Batavia, Iowa

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Batavia, Iowa

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High Points

Batavia strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Iowa):

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Low Rate of Poverty
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Top 9% Batavia Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Batavia, Iowa

Comparing Batavia to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Iowa (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 8 7
Male Share of the Population 7 8
Well-Paid Single Men 7 5
Well-Paid Single Women 7 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 7
Senior Citizens 6 4
Racial Diversity 4 6
Female Share of the Population 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 7
Average Household Size 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 5 2
Median Family Income 5 2
College Educated Adults 4 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 8 5
Working at Home 4 2
Public Transportation Use 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 8 7
People Living Alone 8 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 9
Housing Recently Built 3 4

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Batavia Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 56 miles SW of Iowa City, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 182 miles NE of Kansas City, Missouri
County Jefferson
Standard Zip Codes 52533
Phone Area Codes 641
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.994
Longitude -92.167

Batavia Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 11.4 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 32 F
Apr Temp 40 to 64 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 43 to 66 F
Annual Precip 36.5 inches
Distance 16.5 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 42 to 62 F
Jul Temp 67 to 86 F
Oct Temp 44 to 64 F
Annual Precip 35.9 inches
Distance 20.4 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 33 F
Apr Temp 42 to 65 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 44 to 67 F
Annual Precip 38.7 inches
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Batavia Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 500 100%
Male 245 49%
Female 255 51%
Under 18 116 23.2%
18+ 384 76.8%
65+ 80 16%
Median Age 40.7
Average Family Size 2.88
White 493 98.6%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.4%
Other 1 0.2%
Mixed Race 3 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 9 1.8%

Estimated Batavia Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 496
Growth -4
Growth % -0.8%

Batavia Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 37%
US/American 23.7%
Irish 5.6%
English 5.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.7%
Italian 3.7%
Polish 3%
Dutch 3%
Scottish 2.6%
Swedish 2.2%
Scotch-Irish 2.2%
Norwegian 1.9%
European 1.9%
French (except Basque) 1.5%
British 1.5%
Pennsylvania German 0.7%
Danish 0.7%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Batavia, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Abingdon (52533)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Batavia 500 $39,063
Agency 622 $44,306
Eldon 998 $37,250
Fairfield 9,509 $46,138
Floris 153 $27,917
Libertyville 325 $41,875
Packwood 223 $37,321

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Batavia Public Library
Batavia, Iowa
(641) 662-2317

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