Bath County, Virginia
Map of Virginia highlighting Bath County
Location in the state of Virginia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Virginia
Virginia's location in the U.S.
Founded 1790
Seat Warm Springs
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

, 0.51%
 - (2006)
 - Density


Bath County is a county located in the U.S. state — officially, "Commonwealth" — of Virginia. Figures from the U.S. Census Bureau give an estimated 2006 population of 4,814 residents. Its county seat is Warm Springs6. It is home to the Bath County Pumped Storage Station, a pumped storage hydroelectric power plant. The Homestead, a luxury mountain resort, is in Hot Springs. The resort grew around the area's natural hot mineral springs, such as the Jefferson Pools.

The county is represented in the Virginia General Assembly by Senator Creigh Deeds (D) and Delegate James Shuler (D).


Bath County was established on December 14, 1790 from Augusta, Botetourt and Greenbrier counties. The county is named for the English resort city of Bath.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,384 km² (535 mi²). 1,378 km² (532 mi²) of it is land and 7 km² (3 mi²) of it (0.51%) is water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there were 5,048 people, 2,053 households, and 1,451 families residing in the county. The population density was 4/km² (10/mi²). There were 2,896 housing units at an average density of 2/km² (5/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 92.29% White, 6.28% Black or African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.10% from other races, and 0.67% from two or more races. 0.36% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,053 households out of which 28.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.60% were married couples living together, 7.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.30% were non-families. 26.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.80.

In the county, the population was spread out with 21.00% under the age of 18, 5.50% from 18 to 24, 28.20% from 25 to 44, 28.50% from 45 to 64, and 16.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 100.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,013, and the median income for a family was $41,276. Males had a median income of $30,238 versus $21,974 for females. The per capita income for the county was $23,092. 7.80% of the population and 5.80% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 5.40% are under the age of 18 and 12.90% are 65 or older.


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Coordinates: 38°04′N 79°44′W / 38.06, -79.74

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