Bath is a somewhat small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 5,635 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Bath is the 285th largest community in New York. Bath has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages.
Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Bath is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Bath is a village of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Bath who work in sales jobs (15.47%), office and administrative support (12.52%), and food service (8.57%).
One of the benefits of Bath is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.56 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Bath rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.15% of adults 25 and older in Bath have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Bath in 2010 was $23,947, which is lower middle income relative to New York, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $95,788 for a family of four.
The people who call Bath home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bath residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Bath include Irish, English, Polish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Bath is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.