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Overview

Introduction to Geneva, Illinois

Geneva, Illinois, in Kane county, is 8 miles N of Aurora, Illinois (center to center) and 33 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. The city is included in the Chicago metropolitan area.

Geneva History

The area now known as Geneva was originally inhabited by the Prairie and Illinois Pottawatomi tribes. The first modern settler, Daniel Shaw Haight, arrived in this area in 1830. He built a cabin near the Fox Area and settled down there. The settlement was named Big Spring. Haight sold his claim to James and Charity Herrington in 1835. The Herringtons played a significant role in the establishment of the town of Geneva. It was incorporated as a city in 1887.

Geneva and nearby Attractions

  • Island Park
  • Lincoln Highway
  • Geneva Historical Society Museum
  • Garfield Farm Museum
  • Norris Nature Preserve
  • St. Charles Country Club

Things To Do In Geneva

Geneva is reputed as a tourist destination. It is located in a scenic area along the Fox River. It is a lively city with several shops and restaurants. It also has an extensive bike trail which includes portions of the Fox River Trail. The Geneva Park District includes 50 parks and is spread over 700 acres. It offers approximately 3,000 programs annually. In addition, the park district also offers playgrounds, bike/pedestrian trails, a recreation center, and a skate park.

Geneva Transportation

Domestic and international flights are available from Chicago O'Hare International Airport.

Geneva Higher Education

Elgin Community College, Wabaunsee Community College, North Central College, and Wheaton College are all located within a radius of 15 miles.

People

Total Population 21,704
Male Share of the Population 49.6%
Female Share of the Population 50.4%
Senior Citizens 12.8%
Employed Population 16+ 11,174
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 61.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 54.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $110,764
% Above Poverty Level 95.6%
% Below Poverty Level 4.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 8.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.6%
% Using Public Transportation 6.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 21.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,249
Median House Value $305,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.3%
US/American 0.2%
English 9.4%
Irish 22.3%

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

Geneva Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles N of Aurora, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 33 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Kane
Standard Zip Codes 60134
Phone Area Codes 630
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.887
Longitude -88.305

Geneva 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 AURORA
Distance 8.4 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 29 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches
Station WHEATON 3 SE
Distance 13.2 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 63 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 67 F
Annual Precip 37.9 inches
Station MARENGO
Distance 29.3 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 28 F
Apr Temp 37 to 59 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 39 to 63 F
Annual Precip 36.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Batavia 26,105 $113,976

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

Geneva Public Libraries

Library
Geneva P.l.d.
127 JAMES STREET
Geneva, Illinois
(630) 232-0780
Library Web Site

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Geneva Hospitals

DELNOR COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
300 RANDALL RD
(630) 208-3000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Geneva High Schools

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GENEVA COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL
416 MCKINLEY AVE
630-463-3800
Serves 1,570 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.4

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210 S 6TH ST
630-232-5958
A Non-traditional School
Serves 60 students.

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Historic Geneva

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Fox River (below Geneva) c1898

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Fox River (below Geneva) c1898

Geneva (from above railway bridge) c1898.

From railway bridge between 1880 and 1899

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