Seneca County, NY

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2022 Population
33,651
0.735% 1-year decline
US Senator
Chuck Schumer
Democratic Party
US Senator
Kirsten Gillibrand
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
43
1.18% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
13.1%
10.6% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$64,050
8.4% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$132,000
18.1% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Seneca County, NY had a population of 33.7k people with a median age of 43 and a median household income of $64,050. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Seneca County, NY declined from 33,900 to 33,651, a −0.735% decrease and its median household income grew from $59,086 to $64,050, a 8.4% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Seneca County, NY are White (Non-Hispanic) (88%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.16%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.7%), White (Hispanic) (1.5%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.13%).

None of the households in Seneca County, NY reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.2% of the residents in Seneca County, NY are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Seneca County, NY are Northeast College of Health Sciences (220 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Seneca County, NY was $132,000, and the homeownership rate was 72.5%.

Most people in Seneca County, NY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Seneca County, NY was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Seneca County, NY is home to a population of 33.7k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.32% of Seneca County, NY residents were born outside of the country (782 people).

In 2022, there were 21.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (29.6k people) in Seneca County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 908 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.2%
2022 Citizenship
99.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.2% of Seneca County, NY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Seneca County, NY was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Seneca County, NY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    29.6k ± 169
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.4k ± 90
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    908 ± 182
3.82%
Hispanic Population
1.29k people

In 2022, there were 21.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (29.6k people) in Seneca County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 908 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.82% of the people in Seneca County, NY are hispanic (1.29k people).

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Foreign-Born Population

2.32%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
782 people
2.32%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
785 people

As of 2022, 2.32% of Seneca County, NY residents (782 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Seneca County, NY was 2.32%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    714 ± 108
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    473 ± 139
  3. Korea
    225 ± 97

Seneca County, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.51 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Seneca County, NY employs 14.9k people. The largest industries in Seneca County, NY are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,148 people), Manufacturing (2,028 people), and Educational Services (1,859 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($76,250), Public Administration ($62,241), and Finance & Insurance ($60,114).

Occupations

14.9k
2022 Value
± 711
−2.3%
1 Year decline
± 6.83%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Seneca County, NY declined at a rate of −2.3%, from 15.3k employees to 14.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Seneca County, NY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,777 people), Management Occupations (1,639 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (1,108 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Seneca County, NY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

14.9k
2022 Value
± 711
−2.3%
1 Year decline
± 6.83%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Seneca County, NY declined at a rate of −2.3%, from 15.3k employees to 14.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Seneca County, NY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,148 people), Manufacturing (2,028 people), and Educational Services (1,859 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Seneca County, NY, though some of these residents may live in Seneca County, NY and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$47,475
Median earning men ± $2,907
$34,508
Median earning women ± $3,983

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($83,281), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($70,018), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($58,698).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($53,681), Public Administration ($51,905), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($47,596).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.74%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 9.56M people employed in New York. This represents a 2.74% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 19.7%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 195
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 193
    Retail Trade
  3. 186
    Manufacturing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Seneca County, NY went to Donald J. Trump with 53% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (44%), followed by Other (1.79%).

Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are the senators currently representing the state of New York. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

New York is currently represented by 26 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from New York

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Chuck Schumer
Senator from New York3
Assumed office on January 3, 1999
Kirsten Gillibrand
Senator from New York1
Assumed office on January 26, 2009
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Hillary Clinton, who had become Secretary of State.

Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are the senators currently representing New York.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from New York

New York is currently represented by 26 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Seneca County, NY awarded 220 degrees. The student population of Seneca County, NY in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 269 male students and 282 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Seneca County, NY are White (141 and 77.9%), followed by Asian (14 and 7.73%), Black or African American (10 and 5.52%), and Hispanic or Latino (7 and 3.87%).

The largest universities in Seneca County, NY by number of degrees awarded are Northeast College of Health Sciences (220 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Seneca County, NY are Chiropractic (148 and 67.3%), Clinical Nutritionist (50 and 22.7%), and Other Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences (21 and 9.55%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.7% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.75% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (4.04M), Bachelors Degree (3.33M), and Some college (2.79M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Seneca County, NY was $132,000 in 2022, which is 0.468 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $111,800 to $132,000, a 18.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Seneca County, NY is 72.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Seneca County, NY have an average commute time of 21.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Seneca County, NY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Seneca County, NY is $64,050. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Seneca County, NY was Census Tract 9507 with a value of $81,429, followed by Census Tract 9501 and Census Tract 9510, with respective values of $73,068 and $72,986.

Property

$132,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,656
$9,882
Median Property Taxes
±$536

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Rent vs Own

72.5%
Homeownership
2022
59.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 72.5% of the housing units in Seneca County, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 73%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9507
  2. Census Tract 9501
  3. Census Tract 9510

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Seneca County, NY was Census Tract 9507 with a value of $81,429, followed by Census Tract 9501 and Census Tract 9510, with respective values of $73,068 and $72,986.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Seneca County, NY colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$64,050
Median Household Income
± $3,355
13.6k
Number of Households
± 688

In 2022, the median household income of the 13.6k households in Seneca County, NY grew to $64,050 from the previous year's value of $59,086.

The following chart displays the households in Seneca County, NY distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Seneca County, NY is from New York.
0.494
2022 Wage GINI in New York
0.493
2021 Wage GINI in New York

In 2022, the income inequality in New York was 0.494 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.125% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for New York was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New York in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (76.5%)
  2. Carpooled (10.7%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.31%)

In 2022, 76.5% of workers in Seneca County, NY drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.7%) and those who worked at home (7.31%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

21.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Seneca County, NY have a shorter commute time (21.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.61% of the workforce in Seneca County, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Seneca County, NY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Seneca County, NY have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Seneca County, NY (4.14k out of 31.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Seneca County, NY is White, followed by Two Or More and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

91.4% of the population of Seneca County, NY has health coverage, with 40.7% on employee plans, 18.1% on Medicaid, 14.9% on Medicare, 16.4% on non-group plans, and 1.33% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Seneca County, NY see 3780 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.813% decrease from the previous year (3811 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3399 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 515 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.8% were men and 50.2% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,780 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Seneca County, NY

Primary care physicians in Seneca County, NY see an average of 3,780 patients per year. This represents a 0.813% decrease from the previous year (3,811 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22% under 18 years, 18.8% between 18 and 34 years, 38.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.8% were men and 50.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.59%
Uninsured
40.7%
Employer Coverage
18.1%
Medicaid
14.9%
Medicare
16.4%
Non-Group
1.33%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Seneca County, NY declined by 3.54% from 8.9% to 8.59%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 76.9 in Seneca County, NY.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 31.2% in Seneca County, NY.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 5.46% in Seneca County, NY.

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