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Overview

Introduction to Geneseo, Illinois

Located in Henry county, Geneseo, Illinois, is 22 miles E of Davenport, Iowa (center to center) and 132 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. It is a part of the surrounding Davenport - Moline - Rock Island metro area. Geneseo is home to some 6,480 residents.

Geneseo History

The present-day territory of Geneseo was established by ten gentlemen from New York who decided to go west and set up a colony in Illinois between 1835-36; of the ten, seven made it to Henry county. The colonists purchased around 2,000 acres in the area where the city of Geneseo now stands. Geneseo was incorporated as a village on February 14, 1855 by a special act of the General Assembly. It was once again incorporated as a city on February 16, 1865.

Geneseo and nearby Attractions

  • Geneseo Historical Museum
  • Bishop Hill State Historic Site
  • Hennepin Canal Parkway
  • Johnson Sauk Trail State Recreation Area
  • Maple Bluff Golf Club

Things To Do In Geneseo

Geneseo is home to several Victorian-style houses. The Geneseo Historical Museum documents the history of the city. In addition, the historic 104.5-mile Hennepin Canal Parkway near the city spreads across five counties. The Bishop Hill State Historic Site and the Johnson Sauk Trail State Recreation Area are among the other points of interest in Geneseo. The city also has several golf courses such as the Country View Golf Course and Maple Bluff Golf Club. The city also holds the annual 'Christmas Walk', formerly known as the 'Victorian Walk', which is organized by the residents living in the month of December.

Geneseo Transportation

The closest airport to the city is Quad City International Airport.

Geneseo Higher Education

Higher education is available at Black Hawk College, Saint Ambrose University, and Eastern Iowa Community College District.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,589
Male Share of the Population47.1%
Female Share of the Population52.9%
Senior Citizens22.6%
Employed Population 16+2,937
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married59.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher31.8%
Median Earnings25+$37,093
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,993

Wealth

Median Family Income$72,348
% Above Poverty Level92.5%
% Below Poverty Level7.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.1%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone26.6%
Median Gross Rent$673
Median House Value$139,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14.9%
Irish12.7%
Swedish11.3%
Belgian7.9%
English7.7%
Italian4.8%
Dutch3.1%
Welsh2.3%
French Except Basque1.8%
Scottish1.6%
Greek1.6%
Norwegian0.9%
Albanian0.8%
African0.5%
Polish0.5%
Czech0.4%
Russian0.3%
German0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
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Geneseo Almanac

CategoryValue
County Henry County
Standard Zip Codes61254
Phone Area Codes309
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude41.44
Approximate Longitude-90.15

Geneseo Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationGENESEO
Distance0.3 miles
Jan Temp13 to 29 F
Apr Temp40 to 61 F
Jul Temp66 to 86 F
Oct Temp43 to 63 F
Annual Precip37.4 inches
StationLE CLAIRE L & D 14
Distance15.1 miles
Jan Temp13 to 29 F
Apr Temp41 to 60 F
Jul Temp67 to 85 F
Oct Temp45 to 64 F
Annual Precip34.1 inches
StationKEWANEE 1 E
Distance19 miles
Jan Temp10 to 28 F
Apr Temp37 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp39 to 63 F
Annual Precip35.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Atkinson1,035$69,286
Cambridge2,162$70,463
Carbon Cliff2,024$48,347
Cleveland178$78,333
Colona4,876$71,910
Hillsdale557$54,464

Geneseo Public Libraries

Geneseo Public Library District
805 NORTH CHICAGO STREET
Geneseo, Illinois
(309) 944-6452

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Geneseo Hospitals

Hammond Henry Hospital
(Government - District/authority)
600 N College Avenue
(309) 944-6431

Geneseo Public Schools

Geneseo High School
700 N State St
ZIP: 61254
(309) 945-0399
High
Total Enrollment 814
Geneseo Middle School
333 E Ogden Ave
ZIP: 61254
(309) 945-0599
Middle
Total Enrollment 625
Millikin Elem School
920 S Congress St
ZIP: 61254
(309) 945-0475
Primary
Total Enrollment 404
Northside Elem School
415 N Russell Ave
ZIP: 61254
(309) 945-0625
Primary
Total Enrollment 334
Rock Island Co Reg Safe School
20965 E 900th St
ZIP: 61254
(309) 949-2937
Rock River Coop Alt Sch
20965 E 900th St
ZIP: 61254
(309) 949-2937
Rock River Coop Alternative Sch
20965 E 900th St
ZIP: 61254
(309) 949-2937
Southwest Elem School
715 S Center St
ZIP: 61254
(309) 945-0652
Primary
Total Enrollment 394

Geneseo Private Schools

St Malachy
595 E Ogden Ave
ZIP: 61254
Elementary
Total Enrollment 124
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