Bath, Pennsylvania

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Bath is a borough in Northampton County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is named for Bath, Somerset, England. It is located in the Lehigh Valley region of the state.

The population of Bath was 2,678 at the 2000 census.



Bath is located at 40°43′36″N 75°23′25″W / 40.72667°N 75.39028°W / 40.72667; -75.39028 (40.726556, -75.390338).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2), all land.

Bath is located 6 miles (9.7 km) north of Bethlehem and 4 miles (6.4 km) west of Nazareth, Pennsylvania, at the intersection of Pennsylvania Routes 248 and 512.

Bath's elevation is 450 feet (140 m) above sea level.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,678 people, 1,061 households, and 692 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,960.5 people per square mile (1,148.9/km²). There were 1,126 housing units at an average density of 1,244.8/sq mi (483.1/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 95.97% White, 1.49% African American, 0.04% Native American, 0.67% Asian, 0.63% from other races, and 1.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.76% of the population.

There were 1,061 households out of which 34.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.7% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.7% were non-families. 28.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.13.

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