Batavia is a medium-sized city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 26,420 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 86.24% 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 (14.02%), sales jobs (12.82%), and office and administrative support (10.73%).
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: 8.13% 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 very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Batavia really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Batavia perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
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.
If knowledge is power, Batavia is a pretty powerful place. 53.01% of the adults in Batavia have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Batavia in 2018 was $46,015, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $184,060 for a family of four.
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 German, Irish, Italian, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Batavia is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.