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Welcome to Seneca ...

The city of Seneca is located in Nemaha County<1> and is the County Seat for Nemaha County.

The location of Seneca has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Seneca has a population of 2,061 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Seneca.

Seneca is 1,140 feet [347 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Seneca lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Seneca lies within the (785) area code.

The ZIP code for Seneca: 66538<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Seneca had an population of 2,061 people. This is an increase of 3.52% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.87% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Seneca had a population of 1,991 people (which is 19.56% of the total population of Nemaha County). This makes Seneca the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Seneca represents 0.07% of the population of Kansas (which has 2,853,118 people), making it the state's 124th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,991 people, the population of Seneca decreased 6.17% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,122 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Seneca.

Communities Also Named Seneca ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 26 communities that are also named Seneca - they are located in Arizona, California, Florida (2), Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan (2), Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, Ohio (2), Ontario, Oregon (2), Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Seneca.

Communities near Seneca ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Seneca.

  • Sabetha [Nemaha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sabetha
    • Sabetha [Nemaha County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the east of Seneca
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,552 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sabetha
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sabetha<7>
  • Pawnee City [Pawnee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pawnee City
    • Pawnee City [Pawnee County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Seneca
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 821 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pawnee City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pawnee City<7>
  • Centralia [Nemaha County]
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    • Centralia [Nemaha County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Seneca
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 516 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centralia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centralia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Centralia<7>
  • Axtell [Marshall County]
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    • Axtell [Marshall County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the west of Seneca
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 399 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Axtell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Axtell
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Wetmore [Nemaha County]
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      • Wetmore [Nemaha County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southeast of Seneca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 361 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wetmore have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wetmore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wetmore<7>
    • Fairview [Brown County]
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      • Fairview [Brown County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the east of Seneca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 246 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairview
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairview<7>
    • Beattie [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beattie
      • Beattie [Marshall County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the west of Seneca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 188 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beattie
    • Corning [Nemaha County]
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      • Corning [Nemaha County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the south of Seneca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 162 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Corning have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corning
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Corning<7>
    • Bern [Nemaha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bern
      • Bern [Nemaha County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Seneca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 161 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bern have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Bern:
      • Basel
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bern
    • Summerfield [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summerfield
      • Summerfield [Marshall County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Seneca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 146 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summerfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Summerfield<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Seneca. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Seneca.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Seneca. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Seneca.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Seneca. Our list includes 14 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Seneca.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Seneca ...

Looking for more information about Seneca? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Seneca, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Seneca.

Adding Seneca to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Seneca in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Seneca was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Seneca on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Kansas (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Seneca on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Seneca. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Kansas: https://portal.kansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Kansas' counties, including Nemaha, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Seneca.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Seneca - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Seneca). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Seneca or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Seneca) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Seneca. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SenecaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Seneca. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.8356, Longitude: -96.0661       In this case, the coordinates for Seneca have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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