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Bath - Northampton county

Population 2,678

Bath, Pennsylvania

Bath, Pennsylvania, in Northampton county, is 7 miles N of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and 54 miles N of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Allentown - Bethlehem - Easton metropolitan area. Bath contains a population of approximately 2,678.

The People and Families of Bath

In Bath, about 54% of adults are married.

Wealth and Education

In 2000, Bath had a median family income of $52,300. The typical family in Bath is better off than most in Pennsylvania. In the town, there is a large number of singles who make a good living.

Political Inclinations

Political donors in Bath favored George W. Bush in the 2004 Presidential race, contributing $1,570. Among political parties, the Republican party was tops in raising money in the town.

Bath Housing

Bath has, of course, a mix of various types of housing. Recently 57% of the livable housing units were owner-occupied. Homes in the town are newer than those found in most places. Bath, among other things, is known as a good place for singles and couples to rent apartments. Taxes on residences are higher here than most places in Pennsylvania, which may reflect a commitment to education in the town.

Commuting

In Bath, 93% of commuters drive to work. Be careful driving aroung Bath -- lots of residents enjoy bicycling and walking there.
Bath Population (2000)

CategoryCountPercent
Total Population2,678100%
Male1,27647.6%
Female1,40252.4%
Under 1869726%
18+1,98174%
65+36113.5%
Median Age34.7 
Average Family Size3.13 
White2,57096%
African-American401.5%
Asian180.7%
American Indian & Alaskan10%
Other170.6%
Mixed Race321.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above)471.8%
Median Family Income (1999)$52,300 
Population In Poverty2107.9%
Bath Ancestry

AncestryPercent
German31.7%
Irish12.4%
Italian10.7%
Pennsylvania German9.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American)7.9%
US/American5%
English2.9%
Polish2.2%
Hungarian2.2%
Dutch2%
Slovak1.9%
Austrian1.8%
Greek1.7%
French (except Basque)1.1%
Lithuanian1.1%
Welsh1%
Brazilian0.9%
British0.9%
Norwegian0.7%
Ukrainian0.6%
Portuguese0.4%
Czechoslovakian0.4%
Russian0.3%
Scottish0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Syrian0.2%
Slovene0.2%
Belgian0.2%

  


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