City Profile

The City of Geneva, 9.75 square miles, was incorporated in 1835 and is the county seat for Kane County. Part of the Tri-Cities, Geneva is located 40 miles west of Chicago on the Fox River Valley. The City’s downtown is a regional destination, visited for its eclectic shops and restaurants in historic storefronts.

Property is available for sale or for lease across Geneva for retail, office, and industrial business. A comprehensive listing is viewable on the Available Property Map. Please contact the Economic Development Department for more information about opening a business in Geneva.

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Demographics

Population - 22,241
Median Income - $105,942
Average Household - $139,172
Households - 8,184
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Air & Rail

DuPage Airport - 4 mi
O’Hare Int. Airport - 37 mi
Chicago Midway Int. Airport - 45 mi
The Metra U-PW Line to Elburn stops in downtown Geneva - 1,742 weekday boardings. Railway serves industry near Geneva's eastern boundary.

Major Employers

Geneva’s top employer, Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital, has over 600 physicians working in 80 medical specialties. National and world research labs, manufacturers, and offices are based in Geneva. Major Employers

Work Force

9.6% unemployment - Kane County*
8.5% unemployment - St Charles*
7.9% unemployment - Batavia*
*Geneva rate unavailable due to size.(IDES, 8/2020)
Labor Force – 60,504 (5 mi radius)
Employed – 58,841 / Unemployed - 1,654 (5 mi radius)

Highways

I-88 at Farnsworth Ave in Aurora, integrates I-55, I-355 & I-294. I-88 is 8.5 miles from Geneva.

Traffic Count

23,000 along State Route 38
39,100 along Randall Rd

Electric System

The City of Geneva electric utility offers reliable power at a competitive rate. The system is inter-connected to ComEd’s 34.5 kV sub-transmission system and the City’s 30 MW natural gas peaking power plant.

Tax Rates

Total Sales Tax - 8.0%
Non-home rule sales tax - .5%
Hotel/Motel Tax - 5% total fee per stay 
Property Tax Rate* - 8.760 (Total) / .60541 (City of Geneva)
*Tax levy year 2017 payable FY‘19 / Per $100 of Assessed Value

Visitors

83% of downtown Geneva’s shoppers live within a 40 mi radius, with 22% from Geneva. 100 retail shops, 75 restaurants, 3 hotels/inns, and 5 major festivals draw visitors from throughout the region. Explore Geneva Map 

Water

The City’s Water Treatment Facility provides the best technology available, reverse osmosis, which produces final drinking water at a hardness of 5 to 7 grains. Geneva owns and operates water and sanitary sewer utilities - Rates

Demographic Reports
Traffic Counts
Available Property Map
Incentive Programs
Downtown Market Analysis
Why Kane County
Community Data Snapshot
Major Employers
Explore Geneva Map
New Business Map