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Genoa, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Genoa had a population of 5,398 as of July 1, 2016. Genoa ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Genoa is located at latitude 42.091 and longitude -88.695 in DeKalb County. The formal boundaries for the City of Genoa (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. DeKalb County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 833 feet.

The City of Genoa (GNIS ID: 2394879) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Genoa is located within Township of Genoa, a minor civil division (MCD) of DeKalb County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Genoa population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Genoa, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 5,398
Population in Households 5,398
Population in Familes 4,655
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,086
Diversity Index2 35


Total Households 1,842
Average Household Size 2.93
Family Households 1,362
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,963 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,367 (69.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 475 (24.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 121 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $175,365
Average Home Value $185,479


Median Household Income $62,645
Average Household Income $71,533
Per Capita Income $25,052
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.64% 0.89%
Households 0.4% 0.74%
Families 0.38% 0.57%
Median Household Income   2.33%
Per Capita Income   1.49%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Genoa, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Genoa to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 327 76th
Population Density1 # 255 81st
Diversity Index2 # 303 78th
Median Household Income # 336 76th
Per Capita Income # 748 45th

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