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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-
Bangor is a town in Maine with a population of 32,237. Bangor is in Penobscot County. Living in Bangor offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Bangor there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Bangor and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Bangor are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$150,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$786
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%
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Bangor Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    78.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    3.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    25.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    44
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    568.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,155.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    75.4
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    13%
  • 25-34 years
    18%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

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Bangor is a quiet but bustling city in central/northern Maine. It's the hub of most shopping and retailers for anyone who lives North of Waterville. It's serves as an important city in the medical world due to the two large hospitals that serve hundred of thousands of Mainers. Bangor's night life in the summertime is quite entertaining down on the Darlings Waterfront pavilion where a wide array of musical artists frequent. The school months often also provide students plenty of entertainment with college sports and awesome local pubs that cater to any scene you might desire. All around Bangor is a four star city!
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The city of Bangor, also known as the Queen City, has a great small-town feel to it. During summer on the Penobscot River waterfront, there is always something happening. There are concerts, plays, art exhibitions, and food festivals. Bangor has wonderful parades through the quaint downtown area, from Memorial Day to the Christmas season. The Penobscot Theatre Company, Bangor Library and the Cross Insurance Center usually have something interesting going on, also, Hollywood Casino is adult fun and children love the Discovery Museum. Don't miss the Bangor State Fair, it's one of the oldest Fairs in the country. There are many great cafes, restaurants and bars, something to fit everyone's tastes and budget. Bangor City Forest is a great nature walk.
The surrounding Bangor area is a great place to raise a family. If you enjoy outdoor summer activities the Bangor area is in close proximity to many lakes for swimming, boating ,canoeing and kayaking. Acadia National Park is about 30 minutes away and is one of the mostly visited national parks in the country. For those individuals who love winter activities there is skiing, hunting, snowmobiling and ice fishing available. The Bangor waterfront has a new concert pavilion that holds many concerts over the summer. The Cross Center was built a few years ago and you can go there also to see concerts, rodeos, basketball games and many other entertainment functions. There are many places to eat with a large array of cuisines. The Bangor area has a lot of great schools from Pre-K all the way up to Universities. Bangor also has a the Bangor International airport to make traveling by air a great alternative. Overall Bangor has a lot to offer anyone who chooses to live here.