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Batavia, Iowa
Location of Batavia, Iowa
Location of Batavia, Iowa
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Jefferson
Area
 • Total 0.59 sq mi (1.54 km2)
 • Land 0.59 sq mi (1.54 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
751 ft (229 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 430
 • Density 728.81/sq mi (279.22/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
52533
Area code(s) 641
FIPS code 19-04825
GNIS feature ID 0454380

Batavia is a city in Jefferson County, Iowa, United States. The population was 430 at the 2020 census. It was established in 1846.

Geography

Batavia is located at 40°59′51″N 92°10′4″W / 40.99750°N 92.16778°W / 40.99750; -92.16778 (40.997604, -92.167752).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.60 square miles (1.55 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1870 310 —    
1880 328 +5.8%
1890 307 −6.4%
1900 533 +73.6%
1910 560 +5.1%
1920 560 +0.0%
1930 478 −14.6%
1940 474 −0.8%
1950 524 +10.5%
1960 533 +1.7%
1970 525 −1.5%
1980 525 +0.0%
1990 520 −1.0%
2000 500 −3.8%
2010 499 −0.2%
2020 430 −13.8%
Source: and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census
BataviaIowaPopPlot
The population of Batavia, Iowa from US census data

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 499 people, 216 households, and 137 families living in the city. The population density was 831.7 inhabitants per square mile (321.1/km2). There were 236 housing units at an average density of 393.3 per square mile (151.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.2% White, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% from other races, and 0.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.6% of the population.

There were 216 households, of which 30.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.7% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.6% were non-families. 32.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.85.

The median age in the city was 40.4 years. 23.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.2% were from 25 to 44; 28.6% were from 45 to 64; and 15% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 45.9% male and 54.1% female.

Notable person

  • David Miller, lawyer, farmer, businessman, and politician, was born in Batavia.
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