Geneva, IL
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Living in Geneva

Geneva is a medium-sized city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 21,247 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Geneva is the 115th largest community in Illinois.

Geneva real estate is some of the most expensive in Illinois, although Geneva house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

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: 16.82% 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.

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.

If knowledge is power, Geneva is a pretty powerful place. 61.32% 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 2018 was $60,161, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $240,644 for a family of four.

Geneva is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. 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, English, and Polish.

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