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Bath County, Kentucky (KY)


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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:

20%
State:

31%

Land area: 279 sq. mi.
Water area: 4.5 sq. mi.
Population density: 42 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 72%
  • Government: 15%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 12%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Bath County, Kentucky:


Median resident age:  39.0 years
Kentucky median age:  38.0 years

Males: 5,751  (47.2%)
Females: 5,840  (52.8%)

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Bath County,KY real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Bath County:

2.0 people
Kentucky:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $30,963 ($26,018 in 1999)
This county:

$30963
Kentucky:

$40072

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $317 (lower quartile is $191, upper quartile is $384)
This county:

$317
State:

$475


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $78,429 (it was $53,600 in 2000)
Bath County:

$78,429
Kentucky:

$117,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $46,485 - $118,199

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $151,121
Here:

$151,121
State:

$160,262

Townhouses or other attached units: $33,069
Here:

$33,069
State:

$172,390

In 2-unit structures: $104,782
Here:

$104,782
State:

$160,712

Mobile homes: $52,713
Here:

$52,713
State:

$33,636

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $34,285
Here:

$34,285
State:

$47,392
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $985
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $242

Institutionalized population: 86

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Bath County, KY map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


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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%)


Bath County household income distribution in 2009 Bath County home values distribution


Bath County contract rent distribution in 2009

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:
This county:

21.9%
Whole state:

15.8%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

8.6%
Whole state:

6.6%

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.

Cities in this county include: Owingsville, Salt Lick, Sharpsburg.

Bath County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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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

Lakes and reservoirs: Snedegar Pond (A), Hawkins Pond (B), Sportsman Lake (C), Clear Creek Lake (D), Spring Grove Lakes (E). 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

Park in Bath County: Pioneer Weapons Hunting Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Bourbon County , Fleming County , Menifee County , Montgomery County , Nicholas County , Rowan County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 232
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 59.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 10.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 76 (62% naturalized citizens)

Bath County:

0.7%
Whole state:

2.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 41.4%

Bath County marital status for males
Bath County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Bath County with a mortgage: 792 (26 second mortgage, 62 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 771

Here:

50.7% with mortgage
State:

64.7% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 33.27%
Here33.3%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 3,688
Total congregations: 34

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Church of God (Anderson, Indiana)United Methodist ChurchSouthern Baptist Convention
Adherents1,009 (27.4%)687 (18.6%)608 (16.5%)443 (12.0%)241 (6.5%)
Congregations6 (17.6%)4 (11.8%)9 (26.5%)3 (8.8%)2 (5.9%)
NameNational Association of Free Will BaptistsChurches of ChristChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Presbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents155 (4.2%)151 (4.1%)148 (4.0%)119 (3.2%)127 (3.4%)
Congregations1 (2.9%)3 (8.8%)1 (2.9%)3 (8.8%)2 (5.9%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Bath County - Owingsville, Salt Lick, Sharpsburg

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
This county:

6.05 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Bath County:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
This county:

11.23 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 2
Bath County:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

12.1%
Kentucky:

11.0%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

33.4%
Kentucky:

30.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Bath County:

25.3%
State:

15.9%


Agriculture in Bath County:

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

Tornado activity:

Bath County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Kentucky state average. It is 4.6 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

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:


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).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (19%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Transportation equipment (4%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Apparel (6%)
  • Food (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):




Most common first ancestries reported in Bath County (%):





Bath County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,338 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 729 (17%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 8 (0%)
  • Taxi: 5 (0%)
  • Walked: 96 (2%)
  • Other means: 44 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 117 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


115 people in nursing homes
86 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
17 people in group homes intended for adults

Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $35,925.

6.66% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,849 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.66%
Kentucky average:

6.98%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.47% relocated from other counties in Kentucky ($23,321 average AGI)
1.19% relocated from other states ($5,528 average AGI)
Bath County:

1.19%
Kentucky average:

2.94%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Montgomery County, KY  2.01% ($34,789 average AGI)
from Rowan County, KY  0.71% ($28,148)
from Fleming County, KY  0.40% ($18,600)
from Fayette County, KY  0.29% ($25,000)
from Clark County, KY  0.26% ($32,300)


6.26% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,191 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.26%
Kentucky average:

6.74%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.73% relocated to other counties in Kentucky ($25,123 average AGI)
0.53% relocated to other states ($2,068 average AGI)
Bath County:

0.53%
Kentucky average:

2.76%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Montgomery County, KY  2.07% ($34,474 average AGI)
to Rowan County, KY  0.77% ($25,483)
to Fayette County, KY  0.45% ($20,353)
to Clark County, KY  0.37% ($23,286)
to Fleming County, KY  0.32% ($20,917)
to Menifee County, KY  0.32% ($20,667)

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:

Households: 11,488

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.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,210 1-person, 156 2-persons, 12 3-persons, 8 4-persons, 3 5-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:

Births: 804
Here:

69 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 704
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +1
Here:

+0 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +454
Here:

+39 per 1000 residents
State:

+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:
Here:

5.6
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.3

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Bath County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 7
  • 2 rooms: 31
  • 3 rooms: 68
  • 4 rooms: 556
  • 5 rooms: 1,005
  • 6 rooms: 714
  • 7 rooms: 500
  • 8 rooms: 351
  • 9+ rooms: 315
  • 1 room: 16
  • 2 rooms: 36
  • 3 rooms: 74
  • 4 rooms: 259
  • 5 rooms: 206
  • 6 rooms: 123
  • 7 rooms: 77
  • 8 rooms: 63
  • 9+ rooms: 44
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Bath County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 16
  • 1 bedroom: 132
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,064
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,817
  • 4 bedrooms: 435
  • 5+ bedrooms: 83
  • no bedroom: 16
  • 1 bedroom: 141
  • 2 bedrooms: 334
  • 3 bedrooms: 326
  • 4 bedrooms: 53
  • 5+ bedrooms: 28
Cars and other vehicles available in Bath County, Kentucky in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 217
  • 1 vehicle: 964
  • 2 vehicles: 1,525
  • 3 vehicles: 621
  • 4 vehicles: 178
  • 5+ vehicles: 42
  • no vehicle: 191
  • 1 vehicle: 383
  • 2 vehicles: 260
  • 3 vehicles: 57
  • 4 vehicles: 7
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

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.

Bath County:

61.8%
State average:

56.6%


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


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
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (34.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (31.4%)
  • Utility gas (23.9%)
  • Wood (7.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.5%)
  • Electricity (32.2%)
  • Utility gas (26.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (24.2%)
  • Wood (10.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6.5%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 54
Here:

4.5%
Kentucky:

11.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 32
Here:

5.4%
Kentucky:

10.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 30
Here:

15.3%
Kentucky:

18.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue Debt

Bath County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Bath County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Bath County government finances - Debt in 2002:


Bath County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Bath County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Bath County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Bath County, KY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James8972.9 years
John7277.8 years
Mary7180.9 years
William6575.8 years
Robert5567.5 years
Charles5372.6 years
George3677.3 years
Henry3375.2 years
Earl2871.6 years
Willie2778.9 years
Most common last names in Bath County, KY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones6078.4 years
Crouch5475.5 years
Manley5080.3 years
Williams4978.3 years
Hunt4579.2 years
Wells4078.3 years
Roberts4079.3 years
Purvis3971.1 years
Goodpaster3677.3 years
Toy3380.1 years
Businesses in Bath County, KY
NameCountNameCount
Dairy Queen1McDonald's1
H&R Block1Subway1
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