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Bangor, Maine - Basic Facts

The City of Bangor is the 3rd largest city in Maine with a population of 33,065 as of July 1, 2017. Bangor ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Bangor is located at latitude 44.8296 and longitude -68.7888 in Penobscot County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bangor (see map below) encompass a land area of 34.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0.34 sq. miles. Penobscot County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 115 feet.

The City of Bangor (GNIS ID: 582340) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bangor population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bangor: Kenduskeag Plantation, Sunbury.

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


Total Population 33,065
Daytime Population: Workers 36,442
Daytime Population: Residents 17,184
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 53,626
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.62
Population in Households 30,306
Population in Familes 19,470
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,759
Population Density2 965
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $40,466
Average Household Income $60,019
Per Capita Income $27,660


Total Housing Units 15,909 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,229 (39.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,250 (51.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,430 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $159,604
Average Home Value $179,531


Total Households 14,479
Average Household Size 2.09
Family Households 7,036
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 0.01% 0.04%
Households 0.0% 0.07%
Families -0.28% -0.11%
Median Household Income   5.66%
Per Capita Income   3.76%

Bangor, ME - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bangor 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 # 3 98th
Population Density # 24 82nd
Diversity Index # 16 89th
Median Household Income # 81 38th
Per Capita Income # 54 59th

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