Bangor, ME
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Bangor is a medium-sized city located in the state of Maine. With a population of 32,391 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Bangor is the third largest community in Maine. Bangor has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

Bangor is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.88% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Bangor is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bangor who work in office and administrative support (13.59%), sales jobs (10.24%), and food service (9.79%).

Bangor is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Bangor enrolled in college, Bangor has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Bangor spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 16.20 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

In terms of college education, Bangor is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 27.95% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Bangor in 2010 was $23,977, which is middle income relative to Maine and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $95,908 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 Spanish.