Bangor, ME
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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. 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 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%).

Because there are quite a few people attending college in Bangor, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Bangor provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.

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.

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.