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Batavia, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Batavia had a population of 25,959 as of July 1, 2016. Batavia ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Batavia is located at latitude 41.8495 and longitude -88.3087 in Kane County. The formal boundaries for the City of Batavia (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Kane County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 715 feet.

The City of Batavia (GNIS ID: 2394077) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Batavia is located within Township of Batavia, a minor civil division (MCD) of Kane County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Batavia population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Batavia, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 25,959
Population in Households 25,845
Population in Familes 22,456
Population in Group Qrtrs 114
Population Density1 2,707
Diversity Index2 31


Total Households 9,448
Average Household Size 2.74
Family Households 6,900
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 10,104 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,162 (70.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,286 (22.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 656 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $294,435
Average Home Value $335,161


Median Household Income $89,715
Average Household Income $112,823
Per Capita Income $41,260
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.13% 0.17%
Households -0.06% 0.03%
Families -0.07% -0.07%
Median Household Income   2.46%
Per Capita Income   1.52%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Batavia, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Batavia to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 86 94th
Population Density1 # 160 88th
Diversity Index2 # 341 75th
Median Household Income # 89 94th
Per Capita Income # 96 93rd

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