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Welcome to Seneca ...

The city of Seneca is located in Grant County<1>.

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 225 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Seneca is 4,670 feet [1,423 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Seneca is about ¾ mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Seneca lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you leave Seneca and travel east, you will leave Pacific Time and cross into the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT).

Area codes for Seneca: (541) and (458)<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Seneca had an population of 225 people. This is an increase of 13.07% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 0.9% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Seneca had a population of 199 people. This makes Seneca the county's 5th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 199 people, the population of Seneca decreased 10.76% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 223 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 two Oregon communities named Seneca: This one is located in Grant County and the other is located in Lane County.

Beyond Oregon, there are 26 communities that are also named Seneca - they are located in Arizona, California, Florida (2), Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan (2), Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, Ohio (2), Ontario, 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.

  • John Day (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for John Day
    • John Day lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Seneca and is located in Grant County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,669 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for John Day have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on John Day
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for John Day<7>
  • Canyon City (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canyon City
    • Canyon City lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of Seneca and is located in Grant County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 659 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canyon City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canyon City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canyon City<7>
  • Mount Vernon (20 miles [32.2 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Vernon
    • Mount Vernon lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<6> to the north of Seneca and is located in Grant County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 511 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Vernon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Vernon<7>
  • Prairie City (26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prairie City
    • Prairie City lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<6> to the northeast of Seneca and is located in Grant County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 872 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prairie City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prairie City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Prairie City<7>
  • Dayville (35 miles [56.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dayville
    • Dayville lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Seneca and is located in Grant County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 144 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dayville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dayville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dayville<7>
  • Fox (36 miles [57.9 km] to the north)
  • Burns (37 miles [59.5 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burns
    • Burns lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<6> to the south of Seneca and is located in Harney County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,791 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burns have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burns
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burns<7>
  • Drewsey (37 miles [59.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Drewsey
    • Drewsey lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Seneca and is located in Harney County
    • Former names for Drewsey:
    • Drusy
    • Gouge Eye
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Drewsey
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Drewsey<7>
  • Bates (39 miles [62.8 km] to the northeast)
  • Hines (39 miles [62.8 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hines
    • Hines lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<6> to the south of Seneca and is located in Harney County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,537 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hines
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hines<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. 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.

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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 Oregon: https://www.oregon.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Oregon's counties, including Grant, 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>Area code (458) is an overlay for area code (541).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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 for your convenience: 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: 44.1352, Longitude: -118.9768       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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