Bar Harbor, ME Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Bar Harbor, Maine - Basic Facts

The Bar Harbor Census Designated Place had a population of 2,570 as of July 1, 2016. Bar Harbor ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maine. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bar Harbor is located at latitude 44.3813 and longitude -68.2111 in Hancock County. The formal boundaries for the Bar Harbor Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.17 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hancock County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 52 feet.

The Bar Harbor Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2377888) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Bar Harbor Census Designated Place is located within Town of Bar Harbor, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hancock County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bar Harbor population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Bar Harbor, ME Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,570
Population in Households 2,419
Population in Familes 1,403
Population in Group Qrtrs 151
Population Density1 809
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 1,277
Average Household Size 1.89
Family Households 542
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,825 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 575 (31.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 703 (38.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 548 (30.0%)
Median Home Value $315,248
Average Home Value $378,609


Median Household Income $43,484
Average Household Income $60,115
Per Capita Income $31,244
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.11% 0.22%
Households 0.36% 0.42%
Families 0.79% 0.07%
Median Household Income   2.81%
Per Capita Income   2.18%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Bar Harbor, ME - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bar Harbor to the other 130 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maine by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 55 58th
Population Density1 # 35 74th
Diversity Index2 # 13 91st
Median Household Income # 65 51st
Per Capita Income # 28 79th

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