Local Hospitals and Health Care Providers
Proximity to medical facilities is a major consideration in choosing the right destination. The top hospitals that service Bangor include St Joseph Hospital, Eastern Maine Medical Center, and Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center. In total, there are 4 hospitals located in Bangor which offer emergency services and other healthcare.
Cost of Living
The overall cost of living is a major influence when deciding what care choice fits best. The rent burden for Bangor is around 18.5% of the average person's monthly income. Per month, the median rent in Bangor is around $1,058 per month and the median value of a home in Bangor costs around $147,032. Bangor has a sales tax of 5.50%.
Regional Climate and Weather Information
Climate and weather can be a major factor in determining which destination is the right fit for your family. Bangor has a warm-summer humid continental type of climate. The average air quality index rating in Bangor is around 33.0. The average air quality conditions are rated as good. The air quality index rating is at its maximum level in the month of December at about 44.9. On average, Bangor has a humidity rating of roughly 73%. Humidity ratings reach their peak during the month of November at around 78%. Monthly, Bangor gets approximately 4 inches of precipitation. The most rain usually falls in October with an average of 8 inches during the month. Bangor gets an average of 68.90 inches of snow in a year. In the summer, the air temperature in Bangor is approximately 67°F. The low summer temperature falls to about 54°F during June. The summer high peaks at around 80°F in July. In the wintertime, the temperature sinks to around 23°F. The winter high gets to roughly 35°F in the month of December. The low winter temperature is around 9 °F during the month of January.
Demographics and Values
In Bangor, 7.9% of the people are veterans. Bangor is considered neutral to members of the LGBTQ+ community. Racially, the population of Bangor is 0.6% other or not specified, 91.8% white, 2.3% Hispanic, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 1.5% black, 2.5% Asian, 1.1% Native American, and 2.6% mixed race. In terms of non-Christian denominations in Bangor, out of the total population 0.5% practice Judaism, 0.1% practice an Eastern religion, and 0.1% practice Islam. In Bangor, 75.8% are nonbelievers. In terms of Christian denominations, out of the total population of Bangor 11.0% practice Catholicism, 3.6% practice another Chrisitan faith, and 3.1% are Methodists. During the last presidential election, 56.9% voted Democrat, 35.7% voted Republican, and 7.4% voted for a third party candidate in Penobscot county. Out of the total population of Bangor, 11.6% do not have health insurance, 22.6% live in poverty, 19.6% have some form of disability, and 61.4% participate in the labor force. In terms of crime, Bangor has 37.9 property crimes per 1000 residents and 1.5 violent crimes per 1000 residents. The current population of Bangor is growing at a rate of 0.001%. Bangor has a population density of 359 people per square mile. Based on gender, 48.6% are male and 51.4% are female. In Bangor, 28.8% of the population are over the age of 55, 11.0% are over the age of 60, 6.0% are over the age of 70, and 5.4% are over the age of 80. The median age of Bangor is 37 years old. Of the population of Bangor 29.1% have a high-school diploma, 33.3% have a college degree, and 13.3% have a graduate degree.
An overview of Maine
In terms of resources, Maine has a cost of living index of 117.2, a grocery index rating of 107.0, and a housing index rating of 123.1. These index ratings are based on a system where 100 is considered the national average and anything above 100 is considered more expensive than said average. There are 38 general hospitals and 115 health centers that provide care for 1,341,753 Maine residents. The three highest ranked hospitals in Maine are Northern Light Health, Maine Medical Center, and Northern Maine Medical Center. Based on natural beauty, Maine ranks 39th in the nation. Maine is ranked 32nd in quality of life and 19th in healthcare.
Social demographics of the state
In the most recent presidential election, 45% of Maine residents voted Republican and 48% voted Democrat. The median age in the state is 45, and 36% of the population is over the age of 55. In terms of religion, 22% of Maine residents attend religious services among the 1,574 different congregations that are available in the state. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-14%, Mainline Protestant-21%, and Historically Black Protestant-2%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-2%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Maine there are 185 masonic lodges. The state of Maine ranks 49th in the country for diversity, and the state is considered LGBTQ friendly.
State-wide weather information
The average humidity across the state is 72%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of November at around 77%. On average, Maine has an air quality index rating of around 35.4 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of May with a rating of 44.2 AQI. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Maine is around 3.79 inches. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of November at around 6.46 inches. During the winter, the average temperature in Maine drops to around 20°F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 38°F during the month of December. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around -7°F in the month of January. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 65°F. The average high summer temperature is around 82°F in the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 47°F during the month of June. While residents of Maine mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Maine can include earthquakes (moderate) and hurricanes.
Wildlife to be found in Maine
The state of Maine has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of bog rosemary, balsam fir, eastern hemlock, and hackmatack. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the bobcat, the caribou, the eastern cougar, or the white-tailed deer. The state animal of Maine is the the moose.