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Welcome to Geneva ...

The city of Geneva is located in Kane County<1> and is the County Seat for Kane County.

The pronunciation of Geneva: juh-NEE-vuh<2>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Geneva, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1850.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Geneva has a population of 21,803 people<3> (see below for details).

Geneva is 730 feet [223 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Geneva lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Geneva: (630) & (331)<5>

The ZIP code for Geneva: 60134<6>

Websites for Geneva ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Junior League:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Geneva had an population of 21,803 people. This is an increase of 1.43% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 11.72% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Geneva had a population of 21,495 people. This makes Geneva the county's 7th most populous community.

The population of Geneva represents 0.17% of the total population of Illinois (which has 12,830,632 people), making it the state's 117th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 21,495 people, the population of Geneva increased 10.15% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 19,515 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Geneva.

Communities Also Named Geneva ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two Illinois communities named Geneva: This one is located in Kane County and the other is located in Scott County.

Beyond Illinois, there are 40 communities that are also named Geneva - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas, Florida (3), Georgia, Idaho, Indiana (2), Iowa (2), Kansas, Kentucky (2), Michigan (2), Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio (3), Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Quebec, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas (2), Utah, Washington and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Geneva.

Communities near Geneva ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Geneva.

  • Aurora
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
  • Naperville
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
  • Elgin
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
  • Bolingbrook
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bolingbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bolingbrook
    • Bolingbrook is located in Will County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 74,025 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bolingbrook <7>
  • Schaumburg
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Schaumburg have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Schaumburg
    • Schaumburg is located in Cook County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 72,049 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Schaumburg <7>
  • Wheaton
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
  • Hoffman Estates
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hoffman Estates have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoffman Estates
    • Hoffman Estates is located in Cook County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 50,495 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hoffman Estates <7>
  • Downers Grove
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
  • Elmhurst
    (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elmhurst have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elmhurst
    • Elmhurst is located in DuPage County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 46,532 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elmhurst <7>
  • Plainfield
    (18 miles [29 km] to the south)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Geneva. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Geneva.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Geneva. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Geneva.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Geneva. Our list includes 15 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Geneva.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Geneva ...

Looking for more information about Geneva? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Geneva, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Geneva.

Adding Geneva to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Geneva in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Geneva was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<9>

From that list, the Geneva post office opened in 1850.

We also found Geneva in the book titled Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Geneva.

The official website for Geneva:

The official website for Kane County:

The official website for State of Illinois:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including Kane, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Geneva. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Geneva.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Geneva - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (331) is an overlay for area code (630).
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Geneva). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Geneva or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<9>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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