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 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, Geneva really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Geneva 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.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Geneva use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Geneva‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Geneva, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Geneva is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 55.76% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

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.