Bangor is a medium-sized city located in the state of Maine. With a population of 31,921 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Bangor is the third largest community in Maine. Bangor has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Also of interest is that Bangor has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Bangor telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.97% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Bangor, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the city.
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 17.47 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
The education level of Bangor citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 37.06% of adults in Bangor have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Bangor in 2018 was $32,265, which is middle income relative to Maine, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $129,060 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Bangor include English, Irish, French, German, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Bangor is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.