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Overview

Introduction to Geneva, Illinois

Geneva, Illinois, in Kane county, is 8 miles N of Aurora, Illinois (center to center) and 33 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. The city is included in the Chicago metropolitan area.

Geneva History

The area now known as Geneva was originally inhabited by the Prairie and Illinois Pottawatomi tribes. The first modern settler, Daniel Shaw Haight, arrived in this area in 1830. He built a cabin near the Fox Area and settled down there. The settlement was named Big Spring. Haight sold his claim to James and Charity Herrington in 1835. The Herringtons played a significant role in the establishment of the town of Geneva. It was incorporated as a city in 1887.

Geneva and nearby Attractions

  • Island Park
  • Lincoln Highway
  • Geneva Historical Society Museum
  • Garfield Farm Museum
  • Norris Nature Preserve
  • St. Charles Country Club

Things To Do In Geneva

Geneva is reputed as a tourist destination. It is located in a scenic area along the Fox River. It is a lively city with several shops and restaurants. It also has an extensive bike trail which includes portions of the Fox River Trail. The Geneva Park District includes 50 parks and is spread over 700 acres. It offers approximately 3,000 programs annually. In addition, the park district also offers playgrounds, bike/pedestrian trails, a recreation center, and a skate park.

Geneva Transportation

Domestic and international flights are available from Chicago O'Hare International Airport.

Geneva Higher Education

Elgin Community College, Wabaunsee Community College, North Central College, and Wheaton College are all located within a radius of 15 miles.

Demographics

People

Total Population21,732
Male Share of the Population49.2%
Female Share of the Population50.8%
Senior Citizens15%
Employed Population 16+11,040
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married60.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher55.8%
Median Earnings25+$52,067
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$53,229
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,049

Wealth

Median Family Income$113,737
% Above Poverty Level93.7%
% Below Poverty Level6.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home9.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.7%
% Using Public Transportation6%

Housing

People Living Alone22%
Median Gross Rent$1,263
Median House Value$305,000

Ancestry

German32.3%
Irish21.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)12.6%
Italian12.3%
Polish10.8%
English9.9%
Swedish5.9%
Norwegian2.9%
French Except Basque2.9%
Dutch2%
Scottish1.9%
Lithuanian1.7%
Welsh1%
Russian0.8%
Austrian0.8%
Finnish0.8%
Czech0.8%
Danishn0.7%
Swiss0.7%
Belgian0.6%
Hungarian0.5%
US/American0.5%
Greek0.5%
Slovene0.4%
Ukrainian0.4%
Canadian0.3%
Croatian0.3%
African0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Latvian0.2%
Romanian0.2%
South African0.2%
Brazilian0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
New Zealand0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
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Geneva Almanac

CategoryValue
County Kane County
Standard Zip Codes60134
Phone Area Codes331,630
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude41.88
Approximate Longitude-88.31

Geneva Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationAURORA
Distance8.4 miles
Jan Temp11 to 29 F
Apr Temp36 to 59 F
Jul Temp61 to 84 F
Oct Temp38 to 63 F
Annual Precip38.3 inches
StationWHEATON 3 SE
Distance13.2 miles
Jan Temp14 to 32 F
Apr Temp38 to 63 F
Jul Temp63 to 87 F
Oct Temp42 to 67 F
Annual Precip37.9 inches
StationMARENGO
Distance29.3 miles
Jan Temp11 to 28 F
Apr Temp37 to 59 F
Jul Temp62 to 85 F
Oct Temp39 to 63 F
Annual Precip36.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Batavia26,413$114,445
North Aurora17,612$91,570
St. Charles32,745$113,314

Geneva Public Libraries

Geneva Public Library District
127 JAMES STREET
Geneva, Illinois
(630) 232-0780

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Geneva Hospitals

Delnor Community Hospital
(Non-profit)
300 Randall Rd
(630) 208-3000

Geneva Public Schools

Fabyan Elementary School
Os350 Grengs Ln
ZIP: 60134
(630) 444-8600
Primary
Total Enrollment 315
Friendship Station
227 N 4th St
ZIP: 60134
(630) 463-3060
Primary
Total Enrollment 75
Geneva Community High School
416 Mckinley Ave
ZIP: 60134
(630) 463-3800
High
Total Enrollment 1960
Geneva Middle Sch North
1357 Viking Dr
ZIP: 60134
(630) 463-3700
Middle
Total Enrollment 706
Geneva Middle Sch South
1415 Viking Dr
ZIP: 60134
(630) 463-3600
Middle
Total Enrollment 716
Harrison Street Elem School
201 N Harrison St
ZIP: 60134
(630) 463-3300
Primary
Total Enrollment 434
Heartland Elementary School
3300 Heartland Dr
ZIP: 60134
(630) 463-3200
Primary
Total Enrollment 442
Mill Creek School
N900 Brundige Dr
ZIP: 60134
(630) 463-3400
Primary
Total Enrollment 389
Western Avenue Elem School
1500 Western Ave
ZIP: 60134
(630) 463-3500
Primary
Total Enrollment 314
Williamsburg Elem School
1812 Williamsburg Ave
ZIP: 60134
(630) 463-3100
Primary
Total Enrollment 490

Geneva Private Schools

Faith Christian Academy
1745 Kaneville Rd Ste 2
ZIP: 60134
Elementary
Total Enrollment 88
Kensington School Of Geneva
1774 W State St # 1776
ZIP: 60134
Elementary
Total Enrollment 20
Mansio Mens Montessori School
102 Howard St
ZIP: 60134
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
St Peter Elementary School
1881 Kaneville Rd
ZIP: 60134
Elementary
Total Enrollment 440
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Historic Geneva

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Fox River (below Geneva) c1898

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Fox River (below Geneva) c1898

Geneva (from above railway bridge) c1898.

From railway bridge between 1880 and 1899

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