Introduction to Seneca Falls, New York

Seneca Falls, New York, in Seneca county, is 34 miles W of Syracuse, New York (center to center) and 105 miles E of Buffalo, New York.

Seneca Falls History

The area was first occupied by the Cayuga tribe. The first pioneers arrived around 1787, and the village was incorporated in 1831. It was re-incorporated in 1837, 1860 and 1896, each time with new charters. Seneca Falls was named after a series of small rapids and falls on the Seneca River.

Seneca Falls and Nearby Attractions

  • Seneca Museum of Waterways and Industry
  • Cayuga Lake State Park
  • Seneca Falls Historical Society Museum
  • Montezuma Wildlife Refuge
  • Cayuga-Seneca Trail
  • Bogachiel State Park

Things To Do In Seneca Falls

Interesting places to visit in Seneca Falls include Seneca Falls Heritage Area, Seneca Falls Historical Society Museum, and the Women's Rights National Historical Park. Wesleyan Chapel, which held the first women's right convention in 1848,has a visitors center with informative exhibits. Migratory waterfowls and other waterbirds can be seen at the Montezuma Wildlife Refuge. Cayuga Lake State Park is offers boat-rides, fishing, and other outdoor activities.

Seneca Falls Transportation

Syracuse Hancock International airport is close to Seneca Falls.

Seneca Falls Higher Education

The closest colleges to Seneca Falls include Finger Lakes Community College, Onondaga Community College, and Ithaca College.


Total Population 8,950
Male Share of the Population 49.5%
Female Share of the Population 50.5%
Senior Citizens 17.1%
Employed Population 16+ 4,105
Age of the Population 42


% of people married 45.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 27.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $63,321
% Above Poverty Level 85%
% Below Poverty Level 15%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%


People Living Alone 34%
Median Gross Rent $722
Median House Value $96,600


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.1%
US/American 0.1%
English 13.8%
Irish 21.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Seneca Falls Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 34 miles W of Syracuse, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 105 miles E of Buffalo, New York
County Seneca
Standard Zip Codes 13148
Phone Area Codes 315
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.91
Longitude -76.796

Seneca Falls Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 12.1 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 30 F
Apr Temp 36 to 54 F
Jul Temp 61 to 80 F
Oct Temp 41 to 59 F
Annual Precip 33.4 inches
Station AUBURN
Distance 12.5 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 30 F
Apr Temp 33 to 54 F
Jul Temp 60 to 81 F
Oct Temp 39 to 59 F
Annual Precip 0 inches
Distance 14.3 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 31 F
Apr Temp 36 to 55 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 60 F
Annual Precip 36.9 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Seneca Falls, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Canoga (13148)

Tyre (13148)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Auburn 27,264 $52,062
Cayuga 545 $68,214
Geneva 13,157 $55,025
Waterloo 7,568 $57,191

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Mynderse Library
Seneca Falls, New York
(315) 568-8265
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