Profile for Bath, Maine, ME
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Bath is a city in Sagadahoc County, in the Portland metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for the city in England.
The latitude of Bath is 43.910N. The longitude is -69.821W.
It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 62 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 9,322.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Bath demographic reports
Bath is on the Kennebec River and the Atlantic Ocean
Iron and shipbuilding brought prosperity in the 19th century. Shipbuilding continues to be an
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 7. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.7 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1993 movie, "The Man Without a Face"
Local festivals include:
- Autumn Fest - Oct. 6, 2007
- Heritage Days Festival - June 29-July 1, 2007
Dates often change. Check Bath web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation:
Popham Beach State Park, Reid State Park
Historic sites and museums: First Parish Church, Maine Maritime Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
For 400 years, the pine-covered banks of the Kennebec have been home to one of the nation's most thriving shipbuilding cultures. And for more than a century, the BIW has constructed many of the keels, hulls, engines, and masts of America's commercial and Naval fleets - ships that rode the waves of industrialization, immigration, and some of the most brutal military conflicts in history.
-- Christian Science Monitor, April 21, 2004
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Ancestry & family history
9% of Bath residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Bath ancestry & family history guide.
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Recommendations: Dinner at Kristina's Restaurant & Bakery
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Bath was $19,112, compared with $21,587 nationally.
22% of Bath residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Bath festival dates:
Fairs, festivals & other events
- Autumn Fest - O
- Heritage Days Festival - J
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
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Historic districts in Bath include Bath Historic District, Days Ferry Historic District, Percy and Small Shipyard ... View historic districts
Median rent in Bath, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $427. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $919.
Libraries in Bath include Bath - Patten Free Library ... View libraries
The average commute time for Bath workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Bath include Galen C Moses House B&B, Holiday Inn Hotels.
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“ For 400 years, the pine-covered banks of the Kennebec have been home to one of the nation's most thriving shipbuilding cultures. And for more than a century, the BIW has constructed many of the keels, hulls, engines, and masts of America's commercial and Naval fleets - ships that rode the waves of industrialization, immigration, and some of the most brutal military conflicts in history. ”
~ Christian Science Monitor, April 21, 2004
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