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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,198
Male Share of the Population52.1%
Female Share of the Population47.9%
Senior Citizens14.3%
Employed Population 16+2,170
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married45.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15.5%
Median Earnings25+$32,917
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$36,563
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,634

Wealth

Median Family Income$46,948
% Above Poverty Level88.5%
% Below Poverty Level11.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home1.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.2%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone22.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,059
Median House Value$149,600

Ancestry

Irish20.8%
Italian20.1%
English9.2%
Polish7.4%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)5.8%
German4.7%
Dutch4.1%
Hungarian3.3%
French Except Basque1.7%
Portuguese1.1%
Welsh1.1%
Bulgarian0.9%
Slovak0.9%
Swedish0.7%
Turkish0.4%
Greek0.4%
Ukrainian0.3%
Romanian0.3%
Russian0.3%
Canadian0.2%
Belgian0.1%
Scottish0.1%
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Bangor Almanac

CategoryValue
County Northampton County
Standard Zip Codes18013
P.O. Box Zip Codes18010, 18050
Phone Area Codes570,484,610
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.86
Approximate Longitude-75.2

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)

StationBELVIDERE BRIDGE
Distance6.8 miles
Jan Temp18 to 36 F
Apr Temp36 to 59 F
Jul Temp61 to 84 F
Oct Temp40 to 64 F
Annual Precip45.1 inches
StationSTROUDSBURG
Distance10.5 miles
Jan Temp16 to 35 F
Apr Temp36 to 61 F
Jul Temp59 to 85 F
Oct Temp38 to 64 F
Annual Precip49.9 inches
StationLONG VALLEY
Distance22.9 miles
Jan Temp17 to 37 F
Apr Temp35 to 60 F
Jul Temp59 to 82 F
Oct Temp38 to 63 F
Annual Precip53.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
East Bangor1,099$52,404
Pen Argyl3,567$61,458
Portland482$68,750
Roseto1,619$70,125
Stockertown1,170$93,681
Wind Gap2,709$70,388

Bangor Public Libraries

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

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Bangor Public Schools

Bangor Area Hs
187 Five Points Richmond Rd
ZIP: 18013
(610) 599-7011
High
Total Enrollment 973
Bangor Area Ms
401 Five Points Richmond Rd
ZIP: 18013
(610) 599-7012
Middle
Total Enrollment 494
Defranco El Sch
267 Five Points Richmond Rd
ZIP: 18013
(610) 599-7013
Middle
Total Enrollment 465
Five Points El Sch
363 Five Points Richmond Rd
ZIP: 18013
(610) 599-7015
Primary
Total Enrollment 509
Washington El Sch
381 Washington Blvd
ZIP: 18013
(610) 599-7014
Primary
Total Enrollment 544

Bangor Private Schools

Pius X High School
580 3rd Ave
ZIP: 18013
Secondary
Total Enrollment 295
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