Batavia is a tiny city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 510 people and just one neighborhood, Batavia is the 369th largest community in Iowa. Batavia has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Batavia is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Batavia is a city of sales and office workers, construction workers and builders and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Batavia who work in office and administrative support (19.03%), sales jobs (14.88%) and healthcare (8.30%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Overall, Batavia’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Batavia has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Batavia has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Batavia than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Batavia may be for you.
Being a small city, Batavia does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.