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Seneca is a city in Nemaha County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after Seneca, OH.
The latitude of Seneca is 39.834N. The longitude is -96.063W.
It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,138 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,084.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Seneca demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 2. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1 per 1,000 people.
Ranked top home town in the state, February 2001 in the ePodunk Home Towns Index
Well-known residents have included:
· John Riggins, football player
· Jean Harlow, actress
Local festivals include:
- Heritage Days - Oct. 6-7, 2007
Dates often change. Check Seneca web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Nemaha County Historical Museum, Old Hand Dug Well, Pony Express Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
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Sections below provide additional information and links about Seneca demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Nemaha County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 66538 ZIP code.
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Ancestry & family history
55% of Seneca residents report German ancestry, and 10% 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 $19,076, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Seneca residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Seneca festival dates:
Fairs, festivals & other events
- Heritage Days - Oct. 6-7, 2007
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Seneca, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $253. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $681.
Libraries in Seneca include Seneca Free Library ... View libraries
Nemaha 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 12 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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