Fast Facts

Maine

  • Is 320 miles long and 210 miles wide, with a total area of 33,215 square miles
  • Consists of 16 counties with 22 cities, 424 towns, 51 plantations, and 416 unorganized townships
  • Is said to be one of the most healthful states in the nation, with summer temperatures averaging 74 degrees F and winter temperatures averaging 20 degrees F
  • Is America's largest blueberry growing state, raising 90% of low-bush blueberries in the United States
  • Boasts 6,000 lakes and ponds; 32,000 miles of rivers and streams; 17 million acres of forestland; 3,478 miles of coastline; and 2,000 islands
  • Has 60 lighthouses including Portland Head Light commissioned by George Washington
  • State capital Augusta
  • Largest city Portland
  • Population 1,321,574 (as of 2006), making Maine only the 40th most populous state in the US
  • Major industries agriculture, ship-building, fishing (especially lobsters), machinery, electronics, tourism
  • Major rivers Androscoggin River, Kennebec River, Penobscot River, St. John River
  • Major lakes Moosehead Lake, Rangeley Lakes, Sebago Lake in the region we serve.
  • Highest point Mt. Katahdin, 5,268 feet (1,606 m) above sea level
  • Bordering bodies of water Gulf of Maine, Atlantic Ocean

Bangor

  • Population 31,595
  • County Penobscot
  • Median home price $139,500
  • Property tax mil rate $19.40
  • Average apartment rental
    • one bedroom: $653
    • two bedroom: $816
    • three bedroom: $984
  • Average commute time 15.1 minutes
  • Special recognition
    • Five Star Quality of Life Distinction - Expansion Management Magazine 2005 & 2006
    • Quality of Life Best in Nation - Foreign Direct Investment 2005
    • A Fabulous Place to Raise Your Family - 50 Fabulous Places to Raise Your Family 2006
    • Dazzling Dozen Metro Areas with Low Unemployment and Growing Economy - Business Week 2002
    • Fourth Safest Metropolitan Area in the US - CQ Press 2007

EMMC Aerial View

Living in Maine

WLBZ 2 Sidewalk Art Festival - Downtown Bangor Maine Living In Maine

Maine Discovery Museum