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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Seneca is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Seneca is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Seneca who work in office and administrative support (12.32%), management occupations (9.73%), and teaching (9.11%).

One of the benefits of Seneca is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 19.18 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The percentage of people in Seneca who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 25.59% of adults in Seneca have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Seneca in 2010 was $25,290, which is upper middle income relative to South Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $101,160 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 Scots-Irish.

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