Geneva-on-the-Lake is a tiny village located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 914 people and just one neighborhood, Geneva-on-the-Lake is the 593rd largest community in Ohio.
When you are in Geneva-on-the-Lake, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 36.83% of Geneva-on-the-Lake’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Geneva-on-the-Lake is a village of sales and office workers, transportation and shipping workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Geneva-on-the-Lake who work in sales jobs (17.48%), office and administrative support (13.05%), and food service (7.23%).
Another notable thing is that Geneva-on-the-Lake is a major vacation destination. Much of the village’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Geneva-on-the-Lake’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
Residents will find that the village is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Geneva-on-the-Lake is worth considering.
Being a small village, Geneva-on-the-Lake does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In Geneva-on-the-Lake, just 11.58% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Geneva-on-the-Lake in 2018 was $30,604, which is upper middle income relative to Ohio, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $122,416 for a family of four. However, Geneva-on-the-Lake contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Geneva-on-the-Lake is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Geneva-on-the-Lake home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Geneva-on-the-Lake residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Geneva-on-the-Lake include German, Irish, Italian, English, and Hungarian.
The most common language spoken in Geneva-on-the-Lake is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and French.
Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Geneva-on-the-Lake, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Despite all of the residential real estate here in the neighborhood, NeighborhoodScout has discovered that much of it is vacant. In resort or second-home vacation areas, this naturally occurs because homes and apartments are seasonally occupied, and empty for a portion of the year. In non-vacation or resort areas, however, this can be an indicator of property abandonment or a weak real estate market. The vacancy rate here is 51.5%, which is higher than 98.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Astoundingly, the neighborhood has one of the highest concentrations of divorcees living here than of any neighborhood, a higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.5% of U.S. neighborhoods. This may be because people living here divorce more often than others, or that divorced people move here after they become divorced. If you are divorced, you will be in good company in this particular Geneva-on-the-Lake neighborhood.
More people work in manufacturing and as laborers here in the neighborhood than in 97.0% of the neighborhoods in America. Despite the loss of manufacturing jobs across the nation, this neighborhood remains a place where, compared to other parts of the country, you will find many laborers and manufacturers.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Croatian and Hungarian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.7% of this neighborhood's residents have Croatian ancestry and 4.2% have Hungarian ancestry.
is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 11.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Italian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.5% 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 Geneva-on-the-Lake are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 73.3% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 13.9% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 57.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.
In the neighborhood, 44.6% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 23.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (17.7%), and 14.1% 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 93.6% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Italian, Polish and French.
Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.
In the neighborhood in Geneva-on-the-Lake, OH, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (15.9%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (10.3%), and residents who report Italian roots (8.0%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (6.0%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (5.8%), among others.
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (31.7% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (79.1%) 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 (14.3%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.