Seneca, New York Population 2024

2,620

Seneca is a city located in Ontario County, Seneca County, Wayne County, and Yates County New York. Seneca has a 2024 population of 2,620. Seneca is currently declining at a rate of -0.23% annually and its population has decreased by -0.57% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,635 in 2020.

The average household income in Seneca is $88,319 with a poverty rate of 6.11%. The median age in Seneca is 44.6 years: 41.4 years for males, and 45.2 years for females.

Seneca Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Seneca was:

  • White: 97.99%
  • Black or African American: 1.06%
  • Two or more races: 0.53%
  • Asian: 0.23%
  • Native American: 0.19%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
50.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
52.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.57% (-15)
The current population of Seneca, New York is 2,620 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,635.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,58897.99%
Black or African American281.06%
Two or more races140.53%
Asian60.23%
Native American50.19%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Seneca Population by Race

Seneca Population Pyramid 2024

Seneca Median Age

44.6

Total

41.4

Male

45.2

Female

Seneca Adults

There are 2,066 adults, (630 of whom are seniors) in Seneca.

Seneca Age Dependency

83.9

Age Dependency Ratio

43.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40

Child Dependency Ratio

Seneca Sex Ratio

Female1,27448.24%
Male1,36751.76%

Seneca Population by Age

Seneca Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,0632.4692.47.6
Married5443.3196.13.9
Non Family3871.2786.813.2
Female932.331000
Male392.8576.923.1

3.13

Average Family Size

2.46

Average Household Size

92.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Seneca Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade854.42%
Associates Degree41621.62%
Bachelors Degree1889.77%
Graduate Degree1638.47%
High School Graduate57029.63%
Less Than 9th Grade834.31%
Some College41921.78%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Seneca Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Seneca Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,8521,691305
Black282828
Hispanic19190
2+ Races1477
Asian666
Native American555

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 100%.

Seneca Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$83,194$114,792$50,417
Graduate Degree$68,264$68,542$67,188
High School Graduate$41,250$55,625$32,800
Less Than 9th Grade$51,964$53,393$0
Overall$50,678$52,625$41,354
Some College$49,961$51,321$46,250

$50,678

Average Earnings

$52,625

Average Male

$41,354

Average Female

Seneca Earnings by Educational Attainment

Seneca Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Seneca Language

94.14% of Seneca residents speak only English, while 5.86% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 5.46% of the population.

Seneca Language

Seneca Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,4481596.5%
Hispanic13221.52%

6.11%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.22%

Male Poverty Rate

3.86%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Seneca

The race most likely to be in poverty in Seneca is White, with 6.5% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Seneca is Hispanic, with 1.52% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.8%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.66%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.58%.

Seneca Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School12.81%
Less Than 9th Grade12.5%
Some College3.35%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Seneca Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed100%
Male Employed4.51%
Female Employed0.71%
Male Unemployed0%

Seneca Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Seneca Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$92,857$104,226
Households$74,663$88,319
Married Families$98,864$-999,999,999
Non Families$41,533$60,415

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Seneca Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

52.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.2%

Male Marriage Rate

55.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Seneca Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Seneca Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Seneca Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Seneca Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

130

Number of Veterans

108

Male Veterans

22

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam52
Korea42
First Gulf War21
Second Gulf War15
World War II0

Seneca Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+56
65 to 7425
55 to 6424
35 to 5419
18 to 346

Seneca Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1306.46%

Seneca Veterans by Race

Seneca Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

13.08%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30%

Veteran Disability Rate

Seneca Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

64.1%

Labor Force Participation

63%

Employment Rate

1.7%

Unemployment Rate

Seneca Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Seneca Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Seneca Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

89.17%

Born in Seneca

99.28%

Native Born

0.72%

Foreign Born

0.27%

Non Citizen

0.45%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.28% of Seneca residents were born in the United States, with 89.17% having been born in New York. 0.27% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Seneca Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20292,590-6-0.23%
20282,596-6-0.23%
20272,602-6-0.23%
20262,608-6-0.23%
20252,614-6-0.23%
20242,620-6-0.23%
20232,626-6-0.23%
20222,632-6-0.23%
20212,63830.11%
20202,635-40-1.5%
20192,675-17-0.63%
20182,692-7-0.26%
20172,699-12-0.44%
20162,711-5-0.18%
20152,716-9-0.33%
20142,725-2-0.07%
20132,727-6-0.22%
20122,73310.04%
20112,73260.22%
20102,72600%

Seneca Population by Year