Bangor, ME (City Center)




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About Bangor, ME (City Center)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Median real estate price in the City Center of Bangor is $146,889, which is less expensive than 67.1% of Maine neighborhoods and 67.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Bangor City Center is currently $811, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 70.5% of Maine neighborhoods.

Bangor City Center is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Bangor, Maine.

Real estate in the City Center of Bangor, ME is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the City Center neighborhood are relatively historic, built no later than 1939, and in some cases, quite a bit earlier. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Real estate vacancies in Bangor City Center are 5.9%, which is lower than one will find in 69.6% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Bangor City Center is above average for the U.S., and may signal some demand for either price increases or new construction of residential product for this neighborhood.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Bangor, the City Center neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Bangor City Center neighborhood has more French Canadian and French ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 6.1% of this neighborhood's residents have French Canadian ancestry and 14.4% have French ancestry.

Notable & Unique: People

Of particular note, 4.8% of the people in the City Center neighborhood currently reside in a correction facility, held due to punishment for a crime.

In addition, one of the really interesting characteristics about the Bangor City Center neighborhood is that, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research, it is an excellent choice in which to reside for college students. Due to its popularity among college students who already choose to live here, its walkability, and its above average safety from crime, the neighborhood is ideal for prospective or already-enrolled college students. Between semesters and during school breaks, you'll notice that the excitement here fluctuates with the college seasons. Despite the excitement however, parents of college-age children can rest easy knowing that this neighborhood has an above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the top 4.8% of college-friendly places to live in the state of Maine.

Notable & Unique: Length of Commute

Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has a length of commute that is notable. Residents of the Bangor City Center neighborhood have the pleasure of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in America. 64.4% of the residents have a commute time from home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 96.9% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting means more time for other things in life.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Do you watch 'This Old House' on Public Television? Do you love the idea of fixing up a Colonial or Victorian era home, complete with the charm of yesteryear? Do you like to stroll or drive streets lined with gracious older residences? If you found yourself nodding yes to any of these questions, you are going to be interested in this unique neighborhood. The Bangor City Center neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 60.3% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 95.5% of the neighborhoods in the United States.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the City Center neighborhood in Bangor are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 88.7% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 47.6% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 89.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the Bangor City Center neighborhood, 44.2% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 24.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (17.0%), and 14.6% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the City Center neighborhood in Bangor, ME, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (23.1%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (17.3%), and residents who report French roots (14.4%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (7.1%), along with some French Canadian ancestry residents (6.1%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Bangor City Center neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.8% of households.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in Bangor City Center neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (64.4% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (83.5%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (8.6%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 4 Condition Alerts found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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City Center 0.101011101001110
Bangor 0.101011101001110
Maine 1.30

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City Center 0.101011101001110
Bangor 0.101011101001110
Maine 18.30

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Crimes Per Square Mile

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Bangor 0.101011101001110
Maine 3

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 5 Condition Alerts found.

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Better than of ME school districts.

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Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to ME Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Abraham Lincoln School
45 Forest Avenue
Bangor, ME, 04401
PK-03
Bangor High School
885 Broadway
Bangor, ME, 04401
09-12
Downeast School
100 Moosehead Blvd
Bangor, ME, 04401
PK-03
Fairmount School
58 Thirteenth Street
Bangor, ME, 04401
04-05
James F. Doughty School
143 Fifth Street
Bangor, ME, 04401
06-08
Fruit Street School
175 Fruit Street
Bangor, ME, 04401
PK-03
William S. Cohen School
304 Garland Street
Bangor, ME, 04401
06-08
Vine Street School
66 Vine Street
Bangor, ME, 04401
PK-03
Mary Snow School
435 Broadway
Bangor, ME, 04401
04-05
Fourteenth Street School
224 Fourteenth Street
Bangor, ME, 04401
PK-03

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