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.


Total Population 6,158
Male Share of the Population 48.8%
Female Share of the Population 51.2%
Senior Citizens 16.8%
Employed Population 16+ 2,459
Age of the Population 41


% of people married 45.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 12.6%
Median Earnings25+ $27,132
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $10,387
Median Earnings With High School Degree $32,179


Median Family Income $56,818
% Above Poverty Level 86.4%
% Below Poverty Level 13.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.2%
% Using Public Transportation 1.6%


People Living Alone 33.3%
Median Gross Rent $587
Median House Value $101,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.9%
US/American 0%
English 13.2%
Irish 14.4%

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

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 Population Median Family Income
Ashtabula 18,819 $35,393
Jefferson 2,998 $50,000
Madison 3,173 $68,846

Geneva Hospitals

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

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Student/teacher ratio: 20.7

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