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Geneva, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Geneva had a population of 22,208 as of July 1, 2017. Geneva ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Geneva is located at latitude 41.8821 and longitude -88.3293 in Kane County. The formal boundaries for the City of Geneva (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.76 sq. miles and a water area of 0.24 sq. miles. Kane County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 712 feet.

The City of Geneva (GNIS ID: 2394875) 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 Geneva is located within Township of Geneva, a minor civil division (MCD) of Kane County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Geneva 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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Geneva, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 22,208
Daytime Population: Workers 17,729
Daytime Population: Residents 10,464
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 28,193
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.27
Population in Households 22,016
Population in Familes 19,236
Population in Group Qrtrs 192
Population Density2 2,276
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $101,938
Average Household Income $131,300
Per Capita Income $48,294


Total Housing Units 8,471 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,449 (76.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,659 (19.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 363 ( 4.3%)
Median Home Value $322,505
Average Home Value $357,169


Total Households 8,108
Average Household Size 2.72
Family Households 5,985
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 0.45% 0.41%
Households 0.42% 0.37%
Families 0.13% 0.26%
Median Household Income   1.23%
Per Capita Income   1.93%

Geneva, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Geneva 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 # 114 92nd
Population Density # 214 84th
Diversity Index # 446 67th
Median Household Income # 66 95th
Per Capita Income # 61 96th

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