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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.
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.
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.
43% of Batavia residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Batavia, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $702. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,562.
Libraries in Batavia include Batavia Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Batavia include Batavia-Geneva-Saint Charles Republican
Kane County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Batavia political report.
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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