Batavia has the 1173rd largest population in the United States. The population grew by 1.3% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Batavia is part of the Chicago metro area. Unemployment in the Chicago area is 5%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Chicago has the 3rd largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Batavia is above average at $52,480, and the median cost of a home in Batavia is $272,800, which is above the national average. 50% of workers in Batavia hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 95% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Batavia. 81% of Batavia workers drive to work alone, 2% take public transit, 9% carpool, and 7% walk. People in Batavia spend an average of 28 minutes commuting to work, which is longer than the national average of 26 minutes.