Bath, ME Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Bath, Maine - Basic Facts

The City of Bath had a population of 8,396 as of July 1, 2016. Bath ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maine. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bath is located at latitude 43.9317 and longitude -69.8445 in Sagadahoc County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bath (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.09 sq. miles and a water area of 4.13 sq. miles. Sagadahoc County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 59 feet.

The City of Bath (GNIS ID: 582343) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bath population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bath: Long Reach, Reach, Sagadahoc, The City of Ships.

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Bath, ME Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 8,396
Population in Households 8,300
Population in Familes 5,887
Population in Group Qrtrs 96
Population Density1 924
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 3,939
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 2,140
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,506 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,027 (45.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,912 (42.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 567 (12.6%)
Median Home Value $183,499
Average Home Value $238,024


Median Household Income $45,221
Average Household Income $56,327
Per Capita Income $26,617
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.22% -0.08%
Households 0.03% 0.09%
Families -0.24% -0.07%
Median Household Income   1.36%
Per Capita Income   1.62%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Bath, ME - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bath to the other 130 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maine by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 17 88th
Population Density1 # 28 79th
Diversity Index2 # 27 80th
Median Household Income # 58 56th
Per Capita Income # 55 58th

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