Geneva, Illinois 

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+10.0% since 2000

Unemployment Rate


Cost of Living

108.1 / 100

Median Home Price


Median Income


Comfort Index (Climate)

8.9 / 4.5

summer / winter

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Best Places to Live in Geneva, Illinois

Geneva, Illinois is a charming small town located in Kane County on the Fox River just 40 miles west of Chicago. Home to about 22,000 people, this suburb offers visitors an abundance of cultural activities including art galleries, music festivals and historic sites. Additionally, Geneva has many outdoor recreation options that include boating on the Fox River or golfing at one of its numerous courses. National center - Northeastern Illinois along Lake Michigan.
State: Illinois
County: Kane County
Metro Area: Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Metro Area
City: Geneva
Zip Codes: No Zip Codes Here.
Cost of Living: 8.1% higher
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 623 ft above sea level

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What Bert Has To Say About Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Metro Area

A world-class commercial, industrial and cultural city, Chicago functions as is a major national center and as the major regional center for America’s heartland. It originally emerged as a transport center for cargo headed west and agricultural products headed east by land and water. Although transportation technology has changed, the role has not. The city is the most important passenger and freight transport hub in the country with the largest number of air departures and the most rail traffic in the nation. The commercial and manufacturing economy stands out both for its size and diversity. Over 30 Fortune 500 companies in an assortment of industries have headquarters here. Factories and warehouses extend for miles from the downtown area. Chicago is also a major center for small manufacturing and business. There is probably no more diverse an economy in the country.


The unemployment rate in Geneva is 7.1% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Geneva jobs have increased by 2.3%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Geneva's cost of living is 8.1% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Geneva's Cost of Living

June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Geneva, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Kane county remained strongly Democratic, 56.1% to 41.7%. More Voting Stats

Geneva's population is 21,472 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 1.6%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 30.7 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Geneva is . Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 9.7%.

Geneva public schools spend $15,956 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.9 students per teacher in Geneva. More Education

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Housing Market in Geneva

It's a good time to buy in Geneva. Home Appreciation is up 9.7% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Geneva is .

Reviews for Geneva   11 Reviews
Geneva is awesome for families - 2/21/2021
Lived here for 30 years... great schools, quaint downtown, good city leadership, engaged community. Wonderful town to raise a family! Only downsides are weather ( long... Read More

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Expensive - 9/23/2017
We moved to Geneva 4 years ago. The cost of living is very high, and taxes keep going up as well as other living expenses. The population seems to be increasing and the... Read More

GENEVA and St. Charles (East side vs. West side) - 12/29/2013
I love living in Geneva! I think St. Charles is great too! The question is do I want to live on the EAST Side or West Side of the Fox River? It depends... Location!... Read More

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