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Bathgate, North Dakota
—  City  —
North Dakota School for the Blind in 1908
Coordinates: 48°52′52″N 97°28′21″W / 48.88111°N 97.4725°W / 48.88111; -97.4725
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Pembina
 - Total 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)
 - Land 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 817 ft (249 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 66
 - Density 206.2/sq mi (79.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 58216
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-05260[1]
GNIS feature ID 1027828[2]

Bathgate is a city in Pembina County, North Dakota in the United States. It sits on the banks of the Tongue River. The population was 66 at the 2000 census. Bathgate was founded in 1881. In 1908 the North Dakota School for the Blind was placed in Bathgate. The building still stands and is now occupied by a publishing company.[3] Bathgate was the childhood home of former world-champion speed skater and figure skater, Norval Baptie.[4]



Bathgate is located at 48°52′52″N 97°28′21″W / 48.88111°N 97.4725°W / 48.88111; -97.4725 (48.881014, -97.472429)[5].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 66 people, 25 households, and 18 families residing in the city. The population density was 206.2 people per square mile (79.6/km²). There were 28 housing units at an average density of 87.5/sq mi (33.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 83.33% White, 13.64% Native American, and 3.03% from two or more races.

There were 25 households out of which 32.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.0% were married couples living together, 4.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.0% were non-families. 28.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.28.

In the city the population was spread out with 30.3% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 33.3% from 25 to 44, 18.2% from 45 to 64, and 12.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 78.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $36,250, and the median income for a family was $51,250. Males had a median income of $37,750 versus $17,083 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,593. There were 8.7% of families and 4.5% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 33.3% of those over 64.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  3. ^ "Start of our School" (html). Retrieved 2007-11-19.  
  4. ^ Helm, Merry (2003-11-26). "Norval Baptie". Dakota Datebook (Prairie Public Radio). Retrieved 2007-11-20.  
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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