Geneva, Illinois

Geneva, Illinois

Chicagoland municipality
muni-name = Geneva
muni = City
date = 1835
state = Illinois
county = Kane
township = Geneva
gov = Council-manager
head_label = Mayor
gov_head = Kevin Burns
pop = 19,515
status = up
percent = 21.77
prevyear = 1990
density-km = 316.5
density-mi = 820.2
white = 96.50
black = 1.02
hispanic = 2.77
asian = 1.25
islander = 0.03
native = 0.06
other = 0.56
zips = 60134
acode = 630 and 331
area-km = 22.2
area-mi = 8.6
latdegree = 41
latarc = 53.9
longdegree = 88
longarc = 18.42
pci = 33,026
mhi = 77,299
mhv = ??
mnhv = 217,900 (2000)
website =

Geneva is a suburb of Chicago located in extreme eastern Kane County, Illinois. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 19,515. It is the county seat of Kane CountyGR|6.Geneva is a popular tourist destination with its scenic location along the Fox River and numerous shops and restaurants. Geneva has a station on the Union Pacific/West line of the Metra commuter rail system which provides frequent service to downtown Chicago, convert|36|mi|km away. There is an extensive bike trail system in Geneva including portions of the Fox River Trail and the Illinois Prairie Path. Geneva has an active historical society, the Geneva History Center, located in downtown Geneva as well the Fabyan Windmill, an old Dutch windmill dating back to the 1850s. Geneva is part of a tri-city area, along with St. Charles and Batavia. The area is currently experiencing a high level of population growth as Chicago's urban sprawl spreads farther west. Once considered one of Chicago's farthest west suburbs, Geneva is now becoming less so as farther west suburban locales such as La Fox and Elburn quickly develop.

The city is home to the Kane County Cougars baseball club of the Midwest League.


Geneva is located at 41°53'9" North, 88°18'42" West (41.885722, -88.311771)GR|1, convert|36|mi|km west of downtown Chicago.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.6 square miles (22.2 km²), of which, 8.4 square miles (21.8 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²) of it is water. The total area is 2.10% water.


As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there are 19,515 people, 6,718 households, and 5,186 families residing in the city. The population density is 2,321.4 people per square mile (895.9/km²). There are 6,895 housing units at an average density of 820.2/sq mi (316.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city is 96.50% White, 1.02% African American, 0.06% Native American, 1.25% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.58% from other races, and 0.56% from two or more races. 2.77% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 6,718 households out of which 45.2% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.0% are married couples living together, 6.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 22.8% are non-families. 19.2% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.85 and the average family size is 3.31.

In the city the population is spread out with 31.8% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 31.6% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 8.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 99.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 96.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $77,299, and the median income for a family is $88,852. Males have a median income of $65,103 versus $38,520 for females. The per capita income for the city is $33,026. 2.2% of the population and 1.6% of families are below the poverty line.


Geneva School District 304 Includes the Following Schools:

Elementary Education Schools:Harrison Street Elementary School ("Closed for Remodeling")**, Williamsburg Elementary School, Heartland Elementary School, Mill Creek Elementary School, Fayban Elementary School*, Western Avenue Elementary School.

"*Fayban Elementary School is currently under Construction and will open in 2009.

"**Harrison students will be meeting at the former Coultrap Elementary School until the remodeling is done.

Middle Schools:Geneva Middle School South(Built in 1994), Geneva Middle School North(Built in 2006)Geneva Middle School South's Principal: Mr. Terrance Bleau | Geneva Middle School North's Principal: Mr. Lawrence Bidlack

High Schools:
Geneva High School (Illinois)

Notable natives

*Gower Champion, theatre director, choreographer, and dancer.
*Bob Woodward, investigative reporter for the "Washington Post" and author.


External links

* [ Official Site of the City of Geneva, Illinois]
* [ Geneva Chamber of Commerce]
* [ Geneva Public Library District]
* [ Geneva History Center]
* [ Education Primary Website for Geneva, IL District 304]

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