What is the Population & Steets in Bath? Bath City is the county seat of Somerset, England. Queen Elizabeth I granted city status to Bath in 1590, and it quickly developed into a chic town under George III. The city's neoclassical Palladian buildings and Roman baths are beautifully interspersed. The city's streets were laid out by John Wood the Elder. Jane Austen lived in Bath in the early 19th century. Bath has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987.
The city has a small, primarily white population, with a percentage of almost 94% white. The population is lower than the national average, but still represents a majority of the city's population. Other racial and ethnic groups make up less than 1% of the population. There are also a small number of Asian and black residents living in Bath. The poverty rate is relatively low, at 2.7 percent per 100 residents.
The historic city center is surrounded by a green belt, which was designated in the late 1950s. The green belt helps to prevent sprawl by protecting rural areas in between. The area around the city contains villages such as Keynsham and Radstock. Bath is also surrounded by the River Avon, which has been the boundary between the two kingdoms since 628. The surrounding area is part of the Bath unitary authority district.