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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population32,491
Male Share of the Population47.8%
Female Share of the Population52.2%
Senior Citizens15.8%
Employed Population 16+15,082
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married35.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher30.4%
Median Earnings25+$30,338
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,276
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,031

Wealth

Median Family Income$51,430
% Above Poverty Level74.9%
% Below Poverty Level25.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time15 minutes
% Working from Home4.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.1%
% Using Public Transportation1.4%

Housing

People Living Alone38.5%
Median Gross Rent$765
Median House Value$148,600

Ancestry

Irish18.4%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)16.9%
French Except Basque16.5%
English14.7%
German8%
Italian5.7%
Canadian4.7%
Scottish4.5%
Polish2.2%
Swedish1.6%
Welsh0.7%
Greek0.6%
Norwegian0.5%
Russian0.5%
Arab0.4%
Lithuanian0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
West Indian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
African0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Australian0.2%
US/American0.2%
Czech0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
British0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
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Bangor Almanac

CategoryValue
County Penobscot County
Standard Zip Codes4401
P.O. Box Zip Codes4402
Phone Area Codes207
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude44.83
Approximate Longitude-68.78

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)

StationBANGOR INTL AP
Distance1.9 miles
Jan Temp8 to 28 F
Apr Temp33 to 53 F
Jul Temp59 to 80 F
Oct Temp38 to 57 F
Annual Precip39.5 inches
StationCORINNA
Distance25.2 miles
Jan Temp1 to 26 F
Apr Temp30 to 52 F
Jul Temp56 to 79 F
Oct Temp33 to 57 F
Annual Precip42.8 inches
StationACADIA NATIONAL PARK
Distance40.1 miles
Jan Temp10 to 32 F
Apr Temp32 to 53 F
Jul Temp57 to 80 F
Oct Temp38 to 58 F
Annual Precip57.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Brewer9,284$73,319
Eddington2,188$74,063
Glenburn4,598$71,908
Holden3,080$58,621
Newburgh1,539$58,214
Veazie1,927$70,114

Bangor Public Libraries

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

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Bangor Hospitals

The Acadia Hospital
(Non-profit)
268 Stillwater Avenue
(207) 973-6100
Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center
(Government - State)
656 State Street
(207) 941-4000
Eastern Maine Medical Center
(Non-profit)
489 State Street
(207) 973-7000
Saint Joseph Hospital
(Non-profit)
360 Broadway
(207) 262-1000

Bangor Public Schools

Abraham Lincoln School
45 Forest Avenue
ZIP: 4401
(207) 941-6280
Primary
Total Enrollment 230
Bangor High School
885 Broadway
ZIP: 4401
(207) 992-5500
High
Total Enrollment 1140
Downeast School
100 Moosehead Blvd
ZIP: 4401
(207) 941-6240
Primary
Total Enrollment 374
Fairmount School
58 Thirteenth Street
ZIP: 4401
(207) 941-6260
Middle
Total Enrollment 317
Fourteenth Street School
224 Fourteenth Street
ZIP: 4401
(207) 941-6350
Primary
Total Enrollment 144
Fruit Street School
175 Fruit Street
ZIP: 4401
(207) 941-6270
Primary
Total Enrollment 346
James F. Doughty School
143 Fifth Street
ZIP: 4401
(207) 941-6220
Middle
Total Enrollment 395
Mary Snow School
435 Broadway
ZIP: 4401
(207) 941-6290
Middle
Total Enrollment 255
United Technologies Ctr-region 4
200 Hogan Road
ZIP: 4401
(207) 942-5296
Vine Street School
66 Vine Street
ZIP: 4401
(207) 941-6300
Primary
Total Enrollment 198
William S. Cohen School
304 Garland Street
ZIP: 4401
(207) 941-6230
Middle
Total Enrollment 385

Bangor Private Schools

All Saints Catholic School
768 Ohio St
ZIP: 4401
Elementary
Total Enrollment 218
Bangor Christian Schools
1476 Broadway
ZIP: 4401
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 262
Bangor Montessori School
30 Otis St
ZIP: 4401
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
Hilltop School
218 Ohio St
ZIP: 4401
Elementary
Total Enrollment 6
John Bapst Memorial High School
100 Broadway
ZIP: 4401
Secondary
Total Enrollment 467
Penobscot Christian School
1423 Ohio St
ZIP: 4401
Elementary
Total Enrollment 53
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