Genoa is a somewhat small city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 5,300 people and just one neighborhood, Genoa is the 327th largest community in Illinois. Genoa has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Genoa, where the median household income is $74,676.00.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Genoa is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Genoa is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Genoa who work in sales jobs (11.47%), office and administrative support (11.16%), and healthcare (7.25%).
As is often the case in a small city, Genoa doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Genoa rank slightly lower than the national average. 15.28% of adults 25 and older in Genoa have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Genoa in 2018 was $35,533, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $142,132 for a family of four. However, Genoa contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Genoa is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Genoa home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Genoa residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Genoa also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.24% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Genoa include German, Italian, Irish, Swedish, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Genoa is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the neighborhood has some of the lowest rates of children living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States. In a nation where approximately 1 in 4 children are living in poverty, the community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Swiss and Swedish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.0% of this neighborhood's residents have Swiss ancestry and 7.6% have Swedish ancestry.
is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 7.2% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Polish at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 96.3% of the neighborhoods in America.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Genoa are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 63.3% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.0% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 100.0% of America's neighborhoods.
What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.
In the neighborhood, 33.7% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 27.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (21.5%), and 17.2% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 92.2% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Polish and Italian.
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the neighborhood in Genoa, IL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (31.8%). There are also a number of people of Italian ancestry (13.5%), and residents who report Irish roots (13.4%), and some of the residents are also of Polish ancestry (9.5%), along with some Mexican ancestry residents (7.8%), among others.
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (25.8% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.
Here most residents (78.4%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (14.2%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.