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Bangor, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Bangor is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Northampton County at latitude 40.8686 and longitude -75.2074. Northampton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 505 feet.

The formal official name is the Borough of Bangor, but most people and references simply refer to it as Bangor, Pennsylvania.

The P1 Census Class Code for Bangor indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Borough of Bangor (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.5 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles.

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Bangor, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 5,273
Population in Households 5,271
Population in Familes 4,219
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 3,506
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 2,086
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 1,364
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,286 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,174 (51.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 912 (39.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 200 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $144,780
Average Home Value $159,029


Median Household Income $51,529
Average Household Income $59,436
Per Capita Income $23,515
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.0% 0.13%
Households 0.14% 0.17%
Families -0.12% 0.03%
Median Household Income   2.02%
Per Capita Income   2.81%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Bangor, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bangor to the other 1,764 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 241 86th
Population Density1 # 313 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 438 75th
Median Household Income # 733 59th
Per Capita Income # 976 45th

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