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Batavia, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Batavia had a population of 502 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Batavia is located at latitude 40.9951 and longitude -92.1674 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Batavia (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Jefferson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 751 feet.

The City of Batavia (GNIS ID: 2394078) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Batavia is located within Township of Locust Grove, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jefferson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Batavia population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Batavia, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 502
Population in Households 498
Population in Familes 377
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 844
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 221
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 137
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 240 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 150 (62.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 71 (29.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $99,468
Average Home Value $175,662


Median Household Income $61,308
Average Household Income $78,334
Per Capita Income $35,807
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.1% 0.36%
Households 0.37% 0.54%
Families 0.0% 0.43%
Median Household Income   3.72%
Per Capita Income   2.96%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Batavia, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Batavia to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 470 54th
Population Density1 # 408 60th
Diversity Index2 # 431 58th
Median Household Income # 191 81st
Per Capita Income # 70 93rd

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