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Overview

Introduction to Bangor, Pennsylvania

Bangor, Pennsylvania, in Northampton county, is 18 miles NE of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (center to center) and 54 miles W of Newark, New Jersey. The town is located in the Allentown - Bethlehem - Easton metropolitan area.

Bangor History

This region was settled in 1760, and officially incorporated in 1875. It was named after Bangor, Wales - the home town of Robert M. Jones. Jones, an emigrant from Wales, established the slate industry in Bangor. The industry grew by leaps and bounds because of the quality of slate, however, over the years as cheaper man made supplements for slate became available in the market, the demand decreased.

Bangor and Nearby Attractions

  • Bushkill Park
  • Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom
  • Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm
  • Stroud Mansion
  • Big Pocono State Park

Things To Do In Bangor

The "Antoine Dutot Museum and Gallery," which was built in late 18th century, exhibits artifacts related to local history and art. The "Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm" is a non-profit educational initiative which preserves Pennsylvania’s agricultural heritage. Other nearby places of interest include Stroud Mansion, Big Pocono State Park, and Bushkill Park.

Bangor Transportation

Lehigh Valley International is the nearest major airport.

Bangor Higher Education

Colleges near Bangor include Cedar Crest College, Centenary College, East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, Lafayette College and Lehigh University.

People

Total Population 5,233
Male Share of the Population 52%
Female Share of the Population 48%
Senior Citizens 17.8%
Employed Population 16+ 2,217
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 46%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $45,826
% Above Poverty Level 88.9%
% Below Poverty Level 11.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.6%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 22.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,016
Median House Value $153,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 5%
US/American 0%
English 11.1%
Irish 18.9%

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

Bangor Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 18 miles NE of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 54 miles W of Newark, New Jersey
County Northampton
Metro Area Allentown - Bethlehem - Easton
Standard Zip Codes 18013
P.O. Box Zip Codes 18010, 18050
Phone Area Codes 610
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.865
Longitude -75.206

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 BELVIDERE BRIDGE
Distance 6.8 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 36 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 45.1 inches
Station STROUDSBURG
Distance 10.5 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 35 F
Apr Temp 36 to 61 F
Jul Temp 59 to 85 F
Oct Temp 38 to 64 F
Annual Precip 49.9 inches
Station LONG VALLEY
Distance 22.9 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 37 F
Apr Temp 35 to 60 F
Jul Temp 59 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 53.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Bangor, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Ackermanville (18010)

Flicksville (18050)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
East Bangor 1,182 $56,364

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

Bangor Public Libraries

Library
Bangor Public Library
39 SOUTH MAIN ST
Bangor, Pennsylvania
(610) 588-4136
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Bangor High Schools

BANGOR AREA HS
610-599-7011
Serves 1,201 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.6

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