Geneva, IL
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Geneva is a medium-sized city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 22,010 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 88.48% 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 (16.51%), sales jobs (13.62%), and office and administrative support (12.95%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in Geneva telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.53% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

Geneva is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Geneva’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

For the size of the city, public transportation in Geneva is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the train. For Geneva, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Geneva. 56.56% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Geneva in 2010 was $47,954, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $191,816 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 German, Irish, Italian, Polish, and English.

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