Bangor, ME

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
152,640
0.282% 1-year growth
US Senator
Susan Collins
Republican Party
US Senator
Angus King
Independent Party
2022 Median Age
42.4
0.713% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
13.4%
2.54% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$59,438
7.82% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$176,700
12.5% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
73,912
0.161% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Bangor, ME had a population of 153k people with a median age of 42.4 and a median household income of $59,438. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Bangor, ME grew from 152,211 to 152,640, a 0.282% increase and its median household income grew from $55,125 to $59,438, a 7.82% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Bangor, ME are White (Non-Hispanic) (92.3%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.76%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (1.02%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.959%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.907%).

None of the households in Bangor, ME reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.5% of the residents in Bangor, ME are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Bangor, ME are University of Maine (2,876 degrees awarded in 2022), Husson University (1,065 degrees), and Eastern Maine Community College (365 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Bangor, ME was $176,700, and the homeownership rate was 69.9%.

Most people in Bangor, ME drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Bangor, ME was 2 cars per household.

Bangor, ME borders .

Population & Diversity

Bangor, ME is home to a population of 153k people, from which 98.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.04% of Bangor, ME residents were born outside of the country (4.64k people).

In 2022, there were 33.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (141k people) in Bangor, ME than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.21k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.56k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.5%
2022 Citizenship
98.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.5% of Bangor, ME residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Bangor, ME was 98.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Bangor, ME
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    141k ± 497
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    4.21k ± 576
  3. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    1.56k ± 211
1.64%
Hispanic Population
2.5k people

In 2022, there were 33.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (141k people) in Bangor, ME than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.21k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.56k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.64% of the people in Bangor, ME are hispanic (2.5k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Bangor, ME as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Canada
    9,723 ± 2,412 people
  2. China
    2,585 ± 1,247 people
  3. Germany
    2,409 ± 1,204 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Maine was Canada, the natal country of 9,723 Maine residents, followed by China with 2,585 and Germany with 2,409.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.04%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
4.64k people
3.01%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
4.58k people

As of 2022, 3.04% of Bangor, ME residents (4.64k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Bangor, ME was 3.01%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,615 ± 363
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,465 ± 382
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,418 ± 243

Bangor, ME has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.47 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Bangor, ME employs 73.9k people. The largest industries in Bangor, ME are Health Care & Social Assistance (15,731 people), Retail Trade (9,960 people), and Educational Services (9,864 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($152,750), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($91,563), and Utilities ($66,908).

Males in Maine have an average income that is 1.23 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,509. The income inequality in Maine (measured using the Gini index) is 0.437, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

73.9k
2022 Value
± 2,022
−0.161%
1 Year decline
± 3.85%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Bangor, ME declined at a rate of −0.161%, from 74k employees to 73.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bangor, ME, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,631 people), Management Occupations (7,313 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (7,060 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bangor, ME.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

73.9k
2022 Value
± 2,022
−0.161%
1 Year decline
± 3.85%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Bangor, ME declined at a rate of −0.161%, from 74k employees to 73.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bangor, ME, are Health Care & Social Assistance (15,731 people), Retail Trade (9,960 people), and Educational Services (9,864 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bangor, ME, though some of these residents may live in Bangor, ME and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$45,599
Median earning men ± $1,093
$35,544
Median earning women ± $1,380

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($69,856), Wholesale Trade ($62,525), and Manufacturing ($58,865).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($54,339), Construction ($53,345), and Public Administration ($48,386).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.54%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 627k people employed in Maine. This represents a 1.54% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14.4%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Maine.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,636
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 919
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 872
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Maine went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 52.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (43.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.71%).

Susan Collins and Angus King are the senators currently representing the state of Maine. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Maine is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Maine

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Susan Collins
Senator from Maine2
Assumed office on January 3, 1997
Angus King
Senator from Maine1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013
Angus King of Maine and Bernie Sanders of Vermont join meetings of the Senate Democratic Caucus.

Susan Collins and Angus King are the senators currently representing Maine.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Maine

Maine is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Maine have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Bangor, ME awarded 4,481 degrees. The student population of Bangor, ME in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 8,280 male students and 9,792 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Bangor, ME are White (3,721 and 86%), followed by Unknown (172 and 3.97%), Two or More Races (128 and 2.96%), and Hispanic or Latino (117 and 2.7%).

The largest universities in Bangor, ME by number of degrees awarded are University of Maine (2,876 and 64.2%), Husson University (1,065 and 23.8%), and Eastern Maine Community College (365 and 8.15%).

The most popular majors in Bangor, ME are General Business Administration & Management (359 and 8.01%), Registered Nursing (313 and 6.99%), and Management Science (152 and 3.39%).

The median tuition costs in Bangor, ME are $20,150 for private four year colleges, and $11,640 and $33,240 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Bangor, ME, the percentage of applicants admitted was 93.6%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 15.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 18,072 (45.8% men and 54.2% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 18,072 students enrolled in Bangor, ME, 45.8% men and 54.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 14,516 records, of which 54.7% were women and 45.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 177 degrees awarded
  2. 132 degrees awarded
  3. 201 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Bangor, ME was Registered Nursing with 177 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Bangor, ME according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,876 degrees awarded
  2. 1,065 degrees awarded
  3. 365 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Maine with 2,876 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,899 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Bangor, ME, which is 0.735 times less than the 2,582 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 3,721 degrees mean that there were 21.6 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 172 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($20,150) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($997) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,400) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.538% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.438% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (355k), Some college (229k), and Bachelors Degree (225k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bangor, ME was $176,700 in 2022, which is 0.627 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $157,100 to $176,700, a 12.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Bangor, ME is 69.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Bangor, ME have an average commute time of 22.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Bangor, ME is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Bangor, ME is $59,438. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Bangor, ME was Cumberland County, ME with a value of $87,710, followed by York County, ME and Sagadahoc County, ME, with respective values of $79,743 and $77,591.

Property

$176,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,206
$44,498
Median Property Taxes
±$1,434

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Bangor, ME the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

69.9%
Homeownership
2022
62%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 69.9% of the housing units in Bangor, ME were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 69.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bangor, ME was Cumberland County, ME with a value of $87,710, followed by York County, ME and Sagadahoc County, ME, with respective values of $79,743 and $77,591.

The following map shows all of the counties in Bangor, ME colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$59,438
Median Household Income
± $1,637
63.7k
Number of Households
± 1,853

In 2022, the median household income of the 63.7k households in Bangor, ME grew to $59,438 from the previous year's value of $55,125.

The following chart displays the households in Bangor, ME distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Bangor, ME is from Maine.
0.437
2022 Wage GINI in Maine
0.436
2021 Wage GINI in Maine

In 2022, the income inequality in Maine was 0.437 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.204% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Maine was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Maine in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (77%)
  2. Worked At Home (9.39%)
  3. Carpooled (7.61%)

In 2022, 77% of workers in Bangor, ME drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (9.39%) and those who carpooled to work (7.61%).

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Commute Time

22.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bangor, ME have a shorter commute time (22.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.45% of the workforce in Bangor, ME have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Bangor, ME distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Bangor, ME have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bangor, ME (19.6k out of 146k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Bangor, ME is White, followed by Two Or More and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

92% of the population of Bangor, ME has health coverage, with 45% on employee plans, 17.9% on Medicaid, 12.3% on Medicare, 14.3% on non-group plans, and 2.56% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Maine see 908 patients per year on average, which represents a 1% increase from the previous year (899 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1476 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 194 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Maine

Primary care physicians in Maine see an average of 908 patients per year. This represents a 1% increase from the previous year (899 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Maine in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19.6% under 18 years, 21.4% between 18 and 34 years, 40.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.2% were men and 50.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.96%
Uninsured
45%
Employer Coverage
17.9%
Medicaid
12.3%
Medicare
14.3%
Non-Group
2.56%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bangor, ME declined by 1.42% from 8.07% to 7.96%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Bangor, ME changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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