Profile for Geneva, New York, NY
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"Lake Trout Capital of the World"
Geneva is a city in Ontario County, in the Rochester metro area.
Once known as Kanadesaga
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Geneva. For links to other places called Geneva, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Geneva is 42.868N. The longitude is -76.978W.
It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 443 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 13,517.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Geneva demographic reports
Geneva is on Seneca Lake
Elizabeth Blackwell, first woman doctor in the United States, attended college here
Known in its early days for having many retired clergy and unmarried women, it was called "the saint's retreat and the old maid's paradise"
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 28. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.1 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Lauren Holly, actress
· Christine Lavin, folksinger
Nearby parks & recreation:
Seneca Lake State Park
Historic routes: Cayuga-Seneca Canal
Historic sites and museums: Rose Hill Mansion, Prouty-Chew House and Museum, Smith Opera House, Belhurst Castle, Mike Weaver Drain Tile Museum
Colleges and universities:
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
In the last letter she had from him he told her that he was practising in Geneva, New York, and she got the impression that he had settled down with someone to keep house for him. She looked up Geneva in an atlas and found it was in the heart of the Finger Lakes Section and considered a pleasant place.
-- Tender Is the Night
F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Ancestry & family history
12% of Geneva residents report German ancestry, and 18% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Geneva ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Geneva was $15,609, compared with $21,587 nationally.
22% of Geneva residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Geneva include South Main Street Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Geneva, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $417. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $945.
Libraries in Geneva include Geneva Free Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Geneva include Finger Lakes Times
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WEOS.
Ontario County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Geneva political report.
The average commute time for Geneva workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Geneva between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 3.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly lower than the national norm.
Hotels in Geneva include Chanticleer Motor Lodge, Motel 6, Ramada Inn.
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“ In the last letter she had from him he told her that he was practising in Geneva, New York, and she got the impression that he had settled down with someone to keep house for him. She looked up Geneva in an atlas and found it was in the heart of the Finger Lakes Section and considered a pleasant place. ”
~ Tender Is the Night
F. Scott Fitzgerald
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