West Bath, Maine

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West Bath, Maine

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High Points

West Bath strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Maine):

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 7% West Bath Well-Paid Single Men
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 9% West Bath People in Middle Class or Better
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 11% West Bath Well-Paid Single Women
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 11% West Bath Median Family Income
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% West Bath College Educated Adults
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 17% West Bath Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of West Bath, Maine

Comparing West Bath to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Maine (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Men 9 10
Age of the Population 9 8
Well-Paid Single Women 9 9
Male Share of the Population 9 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 7
Senior Citizens 3 4
Racial Diversity 3 5
Female Share of the Population 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 7
Average Household Size 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 9
People in Middle Class or Better 9 10
Median Family Income 9 9
People Above Poverty 8 9

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 8 8
Working at Home 7 3
Walking and Biking to Work 5 5
Public Transportation Use 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 7
Housing Recently Built 9 8
People Living Alone 4 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 6
Affordability of Rents 3 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 2

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West 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 -69.82

West 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 5.7 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 17.2 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 23.7 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
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West Bath Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,798 100%
Male 897 49.9%
Female 901 50.1%
Under 18 405 22.5%
18+ 1,393 77.5%
65+ 220 12.2%
Median Age 42
Average Family Size 2.8
White 1,766 98.2%
African-American 6 0.3%
Asian 6 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 7 0.4%
Other 4 0.2%
Mixed Race 9 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 8 0.4%

Estimated West Bath Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,797
Growth -1
Growth % -0.1%

West Bath Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
English 22.8%
US/American 13.3%
Irish 11.7%
French (except Basque) 9.7%
German 8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.2%
Scottish 5.6%
Italian 4.1%
French Canadian 3.6%
Swedish 2.3%
Scotch-Irish 2.3%
Norwegian 2.1%
Dutch 1.2%
Welsh 1.1%
Polish 1.1%
Canadian 0.9%
British 0.8%
Danish 0.6%
Serbian 0.5%
Lithuanian 0.3%
Portuguese 0.3%
Slovak 0.3%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
Greek 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
West Bath 1,798 $52,986
Arrowsic 477 $61,875
Bath 9,266 $45,830
Brunswick 21,172 $49,088
Phippsburg 2,106 $53,631
Westport 745 $42,625
Woolwich 2,810 $47,984
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