Bangor, PA
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Bangor is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 5,203 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Bangor is the 272nd largest community in Pennsylvania. Much of the housing stock in Bangor was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.

Unlike some boroughs, Bangor isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Bangor are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Bangor is a borough of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Bangor who work in office and administrative support (15.79%), sales jobs (9.05%), and personal care services (5.82%).

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.

As is often the case in a small borough, Bangor doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Bangor rank slightly lower than the national average. 15.73% of adults 25 and older in Bangor have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Bangor in 2010 was $21,029, which is lower middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $84,116 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 Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.

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