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Overview

Introduction to Geneseo, Illinois

Located in Henry county, Geneseo, Illinois, is 22 miles E of Davenport, Iowa (center to center) and 132 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. It is a part of the surrounding Davenport - Moline - Rock Island metro area. Geneseo is home to some 6,480 residents.

Geneseo History

The present-day territory of Geneseo was established by ten gentlemen from New York who decided to go west and set up a colony in Illinois between 1835-36; of the ten, seven made it to Henry county. The colonists purchased around 2,000 acres in the area where the city of Geneseo now stands. Geneseo was incorporated as a village on February 14, 1855 by a special act of the General Assembly. It was once again incorporated as a city on February 16, 1865.

Geneseo and nearby Attractions

  • Geneseo Historical Museum
  • Bishop Hill State Historic Site
  • Hennepin Canal Parkway
  • Johnson Sauk Trail State Recreation Area
  • Maple Bluff Golf Club

Things To Do In Geneseo

Geneseo is home to several Victorian-style houses. The Geneseo Historical Museum documents the history of the city. In addition, the historic 104.5-mile Hennepin Canal Parkway near the city spreads across five counties. The Bishop Hill State Historic Site and the Johnson Sauk Trail State Recreation Area are among the other points of interest in Geneseo. The city also has several golf courses such as the Country View Golf Course and Maple Bluff Golf Club. The city also holds the annual 'Christmas Walk', formerly known as the 'Victorian Walk', which is organized by the residents living in the month of December.

Geneseo Transportation

The closest airport to the city is Quad City International Airport.

Geneseo Higher Education

Higher education is available at Black Hawk College, Saint Ambrose University, and Eastern Iowa Community College District.

People

Total Population 6,523
Male Share of the Population 46.7%
Female Share of the Population 53.3%
Senior Citizens 20.5%
Employed Population 16+ 2,961
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 58%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 29.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $69,706
% Above Poverty Level 92.4%
% Below Poverty Level 7.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.6%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 26%
Median Gross Rent $663
Median House Value $133,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 15%
US/American 0%
English 8.3%
Irish 14.7%

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

Geneseo Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 22 miles E of Davenport, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 132 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Henry
Metro Area Davenport - Moline - Rock Island
Standard Zip Codes 61254
Phone Area Codes 309
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.448
Longitude -90.154

Geneseo Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station GENESEO
Distance 0.3 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 29 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 63 F
Annual Precip 37.4 inches
Station LE CLAIRE L & D 14
Distance 15.1 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 29 F
Apr Temp 41 to 60 F
Jul Temp 67 to 85 F
Oct Temp 45 to 64 F
Annual Precip 34.1 inches
Station KEWANEE 1 E
Distance 19 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 28 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 39 to 63 F
Annual Precip 35.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Edford (61254)

Fairbank (61254)

Hanna (61254)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Atkinson 1,006 $74,297
Cambridge 2,126 $66,429
Carbon Cliff 2,076 $48,875
Cleveland 175 $77,917
Colona 4,918 $66,250

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

Geneseo Public Libraries

Library
Geneseo P.l.d.
218 SOUTH STATE STREET
Geneseo, Illinois
(309) 944-6452
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Geneseo Hospitals

HAMMOND HENRY HOSPITAL
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
600 N COLLEGE AVENUE
(309) 944-6431
Emergency Service: Yes

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J D DARNALL SR HIGH SCHOOL
700 N STATE ST
309-945-0399
Serves 948 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.9

ROCK RIVER COOP ALTERNATIVE SCH
20965 E 900TH ST
309-949-2937
A Special Education School
Serves 25 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.3

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