Seneca, SC
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Seneca is a somewhat small city located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 8,279 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Seneca is the 54th largest community in South Carolina.

Unlike some cities, Seneca isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Seneca are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Seneca is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Seneca who work in office and administrative support (13.35%), food service (12.32%), and management occupations (8.97%).

The percentage of people in Seneca who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 26.63% of adults in Seneca have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Seneca in 2010 was $23,467, which is upper middle income relative to South Carolina, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $93,868 for a family of four. However, Seneca contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Seneca is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Seneca home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Seneca residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Seneca include Irish, English, Scottish, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Seneca is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Greek.