Batavia, NY
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Batavia is a medium-sized city located in the state of New York. With a population of 15,010 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Batavia is the 125th largest community in New York. Batavia has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

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, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Batavia who work in office and administrative support (13.56%), sales jobs (10.56%), and management occupations (8.21%).

The population of Batavia overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Batavia, 23.62% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Batavia in 2010 was $22,990, which is lower middle income relative to New York, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $91,960 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 Italian, Irish, English, and Polish.

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