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Bar Harbor is a town in Hancock County.

The community was named for Bar Island, which protects the harbor

The latitude of Bar Harbor is 44.387N. The longitude is -68.204W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 440 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 4,820.


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Median household income
Local
$37,481
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Bar Harbor demographic reports
Bar Harbor is on Mount Desert Island.
Early industries included fishing and shipbuilding. During the Gilded Age, a popular resort for wealthy vacationers
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 3. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.6 per 1,000 people.
Bar Harbor received national attention for a 1947 fire, which destroyed dozens of posh summer estates and 170 permanent homes.
Well-known residents have included:
· Nelson A. Rockefeller, governor of New York and U.S. vice president
Local festivals include:
  • Bar Harbor Jazz Festival - Aug. 17-23, 2007
  • Native American Festival - July 7, 2007
  • Warblers & Wildflowers Festival - May 24-28, 2007
  • Music Festival - July 1, 2007
Dates often change. Check Bar Harbor web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Acadia National Park
Historic sites and museums: Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor Historical Society Museum, Bar Harbor Whale Museum, Natural History Museum, College of the Atlantic, Mount Desert Oceanarium
Colleges and universities: College of the Atlantic
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Quotes:
My parents thought Bar Harbor too flashy and ostentatious, and spent little time there.
-- Memoirs
David Rockefeller

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Bar Harbor demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Hancock County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 04672 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

8% of Bar Harbor residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Bar Harbor ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Bar Harbor was $24,103, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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42% of Bar Harbor residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Bar Harbor include West Street Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Bar Harbor, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $446.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,136.


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Libraries in Bar Harbor include Bar Harbor - Jesup Memorial Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Bar Harbor include Bar Harbor Times, Mount Desert Islander

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The average commute time for Bar Harbor workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Bar Harbor include Acadia Hotel, Acadia Inn, Bar Harbor Grand Hotel, Bar Harbor Inn, Bar Harbor Manor, Best Western Inn, Days Inn Bar Harbor, Harborside Hotel & Marina, Holiday Inn Sun Spree Resort-Bar Harbor, Quality Inn Bar Harbor.

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~ Memoirs
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