Skip to Main Content
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Geneva is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 21,791. Geneva is in Kane County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Geneva offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Geneva there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Geneva and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Geneva are highly rated.
About Geneva...
Population
21,791

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$315,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,387
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    18%
  • Own
    82%
Sponsored Mortgage Options for Geneva
Get Rates
  • Get pre-approved for a home loan quickly.
  • Easy online application with $0 in lender fees.
Niche may be compensated by the third party lenders and others who place ads on the website. Niche is not a lender and does not endorse the products of these advertisers. Fees that Niche receives for ads do not affect the terms you may be offered by the lender you choose. There are many additional borrowing options available.

Geneva Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    22.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    4.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    122.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    566.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    9.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    23%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Geneva

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$105,161
National
$55,322
Places like Geneva
More

Geneva Reviews

86 reviews
All Categories
I love Geneva! It is a very friendly and family-oriented community. The downtown area is beautiful and a wonderful place to spend a nice summer day! However, Geneva is still just as beautiful in the winter, the streets are lined with reefs and bright Christmas lights. Speaking of Christmas decorations, my neighborhood is a sight to see during the holiday season. Christmas lights reflect off the white snow, making the whole street glow. Every street has a different combination of lights that line the trees that border the street. Mill Creek is a wonderful place to raise children because there are children of all ages playing in the abundance of parks that are spread throughout our neighborhood. I could not imagine spending my childhood years anywhere else!
Start Your Review of Geneva
Rate It!
I love living in Geneva. It is a wonderful town with friendly people, a beautiful and historic downtown, and incredible public schools. A lovely place to raise a family!
Geneva is a gorgeous town filled with history and culture. There are many unique restaurants, stores, and boutiques located downtown that are great fun to explore and enjoy. The neighborhoods are very family friendly and well-connected, and the schools provide quality education and extracurriculars for all ages. Although Geneva offers a variety of exciting opportunities and adventures, there is very little economic and racial diversity to be found anywhere. At times, it may seem that many residents of Geneva are very elitist and ignorant towards other cultures and backgrounds. However, Geneva is still a very fun, beautiful, and safe place to live.