Batavia, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Batavia, New York - Basic Facts

The City of Batavia had a population of 15,201 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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, 2017)


Total Population 15,201
Daytime Population: Workers 9,436
Daytime Population: Residents 8,057
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 17,493
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.15
Population in Households 14,468
Population in Familes 10,446
Population in Group Qrtrs 733
Population Density2 2,926
Diversity Index3 29


Median Household Income $39,789
Average Household Income $54,924
Per Capita Income $24,029


Total Housing Units 7,235 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,344 (46.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,205 (44.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 686 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $95,974
Average Home Value $119,266


Total Households 6,549
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 3,595
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 -0.24% -0.36%
Households -0.2% -0.34%
Families -0.43% -0.48%
Median Household Income   0.2%
Per Capita Income   1.62%

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, 2017 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 # 129 89th
Population Density # 290 76th
Diversity Index # 496 59th
Median Household Income # 1093 9th
Per Capita Income # 962 20th

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