Bangor is a medium-sized city located in the state of Maine. With a population of 31,753 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 neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. 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 (12.31%), office and administrative support (11.18%), and healthcare (9.44%).
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.
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 17.85 minutes getting to work every day.
The education level of Bangor citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 36.68% of adults in Bangor have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Bangor in 2018 was $31,185, 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 $124,740 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 French Canadian.
The most common language spoken in Bangor is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.