Bangor, ME

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Population

152,284

0.454% decline

Median Age

41.8


Median Household Income

$47,886

5.7% growth

Poverty Rate

15.9%


Number of Employees

72,746

0.321% growth

Median Property Value

$137,900

0.657% growth

About

In 2017, Bangor, ME had a population of 152k people with a median age of 41.8 and a median household income of $47,886. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Bangor, ME declined from 152,978 to 152,284, a -0.454% decrease and its median household income grew from $45,302 to $47,886, a 5.7% increase.

The population of Bangor, ME is 94% White Alone, 1.81% Two or More Races, and 1.27% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Bangor, ME speak a non-English language, and 98.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Bangor, ME are University of Maine (2,304 degrees awarded in 2017), Husson University (882 degrees), and Eastern Maine Community College (399 degrees).

The median property value in Bangor, ME is $137,900, and the homeownership rate is 69.7%. Most people in Bangor, ME commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Bangor, ME is 2 cars per household.

Bangor, ME borders .

Economy

The economy of Bangor, ME employs 72.7k people. The largest industries in Bangor, ME are Health Care & Social Assistance (14,729 people), Retail Trade (11,162 people), and Educational Services (9,820 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($136,667), Utilities ($58,988), and Finance & Insurance ($45,999).

Median household income in Bangor, ME is $47,886. Males in Bangor, ME have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,792. The income inequality in Bangor, ME (measured using the Gini index) is 0.447, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$47,886

2017 value

± $1,189

5.7%

1 Year Growth

± 3.36%

Households in Bangor, ME have a median annual income of $47,886, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $45,302 in 2016, which represents a 5.7% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$58,075

Average Male Salary

± $2,642

$44,792

Average Female Salary

± $1,926

In 2017, full-time male employees in Maine made 1.3 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $48,746 ± $19,436

  2. White

    $43,832 ± $1,466

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $41,588 ± $101,474

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Maine workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.11 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Bangor, ME is from Maine.

0.447

2017 Wage GINI

0.45

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Maine was 0.447 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.62% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Maine was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Maine in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Maine across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bangor, ME was Cumberland County, ME with a value of $72,452, followed by York County, ME and Kennebec County, ME, with respective values of $66,614 and $51,653.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bangor, ME (23.1k out of 146k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    21,202 ± 956

  2. Two Or More

    747 ± 170

  3. Native American

    714 ± 147

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

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

72.7k

2017 Value

± 1,721

0.321%

1 Year growth

± 3.31%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bangor, ME grew at a rate of 0.321%, from 72.5k employees to 72.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bangor, ME, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,550 people), Sales & Related Occupations (8,259 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (5,931 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bangor, ME.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Bangor, ME, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,550 people), Sales & Related Occupations (8,259 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (5,931 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Bangor, ME has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.47 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (1.44 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.41 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Bangor, ME, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($64,039), Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($57,114), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($56,607).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

72.7k

2017 Value

± 1,721

0.321%

1 Year growth

± 3.31%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bangor, ME grew at a rate of 0.321%, from 72.5k employees to 72.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bangor, ME, are Health Care & Social Assistance (14,729 people), Retail Trade (11,162 people), and Educational Services (9,820 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Bangor, ME, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (14,729 people), Retail Trade (11,162 people), and Educational Services (9,820 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Bangor, ME has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.55 times higher than expected), Health Care & Social Assistance (1.46 times), and Educational Services (1.46 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Bangor, ME, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($136,667), Utilities ($58,988), and Finance & Insurance ($45,999).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Maine to other states, or from other states to Maine.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $8.58B

  2. $3.57B

  3. $3.34B

In 2015, the top outbound Maine product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $8.58B, followed by Fuel oils ($3.57B) and Machinery ($3.34B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Maine products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$45.4B

2020 Value

$56.8B

Projected 2045 Value

25.2% growth

In 2020, total outbound Maine trade was $45.4B. This is expected to increase 25.2% to $56.8B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Maine trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Maine to other states, or from other states to Maine.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $3.76B

  2. $3.36B

  3. $2.86B

In 2015, the top outbound Maine domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Massachusetts with $3.76B, followed by New Hampshire with $3.36B and New York and $2.86B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Maine shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

89.7% of the population of Bangor, ME has health coverage, with 44.9% on employee plans, 17.5% on Medicaid, 11% on Medicare, 13.7% on non-group plans, and 2.58% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Bangor, ME was $9,531 in 2014. This is a 4.36% increase from the previous year ($9,133).

Primary care physicians in Bangor, ME see 899 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.663% decrease from the previous year (905 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1671 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 227 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Washington County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.6%). Additionally, Aroostook County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (34.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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899 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Maine see an average of 899 patients per year. This represents a 0.663% decrease from the previous year (905 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 neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$9,531

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,015

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,504

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,325

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Maine (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.36%, from $9,133 to $9,531.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

10.3%

Uninsured

44.9%

Employer Coverage

17.5%

Medicaid

11%

Medicare

13.7%

Non-Group

2.58%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bangor, ME declined by 1.8% from 10.5% to 10.3%.

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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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.6% prevalence

  2. 12.3% prevalence

  3. 11.7% prevalence

Washington County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Maine, at 12.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Maine by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Bangor, ME is home to a population of 152k people, from which 98.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.68% of Bangor, ME residents were born outside of the country (4.09k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Bangor, ME is composed of 143k White Alone residents (94%), 2.75k Two or More Races residents (1.81%), 1.94k Hispanic or Latino residents (1.27%), 1.59k Asian Alone residents (1.04%), 1.53k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.01%), 1.15k Black or African American Alone residents (0.755%), 82 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0538%), and 28 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0184%).

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

45

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Bangor, ME was 41.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in Bangor, ME are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Bangor, ME residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.68%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

4.09k people

2.74%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

4.2k people

As of 2017, 2.68% of Bangor, ME residents (4.09k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Bangor, ME was 2.74%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Canada

    9,674 ± 2,406 people

  2. Philippines

    2,503 ± 1,227 people

  3. China

    2,372 ± 1,195 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Maine was Canada, the natal country of 9,674 Maine residents, followed by Philippines with 2,503 and China with 2,372.

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Citizenship

98.6%

2017 Citizenship

98.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.6% of Bangor, ME residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, 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

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    143k ± 89

  2. Two or More Races

    2.75k ± 250

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1.94k ± 284

In 2017, there were 52.1 times more White Alone residents (143k people) in Bangor, ME than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.75k Two or More Races and 1.94k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Bangor, ME as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    3,991 ± 281

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,963 ± 328

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,563 ± 237

Bangor, ME has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.03 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Bangor, ME awarded 3,693 degrees. The student population of Bangor, ME is skewed towards women, with 8,448 male students and 9,255 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Bangor, ME are White (3,041 and 85.6%), followed by Unknown (192 and 5.41%), Hispanic or Latino (81 and 2.28%), and Two or More Races (74 and 2.08%).

The largest universities in Bangor, ME by number of degrees awarded are University of Maine (2,304 and 62.4%), Husson University (882 and 23.9%), and Eastern Maine Community College (399 and 10.8%).

The most popular majors in Bangor, ME are General Business Administration & Management (362 and 9.8%), Registered Nursing (161 and 4.36%), and General Psychology (141 and 3.82%).

The median tuition costs in Bangor, ME are $16,530 for private four year colleges, and $8,580 and $27,960 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 129 degrees awarded

  2. 128 degrees awarded

  3. 185 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Bangor, ME was General Psychology with 129 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

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 2,304 degrees awarded

  2. 882 degrees awarded

  3. 399 degrees awarded

$8,580

Median In-State Public

$16,530

Median Private

In 2017, the Bangor, ME institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Maine with 2,304 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,690

Degrees Awarded to Men

2,003

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 1,690 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Bangor, ME, which is 0.844 times less than the 2,003 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,041 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    192 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    81 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Bangor, ME were to White students. These 3,041 degrees mean that there were 15.8 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 192 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bangor, ME was $137,900 in 2017, which is 0.6 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $137,000 to $137,900, a 0.657% increase. The homeownership rate in Bangor, ME is 69.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Bangor, ME have an average commute time of 21.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Bangor, ME is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$137,900

2017 Median

± $2,832

$137,000

2016 Median

± $2,863

In 2017, the median property value in Bangor, ME grew to to $137,900 from the previous year's value of $137,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Bangor, ME compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Bangor, ME the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$47,886

Median Household Income

± $1,189

61.8k

Number of Households

± 1,465

In 2017, the median household income of the 61.8k households in Bangor, ME grew to $47,886 from the previous year's value of $45,302.

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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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Bangor, ME 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 $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

69.7%

2017 Homeownership

68.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 69.7% of the housing units in Bangor, ME were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 68.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Bangor, ME compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

21.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bangor, ME have a shorter commute time (21.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.57% of the workforce in Bangor, ME have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.7%

  2. Carpooled

    10.8%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.13%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Bangor, ME was Drove Alone (79.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.8%) and those who Worked At Home (4.13%).

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Transportation

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, followed by 3 cars.

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