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. 2013 cost of living index in Bath County: 82.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (25.6%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (14.9%), Wholesale trade (13.1%), Retail trade (10.7%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (10.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 55%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 42%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Bath County, Kentucky:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (96.0%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.4%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (1.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
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 2013: $31,056 ($26,018 in 1999)

This county:

$31056
Kentucky:

$43399

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $395 (lower quartile is $325, upper quartile is $492)
This county:

$395
State:

$525


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $65,672 (it was $53,600 in 2000)
Bath:

$65,672
Kentucky:

$120,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $32,072 - $113,009
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $853
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $297

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:

  • 2007: 8 buildings, average cost: $62,900
  • 2008: 6 buildings, average cost: $62,900
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $62,900

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results


Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $682 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $396 (0.8%)

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 2013: 28.0%
(27.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.0% for Black residents, 36.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 32.1% for other race residents, 40.8% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 27.9%
Bath County:

27.9%
Kentucky:

18.8%
(28.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.6% for Black residents, 34.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 30.4% for other race residents, 36.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 40 years old
(Males: 39 years old, Females: 41 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41 years old, Black residents: 55 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 10 years old, Other race residents: 22 years old)

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 .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.7%
Kentucky:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

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

  • 1995 to March 2000: 0
  • 1990 to 1994: 25
  • 1985 to 1989: 9
  • 1980 to 1984: 2
  • 1975 to 1979: 23
  • 1970 to 1974: 2
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1965 to 1969: 15

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:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

64.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Bath County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,15831
Mainline Protestant1,1039
Other6761
Catholic331
None6,621-
Bath County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
Bath County:

6.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Bath County:

11.23 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 2
This county:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Bath County:

12.1%
Kentucky:

11.0%

Adult obesity rate:
Bath County:

33.4%
State:

30.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

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 28120896.8 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Bath County-area historical earthquake activity is near Kentucky state average. It is 79% 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 Bath 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 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 225.0 miles away from the county center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 228.2 miles away from the county center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 219.3 miles away from Bath County center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 162.8 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

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, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

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

  • Panama (28%)
  • Philippines (20%)
  • Mexico (13%)
  • Jamaica (12%)
  • Canada (9%)
  • Dominican Republic (7%)
  • Australia (4%)

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

  • United States or American (47%)
  • Irish (14%)
  • English (11%)
  • German (8%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)
  • European (1%)
  • Italian (1%)

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 2010 was $37,795.

7.04% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($23,828 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.04%
Kentucky average:

6.18%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.61% relocated from other counties in Kentucky ($19,774 average AGI)
1.43% relocated from other states ($4,054 average AGI)
Bath County:

1.43%
Kentucky average:

2.68%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Montgomery County, KY  2.18% ($24,951 average AGI)
from Rowan County, KY  0.81% ($23,833)
from Fleming County, KY  0.35% ($29,077)


5.90% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($23,269 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.90%
Kentucky average:

6.19%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.97% relocated to other counties in Kentucky ($19,764 average AGI)
0.93% relocated to other states ($3,509 average AGI)
Bath County:

0.93%
Kentucky average:

2.68%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Montgomery County, KY  1.94% ($24,366 average AGI)
to Rowan County, KY  0.68% ($19,720)
to Clark County, KY  0.35% ($32,308)
to Fayette County, KY  0.30% ($22,909)

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 from 2007 to 2013: 12.0

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.

1,836 married couples with children.
580 single-parent households (132 men, 448 women).

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

  • 2005 or later: 13
  • 2000 to 2004: 863
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,131
  • 1980 to 1989: 813
  • 1970 to 1979: 760
  • 1960 to 1969: 638
  • 1950 to 1959: 411
  • 1940 to 1949: 209
  • 1939 or earlier: 522
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 (Noninstitutionalized)

Bath County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $817,000
    General - Other: $539,000
    Corrections - Other: $247,000
    Central Staff Services: $124,000
    Financial Administration: $53,000
    Health Services - Other: $39,000
    General Public Buildings: $38,000
    Parks & Recreation: $31,000
    Police Protection: $29,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $17,000
    Fire Protection: $9,000
    Welfare - Other: $9,000
    Solid Waste Management: $6,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $232,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Corrections: $15,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $55,000
    Police Protection: $8,000
    General - Other: $5,000
    Regular Highways: $3,000
    Health - Other: $1,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $650,000

Bath County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $22,000
    Parks & Recreation: $21,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $213,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $15,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $249,000
    Interest Earnings: $224,000
    Rents: $48,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $756,000
    All Other: $388,000
    Water Utilities: $50,000
  • Tax - Property: $625,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $91,000
    Public Utilities: $59,000
    NEC: $15,000

Bath County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $3,120,000
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $229,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $2,880,000
    Other, NEC: $205,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $240,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $24,000

Bath County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $821,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $2,880,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Bath County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Bath County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

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