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Genoa, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Genoa had a population of 5,394 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Genoa, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,394
Daytime Population: Workers 1,521
Daytime Population: Residents 2,710
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,231
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.78
Population in Households 5,394
Population in Familes 4,654
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,085
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $63,860
Average Household Income $73,743
Per Capita Income $25,856


Total Housing Units 1,967 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,367 (69.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 478 (24.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 122 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $179,822
Average Home Value $191,569


Total Households 1,845
Average Household Size 2.92
Family Households 1,363
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.54% 0.93%
Households 0.36% 0.8%
Families 0.34% 0.62%
Median Household Income   2.02%
Per Capita Income   2.32%

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, 2017 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 # 326 76th
Population Density # 253 82nd
Diversity Index # 311 77th
Median Household Income # 339 75th
Per Capita Income # 763 44th

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