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Bangor, Pennsylvania

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Welcome to Bangor ...

Bangor is located in Northampton County.

When the people of Bangor refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Bangorean<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Bangor has a population of 5,227 people<2> (see below for details).

Bangor is 540 feet [165 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bangor had a population of 5,273 people. This makes Bangor the county's 7th most populous community.

The population of Bangor represents 0.04% of the total population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 183rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,273 people, the population of Bangor has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 5,319 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Bangor had an population of 5,227 people. This is a decrease of 0.87% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 1.73% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Bangor.

Communities near Bangor ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Bangor and not the distance if you are driving it.<4>.

Community   2017
Hackettstown (NJ)   [Map]   9,554   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Phillipsburg (NJ)   [Map]   14,459   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Bethlehem   [Map]   75,707   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Catasauqua   [Map]   6,596   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
East Stroudsburg   [Map]   10,287   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Easton   [Map]   27,109   S   12 miles [19.3 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Bangor.

Communities Also Named Bangor ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 19 communities that are also named Bangor - they are located in Alabama, California, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky (2), Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan, South Dakota, Washington and Wisconsin (2).

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bangor. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Bangor. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bangor. Our list includes 4 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Bangor:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bangor ...

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

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

Search for Local Businesses ...

People are finding Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Bangor. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bangor. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Bangor refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Bangor may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bangor.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bangor - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that begins in Bangor. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bangor) 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 Bangor. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bangor

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bangor. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.8620, Longitude: -75.2043     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bangor have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Bangor.


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