Geneva, Indiana

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Geneva is a town in Wabash Township, Adams County, Indiana, United States. The population was 1,368 at the 2000 census. Geneva is the location of the Limberlost Cabin, the home of writer and naturalist Gene Stratton Porter.


Geneva is located at 40°35′33″N 84°57′36″W / 40.5925°N 84.96°W / 40.5925; -84.96 (40.592401, -84.960054)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.3 km²), of which, 1.1 square miles (3.0 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (10.24%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,368 people, 584 households, and 369 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,192.1 people per square mile (459.3/km²). There were 621 housing units at an average density of 541.1/sq mi (208.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.25% White, 0.37% African American, 0.22% Asian, 0.29% from other races, and 0.88% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.10% of the population.

There were 584 households out of which 29.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.2% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.8% were non-families. 30.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the town the population was spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 10.2% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 94.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $33,942, and the median income for a family was $41,645. Males had a median income of $31,895 versus $21,552 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,435. About 9.5% of families and 11.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.0% of those under age 18 and 12.2% of those age 65 or over.


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