- Bangor, New York
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official_name = Bangor, New York
pushpin_map_caption =Location within the state of New York
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Franklin
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 111.6
area_land_km2 = 111.6
area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_total_sq_mi = 43.1
area_land_sq_mi = 43.1
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 2147
population_density_km2 = 19.2
population_density_sq_mi = 49.8
timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_m = 174
elevation_ft = 571
latd = 44 |latm = 50 |lats = 42 |latNS = N
longd = 74 |longm = 26 |longs = 45 |longEW = W
Bangor is a
townin Franklin County, New York, United States. The population was 2,147 at the 2000 census. The town is named after Bangor in Wales.
The Town of Bangor is an interior town of the county, located west of the Village of Malone.
Settlement commenced around 1806.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 43.1 square miles (111.7 km²), all of it land.
US Route 11 and
New York State Route 11Bare important east-west highways across the town.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 2,147 people, 776 households, and 585 families residing in the town. The population densitywas 49.8 people per square mile (19.2/km²). There were 841 housing units at an average density of 19.5/sq mi (7.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.00% White, 0.37% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.37% from other races, and 1.12% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.12% of the population.
There were 776 households out of which 36.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.3% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.6% were non-families. 20.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.12.
In the town the population was spread out with 28.1% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 98.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.7 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $31,033, and the median income for a family was $35,708. Males had a median income of $26,802 versus $21,597 for females. The
per capita incomefor the town was $13,679. About 14.1% of families and 18.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.7% of those under age 18 and 12.4% of those age 65 or over.
Communities and locations in Bangor
*Baconville -- A former community in the southwest part of the town.
*Bangor -- The hamlet of Bangor is in the south part of the town at the junction of NY-11B and County Road 13.
*Bangor Station -- A location northwest of North Bangor, located on County Road 11.
*Cooks Corners -- A hamlet near the north town line at the junction of County Roads 3 and 32.
*North Bangor -- North Bangor was incorporated as a village in 1914, but later abandoned that status. It is located on US-11 at County Road 53. On the way to North Bangor, the
Saint Lawrence Seawaycan be seen, along with Canada on the other side.
*West Bangor -- A hamlet west of Bangor village on NY-11B at Count Road 10. It was formerly called "Pottersville."
* [http://history.rays-place.com/ny/bangor-ny.htm Early Bangor history]
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