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Overview

Introduction to Bangor, Maine

Bangor, Maine, in Penobscot county, is 107 miles NE of Portland, Maine and 204 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts.

Bangor History

The Penobscot people were the first inhabitants of this area. European settlement began in 1769. The town was supposed to be named Sunbury, but was ultimately named Bangor.

Bangor and nearby Attractions

  • Bangor Mall Shopping Center
  • Grotto Cascade Park
  • Bangor Museum & Center for History
  • Fairmont Terrace Park

Things To Do In Bangor

Shopping is a fun activity at the Bangor Mall Shopping Center, the Maine Square Mall Shopping Center and the Broadway Shopping Center. The Kenduskeag Stream Park, Dakin Park and Grotto Cascade Park come with several recreational facilities. The Maine Discovery Museum is the largest children’s museum north of Boston. One can also visit the Bangor Museum & Center for to learn more about the area’s history. The American Folk Festival, Northern Maine Fair, Autumn Festival and the Bangor State Fair are hosted by the city every year.

Bangor Transportation

Bangor International Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Bangor Higher Education

Husson College, Eastern Maine Technical College and Beal College are all situated in the city and offers higher education facilities to its residents.

People

Total Population 32,695
Male Share of the Population 48.9%
Female Share of the Population 51.1%
Senior Citizens 15.3%
Employed Population 16+ 14,942
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 35.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 29%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $49,644
% Above Poverty Level 73.8%
% Below Poverty Level 26.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 15 minutes
% Working from Home 4.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.4%
% Using Public Transportation 1.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 38.7%
Median Gross Rent $748
Median House Value $148,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.6%
US/American 0.3%
English 14.4%
Irish 18.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Bangor Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 107 miles NE of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 204 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Penobscot
Metro Area Bangor
Standard Zip Codes 04401
P.O. Box Zip Codes 04402
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.801
Longitude -68.778

Bangor Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station BANGOR INTL AP
Distance 1.9 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 28 F
Apr Temp 33 to 53 F
Jul Temp 59 to 80 F
Oct Temp 38 to 57 F
Annual Precip 39.5 inches
Station CORINNA
Distance 25.2 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 26 F
Apr Temp 30 to 52 F
Jul Temp 56 to 79 F
Oct Temp 33 to 57 F
Annual Precip 42.8 inches
Station ACADIA NATIONAL PARK
Distance 40.1 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 32 F
Apr Temp 32 to 53 F
Jul Temp 57 to 80 F
Oct Temp 38 to 58 F
Annual Precip 57.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Brewer 9,341 $71,652
Eddington 2,519 $68,413
Glenburn 4,607 $72,992
Holden 3,082 $67,083
Newburgh 1,483 $58,380
Veazie 2,045 $68,417

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Bangor Public Libraries

Library
Bangor Public Library
145 HARLOW STREET
Bangor, Maine
(207) 947-8336
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Bangor Hospitals

EASTERN MAINE MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
489 STATE ST
(207) 973-7000
Emergency Service: Yes

ST JOSEPH HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
360 BROADWAY
(207) 262-1000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Bangor High Schools

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BANGOR HIGH SCHOOL
885 BROADWAY
207-941-6200
Serves 1,470 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.7

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CTR-REGION 4
200 HOGAN ROAD
207-942-5296
A Vocational School

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