Found within zip codes: 04401
Popular real estate near Bangor, ME (City Center)
Median real estate prices in the City Center of Bangor are $140,035, which is more expensive than 41.7% of the neighborhoods in Maine and 42.5% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
Average rental prices in Bangor City Center are currently $654, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 62.4% of the neighborhoods in Maine.
Bangor City Center is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Bangor, Maine.
Real estate in the City Center of Bangor, ME is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the City Center neighborhood are relatively historic, built no later than 1939, and in some cases, quite a bit earlier. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.
Bangor City Center has a 12.6% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 66.0% of American neighborhoods). This could either signal that there is weak demand for real estate in the neighborhood, or that much of the housing stock is seasonally occupied, which can occur in some markets dominated by colleges or vacation homes. Either way, if you live here year round, you will find many of the homes or apartments are empty for all or a portion of the year.Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics
Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Bangor, the City Center neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Bangor City Center neighborhood has more French Canadian and Scottish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 9.5% of this neighborhood's residents have French Canadian ancestry and 5.2% have Scottish ancestry.
Bangor City Center is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak French at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 97.4% of the neighborhoods in America.Notable & Unique: People
Of particular note, 4.8% of the people in the City Center neighborhood currently reside in a correction facility, held due to punishment for a crime.
In addition, the Bangor City Center neighborhood stands out within Maine for its college student friendly environment. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood is home to a number of college students, is relatively walkable, and above average in safety. In combination, this makes it stand out for a good place for college students to consider. Because a number of college students live here, this neighborhood may be close to a college campus and offer certain amenities nearby geared towards the student body. While it's not an environment for everyone, ambitious scholars can enjoy seasonal excitement between semesters and school breaks, and parents can rest easy knowing that the area has an above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the top 7% of college-friendly places to live in ME.Notable & Unique: Length of Commute
Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute is an important factor for one's quality of life. The Bangor City Center neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis. Residents of the Bangor City Center neighborhood have the pleasure of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in America. 63.2% of the residents have a commute time from home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 96.2% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting means more time for other things in life.Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, do you watch 'This Old House' on Public Television? Do you love the idea of fixing up a Colonial or Victorian era home, complete with the charm of yesteryear? Do you like to stroll or drive streets lined with gracious older residences? If you found yourself nodding yes to any of these questions, you are going to be interested in this unique neighborhood. The Bangor City Center neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 62.6% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 95.9% of the neighborhoods in the United States.The Neighbors The Neighbors: Income
There are two complimentary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the City Center neighborhood in Bangor are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 71.9% of U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, 4.7% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 74.5% of America's neighborhoods.The Neighbors: Occupations
A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the shear diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations. In the Bangor City Center neighborhood, 33.6% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 30.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (23.6%), and 12.9% in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions.The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry
Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco. In the City Center neighborhood in Bangor, ME, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (17.6%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (14.8%) , and residents who report French roots (12.0%) , and some of the residents are also of French Canadian ancestry (9.5%) , along with some Scottish ancestry residents (5.2%), among others.The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the Bangor City Center neighborhood is English, spoken by 95.8% of households. Some people also speak French (2.8%).Getting to Work
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in Bangor City Center neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (63.2% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (91.1%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (5.5%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.
|MEDIAN HOUSE VALUE||$140,035|
HOUSE VALUE RANGE
|RENTAL PRICE||High cost relative to ME, medium cost relative to the nation|
|NEIGHBORHOOD LOOK, FEEL, & CHARACTER||DETAILS|
|THE SETTING||Urban (based on population density)|
|TYPE OF HOMES / DWELLINGS||Mostly Single-family homes, some Small apartment buildings, some Complexes/high rise apartments and a few Mobile homes|
|SIZE OF HOMES / DWELLINGS||Mostly Small dwellings (1, 2, or no bedrooms), some Medium-sized dwellings (3 or 4 bedrooms) and a few Large dwellings (4 or 5 bedrooms)|
|AGE OF HOMES / DWELLINGS||Mostly Historic homes (Built 1939 or earlier), some Well established older homes (Built 1940 - 1969) and some Established but not old (Built 1970 – 1999)|
|HOMEOWNERSHIP||Mixed owners & renters|
|SPECIAL CHARACTER||Mostly Hip & Trendy and Walkable|
|AGE & LIFESTYLE||Mostly Mixed ages, some Young singles-upwardly mobile (young, educated, professionally employed, and single), some Families with children (family households with school-aged children), some Seniors (people 65 and over) and some College students (people currently attending college)|
|EDUCATION LEVEL||Rating: 6 (5 is average for the U.S., 10 is most educated)|
|INCOME||Lower middle income (somewhat below average income for America)|
|OCCUPATIONS||Mostly Executive, managerial & professional, some Sales & Service workers, some Clerical, assistants & technical support, some Government employees and some Manufacturing & Laborers|
|ETHNICITY / ANCESTRY||Mostly White (non-Hispanic), some Irish ancestry, some Italian ancestry, some Hispanic and some Black|
|LANGUAGES||Mostly English speaking and some French speaking|
|SCHOOLS IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD *||GRADES|
58 THIRTEENTH ST, BANGOR, ME 04401
FOURTEENTH STREET SCHOOL
224 FOURTEENTH ST, BANGOR, ME 04401
* Depending on where you live in this neighborhood, your children may attend these schools or other schools outside the neighborhood. Always check with your local school department to determine which schools your children may attend based on your specific address and your child's grade-level.
This neighborhood is served by one 1 district.
3,682 Students enrolled in District
READING & MATH
|ETHNIC/RACIAL GROUPS||THIS DISTRICT||THIS STATE|
|WHITE (NON-HISPANIC) (%)||89.8||92.5|
|ASIAN OR PACIFIC ISLANDER (%)||2.6||1.1|
|AMERICAN INDIAN OR NATIVE OF ALASKA (%)||1.8||0.7|
|ECONOMIC GROUPS||THIS DISTRICT||THIS STATE|
|ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED (%)||48.0||41.8|
|FOR THIS DISTRICT||PER STUDENT||TOTAL||% OF TOTAL|
|NEIGHBORHOOD EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENT|
|ADULTS IN NEIGHBORHOOD WITH COLLEGE DEGREE OR HIGHER (%)||25.2|
|CHILDREN IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD LIVING IN POVERTY (%)||4.7|
|PERIOD||TOTAL APPRECIATION||AVG. ANNUAL RATE||COMPARED TO ME*||COMPARED TO AMERICA*|
|LAST 10 YEARS|
|LAST 5 YEARS|
|LAST 2 YEARS|
|LAST 12 MONTHS|
|* 10 is highest|
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in Bangor 1 in 458
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National Median 29.1
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