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The Bath CDP(1) had a population of 181 as of July 1, 2021.

The primary coordinate point for Bath is located at latitude 45.4683 and longitude -98.3237 in Brown County. The formal boundaries for the Bath Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 0.29 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Brown County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,302 feet.

The Bath Census Designated Place has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Bath Census Designated Place is located within Township of Bath, a minor civil division (MCD) of Brown County.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Bath, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 181 (100%)
Population in Households 181 (100.0%)
Population in Families 157 (86.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 622
Diversity Index2 11


Median Household Income $91,577
Average Household Income $118,020
% of Income for Mortgage4 12%
Per Capita Income $44,355
Wealth Index5 150


Total HU (Housing Units) 73 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 60 (82.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 11 (15.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 2 ( 2.7%)
Median Home Value $252,500
Average Home Value $261,017
Housing Affordability Index3 235


Total Households 71
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 52
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.45% 0.65%
Households 0.52% 0.56%
Families 1.1% 0.38%
Median Household Income   2.8%
Per Capita Income   1.85%
Owner Occupied HU   0.66%

Bath, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bath to the other 393 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 228 42nd
Population Density # 163 59th
Median Household Income # 13 97th
Housing Affordability Index # 279 71st
Per Capita Income # 13 97th
Diversity Index # 279 30th

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