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 2,588 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Bar Harbor, ME Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,588
Daytime Population: Workers 5,594
Daytime Population: Residents 836
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,430
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.48
Population in Households 2,435
Population in Familes 1,413
Population in Group Qrtrs 153
Population Density2 815
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $44,380
Average Household Income $60,939
Per Capita Income $31,520


Total Housing Units 1,822 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 580 (31.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 700 (38.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 542 (29.7%)
Median Home Value $306,597
Average Home Value $367,962


Total Households 1,280
Average Household Size 1.9
Family Households 542
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.19% 0.18%
Households 0.34% 0.28%
Families 0.68% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.72%
Per Capita Income   2.7%

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, 2017 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 # 53 60th
Population Density # 35 74th
Diversity Index # 13 91st
Median Household Income # 64 52nd
Per Capita Income # 30 78th

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