Geneva, Florida

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Geneva, Florida
Location in Seminole County and the state of Florida
Location in Seminole County and the state of Florida
Coordinates: 28°44′14″N 81°7′4″W / 28.73722°N 81.11778°W / 28.73722; -81.11778Coordinates: 28°44′14″N 81°7′4″W / 28.73722°N 81.11778°W / 28.73722; -81.11778
Country United States
State Florida
County Seminole
Area
 • Total12.4 sq mi (32.2 km2)
 • Land11.4 sq mi (29.5 km2)
 • Water1 sq mi (2.7 km2)
Elevation
62 ft (19 m)
Population
(2010)
 • Total2,940
 • Density240/sq mi (91/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
32732
Area code(s)407
FIPS code12-25750[1]
GNIS feature ID0283012[2]
WebsiteAllGeneva

Geneva is a community, census-designated place and unincorporated area in Seminole County, Florida, United States, with zip code 32732. The population was 2,940 at the 2010 Census. It is part of the Orlando–Kissimmee–Sanford Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geneva is the home of the Little-Big Econ State Forest, home of the big and little Econlockhatchee Rivers.

History[edit]

John and William Bartram first documented Geneva’s history in 1765-66. Since then, there have been several other documentations: Anthropologist Daniel Britton in 1850, scientists of Harvard University in 1875 and by an Archeological Cultural Resources Study and an Architectural Resources Study.[3]

The Geneva Cemetery is located on a piece of land that was donated by Progar Debogory. Debogory was the head of one of the Russian families that settled in the Geneva area in the 1800s. There are currently 17 U.S. Civil War soldiers buried in the Geneva Cemetery, 15 of these soldiers served in the confederacy and only 2 served in the union. There were originally 18 soldiers buried, however one soldier’s remains were removed by his family and placed in a different cemetery.[4]

Early schools in Geneva were originally located in the homes of local residents. The first formal school was built in 1874 on land that was also donated by Progar Debogory. A new one-room school was built by 1903 in replacement of the original schoolhouse. In 1924, a new building was built out of bricks and had 4 rooms to accommodate more students. In 1941, principal W.L. Seig developed a unique 4-H program focused on the development of home economics and farming skills. This program was sponsored by Rollins College and this accomplishment is acknowledged and praised in the "History of the Seminole County Public Schools". In 1988, an elementary school was built surrounding the old brick schoolhouse. The old schoolhouse was preserved for the community and in 1995 it served as a family resource center. Finally in 2008, the building was dedicated to the community to serve as a rural heritage center.[5]

Geography[edit]

Geneva is located at 28°44′14″N 81°7′4″W / 28.73722°N 81.11778°W / 28.73722; -81.11778 (28.737149, -81.117726).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 32.2 km² (12.4 mi²), of which 29.5 km² (11.4 mi²) is land and 2.7 km² (1.0 mi²) (8.37%) is water.

Geneva is on Route 46, located between Lake Harney and Lake Jesup.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,940 people and 1,034 households residing in the CDP.[7] The population density was 81.32/mi².

Geneva, Florida - Overview 2010 Census
Counts Percentages
Total Population 2,940 100.00%
Population by Race
White 2,700 91.84%
Asian 70 2.38%
Black or African American 49 1.67%
American Indian or Alaska Native 14 0.48%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific 0 0%
Other race 39 1.33%
Two or more races 68 2.31%
Population by Hispanic or Latino Origin (of any race)
Not Hispanic or Latino Origin 2,785 94.73%
Hispanic or Latino Origin 155 5.27%
Population by Gender
Male 1,498 50.95%
Female 1,442 49.05%
Population by Age
0 – 4 years 122 4.15%
5 – 17 years 520 17.69%
18 – 64 years 1,934 65.78%
65+ years 364 12.38%

Income[edit]

As of 2010-2014, the average per-capita income of Geneva is $29,671, which is higher than the state average of $26,499 and is about the same as the national average of $28,555. Geneva median household income is $76,818, which has grown by 57.14% since 2000. The median household income growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 21.62% and is much higher than the national average rate of 27.36%. On average Geneva residents spend 28.4 minutes per day commuting to work, which is higher than the state average of 26.1 minutes and is higher than the national average of 25.7 minutes.[8]

Income Geneva, FL Florida U.S.
Mean Per Capita $29,671 $26,499 $28,555
Median Individual Worker $31,484 $27,404 $30,815
(male) $43,854 $31,136 $36,116
(female) $22,019 $24,898 $25,692
Median Household $76,818 $47,212 $53,482
Mean Household $89,227 $67,143 $74,596

Schools[edit]

Voters[edit]

Counts Percentages
Total 2,040 100.00%
Political Party
Democratic 509 24.95%
Independence 2 0.10%
Libertarian 13 0.64%
Non-Partisan 384 18.82%
Registered Independent 49 2.40%
Republican 1,083 53.09%
Gender
Female 1,061 52.01%
Male 978 47.94%
Unknown 1 0.05%
Marital Status
Married 902 44.22%
Non-Traditional 140 6.86%
Single or Unknown 998 48.92%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "Resolution". Retrieved 28 Oct 2013.
  4. ^ "Civil War Soldiers Buried in the Geneva Cemetery". Retrieved 28 Oct 2013.
  5. ^ "The Geneva Area Schools". Retrieved 28 Oct 2013.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. ^ "Geneva, FL Population - Census 2010 and 2000 Interactive Map, Demographics, Statistics, Quick Facts - CensusViewer". censusviewer.com. Retrieved 2017-04-01.
  8. ^ "Geneva, FL Income and Careers - USA.com™". www.usa.com. Retrieved 2017-04-01.

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