Geneva, IL
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Geneva is a medium-sized city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 21,880 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Geneva is the 117th largest community in Illinois.

Geneva home prices are not only among the most expensive in Illinois, but Geneva real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Geneva is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 87.75% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Geneva is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Geneva who work in management occupations (16.17%), sales jobs (13.91%), and office and administrative support (12.87%).

Also of interest is that Geneva has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.94% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Because of many things, Geneva is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Geneva a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Geneva has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Geneva’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Geneva is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Geneva area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

If knowledge is power, Geneva is a pretty powerful place. 55.76% of the adults in Geneva have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Geneva in 2010 was $45,002, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $180,008 for a family of four.

The people who call Geneva home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Geneva residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Geneva include Irish, Italian, Polish, and English.

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