Bangor, ME

Bangor profile

Living in Bangor

Bangor is a medium-sized city located in the state of Maine. With a population of 32,262 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 88.23% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Bangor is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bangor who work in sales jobs (12.88%), office and administrative support (11.79%), and healthcare (10.22%).

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.

Bangor, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the city.

One of the benefits of Bangor is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.55 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The education level of Bangor citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 35.84% of adults in Bangor have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Bangor in 2018 was $31,412, which is upper middle income relative to Maine and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $125,648 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 English, French, Irish, German, and French Canadian.

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