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-Outdoor recreation
-Attractive setting
-Nearby university


-Low job growth
-Harsh winters

What Bert Has To Say About Bangor Metro Area

Bangor is the gateway to the “north country” and a fairly prosperous lumber, paper, and shipping center and the navigable terminus of the Penobscot River in east-central Maine. The areas to the north are wooded wilderness. The rugged shore area is 30 miles to the south, and the “Down East” coast to the northeast is a vast, unpopulated area of classic New England coastline with fishing and other recreational sites. Acadia National Park is on an island 40 miles to the south. Old Town, on a river island 10 miles north, is home to the University of Maine and the Old Town Canoe Company, a business befitting to the area.

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  • Location: Central Maine along the Penobscot River, about 30 miles north of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Country: United States
  • State: Maine
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  • Metro Area: Bangor Metro Area

Quick Facts About Bangor

    The unemployment rate in Bangor Metro Area is 3.80 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Negative. Bangor Metro Area jobs have Decreased by 1.29 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Bangor Metro Area's cost of living is 5.80% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Bangor Metro Area's population is 152,692 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 4.16 percent.
    Average Commute time is 22 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Bangor Metro Area is $122,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -3.22%.
    Bangor Metro Area public schools spend $13,932 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 12.4 students per teacher in Bangor Metro Area.

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