RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     

Bar Harbor, Maine

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Other ME
Communities

















Welcome to Bar Harbor ...

Bar Harbor is located on Mount Desert Island.

Bar Harbor is located in Hancock County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for Bar Harbor: Bar Hbr. (or less commonly used: Bar Harb. or Bar Hrbr.)

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Bar Harbor has a population of 5,573 people<2> (see below for details).

Bar Harbor is 50 feet [15 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Bar Harbor lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Bar Harbor: (207)

The ZIP code for Bar Harbor: 04609<4>

Websites for Bar Harbor ...

Official Website: www.ci.bar-harbor.me.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bar Harbor had an population of 5,573 people. This is an increase of 6.46% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 15.62% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bar Harbor had a population of 5,235 people (or 9.62% of the total population of Hancock County). This makes Bar Harbor the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Bar Harbor represents 0.39% of the population of Maine (which has 1,328,361 people), making it the state's 59th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,235 people, the population of Bar Harbor increased 8.61% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 4,820 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Bar Harbor.

Communities Also Named Bar Harbor ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Bar Harbor - it's located in Maryland.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Bar Harbor.

Communities near Bar Harbor ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Bar Harbor.

  • Ellsworth (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellsworth
    • Ellsworth lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Bar Harbor and is located in Hancock County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,249 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ellsworth have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellsworth
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ellsworth<7>
  • Blue Hill (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Hill
    • Blue Hill lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Bar Harbor and is located in Hancock County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,651 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Hill
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blue Hill<7>
  • Hancock (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hancock
    • Hancock lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the north of Bar Harbor and is located in Hancock County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,440 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hancock have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hancock
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hancock<7>
  • Mount Desert (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Desert
    • Mount Desert lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Bar Harbor and is located in Hancock County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,114 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Desert have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Desert
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Desert<7>
  • Southwest Harbor (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Southwest Harbor
    • Southwest Harbor lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Bar Harbor and is located in Hancock County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,793 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Southwest Harbor have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southwest Harbor
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Southwest Harbor<7>
  • Gouldsboro (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gouldsboro
    • Gouldsboro lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Bar Harbor and is located in Hancock County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,743 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gouldsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gouldsboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gouldsboro<7>
  • Lamoine (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lamoine
    • Lamoine lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Bar Harbor and is located in Hancock County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,713 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lamoine
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lamoine<7>
  • Tremont (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tremont
    • Tremont lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Bar Harbor and is located in Hancock County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,602 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tremont have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tremont
  • Trenton (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trenton
    • Trenton lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Bar Harbor and is located in Hancock County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,568 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trenton have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trenton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trenton<7>
  • Franklin (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
    • Franklin lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the north of Bar Harbor and is located in Hancock County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,567 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklin have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklin<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bar Harbor. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Bar Harbor.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Bar Harbor. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Bar Harbor.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bar Harbor. Our list includes 9 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Bar Harbor.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bar Harbor ...

Looking for more information about Bar Harbor? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Bar Harbor, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Bar Harbor.

Adding Bar Harbor to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Bar Harbor in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Bar Harbor was in the U.S. Post Offices (Jan. 1851).

We also found Bar Harbor in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Bar Harbor on our Genealogy Page.

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Bar Harbor

Find a Community located in Maine

About Hancock County

About Maine

The official website for Bar Harbor: www.ci.bar-harbor.me.us/

The official website for Hancock County: www.co.hancock.me.us/

The official website for State of Maine: https://www.maine.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Maine's counties, including Hancock, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bar Harbor.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bar Harbor - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Bar Harbor). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Bar Harbor or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bar Harbor) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bar Harbor. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bar HarborOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bar Harbor. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.3875, Longitude: -68.2043    
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

 

 


Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 

 

Copyright 2020
All Rights Reserved

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified: 12 Sep 2022