Bath County VA Information


Bath County Subdivisions

Bath County VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,806
Population in Households 4,753
Population in Familes 3,687
Population in Group Qrtrs 53
Population Density1 9
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 2,227
Average Household Size 2.13
Family Households 1,375
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,446 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,629 (47.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 598 (17.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,219 (35.4%)
Median Home Value $142,492
Average Home Value $182,428


Median Household Income $48,381
Average Household Income $57,023
Per Capita Income $26,457
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.25% -0.03%
Households 0.48% 0.11%
Families 0.33% 0.01%
Median Household Income   1.56%
Per Capita Income   1.9%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Bath County VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bath County to the other 134 counties / independent cities and county equivalents in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 132 2nd
Population Density1 # 133 1st
Diversity Index2 # 114 16th
Median Household Income # 63 54th
Per Capita Income # 57 58th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.