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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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Batavia is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 26,499. Batavia is in Kane County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Batavia offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Batavia there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Batavia and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Batavia are highly rated.
About Batavia...
Population
26,499

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$290,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,140
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    23%
  • Own
    77%
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Batavia Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    75.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    33.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    18.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    78.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,251.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    56.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Batavia

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$92,094
National
$55,322

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Batavia Reviews

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Located between downtown Chicago and rural Illinois, Batavia is a quintessential suburb. It has all the amenities and services of a bustling city while still retaining a neighborly community. In the heart of the city is the Fox River which provides a great view and central landmark for the town.
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Strong religious and patriotic values both practiced and taught. Schools and athletic activities rated very high in the state. Police and firemen are highly rated and their river training is sought out by many other communities. 5 minutes to Route 88 expressway toward Chicago and 25 minutes to O’hare airport, 15 minutes to Oakbrook or Fox Valley shopping. Exceptionally clean everywhere.
A river for fishing, dining and other water activities.
Batavia is a great family community! Good neighborhoods to raise children. People are friendly and welcoming and willing to help every and anyone! I moved here 17 years ago and wouldn't dare dream of moving!