Bath County (Virginia)

Bath County is a county located in the state of Virginia in the United States. In the 2000 census, the county had 5048 inhabitants and a population density of 4 people per square kilometer. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Warm Springs.


Bath County is located in the northwest corner of Virginia, is bordered on the west by West Virginia and has an area of ​​1384 square kilometers, of which seven square kilometers of water surface. It is bordered clockwise to the following counties: Highland County, Augusta County, Rockbridge County and Alleghany County.

1985 was taken near the border with West Virginia to the Bath County Pumped Storage Station, the world's most powerful pumped storage power plant in operation.


Made it was from parts of Augusta County and Botetourt County on 14 December 1790. It was named after the English city of Bath. The first pioneers, mostly Scottish or Irish descent, had settled here in 1745. The father of Bath County was John Lewis, who with his wife, Margaret Lynn, moved here. The existence of the warm mineral springs Word soon got around and the first visitors came around 1750. The first hotel was built in 1766 and 1800 to 6000 visitors already came here annually to bathe in the hot springs and hope for the healing effect.

Demographic data

1900-1990 2000

According to the census in 2000 lived in Bath County 5,048 people in 2,053 households and 1,451 families. The population density was 4 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 92.29 percent White, 6.28 percent African American, 0.22 percent Native American, 0.38 percent Asian, 0.06 percent of residents from the Pacific Islander, and 0.10 percent from other races groups; 0.67 percent were descended from two or more races. 0.36 percent of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 2,053 households out of which 28.0 percent have children under the age of 18 living with them. 58.6 percent were married couples living together, 7.8 percent were single mothers, 29.3 percent were non-families, 26.3 percent of all households and 12.1 percent lived in people aged 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.80 persons.

Based on the county the population was spread from 21.0 percent population under 18 years, 5.5 percent between 18 and 24 years, 28.2 percent between 25 and 44 years, 28.5 percent between 45 and 64 years and 16.7 percent were 65 years old or older. The average age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 100.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.2 men statistically.

The median income for a household was $ 35,013, and the median income for a family was $ 41,276. Males have a median income of $ 30,238, women $ 21,974. The per capita income was $ 23,092. 7.8 percent of the population and 5.8 percent of families are below the poverty line. Of these, 5.4 percent were children or adolescents under age 18 and 12.9 percent of those 65 years.

Cities and Towns

  • Hot Springs
  • Millboro Springs
  • Warm Springs