Geneva, Florida

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Geneva is a community, census-designated place, and an unincorporated area in Seminole County, Florida, United States. The population was 2,601 at the 2000 census. It is part of the OrlandoKissimmee Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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

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History

The area was once home to the Timucuan tribe.

Naturalist William Bartram explored the area in the 18th Century.

Geneva was once called "Harney Cove" after a military leader, Colonel Harney.

Geography

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)[3].

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

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

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,601 people, 914 households, and 747 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 88.2/km² (228.4/mi²). There were 970 housing units at an average density of 32.9/km² (85.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 94.89% White, 2.27% African American, 0.85% Native American, 0.88% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.31% from other races, and 0.73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.08% of the population.

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