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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-
Batavia is a town in New York with a population of 14,868. Batavia is in Genesee County. Living in Batavia offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Batavia there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many families, young professionals, and retirees live in Batavia and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Batavia are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$94,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$757
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    50%
  • Own
    50%
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Batavia Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    267.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    20.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    48.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    96.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    418.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,991.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    130.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Batavia

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$44,342
National
$55,322
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Batavia Reviews

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Batavia offers so many advantages to future college students. Genesee Community College is our local 2-year college which has a great variety of majors and provides many opportunities for students to choose to complete a 2-year degree and work nearby at the neighboring therapy clinic settings or a hospital setting. Also, transfer to a 4-year (2 + 2 program) college in any direction about 25 miles away (SUNY Brockport, SUNY Geneseo, Buffalo State, Rochester Institute of Technology). There are restaurants such as Applebee's, major stores like JCPENNEY'S, and craft/grocery stores like JoAnn's, Michael's and Walmart. Lake Ontario is close by as well as Lechworth State Park for recreation and camping. Batavia is a very safe place to live, to go to college, and also have access to nearby fun!
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As a current resident of Batavia, New York, I have found that It is a great family friendly community that is changing every year! The school district is one of the best public school systems in the area, crime is near nonexistent. Since I was a child, I have always enjoyed the atmosphere, and the entertainment. There are amazing new restaurants, parks, churches, and retail stores popping up downtown. I would definitely consider living in Batavia. It is ideally located 30 minutes between Buffalo New York, and Rochester New York. Transportation is easy in Batavia as well. There are local bus and taxi services, as well as bike lanes and walking paths on almost every city street.
Batavia has a good amount of things to offer. For one, we have a lot of different stores. We have essentials like Walmart, Tops, etc. for groceries and such. We also have additional stores such as Target and Country Max for more "casual" shopping. Batavia also does have a large variety of restaurants to offer. We are very diverse with multiple chains, Chinese restaurants, Mexican restaurants, Italian restaurants, etc. One downfall is that we don't have that many sources of entertainment.