Genoa, Illinois

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Genoa, Illinois

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High Points

Genoa strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Genoa Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Genoa People in Middle Class or Better
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Genoa Well-Paid Single Men
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Genoa Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Genoa Well-Paid Single Women
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Genoa Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Genoa, Illinois

Comparing Genoa to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 9 8
Well-Paid Single Women 9 7
Male Share of the Population 8 8
Racial Diversity 7 7
Female Share of the Population 3 3
Senior Citizens 2 2
Age of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 8 8
Portion of People Married 7 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 9
People in Middle Class or Better 10 8
Median Family Income 9 7
College Educated Adults 4 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 9 9
Working at Home 5 6
Short Commute Times 3 4
Public Transportation Use 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 8
Housing Recently Built 5 7
People Living Alone 4 4
Affordability of Rents 2 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 2

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Genoa Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 19 miles W of Elgin, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 54 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County De Kalb
Standard Zip Codes 60135
Phone Area Codes 815
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.1
Longitude -88.66

Genoa Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 10.8 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
Station DE KALB
Distance 13.2 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 27 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 37.3 inches
Distance 24.4 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 27 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 62 F
Annual Precip 33.6 inches
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Genoa Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 4,169 100%
Male 2,058 49.4%
Female 2,111 50.6%
Under 18 1,274 30.6%
18+ 2,895 69.4%
65+ 381 9.1%
Median Age 31.5
Average Family Size 3.21
White 3,972 95.3%
African-American 6 0.1%
Asian 12 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 8 0.2%
Other 131 3.1%
Mixed Race 39 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 444 10.7%

Estimated Genoa Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 4,671
Growth 502
Growth % 12%

Genoa Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 26.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.5%
Irish 13.6%
English 9.9%
US/American 7%
Polish 5.6%
Italian 4.7%
Swedish 3.5%
Norwegian 3.1%
French (except Basque) 2.3%
Scottish 1.5%
European 1.2%
Dutch 0.8%
Austrian 0.8%
Lithuanian 0.5%
Danish 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
British 0.3%
Scotch-Irish 0.3%
Czech 0.3%
Alsatian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Genoa 4,169 $53,523
Burlington 452 $59,886
Hampshire 2,900 $65,069
Kingston 980 $58,929
Kirkland 1,166 $52,813
Marengo 6,355 $57,209
Sycamore 12,020 $62,083

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