Batavia, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Batavia, New York - Basic Facts

The City of Batavia had a population of 15,271 as of July 1, 2016. Batavia ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Batavia is located at latitude 42.9986 and longitude -78.1808 in Genesee County. The formal boundaries for the City of Batavia (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.2 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Genesee County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 892 feet.

The City of Batavia (GNIS ID: 978713) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Batavia: De-o-on-go-wa, Ge-ne-un-dah-sa-is-ka, Jo-a-i-ka, The Bend.

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


Total Population 15,271
Population in Households 14,525
Population in Familes 10,508
Population in Group Qrtrs 746
Population Density1 2,939
Diversity Index2 28


Total Households 6,625
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 3,648
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,288 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,370 (46.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,255 (44.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 663 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $94,913
Average Home Value $120,052


Median Household Income $38,688
Average Household Income $53,435
Per Capita Income $23,552
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.2% -0.31%
Households -0.05% -0.18%
Families -0.27% -0.31%
Median Household Income   1.73%
Per Capita Income   1.63%
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, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Batavia to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York 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 # 126 90th
Population Density1 # 286 76th
Diversity Index2 # 499 58th
Median Household Income # 1093 9th
Per Capita Income # 950 21st

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