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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
    B-
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A
Bangor is a town in Maine with a population of 32,098. Bangor is in Penobscot County. 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.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$150,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$799
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    52%
  • Own
    48%
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Bangor Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    104
    282.7
  • Murder
    12.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    12.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    47.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    280.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,625.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    189
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    12%
  • 25-34 years
    18%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Bangor

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$42,115
National
$55,322
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I like that Bangor offers opportunity but is also not a very large city. For me, it is just right. You get the feel of the city, jobs, people etc. but close by are the rural outskirts. I like that there are many options for college, and technical schooling to advance in your career. I also like that Bangor has the big city feel, but I also feel safe in the area. And feel safe raising my children in and around Bangor, the grade schools provide a good foundation for a successful life and have numerous supports for adults as well as children, there are many supports in place social service agencies provide services - and the local police department is great too! (check out their Facebook page!) overall - I enjoy Bangor for all it has to offer in many ways!
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Bangor is a friendly little community where people probably don't have to lock their doors at night. I love that I can walk to restaurants, parks, and schools from my house. There are several parks within a 15-minute walk of me! Bangor has several amenities characteristic of larger towns. We have a Five Guys, an Ulta, an Olive Garden, A Lowe's, and a Home Depot!
Bangor has very family-friendly neighborhoods and many parks for kids to play and have fun! There are some not-so-good neighborhoods, however, most areas are fantastic! The school system here is very good as well.