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Bangor is a city in Penobscot County.

It is the county seat.

Bangor was named after a church hymn.

The latitude of Bangor is 44.801N. The longitude is -68.778W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 118 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 31,550.


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Median household income
Local
$29,740
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Bangor demographic reports
Bangor is on the Penobscot River.
The city was once a major lumber-shipping center.
Local landmarks include a 31-foot statue of Paul Bunyan.
Public transportation: BAT Community Connector (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 43. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 1.4 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1989 movie, "Pet Sematary"
Well-known residents have included:
· Stephen King, author
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Bangor State Fair - July 27-Aug. 5, 2007
  • American Folk Festival - Aug. 24-26, 2007
  • Family Festival - Feb. 9-17, 2007
  • Northern Maine Fair - July 27-Aug. 4, 2007
  • Autumn Festival - Oct. 6, 2007
Dates often change. Check Bangor web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Bangor Symphony Orchestra
Historic sites and museums: Cole Land Transportation Museum, Maine Discovery Museum, Bangor Historical Society Museum, Isaac Farrar Mansion, Nichols Mansion
Colleges and universities: Husson College, Bangor Theological Seminary, Beal College, Eastern Maine Technical College, New England School of Communications
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 104
Quotes:
Like most river towns, Bangor is a metropolis loved by the heat?
-- One Man's Meat
E.B. White

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Bangor demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Penobscot County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Bangor area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 04401 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

6% of Bangor residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Bangor ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Bangor was $19,295, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

27% of Bangor residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Fairs, festivals & other events
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History

Historic districts in Bangor include Bangor Theological Seminary Historic District, Broadway Historic District, Great Fire of 1911 Historic District, West Market Square Historic District, Whitney Park Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Bangor, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $435.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $921.


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Libraries in Bangor include Bangor Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Bangor include Bangor Daily News

TV stations in Bangor include WABI, WLBZ, WVII.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WMEH.

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The average commute time for Bangor workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 6 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Bangor between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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