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Welcome to Batavia ...

The city of Batavia is located in Jefferson County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Batavia has a population of 546 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Batavia.

Batavia is 750 feet [229 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Batavia lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Batavia: (641)

The ZIP code for Batavia: 52533<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Batavia had an population of 546 people. This is an increase of 9.42% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 9.2% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Batavia had a population of 499 people. This makes Batavia the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Batavia represents 0.02% of the population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 458th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 499 people, the population of Batavia has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 500 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Batavia.

Communities Also Named Batavia ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 10 communities that are also named Batavia - they are located in Arkansas, California, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota (2), Montana, New York, Ohio and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Batavia.

Communities near Batavia ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Batavia.

  • Ottumwa [Wapello County]
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    • Ottumwa [Wapello County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the west of Batavia
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,375 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ottumwa
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ottumwa<6>
  • Fairfield [Jefferson County]
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    • Fairfield [Jefferson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the east of Batavia
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,500 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairfield have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairfield<6>
  • Maharishi Vedic City [Jefferson County]
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    • Maharishi Vedic City [Jefferson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Batavia
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,288 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maharishi Vedic City have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Eldon [Wapello County]
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    • Eldon [Wapello County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Batavia
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 915 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eldon have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eldon<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Hedrick [Keokuk County]
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      • Hedrick [Keokuk County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Batavia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 743 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hedrick have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Agency [Wapello County]
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      • Agency [Wapello County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the west of Batavia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 641 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Agency have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Agency
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Agency<6>
    • Richland [Keokuk County]
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      • Richland [Keokuk County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Batavia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 582 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richland<6>
    • Birmingham [Van Buren County]
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      • Birmingham [Van Buren County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Batavia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 423 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Birmingham have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Libertyville [Jefferson County]
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      • Libertyville [Jefferson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the east of Batavia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 341 people
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    • Stockport [Van Buren County]
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      • Stockport [Van Buren County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Batavia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 277 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stockport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stockport<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Batavia. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Batavia.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Batavia. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Batavia.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Batavia. See our Newspapers Page for Batavia.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Batavia ...

Looking for more information about Batavia? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Batavia, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Batavia.

Adding Batavia to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Batavia in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Batavia was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Batavia on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Iowa (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Batavia on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Iowa

About Jefferson County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Batavia. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Iowa's counties, including Jefferson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Batavia.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Batavia - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Batavia). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Batavia or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Batavia) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Batavia. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BataviaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Batavia. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.9960, Longitude: -92.1673    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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