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Geneva, Florida
Location in Seminole County and the state of Florida
Location in Seminole County and the state of Florida
Country  United States
State  Florida
County  Seminole
Area
 • Total 13.65 sq mi (35.35 km2)
 • Land 12.73 sq mi (32.97 km2)
 • Water 0.92 sq mi (2.37 km2)
Elevation
62 ft (19 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 2,913
 • Density 228.81/sq mi (88.34/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
32732
Area code(s) 407, 689
FIPS code 12-25750
GNIS feature ID 0283012

Geneva is a community, census-designated place and unincorporated area in Seminole County, Florida, United States, with zip code 32732. The population was 2,940 at the 2010 Census. It is part of the Orlando–Kissimmee–Sanford Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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

History

John and William Bartram first documented Geneva’s history in 1765-66. Since then, there have been several other documentations: Anthropologist Daniel Britton in 1850, scientists of Harvard University in 1875 and by an Archeological Cultural Resources Study and an Architectural Resources Study.

The Geneva Cemetery is located on a piece of land that was donated by Progar Debogory. Debogory was the head of one of the Russian families that settled in the Geneva area in the 1800s. There are currently 17 U.S. Civil War soldiers buried in the Geneva Cemetery, 15 of these soldiers served in the confederacy and only 2 served in the union. There were originally 18 soldiers buried, however one soldier’s remains were removed by his family and placed in a different cemetery.

Early schools in Geneva were originally located in the homes of local residents. The first formal school was built in 1874 on land that was also donated by Progar Debogory. A new one-room school was built by 1903 in replacement of the original schoolhouse. In 1924, a new building was built out of bricks and had 4 rooms to accommodate more students. In 1941, principal W.L. Seig developed a unique 4-H program focused on the development of home economics and farming skills. This program was sponsored by Rollins College and this accomplishment is acknowledged and praised in the "History of the Seminole County Public Schools". In 1988, an elementary school was built surrounding the old brick schoolhouse. The old schoolhouse was preserved for the community and in 1995 it served as a family resource center. Finally in 2008, the building was dedicated to the community to serve as a rural heritage center.

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).

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

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

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
2020 2,913
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,940 people and 1,034 households residing in the CDP. The population density was 81.32/mi².

Geneva, Florida - Overview 2010 Census
Counts Percentages
Total Population 2,940 100.00%
Population by Race
White 2,700 91.84%
Asian 70 2.38%
Black or African American 49 1.67%
American Indian or Alaska Native 14 0.48%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific 0 0%
Other race 39 1.33%
Two or more races 68 2.31%
Population by Hispanic or Latino Origin (of any race)
Not Hispanic or Latino Origin 2,785 94.73%
Hispanic or Latino Origin 155 5.27%
Population by Gender
Male 1,498 50.95%
Female 1,442 49.05%
Population by Age
0 – 4 years 122 4.15%
5 – 17 years 520 17.69%
18 – 64 years 1,934 65.78%
65+ years 364 12.38%
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