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Overview

Introduction to Batavia, New York

Batavia, New York, in Genesee county, is 28 miles E of Amherst, New York and 35 miles E of Buffalo, New York. The city is in the Rochester area.

Batavia History

The Holland Land Company purchased the land now known as Batavia City in 1792. The Dutch named the place after the Batavian Republic in the Netherlands. Joseph Ellicott, an agent of the Holland Land Company, built a land office in Batavia in 1801. Batavia became the county seat of the newly formed Genesee County in 1802. It was incorporated as a village in 1823 and reincorporated as a city in 1915.

Batavia and nearby Attractions

  • Super 8 Batavia East of Darien Lake Theme Park
  • Holland Land Office Museum
  • Six Flags Darien Lake Theme Park
  • 1941 Historical Aircraft Group Museum
  • Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge
  • Seabreeze Amusement Park

Things To Do In Batavia

The City of Batavia is an ideal location for visitors who want to explore the western parts of New York. It is also only a few minutes away from Niagara Falls. Lake Ontario, Genesee Country Museum and Letchworth State Park are also nearby. The Falleti Ice Arena is also a popular spot. Some of the local parks of the city are Williams Park, Kibbe Park, State Street Park and Austin Park.

Batavia Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Greater Rochester International Airport.

Batavia Higher Education

Genesee Valley Boces, the Continental School of Beauty Culture and Genesee Community College are the local colleges.

Demographics

People

Total Population15,012
Male Share of the Population50.1%
Female Share of the Population49.9%
Senior Citizens18.9%
Employed Population 16+6,954
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married45.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher24.2%
Median Earnings25+$32,550
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,105

Wealth

Median Family Income$60,307
% Above Poverty Level79.2%
% Below Poverty Level20.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work9.7%
% Using Public Transportation0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone36.2%
Median Gross Rent$730
Median House Value$93,900

Ancestry

Italian21.8%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)18.2%
Irish18%
English9.7%
Polish8.8%
French Except Basque2.7%
Swedish2.6%
Canadian2.4%
Dutch1.7%
Scottish1.6%
Norwegian0.8%
Belgian0.7%
Welsh0.5%
Russian0.4%
Portuguese0.3%
Trinidad Tobago0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Ukrainian0.2%
Greek0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Lebanese0.1%
Arab0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Estonian0.1%
German0.1%
African0.1%
Danishn0.1%
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Batavia Almanac

CategoryValue
County Genesee County
Standard Zip Codes14020
P.O. Box Zip Codes14021
Phone Area Codes585
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.99
Approximate Longitude-78.18

Batavia Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationBATAVIA
Distance2.7 miles
Jan Temp16 to 32 F
Apr Temp36 to 57 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp42 to 61 F
Annual Precip35.5 inches
StationBROCKPORT
Distance19 miles
Jan Temp16 to 33 F
Apr Temp35 to 57 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp41 to 61 F
Annual Precip30.2 inches
StationWALES
Distance23.9 miles
Jan Temp14 to 30 F
Apr Temp33 to 53 F
Jul Temp57 to 77 F
Oct Temp38 to 58 F
Annual Precip42.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Alexander2,449$64,034
Corfu782$66,667
Elba2,288$72,174
Le Roy7,514$68,625
Oakfield3,186$68,065

Batavia Public Libraries

Richmond Memorial Library
19 ROSS STREET
Batavia, New York
(585) 343-9550

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Batavia Hospitals

Va Medical Center - Batavia
(Government - Federal)
222 Richmond Ave
United Memorial Medical Center
(Non-profit)
127 North St
(585) 343-6030
United Memorial Medical Center- Urgent Care Batavia
(Non-profit)
16 Bank St
(585) 343-3131

Batavia Public Schools

Batavia High School
260 State St
ZIP: 14020
(585) 343-2480
High
Total Enrollment 672
Batavia Middle School
96 Ross St
ZIP: 14020
(585) 343-2480
Middle
Total Enrollment 686
Jackson School
411 S Jackson St
ZIP: 14020
(585) 343-2480
Primary
Total Enrollment 422
John Kennedy School
166 Vine St
ZIP: 14020
(585) 343-2480
Primary
Total Enrollment 549
New York State School For The Blind
2a Richmond Ave
ZIP: 14020
(585) 343-5384
Other
Total Enrollment 51

Batavia Private Schools

Genesee Christian Academy
3515 Galloway Rd
ZIP: 14020
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 9
New York State School For The Blind
2a Richmond Ave
ZIP: 14020
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 55
Notre Dame High School
73 Union St
ZIP: 14020
Secondary
Total Enrollment 184
St Joseph Elementary School
2 Summit St
ZIP: 14020
Elementary
Total Enrollment 144
St Paul Lutheran School
31 Washington Ave
ZIP: 14020
Elementary
Total Enrollment 35
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