Bangor, ME Profile: Facts & Data


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Bangor, Maine - Basic Facts

The City of Bangor is the 3rd largest city in Maine with a population of 32,737 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bangor: Kenduskeag Plantation, Sunbury.

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Bangor, ME Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 32,737
Population in Households 29,987
Population in Familes 19,322
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,750
Population Density2 956
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $41,543
Average Household Income $62,063
Per Capita Income $28,327


Total Housing Units 15,878 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,939 (43.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,271 (45.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,668 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $163,079
Average Home Value $179,550


Total Households 14,210
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 6,873
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.11% -0.02%
Households -0.22% -0.07%
Families -0.53% -0.27%
Median Household Income   2.66%
Per Capita Income   2.59%

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, 2018 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 # 27 80th
Diversity Index # 17 88th
Median Household Income # 81 38th
Per Capita Income # 50 62nd

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