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Overview

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,913
Male Share of the Population48.9%
Female Share of the Population51.1%
Senior Citizens17.2%
Employed Population 16+4,139
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married45.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher28%
Median Earnings25+$32,299
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$9,179
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,317

Wealth

Median Family Income$69,868
% Above Poverty Level86%
% Below Poverty Level14%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home4.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work6%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone34.9%
Median Gross Rent$742
Median House Value$98,800

Ancestry

Italian24%
Irish21.9%
English14.4%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)13.3%
Dutch5.5%
French Except Basque4.7%
Polish3.6%
Scottish2.3%
Ukrainian1.6%
Welsh1.2%
German1%
Brazilian0.7%
Russian0.6%
Canadian0.4%
Arab0.4%
Swedish0.4%
Lebanese0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
African0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Greek0.2%
Czech0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Syrian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
South African0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
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Seneca Falls Almanac

CategoryValue
County Seneca County
Standard Zip Codes13148
Phone Area Codes315
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.91
Approximate Longitude-76.79

Seneca Falls Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationGENEVA RESEARCH FARM
Distance12.1 miles
Jan Temp15 to 30 F
Apr Temp36 to 54 F
Jul Temp61 to 80 F
Oct Temp41 to 59 F
Annual Precip33.4 inches
StationAUBURN
Distance12.5 miles
Jan Temp12 to 30 F
Apr Temp33 to 54 F
Jul Temp60 to 81 F
Oct Temp39 to 59 F
Annual Precip0 inches
StationAURORA RESEARCH FARM
Distance14.3 miles
Jan Temp16 to 31 F
Apr Temp36 to 55 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp42 to 60 F
Annual Precip36.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Auburn27,101$53,813
Aurora13,819$90,421
Cayuga569$72,500
Geneva13,136$54,890
Union Springs1,090$80,156
Waterloo7,548$58,321

Seneca Falls Public Libraries

Seneca Falls Library
47 CAYUGA STREET
Seneca Falls, New York
(315) 568-8265

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Seneca Falls Public Schools

Elizabeth Cady Stanton Elementary School
38 Garden St
ZIP: 13148
(315) 568-5500
Primary
Total Enrollment 305
Frank M Knight Elementary School
98 Clinton St
ZIP: 13148
(315) 568-5500
Primary
Total Enrollment 279
Mynderse Academy
105 Troy St
ZIP: 13148
(315) 568-5500
High
Total Enrollment 380
Seneca Falls Middle School
95 Troy St
ZIP: 13148
(315) 568-5500
Middle
Total Enrollment 294

Seneca Falls Private Schools

Finger Lakes Christian School
2291 State Route 89
ZIP: 13148
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 70
Seneca Bible Baptist Christian School
1859 Us Route 20
ZIP: 13148
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 16
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