County population in 2012: 11,802 (all rural); it was 11,085 in 2000 County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,984 County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,493 County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,547 Renter-occupied apartments: 1,110 (it was 898 in 2000)
% of renters here:
Land area: 279 sq. mi. Water area: 4.5 sq. mi.
Population density: 42 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Bath County: 82.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (21.8%), Manufacturing (21.1%), Retail trade (12.4%), Construction (11.5%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $464 (0.6%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $405 (0.5%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 26.4%
(26.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.4% for Black residents, 66.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 38.2% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2010: 39 years old
(Males: 39 years old, Females: 40 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 40 years old, Black residents: 51 years old, American Indian residents: 33 years old, Asian residents: 40 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25 years old, Other race residents: 27 years old)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Bath County is $365 a month. Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $450 a month. Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $562 a month.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Bath County: Old Forge Farm (A), Knob Lick (B), Harpers Mill (C), Devils Nose (D), Mud Lick Youth Camp (E), Peeled Oak (F), Tailwater Picnic Area and Boat Launch (G), Clear Creek Furnace Picnic Area (H), Bourbon Furnace (I), Moores Ferry (J), Slate Blockhouse (K), Bethel Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (L), Olympia Springs Volunteer Fire Department (M), Bethel Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 (N), Thomlinson Old Store (O). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Bath County include: Fairview Church (A), Blevins Valley Church (B), Sugar Grove Christian Church (C), Springville Presbyterian Church (D), Slate Valley Christian Church (E), Slate Liberty Christian Church (F), Preston Church of God (G), Poplar Grove Baptist Church (H), Polksville Church of God (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Old Virginia Cemetery (1), Old Fields Cemetery (2), Ingram-Stevens Cemetery (3), McCarthy Cemetery (4), Boaz Cemetery (5), Knox Hill Cemetery (6), Jones Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bald Eagle Creek (A), Bennett Branch (B), Caney Creek (C), Carrington Branch (D), Chalybeate Branch (E), Clark Fork (F), Claver Branch (G), Claylick Branch (H), Clear Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Average size of farms: 155 acres Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $18,427 Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $219.97 The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 2.93% The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 51.64% Average total farm production expenses per farm: $15,454 Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 26.06% Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.55% Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $33,591 The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 87.57% Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 22.78 Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 3.62% Corn for grain: 2006 harvested acres All wheat for grain: 129 harvested acres Soybeans for beans: 1506 harvested acres Vegetables: 60 harvested acres Land in orchards: 18 acres
Bath County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Kentucky state average. It is 4.6 times below overall U.S. average.
Bath County-area historical earthquake activity is near Kentucky state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 10.8 miles away from the county center On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 6.5 miles away from the county center On 10/26/1995 at 00:37:28, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 83.4 miles away from the county center On 8/17/1990 at 21:01:17, a magnitude 4.0 (3.5 LG, 4.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 96.4 miles away from Bath County center On 4/19/1996 at 08:50:14, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 90.3 miles away from the county center On 3/11/1995 at 08:15:52, a magnitude 3.8 (3.7 MB, 3.8 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 89.1 miles away from the county center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS)
Most recent natural disasters:
Kentucky Severe Storms, Tornadoes, And Flooding, Incident Period: April 22, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1976): May 4, 2011, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1976, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
Kentucky Severe Storms, Flooding, Mudslides, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 1, 2010 to June 1, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1912): May 11, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1912, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, Flood
Kentucky Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 27, 2009 to February 5, 2009, Emergency Declared (EM-3302): January 28, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3302, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
Kentucky Severe Winter Storm and Flooding, Incident Period: January 26, 2009 to February 13, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1818): February 5, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1818, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
Kentucky Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: February 5, 2008 to February 6, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1746): February 21, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1746, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
Kentucky Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3231): September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3231, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
Kentucky Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Flooding, and Mudslides, Incident Period: May 26, 2004 to June 18, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1523): June 10, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1523, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, Flood
Kentucky Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: February 15, 2003 to February 26, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1454): March 14, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1454, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
Kentucky Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 17, 2002 to March 21, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1407): April 4, 2002, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1407, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
Kentucky Severe Storms And Flooding, Incident Period: February 18, 2000 to March 2, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1320): February 28, 2000, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1320, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
8 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
The number of natural disasters in Bath County (18) is greater than the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15 Emergencies Declared: 3
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 11, Floods: 10, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 5, Mudslides: 2, Freeze: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.4 Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.7
Births per 1000 population in Bath County
Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.5 Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.3
Deaths per 1000 population in Bath County
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.7 Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Bath County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 2,098 (1,578 aged, 520 disabled) Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17% Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1496.650 Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 937.550
Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 18.92 Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 60.21
Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1
Household type by relationship:
In family households: 9,883 (2,246 male householders, 952 female householders)
2,407 spouses, 3,251 children (2,944 natural, 82 adopted, 225 stepchildren), 389 grandchildren, 69 brothers or sisters, 54 parents, 155 other relatives, 304 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 1,605 (690 male householders (574 living alone)), 699 female householders (636 living alone)), 216 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 103 (86 institutionalized population)
Size of family households: 1,400 2-persons, 785 3-persons, 600 4-persons, 251 5-persons, 103 6-persons, 59 7-or-more-persons.
98.3% of residents of Bath County speak English at home.
1.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (60% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (52% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 19% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).
In fiscal year 2004:
Federal Government expenditure: $86,151,000 ($7467 per capita) Department of Defense expenditure: $783,000 Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $30,306,000 Federal other direct payments to individuals: $11,244,000 Federal direct payments not to individuals: $687,000 Federal grants: $41,660,000 Federal procurement contracts: $449,000 ($51,000 Department of Defense) Federal salaries and wages: $1,805,000 ($149,000 Department of Defense) Federal Government direct loans: $440,000 Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,986,000 Federal Government insurance: $4,545,000
Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:
69 per 1000 residents
69 per 1000 residents
61 per 1000 residents
50 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +1
+0 per 1000 residents
+7 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: +454
+39 per 1000 residents
+8 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Bath County
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.22 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 81
2000 to 2004: 400
1990 to 1999: 1,270
1980 to 1989: 762
1970 to 1979: 883
1960 to 1969: 573
1950 to 1959: 550
1940 to 1949: 136
1939 or earlier: 660
Rooms in houses/apartments in Bath County, Kentucky
62% of Bath County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago. Out of people who lived in different houses, 54% lived in this county. Out of people who lived in different counties, 69% lived in Kentucky.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 9560
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $39,200
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%
Year Householders Moved Into Unit:
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Bath County