Island City

Seneca is situated on the Silvies River, Seneca is in Bear Valley at the northern edge of the Great Basin. People often visit Seneca to play golf at the Bear Valley Meadows Golf Course, built by the city and community in 1996. This pasture course offers annual memberships and an honor box for paying green fees. 

Seneca experiences the coolest weather in Grant County, Oregon and has the distinction of the coldest official temperature recorded in the Oregon: 54 degrees below zero. The main industries in Seneca are ranching and timber production.

Historically, Seneca began growing in the 1920’s as a company town for the Edward Hines Lumber Company, boasting a sawmill and the northern terminus of a (now-vacated) railroad track which extended south to Burns, Oregon.

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Population
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Population

Population2000201020212026
Seneca208199195192

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Population by Age

Population201020212026
0-41277
5-9966
10-1461111
15-19101010
20-241165
25-29466
30-341399
35-39699
40-44766
45-49141010
50-54181513
55-59131917
60-64262422
65-69152425
70-7491616
75-79191114
80-84455
85+345
18+167169167
Median Age525657

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Population by Race

Seneca2021
Total195.000
White Alone93.880
Black Alone0.510
American Indian Alone1.530
Asian Alone0.000
Pacific Islander Alone0.000
Some Other Race2.550
Two or More Races1.530
Hispanic Origin5.640
Diversity Index20.400

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Growth Rate

Seneca2010 - 20142014 - 2019
Population0%0%
Households0%0%
Families0%0%
Median Household Income%1%
Per Capita Income%2%

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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Housing
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Households

Population2000201020212026
Households92959493
Housing Units109128128130
Owner Occupied Units7372
Renter Occupied Units2221
Vacant Units3437

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Home Value

Seneca20212026
Median Home Value$241,667$275,000
Average Home Value$453,425$534,028
<$50,00054
$50,000 - $99,9991312
$100,000 - $149,99987
$150,000 - $199,99987
$200,000 - $249,99933
$250,000 - $299,99966
$300,000 - $399,9991212
$400,000 - $499,99966
$500,000 - $749,99922
$1,000,000 +23

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Housing Year Built

Year RangeHouses Built
2010 or Later0
2000-200912
1990-199911
1980-19893
1970-197917
1960-19694
1950-195931
1940-194925
1939 or Before64

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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Income
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Income

Seneca20212026
Median Household$53,046$55,544
Average Household$67,666$74,515
Per Capita$31,276$34,980

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Household Income Base

Seneca2021
<$15,0009
$15,000 - $24,9997
$25,000 - $34,9997
$35,000 - $49,99919
$50,000 - $74,99926
$75,000 - $99,99911
$100,000 - $149,99911
$150,000 - $199,9991
$200,000+3

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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Employees
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Commute

CategoryCommuters
Workers 16+110
In-County Residents106
Out-of-County Residents2
Drive Alone78
Carpooled7
Public Transport0
Work at Home10
Less than 5 minutes27
5-9 minutes6
10-14 minutes8
15-19 minutes4
20-24 minutes2
25-29 minutes8
30-34 minutes30
35-39 minutes1
40-44 minutes8
45-59 minutes5
60-89 minutes1
90+ minutes0
Average Travel Time0

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Employees by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Employees27
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt3
Mining0
Utilities0
Construction1
Manufacturing0
Wholesale Trade0
  
Retail Trade2
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers0
Furn & Home Furnish Str0
Electronics & Appl Store0
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip0
Food & Beverage Stores0
Health/Pers Care Stores0
Gasoline Stations2
Clothing/Accessory Store0
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music0
General Merchandise Str0
Misc Store Retailers0
Nonstore Retailers0
  
Transportation/Warehouse1
Information0
  
Finance & Insurance0
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn0
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv0
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other0
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing0
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv0
Legal Services0
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises0
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt0
Educational Services13
HealthCare/Social Assist0
Arts/Entertainment/Rec0
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs0
Accommodation0
Food Srv/Drinking Places0
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin0
Auto Repair/Maintenance0
Public Administration Emp7

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Educational Attainment (25+)

Seneca2021
Some High School7
Graduated High School39
Associates Degree17
Bachelor's Degree16
Graduate Degree16

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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Businesses
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Businesses by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Businesses8
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt Bus1
Mining Bus0
Utilities Bus0
Construction Bus1
Manufacturing Bus0
Wholesale Trade Bus0
  
Retail Trade Bus1
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers Bus0
Furn & Home Furnish Str Bus0
Electronics & Appl Store Bus0
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip Bus0
Food & Beverage Stores Bus0
Health/Pers Care Stores Bus0
Gasoline Stations Bus1
Clothing/Accessory Store Bus0
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music Bus0
General Merchandise Str Bus0
Misc Store Retailers Bus0
Nonstore Retailers Bus0
  
Transportation/Warehouse Bus1
Information Bus0
  
Finance & Insurance Bus0
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn Bus0
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv Bus0
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other Bus0
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing Bus0
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv Bus0
Legal Services Bus0
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises Bus0
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt Bus0
Educational Services Bus2
HealthCare/Social Assist Bus0
Arts/Entertainment/Rec Bus0
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs Bus0
Accommodation Bus0
Food Srv/Drinking Places Bus0
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin Bus0
Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus0
Public Administration Bus2

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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