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Batavia

  •   State: 
    Illinois
      County: 
    Kane County
      City: 
    Batavia
      County all: 
    Kane | DuPage
      County FIPS: 
    17089 | 17043
      Coordinates: 
    41°50′56″N 88°18′30″W
      Area total: 
    10.84 sq mi (28.06 km²)
      Area land: 
    10.65 sq mi (27.58 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.19 sq mi (0.48 km²)
      Elevation: 
    666 ft (203 m)
      Established: 
    1833; Settled 1833; Incorporated July 27, 1872
  •   Latitude: 
    41,8479
      Longitude: 
    -88,3138
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
      Timezone: 
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 
    60510
      GMAP: 

    Batavia, Kane County, Illinois, United States

  •   Population: 
    26,098
      Population density: 
    2,450.52 residents per square mile of area (946.15/km²)
      Household income: 
    $85,137
      Households: 
    12,222
      Unemployment rate: 
    10.10%
  •   Sales taxes: 
    7.75%
      Income taxes: 
    3.00%

Batavia was settled in 1833 by Christopher Payne and his family. Originally called Big Woods for the wild growth throughout the settlement, the town was renamed by local judge and former Congressman Isaac Wilson in 1840 after his former home of Batavia, New York. The city was incorporated on July 27, 1872. In the late 19th century, Batavia was a major manufacturer of the Conestoga wagons used in the country's westward expansion. Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, where both the bottom quark and the top quark were first detected, is located just east of the city limits. Aldi, Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Aldi Süd, has its headquarters in Batavia. Batavia is part of a vernacular region known as the Tri-City area, along with St. Charles and Geneva, all western suburbs of similar size and relative socioeconomic condition. According to the City's 2017 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the city are:. The Batavia Public Library was founded in April 1881 as a township library; it converted to a district library in June 1975. The library serves most of Kane County, Illinois, and portions of Winfield Township and Geneva Township, Illinois. The school district currently consists of six elementary schools, one middle school, and six K5 middle school and high school pockets. The current elementary school district is Batavia High School, which opened in January 2002. The high school district consists of four elementary schools and six middle schools.

History

Batavia was settled in 1833 by Christopher Payne and his family. Originally called Big Woods for the wild growth throughout the settlement, the town was renamed by local judge and former Congressman Isaac Wilson in 1840 after his former home of Batavia, New York. The city was incorporated on July 27, 1872. In the late 19th century, Batavia was a major manufacturer of the Conestoga wagons used in the country's westward expansion. The Campana Factory was built in 1936 to manufacture cosmetics for the Campana Company, particularly Italian Balm, the nation's best-selling hand lotion at the time. The Aurora Elgin and Chicago Railway constructed a power plant in southern Batavia and added a branch to the city in 1902. Into the early 20th century most of the windmill operated waterpumps in use by America's farms were made at one of three windmill manufacturing companies in Batavia. Many of the limestone buildings of these factories remain in use as government and commercial offices, and storefronts. In 1875, Mary Todd Lincoln was an involuntary resident of the Batavia Institute on May 20, 1875. At the time the institute was known as Bellevue Place, a sanitarium for women. Mrs. Lincoln was released four months later on September 11, 1874. The Batavia Museum is located in the town's historic center. The museum is open to the public and features a collection of historic photographs, paintings, and other works of art.

Geography

Batavia is located at 41°5056N 88°1830W (41.8488583, 88.3084400).According to the 2010 census, Batavia has a total area of 9.707 square miles (25.14 km²), of which 9.64 square mile (24.97 km²) (or 99.31%) is land and 0.067 sq miles (0.17 km 2) (or 0.69%) is water. The city is located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Batavia is home to the U.S. Air Force Base at Batavia Air National Guard Base, which is located near the city's airport. The base is also known as the USS Batavia, which was built in the late 1800s and is located on the shore of Lake Michigan. It was the site of the Battle of the Bulge, a World War II-era battle between the United States and the Soviet Union. The town is also the birthplace of the baseball team, the Chicago Cubs, which won the World Series in 1966 and 1968. It is also home to a number of high schools, including the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Illinois Institute of Technology, which earned a national championship in the 1970s and 1980s. It has a population of 1,816,000 (or 1.1% of the city’s total population) and a population growth rate of 0.7% (or 0.8% in 2010).

Demographics

Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race. 2020 census will be the first time Latinos have been included in the racial category since the 1950s. The US Census will be held on November 4, 2020. The population will be more than 100 million people. The U.S. population is expected to reach 100 million by the end of the decade. The 2020 census is the first ever to be conducted on the first day of the year. It will take place on November 8, 2020, in Washington, D.C. and will be followed by a follow-up on November 15, 20, and 20, 20. It is expected that Latinos will make up the majority of the population in the next few years. The number of Latinos in the United States will reach a record-high of 1.9 million in the 2020 census. The figure is based on the 2010 US Census, which was the most recent available data. It was based on a population survey conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) from 2000 to 2010. The 2010 census was the first to include Latinos as a racial category in its racial categories. The BLS uses the term "Latino" to refer to people who are of any racial or ethnic origin. It does not use the term Hispanic or Latino as a separate racial category. It uses the terms "Hispanic" and "Hispanic-American" for the purposes of this table.

Economy

Aldi, Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Aldi Süd, has its headquarters in Batavia.Fermilab is located just outside the town borders and serves as employment for many of the town's residents.According to the City's 2017 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the city are: Aldi, the city's largest employer. The city's unemployment rate is 3.7%. The city has a population of 2,816. The unemployment rate for Batavia is 2.9%. The town has a poverty rate of 2.8%. It has a high unemployment rate of 3.6%. The average income for the city is 2,715. The town's unemployment rates are 2.7% and the poverty rate for the town is 4.2%. The top employers are: Aldis, Inc. and the city’s largest employer, FermILab. The top unemployment rates for the City are: 2.6% and 3.0%. The highest unemployment rates in the town are: 3.5% and 4.0% respectively. The highest poverty rates are 3.4% and 5.0%, respectively. the city has the highest unemployment rate. The average household income is 2, 7%. It is the highest in the country. The lowest unemployment rate in the City is 3%. The City has the lowest unemployment rates. It has the second highest poverty levels in the world.

Accolades

In 2013, Batavia's collection of historic windmills was designated as an Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Batavia is home to the U.S. National Windmill Museum. The museum is located in the historic center of Batavia, a suburb of the city of 100,000 people. It is located on the former site of the town's first windmill, which was built in 1875. The windmill museum is now home to a collection of more than 100 windmill displays. The U.N. World Heritage Site is also located in Batavia. It was built by the city in the early 1900s and is located at the center of the historic city. It has been designated as a National Historic Landmark in the United States and a World Heritage site in the Netherlands. It also has a National Windmills Museum, which is open to the public for tours and educational purposes. The Museum's collection includes more than 50 windmiller displays. It's also home to several historic buildings, including the Batavia Opera House, which dates back to the 17th century. The city's oldest windmill is still in use today, and was built on the site of a 19th-century mill. The town's name comes from the city's first power station, built in the 18th century, which stood on the base of a small hill. The current windmill site is on a hilltop, and is known as the "Batavia Windmill".

Education

Batavia is served by Batavia Public School District No. 101. The district currently consists of six K5 elementary schools, one 68 middle school, and Batavia High School. Small pockets of the city are served by Geneva Community Unit School District 304 and West Aurora Public school District 129. The city's public library district was founded in April 1881 as a township library. It converted to a district library in June 1975. Its current facility opened in January 2002. The library serves most of Batavia Township, Kane County, Illinois and portions of Winfield Township, DuPage County, and Geneva Township, Illinois. It also serves portions of Blackberry Township and Winfield Townships, both in Kane County. It is the only library district in the state of Illinois with a budget of more than $1.5 million. It has a waiting list of about 2,000 people. It was the first public library in Illinois to open in 1881, and the first in the U.S. to open its current facility in 2002. It currently has a circulation of about 1,500 people, and a waiting room of about 500 people. The public library's budget is about $1,500,000. It opened its current library facility in February 2002, and has a wait-list of around 1,200 people, with a waiting-room capacity of about 200 people. There are no plans to expand the library's waiting room to accommodate more people. In the future, the city is expected to add more people to its waiting-list.

Transportation

Nearest Metra train station is at Geneva or Aurora. Pace bus service serviced by Pace stations in Geneva and Aurora. Metra service is provided by Metra stations in Aurora and Geneva. Pace service is also available by Pace station in Geneva or Aurora.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Batavia, Kane County, Illinois = 46.3. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 60. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 71. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Batavia = 3.5 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO (www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/radiation-the-ultraviolet-(uv)-index) and is uniform worldwide.

Employed

The most recent city population of 26,098 individuals with a median age of 33.5 age the population grows by 20.66% in Batavia, Kane County, Illinois population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 2,450.52 residents per square mile of area (946.15/km²). There are average 2.94 people per household in the 12,222 households with an average household income of $85,137 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 10.10% of the available work force and has dropped -4.37% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 21.16%. The number of physicians in Batavia per 100,000 population = 132.5.

Weather

The annual rainfall in Batavia = 35.3 inches and the annual snowfall = 29.2 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 106. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 189. 85 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 13.4 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 45, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Batavia, Kane County, Illinois which are owned by the occupant = 79.60%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 20 years with median home cost = $250,070 and home appreciation of -8.82%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $19.77 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.

Study

The local school district spends $4,872 per student. There are 18.6 students for each teacher in the school, 1138 students for each Librarian and 1122 students for each Counselor. 7.05% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 28.23% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 15.03% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Batavia's population in Kane County, Illinois of 3,871 residents in 1900 has increased 6,74-fold to 26,098 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 49.92% female residents and 50.08% male residents live in Batavia, Kane County, Illinois.

    As of 2020 in Batavia, Kane County, Illinois are married and the remaining 31.77% are single population.

  • 29.9 minutes is the average time that residents in Batavia require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    86.07% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 5.72% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 2.29% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 4.37% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Batavia, Kane County, Illinois, 79.60% are owner-occupied homes, another 16.27% are rented apartments, and the remaining 4.13% are vacant.

  • The 54.47% of the population in Batavia, Kane County, Illinois who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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