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"The Windmill City"

Batavia is a city in Kane County, in the Chicago metro area.

The city was named after Batavia, NY.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Batavia. For links to other places called Batavia, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Batavia is 41.85N. The longitude is -88.312W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 715 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 26,328.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$68,656
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Batavia demographic reports
Batavia is on the Fox River.
Former and merged names include:
· Head of the Big Woods
Until the 1940s, Batavia was a windmill-manufacturing center.
Filming location for:
· 1974 movie, "Harry and Tonto"
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Caribou Coffee, Panera Bread, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Windmill City Festival - July 13-14, 2007
Dates often change. Check Batavia web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Fox River Trail, Fabyan Forest Preserve
Historic sites and museums: Batavia Depot Museum
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.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Batavia demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Kane County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Chicago area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 60542 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

24% 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 $27,783, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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43% of Batavia residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Batavia, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $702.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,562.


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Libraries in Batavia include Batavia Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Batavia include Batavia-Geneva-Saint Charles Republican

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

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The average commute time for Batavia workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 6 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 2.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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