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Batavia is a city in Genesee County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for a republic of the Netherlands.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Batavia. For links to other places called Batavia, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Batavia is 42.998N. The longitude is -78.187W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 892 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 15,939.


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Median household income
Local
$33,484
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Batavia demographic reports
Center of the Holland Land Purchase, the large western New York tract acquired in late 18th century by Dutch capitalists.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 58. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 3.6 per 1,000 people.
Ranked top home town in the state, February 2001 in the ePodunk Home Towns Index
Setting for John Gardner's "The Sunlight Dialogues"
Well-known residents have included:
· Terry Anderson, journalist captured in Beirut and held hostage for seven years
· Barber Conable, World Bank president
· John Gardner, writer
Local festivals include:
  • Genesee County Fair - July 18-21, 2007
  • Summer in the City - Aug. 17-18, 2007
Dates often change. Check Batavia web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Genesee Symphony Orchestra
Sports teams: Muckdogs (minor league baseball)
Historic sites and museums: Holland Land Office Museum
Colleges and universities: Genesee Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Quotes:
Appearance of the country people as far as Batavia. After that scattered houses.
-- Journey to America, 1831
Alexis de Tocqueville

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Batavia demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Genesee County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 14020 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

20% of Batavia residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Batavia ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Batavia was $17,737, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

19% of Batavia residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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History

Historic districts in Batavia include Genesee County Courthouse Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Batavia, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $438.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $941.


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Libraries in Batavia include Richmond Memorial Library ... View libraries

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TV stations in Batavia include WPXJ.

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Politics

Genesee County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Batavia political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Batavia workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Batavia between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Batavia include Batavia Days Inn, Comfort Inn, Holiday Inn-Batavia, Microtel Inn, Quality Inn & Suites, Ramada, Super 8.

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Batavia, NY

Pros: Right in the middle of two fairly large cities easy ride to anywhere...

Cons: Were growing right know lots of construction,Otherwise a great town for young families.

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HOUR(or less) FROM buffalo and Rochester

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“ Appearance of the country people as far as Batavia. After that scattered houses. ”
~ Journey to America, 1831
Alexis de Tocqueville

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