Seneca, South Carolina

Seneca, South Carolina
City Hall of Seneca
City Hall of Seneca
Motto(s): 
City of Smiles, City with Style
Location in Oconee County and the state of South Carolina.
Location in Oconee County and the state of South Carolina.
Coordinates: 34°41′3″N 82°57′21″W / 34.68417°N 82.95583°W / 34.68417; -82.95583Coordinates: 34°41′3″N 82°57′21″W / 34.68417°N 82.95583°W / 34.68417; -82.95583
CountryUnited States
StateSouth Carolina
CountyOconee
Government
 • MayorDaniel W. Alexander
Area
 • Total8.25 sq mi (21.37 km2)
 • Land8.20 sq mi (21.23 km2)
 • Water0.05 sq mi (0.14 km2)
Elevation
965 ft (294 m)
Population
 • Total8,102
 • Estimate 
(2019)[3]
8,533
 • Density1,041.24/sq mi (402.03/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
29672, 29678, 29679
Area code(s)864
FIPS code45-65095[4]
GNIS feature ID1250833[5]
Websitehttp://www.seneca.sc.us/

Seneca is a city in Oconee County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 8,102 at the 2010 census. It is the principal city of the Seneca Micropolitan Statistical Area (population 74,273 at the 2010 census), an (MSA) that includes all of Oconee County, and that is included within the greater Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson, South Carolina Combined Statistical Area (population 1,266,995 at the 2010 census). Seneca was named for the nearby Cherokee town of Isunigu, which English colonists knew as "Seneca Town".

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 29, 2020.
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  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.