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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$148,600
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$748
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    56%
  • Own
    44%

Bangor Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    96
    0
  • Murder
    3
    0
  • Rape
    15
    41
  • Robbery
    59
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    533
    1
  • Theft
    3,346
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    52
    0

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$35,674
National
$53,889
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%
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Bangor Reviews

106 reviews
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Bangor is a small town, what I like about that is, knowing where everything is and short drive times. What I do not like about Bangor is, there really isn't much to do here for fun, especially for kids. I take my kids to the park, the town swimming pool, or the arcade, that is really it for options. I wish someone would open more fun places for children. I also wish we had more of a variety of restaurants and shopping places here. It is a close knit place to live though, making it easy to get acquainted with your neighbors . I do not have to worry about my children being out after hours either, because the crime rate is very low. I do wish that the cost of rental units were cheaper also. All in all, it really isn't a bad place to live.
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Bangor is a great place to live and work. The people here are friendly, and there is always lots to do! The BAT bus connects Bangor, Brewer, Orono, Old Town and Hampden and it is very easy and convienent to get around.
Great library, bars, restaurants and quaint downtown area! It is walkable with a variety of places to go with friends or family.