Bangor, Maine Population 2023

31,366

Bangor is a city located in Penobscot County Maine. It is also the county seat of Penobscot County. With a 2023 population of 31,366, it is the 3rd largest city in Maine and the 1469th largest city in the United States.Bangor is currently declining at a rate of -0.41% annually and its population has decreased by -1.22% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 31,753 in 2020. Spanning over 35 miles, Bangor has a population density of 916 people per square mile.

The average household income in Bangor is $69,912 with a poverty rate of 18.08%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Bangor is 37.9 years, 34.8 years for males, and 41.2 years for females.

Bangor Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Bangor was:

  • White: 90.59%
  • Two or more races: 3.18%
  • Black or African American: 1.84%
  • Native American: 1.79%
  • Asian: 1.63%
  • Other race: 0.98%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
The current population of Bangor, Maine is 31,366 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 31,753.

Bangor, Maine Population 2023

Population by Race

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Bangor Population by Race

Bangor Population Pyramid 2023

Bangor Median Age

37.9

Total

34.8

Male

41.2

Female

Bangor Adults

There are 26,326 adults, (5,602 of whom are seniors) in Bangor.

Bangor Age Dependency

54.6

Age Dependency Ratio

27

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Bangor Sex Ratio

Female16,86052.64%
Male15,16947.36%

Bangor Population by Age

Bangor Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

2.8

Average Family Size

2.12

Average Household Size

47.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Bangor Households and Families

Male

Female

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Bangor Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bangor Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 99.34%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 67.11%.

Bangor Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$36,000

Average Earnings

$39,548

Average Male

$33,084

Average Female

Bangor Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bangor Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Bangor Language

94.37% of Bangor residents speak only English, while 5.63% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.34% of the population.

Bangor Language

Bangor Poverty by Race

rate

18.08%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.83%

Male Poverty Rate

18.99%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bangor

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bangor is Native, with 111.08% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bangor is White, with 16% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.79%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.23%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.21%.

Bangor Poverty

Bangor Poverty Rate by Education

Bangor Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bangor Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Bangor Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

39.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.9%

Male Marriage Rate

35.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Bangor Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Bangor Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Bangor Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Bangor Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

2,363

Number of Veterans

2,155

Male Veterans

208

Female Veterans

Bangor Veterans by War

Bangor Veterans by Age

count

Bangor Veterans by Race

Bangor Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.17%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.86%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bangor Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

60.7%

Labor Force Participation

57.6%

Employment Rate

4.6%

Unemployment Rate

Bangor Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Bangor Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Bangor Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

68.42%

Born in Bangor

96.51%

Native Born

4.36%

Foreign Born

1.92%

Non Citizen

2.44%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.51% of Bangor residents were born in the United States, with 68.42% having been born in Maine. 1.92% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Bangor Place of Birth

Note: data after 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Bangor Population by Year