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 a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Bangor is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 87.53% 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 (12.80%), food service (10.08%), and sales jobs (9.57%).

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.

One of the benefits of Bangor is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.42 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.

In terms of college education, Bangor is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 29.02% of adults in Bangor have a college degree.

The per capita income in Bangor in 2010 was $23,928, which is middle income relative to Maine and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $95,712 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 Scottish.

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