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Overview

Introduction to Bath, Maine

Bath, Maine, in Sagadahoc county, is 27 miles NE of Portland, Maine and 124 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,334
Male Share of the Population48.9%
Female Share of the Population51.1%
Senior Citizens17.1%
Employed Population 16+3,911
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married47.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher31.9%
Median Earnings25+$31,108
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$37,989
Median Earnings With High School Degree$17,183

Wealth

Median Family Income$54,482
% Above Poverty Level80.1%
% Below Poverty Level19.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home4.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work11%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone40.2%
Median Gross Rent$772
Median House Value$164,600

Ancestry

English18.7%
German16.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)15.2%
Irish13.8%
French Except Basque11.2%
Canadian8.2%
Italian4.9%
Scottish4.8%
Polish2.5%
Greek1.8%
Swedish1.6%
Finnish1.2%
Norwegian0.9%
Russian0.8%
Croatian0.7%
Welsh0.7%
Portuguese0.6%
Hungarian0.6%
Lithuanian0.5%
Danishn0.5%
Arab0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
African0.2%
Maltese0.2%
Dutch0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Slovak0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
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Bath Almanac

CategoryValue
County Sagadahoc County
Standard Zip Codes4530
Phone Area Codes207
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude43.93
Approximate Longitude-69.83

Bath Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationBRUNSWICK
Distance5.6 miles
Jan Temp10 to 31 F
Apr Temp33 to 54 F
Jul Temp58 to 80 F
Oct Temp37 to 59 F
Annual Precip48 inches
StationNEWCASTLE
Distance17.3 miles
Jan Temp12 to 30 F
Apr Temp34 to 53 F
Jul Temp58 to 79 F
Oct Temp39 to 57 F
Annual Precip46.9 inches
StationLEWISTON
Distance23.6 miles
Jan Temp12 to 29 F
Apr Temp35 to 54 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp40 to 58 F
Annual Precip45.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Arrowsic397$91,667
Brunswick15,564$76,308
Phippsburg2,029$72,500
West Bath2,157$73,750
Woolwich3,069$78,021

Bath Public Libraries

Patten Free Library
33 SUMMER STREET
Bath, Maine
(207) 443-5141

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Bath Public Schools

Bath Middle School
6 Old Brunswick Road
ZIP: 4530
(207) 443-8270
Middle
Total Enrollment 337
Bath Regional Career & Technical
800 High Street
ZIP: 4530
(207) 443-8257
Dike-newell School
3 Wright Drive
ZIP: 4530
(207) 443-8285
Primary
Total Enrollment 335
Fisher-mitchell School
597 High Street
ZIP: 4530
(207) 443-8265
Primary
Total Enrollment 227
Morse High School
826 High Street
ZIP: 4530
(207) 443-8250
High
Total Enrollment 640

Bath Private Schools

Follow The Child Montessori School
120 North St
ZIP: 4530
Elementary
Total Enrollment 4
Hyde School
616 High St
ZIP: 4530
Secondary
Total Enrollment 135
Providence's Merrymeeting Center
2 Davenport Cir Ste 20
ZIP: 4530
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 28
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Historic Bath

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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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