Bangor, ME

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Bangor profile

Living in Bangor

Bangor is a medium-sized city located in the state of Maine. With a population of 31,985 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Bangor is the third largest community in Maine. Much of the housing stock in Bangor was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Bangor is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 87.58% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Bangor is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bangor who work in office and administrative support (13.06%), sales jobs (11.11%), and food service (9.66%).

In addition, Bangor is a college town. There are a lot of students in Bangor attending college, and as a result Bangor provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 16.86 minutes getting to work every day.

Bangor has a lot of people who ride the bus to and from work. In fact, for its size, Bangor has quite a high level of public transit users. Bangor’s need for inexpensive transportation options for its citizens is quite high.

The overall education level of Bangor citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.37% of adults in Bangor have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Bangor in 2010 was $25,318, which is middle income relative to Maine and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $101,272 for a family of four. However, Bangor contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Bangor home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bangor residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Bangor include French , English, German, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Bangor is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Chinese.