Introduction to Geneva, New York

Geneva, New York, in Ontario county, is 37 miles SE of Rochester, New York and 96 miles E of Buffalo, New York. The city is included in the Rochester metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 13,617 people lived in Geneva.

Geneva History

The present day City of Geneva was originally known as the village of Kanadasaga and was inhabited by Seneca Native Americans. It was destroyed and abandoned by the punitive Sullivan Expedition of 1779. The village was settled in by Europeans in 1793 and incorporated as the Village of Geneva in 1806. Later on, it was reincorporated as a city. In the 1840s, the first railroad entered Geneva.

Geneva and nearby Attractions

  • Seneca Lake State Park
  • Rose Hill Mansion
  • Smith Opera House
  • Prouty - Chew House and Museum
  • Mike Weaver Drain Tile Museum
  • Belhurst Castle

Things To Do In Geneva

The Ashcroft House, Lehigh Valley Railroad Station, Smith Opera House, William W. Wright House, and Denton House/ Parrott Hall are all located nearby and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. You can also visit Pulteney Park, Genesee Park and McDonough Park. The Geneva Historical Society Museum is also a popular local spot.

Geneva Transportation

Air transportation is available from Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport.

Geneva Higher Education

Hobart William Smith Colleges is the local college. Finger Lakes Community College, Saint John Fisher College and the Rochester Institute of Technology also offer higher educational facilities.


Total Population 13,202
Male Share of the Population 49.5%
Female Share of the Population 50.5%
Senior Citizens 13.3%
Employed Population 16+ 6,273
Age of the Population 28


% of people married 31.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 27.9%
Median Earnings25+ $32,460
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,094
Median Earnings With High School Degree $22,788


Median Family Income $57,326
% Above Poverty Level 74.8%
% Below Poverty Level 25.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 17%
% Using Public Transportation 0.7%


People Living Alone 37.6%
Median Gross Rent $693
Median House Value $88,800


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 26%
US/American 0.1%
English 10.5%
Irish 20.8%

Geneva Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 37 miles SE of Rochester, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 96 miles E of Buffalo, New York
County Ontario
Metro Area Rochester
Standard Zip Codes 14456
Phone Area Codes 315
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.868
Longitude -76.978

Geneva Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 3 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 30 F
Apr Temp 36 to 54 F
Jul Temp 61 to 80 F
Oct Temp 41 to 59 F
Annual Precip 33.4 inches
Station PENN YAN
Distance 14.5 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 32 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 39 to 60 F
Annual Precip 32.4 inches
Distance 19.1 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 31 F
Apr Temp 36 to 55 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 60 F
Annual Precip 36.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Clifton Springs 2,293 $81,141
Newark 9,019 $50,903

Geneva Public Libraries

Geneva Free Library
Geneva, New York
(315) 789-5303
Library Web Site

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Geneva Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
(315) 787-4175
Emergency Service: Yes

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