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Genoa, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Genoa had a population of 5,358 as of July 1, 2018. 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, 2018.

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Genoa, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 5,358
Population in Households 5,358
Population in Familes 4,652
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,071
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $64,521
Average Household Income $75,671
Per Capita Income $26,693


Total Housing Units 1,965 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,350 (68.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 492 (25.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 122 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $182,347
Average Home Value $198,000


Total Households 1,843
Average Household Size 2.91
Family Households 1,365
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 0.39% 0.83%
Households 0.31% 0.78%
Families 0.32% 0.65%
Median Household Income   1.85%
Per Capita Income   2.38%

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, 2018 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 # 256 81st
Diversity Index # 303 78th
Median Household Income # 377 73rd
Per Capita Income # 765 44th

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