Bar Harbor, Maine

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Population in 2010: 2,552.
Population change since 2000: -4.8%
Males: 1,297  (50.8%)
Females: 1,255  (49.2%)
Median resident age:

36.1 years
Maine median age:

44.6 years

Zip codes: 04609.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $49,898 (it was $33,609 in 2000)
Bar Harbor:

$49,898
ME:

$56,277

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $26,799 (it was $23,730 in 2000)

Bar Harbor CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $330,960 (it was $142,500 in 2000)
Bar Harbor:

$330,960
ME:

$191,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $538,191; detached houses: $536,787

Median gross rent in 2017: $840.

March 2019 cost of living index in Bar Harbor: 101.5 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 13.2%
(14.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.6% for Black residents)
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  • Races in Bar Harbor, ME (2010)
    • 2,38693.5%White alone
    • 712.8%Asian alone
    • 381.5%Hispanic
    • 311.2%Black alone
    • 220.9%Two or more races
    • 20.08%American Indian alone
    • 20.08%Other race alone

Races in Bar Harbor detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Maine and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Bar Harbor, Maine as of July 07, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Bar Harbor is 1,166 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Bar Harbor by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(18.3)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(19.7)
0
(0.0)
2
(38.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.1)
1
(19.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(18.7)
4
(75.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(18.4)
1
(18.3)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(37.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(18.4)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
13
(255.6)
3
(58.6)
2
(38.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.0)
1
(19.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(18.8)
2
(37.5)
3
(55.3)
2
(36.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
10
(196.6)
15
(293.1)
7
(134.7)
17
(329.1)
9
(174.3)
5
(95.4)
6
(114.6)
28
(533.0)
19
(360.2)
4
(75.0)
6
(112.6)
3
(56.2)
7
(129.1)
2
(36.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
50
(982.9)
21
(410.3)
18
(346.4)
28
(542.0)
19
(368.0)
49
(934.6)
95
(1,815)
61
(1,161)
59
(1,118)
93
(1,744)
73
(1,370)
54
(1,011)
66
(1,217)
52
(951.7)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
4
(78.6)
2
(39.1)
0
(0.0)
3
(58.1)
1
(19.4)
1
(19.1)
3
(57.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(56.3)
2
(37.5)
6
(110.7)
1
(18.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.5)
1
(19.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(38.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)126.251.861.849.432.360.8100.587.686.690.0131.054.997.9100.7

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City-data.com crime index in Bar Harbor, ME

Crime rate in Bar Harbor detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 27 (18 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.29
Maine average:

1.69
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Ancestries: French (20.2%), English (10.8%), Irish (10.6%), German (9.8%), Dutch (4.9%), Scottish (4.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 02/23/1796

Elevation: 50 feet

Land area: 3.15 square miles.

Population density: 810 people per square mile   (low).

Bar Harbor, Maine map

310 residents are foreign born (2.7% Latin America, 2.5% Europe, 1.4% Africa, 1.4% Asia).

This place:

13.1%
Maine:

3.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,805 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $3,528 (1.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (113.9 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (203.3 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (378.0 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Winter Harbor, ME (2.4 miles ),
Mount Desert, ME (2.6 miles ),
Sorrento, ME (2.6 miles ),
Cranberry Isles, ME (3.0 miles),
Gouldsboro, ME (3.0 miles ),
Lamoine, ME (3.0 miles ),
Southwest Harbor, ME (3.0 miles ),
Trenton, ME (3.1 miles )

Latitude: 44.39 N, Longitude: 68.21 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,195 (+135.1%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 937 (78.3%)

Area code: 207

Distribution of median household income in Bar Harbor, ME in 2017
Distribution of house value in Bar Harbor, ME in 2017
Bar Harbor satellite photo by USGS

Bar Harbor tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 25 buildings, average cost: $107,400
  • 1998: 40 buildings, average cost: $126,700
  • 1999: 61 buildings, average cost: $92,800
  • 2000: 48 buildings, average cost: $124,100
  • 2001: 53 buildings, average cost: $198,700
  • 2002: 52 buildings, average cost: $135,800
  • 2003: 39 buildings, average cost: $163,700
  • 2004: 53 buildings, average cost: $155,200
  • 2005: 34 buildings, average cost: $186,800
  • 2006: 37 buildings, average cost: $246,600
  • 2007: 33 buildings, average cost: $245,100
  • 2008: 38 buildings, average cost: $191,400
  • 2009: 16 buildings, average cost: $216,100
  • 2010: 19 buildings, average cost: $215,300
  • 2011: 24 buildings, average cost: $131,800
  • 2012: 22 buildings, average cost: $214,400
  • 2013: 20 buildings, average cost: $400,700
  • 2014: 18 buildings, average cost: $313,700
  • 2015: 45 buildings, average cost: $179,800
  • 2016: 33 buildings, average cost: $262,600
  • 2017: 28 buildings, average cost: $288,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Bar Harbor, ME residents
Average permit cost in Bar Harbor, ME
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.4%
Maine:

3.8%
Most common industries in Bar Harbor, ME (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (18.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (11.4%)
  • Educational services (11.1%)
  • Health care (8.2%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (5.5%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (4.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (14.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (13.3%)
  • Public administration (9.4%)
  • Construction (9.2%)
  • Health care (5.3%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (5.3%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (4.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (21.6%)
  • Educational services (17.0%)
  • Health care (10.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.9%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (5.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.1%)
Most common occupations in Bar Harbor, ME (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.2%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.7%)
  • Cashiers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Carpenters (4.4%)
  • Top executives (3.8%)
  • Electricians (3.8%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.8%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (8.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.0%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.1%)

Average climate in Bar Harbor, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Bar Harbor, Maine environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 58.3. This is better than average.

City:

58.3
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.157. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.157
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.0337. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0337
U.S.:

1.7894
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 35.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

35.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 3.46. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.46
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Bar Harbor-area historical earthquake activity is near Maine state average. It is 93% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/3/2006 at 00:07:38, a magnitude 4.3 (3.8 MB, 3.8 MW, 4.3 LG, Depth: 4.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 4.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 272.1 miles away from Bar Harbor center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 179.6 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 305.6 miles away from Bar Harbor center
On 2/26/1999 at 03:38:43, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 2.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 65.1 miles away from Bar Harbor center
On 9/22/2006 at 10:39:21, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 4.3 mi) earthquake occurred 2.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Hancock County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Snows: 5, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bar Harbor topographic map

Main business address for: BAR HARBOR BANKSHARES (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS).

Hospitals and medical centers in Bar Harbor:

  • MOUNT DESERT ISLAND HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 10 WAYMAN LANE, PO BOX 8)
  • SONOGEE ESTATES (131 EDEN ST)
  • SONOGEE REHABILITATION AND LIVING CENTER (131 EDEN ST)
  • SUMMIT HOUSE (NORMAN RD)

Airports and other landing facilities located in Bar Harbor:

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College/University in Bar Harbor:

  • College of the Atlantic (Full-time enrollment: 329; Location: 105 Eden Street; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.coa.edu; Offers Master's degree)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bar Harbor:

  • Husson University (about 42 miles; Bangor, ME; Full-time enrollment: 2,421)
  • University of Maine (about 43 miles; Orono, ME; FT enrollment: 8,931)
  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 79 miles; Augusta, ME; FT enrollment: 3,204)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 98 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 113 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 115 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 120 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)

Public elementary/middle school in Bar Harbor:

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Library in Bar Harbor:

  • JESUP MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $247,064; Location: 34 MOUNT DESERT STREET; 31,881 books; 1,731 audio materials; 1,348 video materials; 52 other licensed databases; 49 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Bar Harbor: Kebo Valley Golf Club (A), Harbor Place (B), Fishermans Landing (C), Devils Half-Acre (D), Bear Brook Picnic Area (E), Bar Harbor Town Pier (F), Eno Greenhouse (G), Goodwin Computer Laboratory (H), High Street Health Center (I), Jackson Laboratory Public Information Center (J), Jesup Memorial Library (K), Joan Staats Library (L), Bar Harbor Ambulance (M), Kaelber Hall (N), Roscoe B Jackson Memorial Laboratory (O), Science and Arts Building (P), Sea Urchin Building (Q), Seafox (R), Thorndike Library (S), YMCA Building (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Bar Harbor: BAR HARBOR BANKSHARES (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Bar Harbor include: Holy Redeemer Church (A), Saint Saviours Episcopal Church (B), The Shrine (C), Bar Harbor Congregational Church (D), Jordan-Fernald Chapel (E), First Baptist Church of Bar Harbor (F), Saint Silvias Roman Catholic Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Meeting House Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Eddie Brook (A), Kebo Brook (B), Cromwell Brook (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Bar Harbor include: Village Green (1), Newlin Gardens (2), Grant Park (3), Beatrix Farrand Gardens (4), Agamont Park (5), West Street Historic District (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Bar Harbor Whale Museum (52 West St), LeLiLo/Bar Harbor (9 Strawberry Hill), Coastal Kayaking Tours Inc (Tours & Charters; 48 Cottage Street), Acadia National Park Tours (Tours & Charters; 53 Main Street), Acadia & Island Tours-Oli'S Trolley (Tours & Charters; 1 West Street).

Hotels: Cadillac Motor Inn (336 Main Street), Villager Motel (207 Main Street), Highbrook Motel (94 Eden), Acadia Hotel (20 Mount Desert Street), Belle Isle Motel (910 State Highway 3), Best Western Inn (452 State Highway 3), Rockhurst Motel (68 Mount Desert Street), Dreamwood Pines Motel (Hulls Cove), Sunnyside Motel & Cottages (1441 State Hwy 3).

Birthplace of: Brison D. Gooch - Historian, Garry Davis - Actor turned activist, Matthew Dunlap - Politician, Shirley Povich - Journalist, T. M. Gray - Author, Charles Hobaugh - astronaut, Esther Ralston - Actress, William Jencks - Biochemist, Randy Adams - Entrepreneur.

Hancock County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Bar Harbor and their reported violations in the past:

US NPS JORDAN POND HSE (18) (Population served: 600, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
BAR HARBOR KOA OCEANSIDE (Population served: 500, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-30-2011), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-30-2011), St Public Notif received (JUL-18-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUL-21-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
US NPS CADILLAC MTN (8) (Population served: 500, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
US NPS SIEUR DE MONTS (2) (Population served: 500, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
HADLEY POINT CAMPGROUND (Population served: 459, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In OCT-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (OCT-18-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-18-2005), St Public Notif requested (OCT-18-2005), St Tech Assistance Visit (OCT-18-2005), St Compliance achieved (APR-24-2007), St Intentional no-action (AUG-03-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-26-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-26-2005), St Compliance achieved (APR-24-2007), St Intentional no-action (AUG-03-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-19-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-19-2005), St Public Notif received (2 times from JUN-10-2005 to JUN-10-2005), St Compliance achieved (APR-24-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
PATTEN POND CAMPING RESORT (Population served: 388, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In JUL-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-04-2008), St Boil Water Order (AUG-04-2008), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-04-2008), St Tech Assistance Visit (AUG-04-2008), St Public Notif received (AUG-11-2008), St Intentional no-action (SEP-09-2011), St Compliance achieved (SEP-09-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
US NPS THOMPSON ISL PARK (11) (Population served: 250, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
US NPS ECHO LAKE (12) (Population served: 250, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 7 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Bar Harbor that have no violations reported:

  • TOWN OF BAR HARBOR- WATER DIVISION (Population served: 4,375, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
  • MT DESERT NARROWS CAMPGROUND (Population served: 575, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • NARROWS TOO CAMPGROUND (Population served: 525, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This place:

1.9 people
Maine:

2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

41.3%
Whole state:

62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

8.5%
Whole state:

9.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Bar Harbor in 2010:

  • 136 people in college/university student housing
  • 31 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 13 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 4 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in Bar Harbor in 2000:

  • 87 people in nursing homes
  • 87 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 10 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Banks with branches in Bar Harbor (2011 data):

  • The Camden National Bank: Bar Harbor Branch at 43 Cottage Street, branch established on 1997/07/07; Town Hill Branch at 1316 State Highway 102, branch established on 1985/10/02. Info updated 2008/02/27: Bank assets: $2,266.8 mil, Deposits: $1,604.6 mil, headquarters in Camden, ME, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 39 total offices, Holding Company: Camden National Corporation
  • The First, N.A.: Bar Harbor Branch at 102 Main Street, branch established on 1888/01/01. Info updated 2010/06/01: Bank assets: $1,338.8 mil, Deposits: $942.2 mil, headquarters in Damariscotta, ME, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: First Bancorp, Inc., The
  • Machias Savings Bank: Bar Harbor Branch at 96 Cottage Street, branch established on 1977/01/17. Info updated 2008/08/20: Bank assets: $933.5 mil, Deposits: $794.5 mil, headquarters in Machias, ME, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Machias Bancorp, Mhc
  • Bar Harbor Savings and Loan Association: Bar Harbor Savings And Loan Associat at 103 Main Street, branch established on 1902/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $72.5 mil, Deposits: $66.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 1 total offices
  • Bar Harbor Bank & Trust: at 82 Main Street, branch established on 1887/09/15. Info updated 2007/04/24: Bank assets: $1,166.8 mil, Deposits: $723.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: Bar Harbor Bankshares

For population 15 years and over in Bar Harbor:

Marital status in Bar Harbor, ME
  • Never married: 47.9%
  • Now married: 29.7%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 3.3%
  • Divorced: 18.4%

For population 25 years and over in Bar Harbor:

  • High school or higher: 97.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 53.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 18.5%
  • Unemployed: 11.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 10.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.2
Maine average:

10.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Bar Harbor
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Religion statistics for Bar Harbor, ME (based on Hancock County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant4,69158
Catholic2,5239
Evangelical Protestant1,28823
Other82011
None45,096-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 32
Hancock County:

6.01 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
This county:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 26
This county:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 115
This county:

21.61 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

11.02 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.4%
State:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

25.4%
Maine:

25.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Bar Harbor:

51.5%
Maine:

51.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

52.1%
State:

49.7%

Average BMI:
Bar Harbor:

28.9
Maine:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Bar Harbor:

20.1%
Maine:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

11.5%
Maine:

9.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
Maine:

6.9

Overweight people:
Bar Harbor:

41.0%
Maine:

34.9%

General health condition:
Here:

58.2%
State:

58.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

81.3%
Maine:

78.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Bar Harbor, ME Residents

5.41% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($65,377 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.41%
Maine average:

5.91%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Penobscot County, ME  1.08% ($64,636 average AGI)
from Waldo County, ME  0.26% ($34,712)
from Cumberland County, ME  0.22% ($62,686)


5.12% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($50,554 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.12%
Maine average:

5.73%

0.10% of residents moved to foreign countries ($758 average AGI)
Hancock County:

0.10%
Maine average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Penobscot County, ME  1.13% ($39,233 average AGI)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.41% ($56,269)
to Waldo County, ME  0.23% ($48,585)
Businesses in Bar Harbor, ME
NameCountNameCount
Best Western1Nike2
Circle K1Quality1
Curves1RadioShack1
Days Inn1Rite Aid1
FedEx2Subway1
Holiday Inn1True Value1
MasterBrand Cabinets2UPS2
New Balance1YMCA1

Strongest AM radio stations in Bar Harbor:

  • WDEA (1370 AM; 5 kW; ELLSWORTH, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WZON (620 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WABI (910 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WSKW (1160 AM; 10 kW; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INCORPORATED)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTME (780 AM; 10 kW; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bar Harbor:

  • WNSX (97.7 FM; WINTER HARBOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WERU-FM (89.9 FM; BLUE HILL, ME; Owner: SALT POND COMMUNITY B/C COMPANY)
  • WLKE (99.1 FM; BAR HARBOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBQI (107.7 FM; BAR HARBOR, ME; Owner: MARINER BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • WWMJ (95.7 FM; ELLSWORTH, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WFZX (101.7 FM; SEARSPORT, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBFB (104.7 FM; BELFAST, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMEH (90.9 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHCF (88.5 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: BANGOR BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • WKIT-FM (100.3 FM; BREWER, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WEZQ (92.9 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WWBX (97.1 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMEP (90.5 FM; CAMDEN, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WQSS (102.5 FM; CAMDEN, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
Bar Harbor fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Bar Harbor fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 11Number of bridges
  • 62ft / 18.6mTotal length
  • $818,000Total costs
  • 17,215Total average daily traffic
  • 728Total average daily truck traffic
  • 20,504Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic
New bridges in Bar Harbor, ME - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 31940-1949
  • 31950-1959
  • 11960-1969
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Bar Harbor, ME

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 19. The highest number of reported fires - 37 took place in 2016, and the least - 0 in 2004. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Bar Harbor, ME When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (51.4%), and Outside Fires (32.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Bar Harbor, ME
    • 16751.4%Structure Fires
    • 10632.6%Outside Fires
    • 3510.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 175.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Bar Harbor, ME

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Bar Harbor, Maine:

  • Bar Harbor Quality Inn, 40 Kebo St, Bar Harbor, Maine 04609 , Phone: (207) 288-5403, Fax: (207) 288-5473
  • Snell House, 21 Atlantic Ave, Bar Harbor, Maine 04609 , Phone: (207) 288-8004
  • Hampton Inn Bar Harbor, 12 Norman Rd, Bar Harbor, Maine 04609 , Phone: (207) 288-3210, Fax: (207) 288-2406
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Bar Harbor, Maine
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Bar Harbor, ME
  • 66.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 24.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.9%Wood
  • 2.9%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Bar Harbor, ME
  • 58.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 32.3%Electricity
  • 9.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Bar Harbor compared to Maine state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Bar Harbor on our top lists:

  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other South Central Asia (population 500+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other Southern Africa (population 500+)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Israel (population 500+)"
  • #53 (04609) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most hotels or motels in 2005"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
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