Geneva, New York

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Geneva, New York
settlement_type = City
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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = New York
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Ontario, Seneca
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leader_title = Mayor
leader_name = Stuart Einstein
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population_as_of = 2000
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population_total = 13,617
population_density_km2 = 1,234.2
population_density_sq_mi = 3,199.5

latd = 42 |latm = 52 |lats = 44 |latNS = N
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postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 14456
area_code = 315
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website = http://www.geneva.ny.us
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: "For other places with this name, see Geneva". Geneva is a city in Ontario and Seneca counties in the U.S. state of New York. 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.

Geneva's Ontario County portion (which is most of the city) is surrounded by the town of Geneva. The city claims to be the "Lake Trout Capital of the World."

History

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.

Geography

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.

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. The Cayuga-Seneca Canal linked the area to the Erie Canal, completed in 1825.

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.
* Debito Arudou/Dave Aldwinckle, author and human rights activist in Japan.
* Arthur Dove, artist.t
* Christine Lavin folk singer.
* Susan Brind Morrow author of The Names of Things (1998), Of Wolves and Honey (2004)
* Cynthia DeFelice, author
* Warren Hunting Smith, author
* Scott LaFaro, Beacon for Jazz Bassists, Member of the Bill Evans Trio

Education

Public schools

The [http://www.genevacsd.org Geneva City School District] operates the local public primary and secondary schools.

*North Street School is a public elementary school that teaches grades K-5 in the Geneva School District. Its enrollment is about 551 students. . [ [http://www.greatschools.net/modperl/browse_school/ny/935 North Street Elementary School - Geneva, New York - NY - school overview ] ] The principal is Nina McCarthy. [ [http://www.nysed.gov/admin/430700/010002.html NYS Admin Listing ] ]

*West Street School is a public elementary school that teaches grades K-5 in the Geneva School District. Its enrollment is about 522 students. West Street rules... "and" it had a way sweeter playground. [ [http://www.greatschools.net/modperl/browse_school/ny/936 West Street Elementary School - Geneva, New York - NY - school overview ] ] The current principal is Joseph Demeis. [ [http://www.nysed.gov/admin/430700/010001.html NYS Admin Listing ] ]

*Geneva Middle School is a public junior high school that teaches grades 6-8 in the Geneva School District. Its enrollment is about 586 students. [ [http://www.greatschools.net/modperl/browse_school/ny/933 Geneva Middle School - Geneva, New York - NY - school overview ] ] The current principal is Carmine Calabria. [ [http://www.nysed.gov/admin/430700/010005.html NYS Admin Listing ] ]

*Geneva High School (New York) is a public high school that teaches grades 9-12 in the Geneva School District. Its enrollment is about 826 students. [ [http://www.greatschools.net/modperl/browse_school/ny/934 Geneva High School - Geneva, New York - NY - school overview ] ] The current principal is Bill Rotenberg. [ [http://www.nysed.gov/admin/430700/010006.html NYS Admin Listing ] ]

Private schools

*Moodie's Children's Hours School is a private school that teaches grades PreK-1st in the Geneva School District. Its enrollment is about 27 students. [ [http://www.greatschools.net/cgi-bin/ny/private/7445 Moodie's Children's Hours School - Geneva, New York - NY - school overview ] ] The current director is Mary Bohle. [ [http://www.nysed.gov/admin/430700/998673.html NYS Admin Listing ] ]

*St. Francis-St. Stephen's School is a Roman Catholic elementary school that teaches grades PreK-8 in the Geneva School District. Its enrollment is about 169 students. [ [http://www.greatschools.net/cgi-bin/ny/private/4821 St. Francis Desales-St. Stephen's - Geneva, New York - NY - school overview ] ] The current principal is Elaine Morrow. [ [http://www.nysed.gov/admin/430700/166227.html NYS Admin Listing ] ]

*DeSales High School is a Roman Catholic high school that teaches Grades 9-12 in the Geneva School District. [ [http://www.greatschools.net/cgi-bin/ny/private/4820 Desales High School - Geneva, New York - NY - school overview ] ] The current principal is Martin Cox. [ [http://www.nysed.gov/admin/430700/166659.html NYS Admin Listing ] ]

Colleges and universities

* Hobart and William Smith Colleges, the successor institution to Geneva College.
* The New York State Agricultural Experiment Station of Cornell University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
* Finger Lakes Community College has a campus in Geneva.

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 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.

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.

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.

On January 1, 2008, Stu Einstein took office as the city's new mayor.

Tourism

One of the major industries in and around Geneva is winemaking. The area is becoming increasingly popular for agritourism: 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.

References

External links

* [http://www.geneva.ny.us City's website]
* [http://www.genevany.com Chamber of Commerce website]
* [http://www.genevacsd.org/ School District website]
* [http://history.rays-place.com/ny/geneva-1.htm Early history of Geneva area]


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