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Batavia, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Batavia had a population of 532 as of July 1, 2018.

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, 2018.

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Batavia, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 532
Population in Households 528
Population in Familes 394
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 894
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $63,927
Average Household Income $74,793
Per Capita Income $34,013


Total Housing Units 253 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 146 (57.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 86 (34.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 21 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $120,000
Average Home Value $180,651


Total Households 232
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 143
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.78% 0.89%
Households 0.87% 0.93%
Families 0.52% 0.83%
Median Household Income   4.08%
Per Capita Income   3.67%

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, 2018 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 # 449 56th
Population Density # 367 64th
Diversity Index # 383 62nd
Median Household Income # 205 80th
Per Capita Income # 190 81st

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