Bangor, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Bangor, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Bangor had a population of 5,318 as of July 1, 2015. Bangor ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bangor is located at latitude 40.8686 and longitude -75.2074 in Northampton County. 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. Northampton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 505 feet.

The Borough of Bangor (GNIS ID: 1215489) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bangor population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Bangor, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 5,318
Population in Households 5,316
Population in Familes 4,245
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 3,535
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 2,104
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 1,373
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,307 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,170 (50.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 934 (40.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 203 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $156,848
Average Home Value $169,487


Median Household Income $51,878
Average Household Income $59,607
Per Capita Income $23,585
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.16% 0.3%
Households 0.27% 0.34%
Families 0.03% 0.19%
Median Household Income   1.98%
Per Capita Income   2.83%
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.

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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, 2015 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 # 239 87th
Population Density1 # 311 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 447 75th
Median Household Income # 759 57th
Per Capita Income # 1021 42nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Pennsylvania Census Data Comparison Tool.