Geneseo, IL
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Geneseo is a somewhat small city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 6,538 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Geneseo is the 290th largest community in Illinois.

Geneseo is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Geneseo is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Geneseo who work in management occupations (11.86%), office and administrative support (11.63%), and sales jobs (10.01%).

Because of many things, Geneseo is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Geneseo really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Geneseo perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

Being a small city, Geneseo does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

In terms of college education, Geneseo is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 29.17% of adults in Geneseo have a college degree.

The per capita income in Geneseo in 2010 was $31,071, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $124,284 for a family of four. However, Geneseo contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Geneseo home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Geneseo residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Geneseo include Irish, Swedish, English, and Belgian.

The most common language spoken in Geneseo is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.

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