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Bangor
  • Town in Maine

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grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A minus
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C+
  3. Housing
    grade B
  4. Nightlife
    grade A
  5. Good for Families
    grade A minus
  6. Diversity
    grade B
  7. Jobs
    grade B minus
  8. Weather
    grade C minus
  9. Cost of Living
    grade B
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A minus
  12. Commute
    grade A minus

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Bangor is a town in Maine with a population of 32,095. Bangor is in Penobscot County and is one of the best places to live in Maine. Living in Bangor offers residents a dense 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.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$157,000
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$816
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    52%
  • Own
    48%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    56.5
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    3.1
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    3.1
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    47.1
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    200.8
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    3,376
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    87.9
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    12%
  • 25-34 years
    18%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    national  12%

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