Introduction to Bath, Maine

Bath, Maine, in Sagadahoc county, is 27 miles NE of Portland, Maine and 124 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts. The city contains a population of approximately 9,266.

Bath History

This area was referred to as Sagadahoc by the Abenaki Indians, meaning "mouth of big river." Bath officially became a part of Georgetown in 1753. It was incorporated as a town in 1781. Bath was reincorporated as a city in 1847. It became the county seat of Sagadahoc County in 1854.

Bath and nearby Attractions

  • Bath Shopping Center
  • Bath Waterfront Park
  • Popham Beach
  • Maine Maritime Museum

Things To Do In Bath

The Bath Waterfront Park and South End Park come with several recreational facilities, making both frequented by residents and tourists. Winnegance Lake and Popham Beach are popular local recreational spots. The Maine Maritime Museum is a great place to learn about shipbuilding, seafaring and seatrade. The city is also known as the City of Ships. The Autumn Fest and the Heritage Days Festival are celebrated in the city every year.

Bath Transportation

Portland International Airport is nearby.

Bath Higher Education

There are several colleges and universities near the city, including the University of Maine at Augusta, Saint Joseph’s College, the University of Southern Maine and the University of New England-University Campus.


Total Population 8,396
Male Share of the Population 44.7%
Female Share of the Population 55.3%
Senior Citizens 16.3%
Employed Population 16+ 3,778
Age of the Population 39


% of people married 49.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 31%
Median Earnings25+ $26,000
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $26,944
Median Earnings With High School Degree $20,346


Median Family Income $54,115
% Above Poverty Level 76%
% Below Poverty Level 24%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6.2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%


People Living Alone 37.4%
Median Gross Rent $748
Median House Value $166,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.4%
US/American 0.2%
English 21.2%
Irish 15.1%

Bath Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 27 miles NE of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 124 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Sagadahoc
Standard Zip Codes 04530
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.91
Longitude -69.821

Bath Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 5.6 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 31 F
Apr Temp 33 to 54 F
Jul Temp 58 to 80 F
Oct Temp 37 to 59 F
Annual Precip 48 inches
Distance 17.3 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 30 F
Apr Temp 34 to 53 F
Jul Temp 58 to 79 F
Oct Temp 39 to 57 F
Annual Precip 46.9 inches
Distance 23.6 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 29 F
Apr Temp 35 to 54 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 40 to 58 F
Annual Precip 45.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Arrowsic 450 $92,917
Brunswick 15,275 $72,571
Phippsburg 1,983 $64,792
West Bath 2,091 $66,739
Woolwich 3,054 $78,281

Bath Public Libraries

Bath - Patten Free Library
Bath, Maine
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Historic Bath


After the launch (launch of the U.S.S. Georgia) 1904

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After the launch (launch of the U.S.S. Georgia) 1904

The Launch of the U.S.S. Georgia 1904

The Start (launch of U.S.S. Georgia) 1904

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