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Bath, NH


bath New Hampshire Community Profile 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 bathnh@myfairpoint.net
Web Site www.bathnh.info

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Thursday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, 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 District 2
Executive Council District District 1
State Senate District District 1
State Representative Grafton County Districts 3, 15

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 265 over 53 years, from 604 in 1960 to 869 in 2013. The largest decennial percent change occurred between 1970 and 1980, when the population increased by 25 percent, a numeric increase of 154. The 2013 Census estimate for Bath was 869 residents, which tied with Albany, ranking 191st among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 22.8 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, 2013 $1,003,453
Budget: School Appropriations, 2014-2015 $2,156,632
Zoning Ordinance 1989/07
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
Emergency Medical Service Private
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Cottage Hospital, Woodsville 4 miles 25

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier Eversource Energy; NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Bath Village Water Works
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupPrivate
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramNone
Telephone Company Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Limited
Cable Television Access Limited
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:
Businessunknown
Residentialunknown

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2013 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $18.24
2013 Equalization Ratio 115.0
2013 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $21.67
2013 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings78.9%
Commercial Land and Buildings2.1%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other19.0%

(ACS 2009-2013) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 542
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 474
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 26
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 42
(US Census Bureau) DEMOGRAPHICS
Total Population Community County
2013 869 89,268
2010 1,077 89,118
2000 895 81,826
1990 734 74,998
1980 761 65,806
1970 607 54,914
 
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2009-2013
Population by Gender
Male:    505 Female:    364
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 21
Age 5 to 19 139
Age 20 to 34 125
Age 35 to 54 180
Age 55 to 64 186
Age 65 and over 218
Median Age 52.8 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 88.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher 27.6%

(ACS 2009-2013) ANNUAL INCOME, 2013
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $28,486
Median family income $59,712
Median household income $49,432
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $45,156
Female $32,396
Individuals below the poverty level 10.1%

(NHES - ELMI) LABOR FORCE
Annual Average 2003 2013
Civilian Labor Force 466 514
Employed 454 493
Unemployed 12 21
Unemployment Rate 2.6% 4.1%

(NHES - ELMI) EMPLOYMENT & WAGES
Annual Average Covered Employment 2003 2013
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment n n
Average Weekly Wage n n
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment n n
Average Weekly Wage n n
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 198 71
Average Weekly Wage $642 $593
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 30 26
Average Weekly Wage $368 $584
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 228 97
Average Weekly Wage $606 $591

(NH Dept. of Education) EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES
Schools students attend: Bath operates grades K-6; grades 7-12 are tuitioned to Haverhill Cooperative (Bath, Benton, Haverhill, Piermont, Warren) SAU 23
Career Technology Center(s): River Bend Career and Technical Center, Bradford VT Region: 4
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels K 1-6
Total Enrollment 59
2014 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 0 Total Capacity: 0
Nearest Community/Technical College: White Mountains
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Granite State College-Littleton

LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
HG Wood Industries Sawmill 40 1972

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
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 125 miles
Portland, ME 133 miles
Boston, MA 176 miles
New York City, NY 313 miles
Montreal, Quebec 166 miles

(ACS 2009-2013) COMMUTING TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 85.7%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 6.1%
Public transportation 0.2%
Walked 4.0%
Other Means 0.5%
Worked at home 2.8%
Mean Travel Time to Work 18.4 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2009-2013)
Working in community of residence 73.4%
Commuting to another NH community 23.0%
Commuting out-of-state 3.6%
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
X Fishing/Hunting
Boating/Marinas
X 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, March 2015.
Community Response Received 05/22/14

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