Community Profile


Batavia is located 35 miles west of Chicago along the banks of the Fox River. Settled in the 1830s, Batavia earned the nickname ‘The Windmill City’ when it was the windmill manufacturing capital of the world at the turn of the 20th Century. Batavia is home to more than 1,200 businesses, including Fermilab National Accelerator Laboratory, the U.S. Headquarters of Aldi Inc, and Suncast Corporation. Batavia’s historic charm, excellent school system, and unparalleled recreational and shopping amenities make it a great place to live, work and play for its over 26,000 residents. 

The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, CMAP, creates an annual Community Data Snapshot, a series of data for every county, municipality and Chicago community area in northeastern Illinois. The snapshots include data from the American Community Survey and long with other data sources including the U.S. Census Bureau, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, Illinois Department of Employment Security, Illinois Department of Revenue and CMAP itself.  A PDF of the entire survey is available here.

Who We Are:

Total Population, 202026,098
Total Households9,970
Average Household Size2.6
Percent Population Change, 2010-20200.2
Percent Population Change, 2000-20200.4

Educational Attainment

 2017-2021 (highest degree or level of school completed by an individual over the age 25)

Less than High School Diploma6633.7
High School Diploma or Equivalent2,42813.7
Some College, No Degree3,48719.6
Associate's Degree1,3877.8
Bachelor's Degree5,99733.7
Graduate or Professional Degree3,80821.4

Household Occupancy, 2017-2021

Occupied Housing Units9,83696.6
Vacant Housing Units3443.4

Household Income, 2017-2021

Median Income$109,146
Per Capita Income$50,976

Employment Status, 2017-2021

In Labor Force14,54271.9
Not in Labor Force5,68128.1

Tax Base

The tax base tables includes retail sales and equalized assessed values for Batavia.

General Merchandise Retail Sales, 2022

General Merchandise$492,174,818
Total Retail Sales$630,143,896
Total Sales per Capita$23,995

Equalized Assess Value, 2021