Bath New Hampshire Community Profile

Bath new hampshire community profile
Bath, NH
Community Contact Town of Bath
Pam Murphy, Administrative Assistant
PO Box 88
Bath, NH 03740

Telephone (603) 747-2454
Fax (603) 747-0497
E-mail not available
Web Site not available

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Thursday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, and Friday, 8:30 am - 12 noon

County Grafton
Labor Market Area Haverhill NH LMA
Tourism Region White Mountains
Planning Commission North Country Council
Regional Development Grafton County Economic Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress
District 2
Executive Council
District 1
State Senate
District 2
State Representative
Grafton County District 3
Incorporated: 1761

Origin: The Bath town charter, granted in 1761, set aside land in equal shares for 68 families, with a church and a school. The town was named for a prominent English statesman, William Pulteney, first Earl of Bath, who served as Secretary of War and was known as one of the best orators in Parliament. Bath was one of the 16 towns involved in a protracted border dispute with the independent state of Vermont, before it was admitted to the Union in 1791. The town has three covered bridges crossing the Ammonoosuc River that were built in the early 1800's.

Villages and Place Names: Nutter, Pettyboro, Swiftwater, Upper Village, West Bath

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 493 residents in 1790

Population Trends: Population change for Bath totaled just 189 over 50 years, from 706 in 1950 to 895 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change occurred between 1970 and 1980, when the population increased by 25 percent, a numeric increase of 154. The 2006 Census estimate for Bath was 964 residents, which ranked 188th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2006: 25.3 persons per square mile of land area. Bath contains 38.2 square miles of land area and 0.4 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2006 $983,592
Budget: School Appropriations not available
Zoning Ordinance 1989/05
Master Plan 2007
Capitol Improvement Plan No
Industrial Plans Reviewed By

Boards and Commissions
Elected:
Selectmen; Library; Cemetery
Appointed:
Planning; Zoning; Conservation

Public Library Bath Public

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Part-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Town Fire Insurance Rating 6/9
Emergency Medical Service Private

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Cottage Hospital, Woodsville 4 miles 25

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier NH Electric Coop; PSNH
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Bath Village Water Works

Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash Pickup
Private
Pay-As-You-Throw Program
No
Recycling
None

Telephone Company Verizon
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Limited
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:  
Business
unknown
Residential
unknown

PROPERTY TAXES (NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) 
2006 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $12.73
2006 Equalization Ratio 103.6
2006 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $12.11

2006 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings
85.7%
Commercial Land and Buildings
2.3%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other
12.0%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2006 Total Housing Units 498
   
2006 Single-Family Units 378
Single-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
8
2006 Multi-Family Units 42
Multi-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
0
2006 Manufactured Housing Units 79
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2006 964 85,336
2000 895 81,826
1990 734 74,998
1980 761 65,806
1970 607 54,914

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
441
Female
452

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
35
Age 5 to 19
204
Age 20 to 34
122
Age 35 to 54
293
Age 55 to 64
100
Age 65 and over
139
Median Age
41.5 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
83.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher
16.7%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $17,916
Median 4-person family income $47,000
Median household income $43,088

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$27,679
Female
$22,167

Families below the poverty level 2.8%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1996 2006
Civilian Labor Force
437 466
Employed
415 452
Unemployed
22 14
Unemployment Rate
5.0% 3.0%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1996 2006
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
58 n
Average Weekly Wage
$538 n
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
51 n
Average Weekly Wage
$335 n
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
109 124
Average Weekly Wage
$443 $478
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
5 25
Average Weekly Wage
$311 $464
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
114 148
Average Weekly Wage
$437 $475
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards
EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: Bath operates grades K-6; grades 7-12 are tuitioned to Haverhill Cooperative (Bath, Benton, Haverhill, Piermont, Warren) District: SAU 23
Career Technology Center(s): River Bend Career and Technical Center, Bradford VT Region: 04

Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
1
Grade Levels
K 1-6
Total Enrollment
58
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2007: Total Facilities: 2 Total Capacity: 60
Nearest Community/Technical College: Berlin
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Granite State College-Littleton
LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
HG Wood Industries Sawmill 40 1972
TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes 302
  State Routes 10. 112, 135
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-91 (VT), Exit 17
         Distance 8 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No

Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Dean Memorial, Haverhill
Runway
2,500 ft. asphalt
Lighted?
Yes  Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 51 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 1

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
105 miles
Portland, ME
127 miles
Boston, MA
156 miles
New York City, NY
311 miles
Montreal, Quebec
167 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
73.1%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
15.0%
Public transportation
0.0%
Walked
0.9%
Other Means
1.3%
Worked at home
9.7%
Mean Travel Time to Work 22.2 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
20%
Commuting to another NH community
71%
Commuting out-of-state
10%
   
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
Museums
Cinemas
Performing Arts Facilities
X Tourists Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
Fishing/Hunting
Boating/Marinas
Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Cannon
   
Other:
Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2007. Community Response Received 08/17/07

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