
The community was named for Indian tribe
The latitude of Seneca is 36.841N. The longitude is -94.61W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 846 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,161.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Seneca demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Newton County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Joplin area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 64865 ZIP code.
17% of Seneca residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Seneca ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Seneca was $14,525, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Seneca residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Seneca, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $284. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $596.
Libraries in Seneca include Seneca Branch Library ... View libraries
Newton County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Seneca political report.
The average commute time for Seneca workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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