Batavia, IL
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Batavia is a medium-sized city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 26,391 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Batavia is the 83rd largest community in Illinois.

Batavia real estate is some of the most expensive in Illinois, although Batavia house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Batavia is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.67% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Batavia is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Batavia who work in management occupations (16.82%), sales jobs (13.52%), and office and administrative support (11.93%).

Also of interest is that Batavia has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.28% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Because of many things, Batavia is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Batavia a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Batavia has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Batavia’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Batavia use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Batavia‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Batavia, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Batavia is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 51.72% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Batavia in 2010 was $42,110, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $168,440 for a family of four. However, Batavia contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Batavia is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Batavia home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Batavia residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Batavia include Irish, English, Polish, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Batavia is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.