Geneva, Alabama

Geneva, Alabama is a small town located in the southeastern corner of the state in Houston County. It is situated on the banks of the Choctawhatchee River, where it meets its tributary, Little Choctawhatchee Creek. The town was founded in 1844 and named after Geneva, Switzerland.

The town is known for its rich history and culture. It has several historical sites and landmarks including the Geneva County Courthouse, which was built in 1847 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places; the Geneva County Museum; and several antebellum homes that have been restored to their original condition.

According to biotionary, Geneva’s economy is largely based on agriculture, specifically cotton farming and timber production. There are several small businesses located in town that provide goods and services to locals as well as visitors from nearby cities such as Dothan and Montgomery.

The downtown area of Geneva features a variety of shops, restaurants, galleries and other attractions that provide entertainment for visitors. There are also several churches located throughout the city that offer religious services to those who live there or visit occasionally.

The city also has a public library with a wide selection of books for children and adults alike as well as an outdoor amphitheater where concerts are held during warmer months. There are also several parks located throughout Geneva that offer recreational activities such as hiking trails, bike paths, playgrounds, picnic areas and more.

According to bittranslators, Geneva has seen some growth over recent years due to its close proximity to larger cities like Dothan and Montgomery but still maintains its small-town charm with its friendly residents who take pride in their hometown’s history and culture. It is a great place for travelers looking for a peaceful getaway or those seeking to explore Alabama’s rural life without sacrificing modern conveniences such as internet access or shopping centers nearby.

Population: 4,388. Estimated population in July 2020: 4,379 (-0.2% change)
Males: 2,071 (47.2%), Females: 2,317 (52.8%)

Zip code: 36340

Median resident age: 40.5 years
Median household income: $22,096
Median house value: $52,200

Races in Geneva:

  • White Non-Hispanic (83.6%)
  • Black (14.2%)
  • Hispanic (1.1%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)

Ancestries: United States (36.3%), Irish (4.9%), English (4.0%), German (3.4%), Scotch-Irish (2.0%), Subsaharan African (1.6%).

Land area: 14.9 square miles

Geneva, Alabama



For population 25 years and over in Geneva

  • High school or higher: 62.6%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 8.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.6%
  • Unemployed: 9.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 24.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Geneva city

  • Never married: 21.4%
  • Now married: 52.3%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 12.2%
  • Divorced: 12.4%

0.4% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -402 (-8.4%).


Hospital/medical center in Geneva:


Other hospitals/medical centers near Geneva:



Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Geneva:

  • DOTHAN RGNL (about 37 miles; DOTHAN, AL; Abbreviation: DHN)
  • PANAMA CITY-BAY CO INTL (about 60 miles; PANAMA CITY, FL; Abbreviation: PFN)
  • HURLBURT FIELD (about 71 miles; MARY ESTHER, FL; Abbreviation: HRT)

Other public-use airports nearest to Geneva:

  • GENEVA MUNI (about 2 miles; GENEVA, AL; Abbreviation: 33J)
  • ENTERPRISE MUNI (about 17 miles; ENTERPRISE, AL; Abbreviation: EDN)
  • LOWE AHP (FORT RUCKER) (about 24 miles; FORT RUCKER OZARK, AL; Abbreviation: LOR)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Geneva:

  • GEORGE C WALLACE STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE-DOTHAN (about 36 miles; DOTHAN, AL; Full-time enrollment: 2,703)
  • TROY STATE UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 54 miles; TROY, AL; Full-time enrollment: 9,143)
  • OKALOOSA-WALTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 55 miles; NICEVILLE, FL; Full-time enrollment: 3,374)
  • GULF COAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 63 miles; PANAMA CITY, FL; Full-time enrollment: 3,140)
  • AUBURN UNIVERSITY-MONTGOMERY (about 86 miles; MONTGOMERY, AL; Full-time enrollment: 3,677)
  • ALABAMA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 95 miles; MONTGOMERY, AL; Full-time enrollment: 4,359)
  • TUSKEGEE UNIVERSITY (about 96 miles; TUSKEGEE, AL; Full-time enrollment: 2,732)


Public high school in Geneva:

  • GENEVA HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 410; Location: 505 PANTHER DR; Grades: 09 – 12)

Public primary/middle schools in Geneva:

  • MULKEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 547; Location: 800 W MEADOW AVE; Grades: KG – 05)
  • GENEVA MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 320; Location: 501 PANTHER DR; Grades: 06 – 08)


Library in Geneva:

  • EMMA KNOX KENAN PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $58,697; Location: 312 SOUTH COMMERCE STREET; 13,236 books; 30 audio materials; 39 video materials; 36 serial subscriptions)