Population – 5,734
(ACS 2013 5-Year Estimate)

Genoa is an award winning city, with the benefits of both an urban and rural community. Genoa is situated within just twenty minutes of I-90, I-39 and I-88, all of which allow access to urban areas such as Chicago and Madison. Passenger rail to Chicago is also just 20 minutes away and O’Hare airport can be reached within an hour. Chicago is 60 miles away and Rockford just 15 minutes. Illinois’ second largest public university, Northern Illinois University can be reached in 20 minutes.

Locally, the City of Genoa has an excellent school system, a thriving downtown and housing for all incomes. The community is ideal for families with many community events, parks and activities. The City is also welcoming of business through tax incentives and a proactive Chamber of Commerce. Genoa offers the benefits of a long established City, with planning for the future, in addition to small town friendliness.

Local Site – City of Genoa

The City of Genoa is a participating municipality in the DeKalb County Enterprise Zone. Please visit our Enterprise Zone and Incentives pages for additional information.

Genoa Enterprise Zone Map

Genoa Chamber of Commerce


View available sites & buildings


IL DCEO brochure 2016

Retail Sales Trends



Genoa-Kingston School District #424

ISBE Report Card

County Education Statistics