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Bangor (Pennsylvania)
Bangor
Bangor (Pennsylvania)

Bangor is located in Northampton County, Pennsylvania, 45 miles (72 km) southeast of Scranton, in the Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania, United States. Image File history File links Pennsylvania_Locator_Map. ... Image File history File links Red_pog. ... Location in the state of Pennsylvania Formed 1752 Seat Easton Area  - Total  - Water 977 km² (377 mi²) 9 km² (4 mi²) 0. ... The City of Scranton is the county seat of Lackawanna CountyGR6 in Northeastern Pennsylvania, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 76,415 (2003 estimate: 74,320). ... Counties comprising the Lehigh Valley region of eastern Pennsylvania The Lehigh Valley (also known simply as The Valley) is a region in eastern Pennsylvania, in the United States. ... Official language(s) English, Pennsylvania Dutch Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ...

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History

The town was settled about 1760 and first incorporated in 1875. Slate quarries pepper the area, but only a few are still functioning. 1760 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1875 (MDCCCLXXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...


The population of Bangor was 2,509, in 1890; 4,106 in 1900; 5,369 in 1910; and 5,687 in 1940. The population was 5,319 at the most recent 2000 census. 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar). ... Year 1900 (MCM) was an exceptional common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar, but a leap year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar. ... 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ...


One of the most historic landmarks in the town of Bangor is the Bangor Memorial Park basketball courts. This is the site of the annual summer basketball league run by Leo Bonisese where in 2006 the W. Graphics team won the summer league championship with a 14-2 record.


Geography

Bangor is located at 40°52′0″N, 75°12′39″W (40.866749, -75.210759)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 4.0 km² (1.6 mi²). 4.0 km² (1.5 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it (1.28%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 5,319 people, 2,105 households, and 1,420 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,333.6/km² (3,453.4/mi²). There were 2,249 housing units at an average density of 563.9/km² (1,460.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the borough was 57.86% White, 20.49% African American, 8.19% Native American, 2.32% Asian, 0.34% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.49% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 2,105 households out of which 35.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.4% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no male householder present, and 32.5% were non-families. 28.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.09. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the borough the population was spread out with 27.7% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 31.2% from 25 to 44, 17.8% from 45 to 64, and 16.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 91.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.6 males.


The median income for a household in the borough was $36,382, and the median income for a family was $44,954. Males had a median income of $36,972 versus $21,414 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $17,742. About 8.5% of families and 13.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.0% of those under age 18 and 15.1% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


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Bangor Pennsylvania Resource Guide, City or community of Bangor, Pennsylvania Facts, Information, Relocation, Real ... (203 words)
The population of Bangor is approximately 5,383 (1990).
The distance from Bangor to Washington DC is 167 miles.
Bangor is positioned 40.86 degrees north of the equator and 75.20 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Bangor, Pennsylvania - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (440 words)
Bangor is a borough located in Northampton County, Pennsylvania, 45 miles (72 km) southeast of Scranton, in the Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania, United States.
The population of Bangor was 2,509, in 1890; 4,106 in 1900; 5,369 in 1910; and 5,687 in 1940.
Bangor is located at 40°52′0″N, 75°12′39″W (40.866749, -75.210759)
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