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Bath County, Kentucky
Bath county, kentucky courthouse
Bath County Courthouse in Owingsville
Map of Kentucky highlighting Bath County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of USA KY
Kentucky's location in the U.S.
Founded 1811
Named for Medicinal springs located within the county
Seat Owingsville
Largest city Owingsville
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

284 sq mi (736 km²)
279 sq mi (723 km²)
5.2 sq mi (13 km²), 1.8%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

11,591
42/sq mi (16/km²)
Congressional district 6th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website http://bathcounty.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx

Bath County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 11,591.[1] The county seat is Owingsville.[2] The county was formed in 1811.[3]

Bath County is included in the Mount Sterling, KY Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Lexington-Fayette-Richmond-Frankfort, KY Combined Statistical Area.

HistoryEdit

Bath County was established in 1811 from land given by Montgomery County, Kentucky. Its name is derived from natural springs said to have medicinal qualities. The courthouse in Owingsville was destroyed by an accidental fire caused by Union troops during the American Civil War in 1864.[4]

In 1932, an archaeological field survey observed fourteen archaeological sites in Bath County, including the Ramey Mound near Sharpsburg and multiple ancient burials near the Springfield Presbyterian Church.[5]

GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 284 square miles (740 km2), of which 279 square miles (720 km2) is land and 5.2 square miles (13 km2) (1.8%) is water.[6]

Adjacent countiesEdit

National protected areaEdit

DemographicsEdit

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1820 7,961
1830 8,799 10.5%
1840 9,763 11.0%
1850 12,115 24.1%
1860 12,113 0%
1870 10,145 −16.2%
1880 11,982 18.1%
1890 12,813 6.9%
1900 14,734 15.0%
1910 13,988 −5.1%
1920 11,996 −14.2%
1930 11,075 −7.7%
1940 11,451 3.4%
1950 10,410 −9.1%
1960 9,114 −12.4%
1970 9,235 1.3%
1980 10,025 8.6%
1990 9,692 −3.3%
2000 11,085 14.4%
2010 11,591 4.6%
Est. 2016 12,327 [7] 11.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
1790-1960[9] 1900-1990[10]
1990-2000[11] 2010-2013[1]

As of the census[12] of 2000, there were 11,085 people, 4,445 households, and 3,195 families residing in the county. The population density was 40 per square mile (15 /km2). There were 4,994 housing units at an average density of 18 per square mile (6.9 /km2). The racial makeup of the county was 96.87% White, 1.85% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.02% Asian, 0.40% from other races, and 0.66% from two or more races. 0.80% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,445 households out of which 32.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.70% were married couples living together, 10.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.10% were non-families. 25.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.20% under the age of 18, 8.60% from 18 to 24, 28.80% from 25 to 44, 23.80% from 45 to 64, and 14.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 97.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $26,018, and the median income for a family was $31,758. Males had a median income of $27,786 versus $20,986 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,326. About 16.40% of families and 21.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.60% of those under age 18 and 21.20% of those age 65 or over.

PoliticsEdit

Voter RegistrationEdit

Bath County Voter Registration & Party Enrollment as of November 17, 2015[13]
Political Party Total Voters Percentage
Democratic 7,374 80.79%
Republican 1,378 15.10%
Others 312 3.42%
Independent 58 0.64%
Libertarian 2 0.02%
Green 2 0.02%
Total 9,127 100%

Statewide ElectionsEdit

Presidential Elections Results[14]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 67.2% 3,082 29.7% 1,361 3.1% 144
2012 55.2% 2,275 42.9% 1,770 1.9% 77
2008 49.2% 2,234 48.7% 2,210 2.2% 99
2004 46.1% 2,269 53.0% 2,608 0.9% 42
2000 51.5% 2,303 46.7% 2,087 1.9% 83
1996 34.4% 1,229 52.8% 1,886 12.8% 455
1992 30.0% 1,259 53.0% 2,229 17.0% 716
1988 43.3% 1,614 56.4% 2,099 0.3% 11
1984 52.9% 2,020 46.6% 1,781 0.5% 19
1980 39.6% 1,463 58.8% 2,174 1.7% 61
1976 30.5% 938 68.8% 2,113 0.7% 20
1972 58.5% 1,919 41.0% 1,347 0.5% 16
1968 38.3% 1,277 41.9% 1,394 19.8% 660
1964 28.1% 2,571 71.7% 1,009 0.2% 7
1960 47.8% 1,888 52.3% 2,066 0.0% 0
1956 45.8% 1,889 53.8% 2,221 0.4% 15
1952 41.9% 1,737 57.9% 2,400 0.1% 5
1948 35.3% 1,276 63.2% 2,287 1.6% 56
1944 41.9% 1,581 57.9% 2,184 0.2% 8
1940 39.2% 1,636 60.5% 2,528 0.3% 12
1936 38.1% 1,725 61.7% 2,795 0.2% 10
1932 35.0% 1,576 64.6% 2,909 0.4% 20
1928 54.7% 2,223 45.1% 1,830 0.2% 8
1924 44.9% 1,723 54.6% 2,093 0.6% 21
1920 44.8% 1,997 54.7% 2,440 0.5% 22
1916 42.8% 1,360 56.5% 1,796 0.8% 24
1912 36.3% 1,002 53.6% 1,477 10.1% 278
Previous Gubernatorial Elections Results
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2015 46.65% 1,045 49.87% 1,117 3.48% 78
2011 22.61% 417 58.62% 1,081 18.76% 346
2007 33.09% 1,136 66.91% 2,297 0.00% 0
2003 42.56% 1,398 57.44% 1,887 0.00% 0
1999 15.89% 197 55.00% 682 29.11% 202
1995 41.41% 1,309 58.34% 1,844 0.25% 8

CommunitiesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/21/21011.html. Retrieved March 5, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2012-07-12. http://www.webcitation.org/6962cjXgL?url=http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "Bath County". Kyenc.org. http://www.kyenc.org/entry/b/BATHC01.html. Retrieved June 3, 2013. 
  4. ^ Hogan, Roseann Reinemuth (1992). Kentucky Ancestry: A Guide to Genealogical and Historical Research. Ancestry Publishing. pp. 192. https://books.google.com/books?id=hAVlVS29NKIC&lpg=PA193&dq=%22bell%20county%22%201914%201918%201976&pg=PA192#v=onepage&q=%22bell%20county%22%201914%201918%201976&f=false. Retrieved 26 July 2013. 
  5. ^ Funkhouser, W.D., and W.S. Webb. "Archaeological Survey of Kentucky: Butler County". University of Kentucky Reports in Anthropology 2 (1932): 56-58.
  6. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. http://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/docs/gazetteer/counties_list_21.txt. Retrieved August 12, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/popest/data/tables.2016.html. Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  8. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. http://www.webcitation.org/6YSasqtfX?url=http://www.census.gov/prod/www/decennial.html. Retrieved August 12, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. http://mapserver.lib.virginia.edu. Retrieved August 12, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. http://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/ky190090.txt. Retrieved August 12, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. http://www.census.gov/population/www/cen2000/briefs/phc-t4/tables/tab02.pdf. Retrieved August 12, 2014. 
  12. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. https://web.archive.org/web/20130911234518/http://factfinder2.census.gov/. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  13. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-11-26. https://web.archive.org/web/20141126165602/https://vr.sos.ky.gov/stats/voterstatscounty.pdf. Retrieved 2014-11-28. 
  14. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 38°08′N 83°44′W / 38.14, -83.74


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