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Welcome to Bath ...

Bath is located in Northampton County<1>.

The location of Bath has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Bath, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1814.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Bath has a population of 2,671 people<3> (see below for details).

Bath is 480 feet [146 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Bath lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bath had an population of 2,671 people. This is a decrease of 0.82% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 0.26% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bath had a population of 2,693 people. This makes Bath the county's 11th most populous community.

The population of Bath represents 0.02% of the population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 347th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,693 people, the population of Bath has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,678 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Bath.

Communities Also Named Bath ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 26 communities that are also named Bath - they are located in California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas (4), Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New York (2), North Carolina, Ohio (2), Ontario, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Bath.

Communities near Bath ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Bath.

  • Allentown
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
  • Bethlehem
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
  • Easton
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Easton
    • Easton is located in Northampton County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,364 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Easton <5>
  • Phillipsburg
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phillipsburg
    • Phillipsburg is located in Warren County (NJ)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,238 people
  • Emmaus
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
  • Northampton
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
  • Quakertown
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
  • Wilson
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilson
    • Wilson is located in Northampton County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,784 people
  • Catasauqua
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Catasauqua have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Catasauqua
    • Catasauqua is located in Lehigh County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,606 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Catasauqua <5>
  • Hellertown
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bath. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Bath.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Bath. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Bath.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bath. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Bath.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bath ...

Looking for more information about Bath? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Bath, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Bath.

Adding Bath to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Bath in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Bath was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Bath post office opened in 1814.

We also found Bath in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Bath.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bath. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Northampton County:

The official website for State of Pennsylvania:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Northampton, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bath.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bath - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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