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Genoa City, Wisconsin
Village
Location of Genoa City in Walworth County, Wisconsin
Location of Genoa City in Walworth County, Wisconsin
Country  United States
State  Wisconsin
Counties Kenosha, Walworth
Area
 • Total 2.65 sq mi (6.86 km2)
 • Land 2.65 sq mi (6.86 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
830 ft (253 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 5,289
 • Estimate 
(2019)
2,985
 • Density 1,127.27/sq mi (435.25/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 262
FIPS code 55-28675
GNIS feature ID 1565461

Genoa City is a village located in Kenosha and Walworth counties in the U.S. state of Wisconsin, 43 mi (69 km) south-southwest of Milwaukee, located on the IllinoisWisconsin border. The population was 5,298 at the 2020 census. It was named after Genoa, New York, which was named after Genoa in Italy.

Geography

Genoa City is located at 42°30′13″N 88°19′34″W / 42.50361°N 88.32611°W / 42.50361; -88.32611 (42.503612, -88.326063).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.34 square miles (6.06 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 303
1910 709
1920 656 −7.5%
1930 683 4.1%
1940 715 4.7%
1950 866 21.1%
1960 1,005 16.1%
1970 1,085 8.0%
1980 1,202 10.8%
1990 1,277 6.2%
2000 1,949 52.6%
2010 3,042 56.1%
2019 (est.) 2,985 −1.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

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 1,300.0 inhabitants per square mile (501.9/km2). There were 1,178 housing units at an average density of 503.4 per square mile (194.4/km2). 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.

Transportation

Major highways

The following highways pass through or near Genoa City:

Interstate highways

  • I-43.svg I-43 is seventeen miles northwest of the village.
  • I-94.svg I-94 is twenty miles east of the village.

Federal highways

  • US 12.svg US 12

Wisconsin highways

  • WIS 50.svg WIS 50 is six miles north of the village.

County highways

  • WIS County B.svg Walworth County B
  • WIS County H.svg Walworth County H
  • WIS County U.svg Walworth County U
  • WIS County O.svg Kenosha County O
  • WIS County P.svg Kenosha County P
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A CNW train at Genoa City in December 1964

Airports

  • Burlington Municipal Airport is in Burlington.
  • Westosha Airport is in Wilmot.
  • Mitchell International Airport, located in Milwaukee, is the village's closest major airport.

Railroads

There are no railway lines in Genoa city. Until 1975 there were 2 lines (Chicago & North Western Williams Bay line and the KD Line).

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