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Overview

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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population13,136
Male Share of the Population49.6%
Female Share of the Population50.4%
Senior Citizens14.4%
Employed Population 16+5,897
Age of the Population29

Families

% of people married31%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher24.5%
Median Earnings25+$29,469
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,354
Median Earnings With High School Degree$21,483

Wealth

Median Family Income$54,890
% Above Poverty Level78.3%
% Below Poverty Level21.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work17.1%
% Using Public Transportation1.2%

Housing

People Living Alone40.6%
Median Gross Rent$709
Median House Value$91,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)29.2%
Irish18.7%
Italian17.8%
English9.5%
French Except Basque3.3%
Dutch2.3%
Polish1.8%
Scottish1.6%
West Indian1.5%
Arab1.2%
Russian1.1%
Jamaican0.8%
Syrian0.8%
Danishn0.7%
African0.7%
Swedish0.5%
Swiss0.4%
Haitian0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Guyanese0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Palestinian0.3%
Slovak0.2%
Bahamian0.2%
German0.2%
Serbian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Barbadian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Maltese0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
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Geneva Almanac

CategoryValue
County Ontario County
Standard Zip Codes14456
Phone Area Codes315
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.85
Approximate Longitude-77

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)

StationGENEVA RESEARCH FARM
Distance3 miles
Jan Temp15 to 30 F
Apr Temp36 to 54 F
Jul Temp61 to 80 F
Oct Temp41 to 59 F
Annual Precip33.4 inches
StationPENN YAN
Distance14.5 miles
Jan Temp14 to 32 F
Apr Temp34 to 56 F
Jul Temp60 to 82 F
Oct Temp39 to 60 F
Annual Precip32.4 inches
StationAURORA RESEARCH FARM
Distance19.1 miles
Jan Temp16 to 31 F
Apr Temp36 to 55 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp42 to 60 F
Annual Precip36.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Clifton Springs2,303$68,558
Newark9,068$46,088
Phelps6,988$71,774
Seneca Falls8,913$69,868
Waterloo7,548$58,321

Geneva Public Libraries

Geneva Public Library
244 MAIN STREET
Geneva, New York
(315) 789-5303

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Geneva Hospitals

Geneva General Hospital
(Non-profit)
196-198 North St
(315) 787-4000

Geneva Public Schools

Geneva High School
101 Carter Rd
ZIP: 14456
(315) 781-0402
High
Total Enrollment 665
Geneva Middle School
101 Carter Rd
ZIP: 14456
(315) 781-0404
Middle
Total Enrollment 466
North Street Elementary School
400 W North St
ZIP: 14456
(315) 781-0489
Primary
Total Enrollment 505
West Street Elementary School
30 West St
ZIP: 14456
(315) 781-0406
Primary
Total Enrollment 557

Geneva Private Schools

Children's Hours School
90 Lewis St
ZIP: 14456
Elementary
Total Enrollment 4
De Sales High School
90 Pulteney St
ZIP: 14456
Secondary
Total Enrollment 115
St Francis De Sales-st Stephen
17 Elmwood Ave
ZIP: 14456
Elementary
Total Enrollment 163
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