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The city of Batavia is located in Genesee County<1> and is the County Seat for Genesee County.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Batavia, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1807.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Batavia has a population of 14,439 people<2> (see below for details).

Batavia is 890 feet [271 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Batavia lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Batavia: (585)

The ZIP code for Batavia: 14020<4>

Websites for Batavia ...

Chamber of Commerce:

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Batavia, the following might be of interest:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Batavia had an population of 14,439 people. This is a decrease of 6.63% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 11.18% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Batavia had a population of 15,465 people (or 25.74% of the total population of Genesee County). This makes Batavia the county's most populous community.

The population of Batavia represents 0.08% of the population of New York (which has 19,378,102 people), making it the state's 158th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 15,465 people, the population of Batavia decreased 4.87% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 16,256 people).

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

Communities Also Named Batavia ...

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

  • Brockport
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
  • Albion
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Albion have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albion
    • Albion is located in Orleans County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,744 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Albion <5>
  • Medina
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
  • Le Roy
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Le Roy have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Le Roy
    • Le Roy is located in Genesee County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,233 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Le Roy <5>
  • Warsaw
    (18 miles [29 km] to the south)
  • Akron
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Akron have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Akron
    • Akron is located in Erie County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,844 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Akron <5>
  • Alden
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
  • Attica
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest)
  • Churchville
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
  • Caledonia
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)

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. Our list includes 28 papers. 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.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Batavia was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Batavia post office opened in 1807.

We also found Batavia in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Batavia.

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 Genesee County:

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Genesee, 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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