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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 21,393 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.

Geneva is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 89.55% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Geneva is a city of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Geneva who work in management occupations (15.33%), sales jobs (14.77%), and business and financial occupations (10.85%).

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 13.94% 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.

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.

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 have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Geneva. 60.78% 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 2018 was $52,697, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $210,788 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, Polish, and English.

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