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Seneca, South Carolina
Welcome to Seneca ...
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Seneca has a population of 8,509 people<2> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Seneca.
Seneca is 970 feet [296 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Seneca lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
The area code for Seneca: (864)
The ZIP code for Seneca: 29678<4>
Websites for Seneca ...
Official Website: www.seneca.sc.us/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Seneca had an population of 8,509 people. This is an increase of 5.02% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 11.2% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Seneca had a population of 8,102 people (which is 10.91% of the total population of Oconee County). This makes Seneca the county's most populous community.
The population of Seneca represents 0.18% of the population of South Carolina (which has 4,625,364 people), making it the state's 44th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 8,102 people, the population of Seneca increased 5.88% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 7,652 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, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan (2), Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, Ohio (2), Ontario, Oregon (2), Pennsylvania, 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.
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 8 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 South Carolina (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 ...
The official website for Seneca: www.seneca.sc.us/
The official website for Oconee County: www.oconeesc.com/
The official website for State of South Carolina: https://sc.gov/
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This page was last modified: 18 Apr 2022