GENOA CITY, WI
Genoa City is a village located in Kenosha and Walworth counties in the U.S. state of Wisconsin, south-southwest of Milwaukee, located on the Illinois–Wisconsin border. The population was 5,298 at the 2020 census. It was named after Genoa, New York, which was named after Genoa in Italy.
Genoa City's land was purchased from the government in 1841. James Dickerson originally platted the village on May 9 and May 19, 1850, and it was recorded July 12 that year. There were 23 lots and settlers paid $1.25 an acre. The first two railroad lines were built in the 1850s and 1862, respectively. In 1853, a Congregational Church moved from Bloomfield to Genoa City and built a new church. A bell was added in 1872, and a classroom in 1893. By 1880, Genoa City had about 300 residents and a post office, hotel, flour mill, grist mill, lumber yard, drug store, grocery store, hardware store, tailor, shoe maker, two carriage shops, three general stores, and two salon keepers. In 1885, Adolph Freeman platted two additions after fire destroyed many businesses on Freeman Street, which was named after him, the year prior. In the 1890s, new buildings replaced the ones lost in the fire.
Genoa City is located at (42.503612, -88.326063).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of , all of it land.
As of the census of 2010, there were 3,042 people, 1,072 households, and 784 families living in the village. The population density was . There were 1,178 housing units at an average density of . The racial makeup of the village was 95.4% White, 0.7% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 1.9% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.5% of the population.
There were 1,072 households, of which 47.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.2% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 26.9% were non-families. 21.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.29.
The median age in the village was 31.9 years. 32.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 33.2% were from 25 to 44; 20.7% were from 45 to 64; and 7.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 49.6% male and 50.4% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,949 people, 674 households, and 512 families living in the village. The population density was 875.1 people per square mile (337.4/km2). There were 699 housing units at an average density of 313.9 per square mile (121.0/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.49% White, 0.15% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.51% Asian, 0.31% from other races, and 1.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.23% of the population.
There were 674 households, out of which 48.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.7% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.9% were non-families. 19.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 4.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family size was 3.30.
In the village, the population was spread out, with 34.0% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 35.8% from 25 to 44, 15.7% from 45 to 64, and 7.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females, there were 101.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.3 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $49,338, and the median income for a family was $56,298. Males had a median income of $39,890 versus $24,671 for females. The per capita income for the village was $18,044. About 3.7% of families and 4.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.4% of those under age 18 and 5.0% of those age 65 or over.
The following highways pass through or near Genoa City:
There are no railway lines in Genoa City. Until 1975 there were 2 lines (Chicago & North Western Williams Bay line and the KD Line).
In popular culture
The television soap opera The Young and the Restless is set in a fictionalized version of Genoa City, Wisconsin, in which the city is portrayed as a metropolis. The show's creators, William and Lee Phillip Bell, had a vacation home in Lake Geneva and passed through Genoa City when visiting.
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