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Seneca is a city in Newton County, Missouri, United States. The population was 2,336 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Joplin, Missouri Metropolitan Statistical Area.HistorySeneca was platted in 1869. The city was named for the Seneca Indian tribe. A post office called Seneca has been in operation since 1869.Several houses in the rural northern Seneca area were destroyed by a tornado on Saturday May 10, 2008 in the Mid-May 2008 tornado outbreak sequence in which an EF4 tornado hit the county killing 13 people. The Early Show broadcast their national weather report from the city on the following Monday morning. On the one year anniversary, Bill Lant, owner of Lant's Feed and Country Store, unveiled a memorial for the people who perished from the tornado. He had donated the plot of land and memorial and had the memorial built next to his store.GeographySeneca is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.56sqmi, all of it land.Demographics2010 censusAs of the census of 2010, there were 2,336 people, 877 households, and 612 families residing in the city. The population density was 912.5PD/sqmi. There were 962 housing units at an average density of 375.8/sqmi. The racial makeup of the city was 85.3% White, 0.3% African American, 8.0% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.4% from other races, and 5.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.2% of the population.Seneca is in Missouri (MO). Make Seneca central to your United States travel plans using our United States trip planner.
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