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Bangor, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Bangor had a population of 5,338 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Bangor, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,338
Daytime Population: Workers 1,164
Daytime Population: Residents 2,760
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,924
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.74
Population in Households 5,336
Population in Familes 4,256
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 3,549
Diversity Index3 25


Median Household Income $53,387
Average Household Income $60,919
Per Capita Income $23,929


Total Housing Units 2,324 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,174 (50.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 922 (39.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 228 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $161,145
Average Home Value $180,515


Total Households 2,096
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 1,371
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.17% 0.32%
Households 0.15% 0.29%
Families 0.0% 0.19%
Median Household Income   1.43%
Per Capita Income   2.74%

Bangor, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bangor to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 243 86th
Population Density # 316 82nd
Diversity Index # 429 76th
Median Household Income # 764 57th
Per Capita Income # 1189 33rd

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