Geneva, Ohio

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Geneva, Ohio

Introduction to Geneva, Ohio

Geneva, Ohio, in Ashtabula county, is 22 miles NE of Mentor, Ohio (center to center) and 44 miles NE of Cleveland, Ohio. As of the 2000 census, 6,595 people lived in Geneva.

Geneva History

The earliest settlement in present day Geneva was established in 1805. A few people from Charlotte, New York settled here, and in 1806 more settlers arrived from Harpersfield, New York. In 1816, the citizens formed the township of Harpersfield. This new township was Geneva Township. In 1866 the town became a village and it was later incorporated as a city in 1958. It was named after Geneva, New York.

Geneva and Nearby Attractions

  • Fairport Harbor Marine Museum and Lighthouse
  • James A. Garfield National Historic Site
  • Helen Hazen Wyman Metropolitan Park
  • Holden Arboretum
  • Six Flags Worlds of Adventure

Things To Do In Geneva

There are several museums near Geneva, including Fairport Harbor Marine Museum and Lighthouse, and Jennie Munger Gregory Museum. Geneva State Park, Fairport Harbor Lakefront Park, and Helen Hazen Wyman Metropolitan Park are located nearby as well. The Geneva State Park offers opportunities for recreational activities like camping, fishing, and boating. Opportunities to play golf are available at Deer Lake Golf Course.

Geneva Transportation

Erie International Airport is located near Geneva.

Geneva Higher Education

Lakeland Community College, Kent State University, and John Carroll University are situated near Geneva.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy Geneva Public Transportation Use
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 16% Geneva Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Geneva, Ohio

Comparing Geneva to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Ohio (State):

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 8 8
Age of the Population 7 7
Female Share of the Population 6 5
Male Share of the Population 6 6
Racial Diversity 5 9
Well-Paid Single Men 5 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 5 5
Portion of People Married 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 5 5
People in Middle Class or Better 5 4
Median Family Income 4 4
College Educated Adults 2 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 8 10
Short Commute Times 6 6
Working at Home 1 2
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 9
Affordability of Rents 8 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 8
People Living Alone 7 7
Housing Recently Built 2 5

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Geneva Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 22 miles NE of Mentor, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City 44 miles NE of Cleveland, Ohio
County Ashtabula
Standard Zip Codes 44041
Phone Area Codes 440
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.805
Longitude -80.948

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 8.3 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 33 F
Apr Temp 36 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 80 F
Oct Temp 42 to 61 F
Annual Precip 39.9 inches
Station DORSET
Distance 16.8 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 32 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 57 to 81 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 43.2 inches
Distance 19.6 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 32 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 58 to 80 F
Oct Temp 39 to 60 F
Annual Precip 47.3 inches
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Geneva Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 6,595 100%
Male 3,171 48.1%
Female 3,424 51.9%
Under 18 1,576 23.9%
18+ 5,019 76.1%
65+ 1,158 17.6%
Median Age 38.2
Average Family Size 3.04
White 6,255 94.8%
African-American 76 1.2%
Asian 16 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 10 0.2%
Other 119 1.8%
Mixed Race 117 1.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 392 5.9%

Estimated Geneva Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 6,478
Growth -117
Growth % -1.8%

Geneva 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 20.6%
Irish 12.4%
US/American 11.9%
English 10.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.4%
Italian 8.9%
Polish 4.8%
European 2.8%
Hungarian 2.6%
Finnish 2.4%
French (except Basque) 2.4%
Scotch-Irish 1.5%
Scottish 1.1%
Dutch 1%
French Canadian 1%
Welsh 0.9%
Czech 0.7%
Slovak 0.7%
Swedish 0.5%
Slovene 0.4%
Russian 0.4%
Lebanese 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Greek 0.2%
Lithuanian 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Geneva on the Lake (44041)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Geneva 6,595 $41,511
Ashtabula 20,962 $33,454
Jefferson 3,572 $46,313
Madison 2,921 $56,761
North Perry 838 $51,875
Perry 1,195 $58,281
Rock Creek 584 $37,917

Geneva Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(440) 466-1141
Emergency Service: Yes

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Geneva High Schools (2004)

Serves 1,043 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.7

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