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Geneva is a city in Ontario County, New York, USA. The population was 13,617 at the 2000 census. Some claim it is named after the city and canton of Geneva in Switzerland. Others believe the name came from confusion over the letters in the word "Seneca" written in cursive. Look up city, City in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Ontario County is a county located in the state of New York. ... NY redirects here. ... Hunters a cool hobo For other uses, see Geneva (disambiguation). ...

The City of Geneva is located by the eastern border of the county and is inside the Town of Geneva. The city claims to be the "Lake Trout Capital of the World." Geneva is a town located in Ontario County, New York. ...



The site was originally the Seneca Native American village of Kanadasaga. It became a strongpoint after being fortified by the British against the French and later against the Americans. The village was abandoned following its destruction by the punitive Sullivan Expedition of 1779, but resettled by Europeans around 1793 as a town developed by the Pulteney Association. The "Village of Geneva" was incorporated in 1806, 1812, and 1871, formally separating it from the surrounding area of Geneva Town. Later the village became a city. The Seneca are a Native American people, one of the Six Nations of the Iroquois League. ... Native Americans are the indigenous peoples from the regions of North America now encompassed by the continental United States, including parts of Alaska. ... The Sullivan Expedition, also known as the Sullivan-Clinton Expedition, was a campaign led by Major General John Sullivan and General James Clinton against Loyalists (Tories) and the four nations of the Iroquois who had sided with the British in the American Revolutionary War. ... 1779 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1793 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... The Pulteney Association was a purchaser in 1792 of a large portion of the Western New York land tract known as the Phelps and Gorham Purchase. ... 1806 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... For the overture by Tchaikovsky, see 1812 Overture; For the wars, see War of 1812 (USA - United Kingdom) or Patriotic War of 1812 (France - Russia) For the Siberia Airlines plane crashed over the Black Sea on October 4, 2001, see Siberia Airlines Flight 1812 1812 was a leap year starting... 1871 (MDCCCLXXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...

The Cayuga-Seneca Canal linked the area to the Erie Canal, completed in 1825. The New York Barge Canal is a successor to the Erie Canal and other canals within New York. ... The Erie Canal (currently part of the New York State Canal System) is a canal in New York State, United States, that runs from the Hudson River to Lake Erie, connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean. ...

Notable natives

  • Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to become qualified as a medical doctor in the United States, studied here, graduating from the medical school at what was then Geneva College in 1849.
  • Red Jacket, the Seneca political leader was reportedly born near Geneva.
  • Gym Class Heroes, four member hip-hop/indie rock band.
  • Lauren Holly, actress.
  • Arthur Dove, artist.
  • Christine Lavin folk singer.
  • Susan Brind Morrow author of The Names of Things (1998), Of Wolves and Honey (2004)
  • Cynthia DeFelice, author

Elizabeth Blackwell . ... 1849 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Red Jacket (known as Otetiani in his youth and Segoyewatha after 1780) (c. ... Gym Class Heroes is a hip hop band from Geneva, New York. ... Lauren Michael Holly (born October 28, 1963) is an American actress. ... This article lacks information on the subject matters importance. ... Christine Lavin is a New York City based singer, songwriter, and promoter of contemporary folk music. ...


Geneva lies at the northern end of the Seneca Lake, in the Finger Lakes region, the largest wine-producing area in New York State. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 15.2 km² (5.8 mi²). 11.0 km² (4.3 mi²) of it is land and 4.1 km² (1.6 mi²) of it (27.18%) is water. Seneca Lake, one of western New Yorks glacial Finger Lakes, is the largest lake entirely within New York and second deepest lake in the United States, when gauged by its depth below sea level. ... The Finger Lakes, a major tourist destination in the west-central section of Upstate New York, are actually eleven in number, but only seven of the largest are commonly identified as such. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...

Geneva on east-west US Route 20 conjoined with New York State Route 5. New York State Route 14 is a north-south highway through the city. U.S. Highway 20 is an east-west United States highway. ... New York State Highway 5 is a 370 mile (595 km) long New York State Highway that runs between the New York/Pennsylvania border at the Town of Ripley in Chautauqua County and downtown City of Albany in Albany County where it intersects with NY 32. ... Route 14 is a state highway that enters New York in the Town of Ashland, Chemung County, and runs north to Sodus Point, Wayne County on the shore of Lake Ontario. ...

Colleges and universities

Hobart and William Smith Colleges, located in Geneva, New York, are together a liberal arts college. ... The campus of the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station at Geneva, New York, is an integral part of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences of Cornell University. ... Cornell University is a private university located in Ithaca, New York, USA. Its two medical campuses are in New York City and Education City, Qatar. ... The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (abbreviated to CALS or Ag School) at Cornell University is a contract college of New York and is considered by many to be the top school of agriculture-related sciences in the world. ... Finger Lakes Community College is a two-year college affiliated with the State University of New York. ...


As of the census2 of 2000, there were 13,617 people, 5,014 households, and 2,933 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,234.2/km² (3,199.5/mi²). There were 5,564 housing units at an average density of 504.3/km² (1,307.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 81.52% White, 10.22% African American, 0.25% Native American, 1.23% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 3.39% from other races, and 3.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.50% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...

There were 5,014 households out of which 29.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.6% were married couples living together, 15.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.5% were non-families. 34.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 3.03. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...

In the city the population was spread out with 23.2% under the age of 18, 18.9% from 18 to 24, 24.3% from 25 to 44, 18.1% from 45 to 64, and 15.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 87.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,600, and the median income for a family was $41,224. Males had a median income of $31,315 versus $23,054 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,609. About 13.7% of families and 17.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.2% of those under age 18 and 7.8% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


One of the major industries in and around Geneva is wine making. The area is becoming increasingly popular for Agri-tourism, there are over 100 wineries in the Finger Lakes Region and the Seneca Lake Wine Trail provides easy access to many of these from Geneva. As Geneva grows as a tourist destination so do the number of rooms available.

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