Bar Harbor, ME

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Population

2,354

1.07% growth

Median Age

35.9


Median Household Income

$47,014

12.4% growth

Poverty Rate

13.2%


Number of Employees

1,179

3.44% decline

Median Property Value

$311,400

0.511% decline

About

In 2017, Bar Harbor, ME had a population of 2.35k people with a median age of 35.9 and a median household income of $47,014. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Bar Harbor, ME grew from 2,329 to 2,354, a 1.07% increase and its median household income grew from $41,840 to $47,014, a 12.4% increase.

The population of Bar Harbor, ME is 82.4% White Alone, 6.58% Asian Alone, and 6.29% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Bar Harbor, ME speak a non-English language, and 89.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Bar Harbor, ME are College of the Atlantic (86 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Bar Harbor, ME is $311,400, and the homeownership rate is 47.3%. Most people in Bar Harbor, ME commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 11 minutes. The average car ownership in Bar Harbor, ME is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Bar Harbor, ME employs 1.18k people. The largest industries in Bar Harbor, ME are Accommodation & Food Services (293 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (189 people), and Retail Trade (162 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($73,165), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($64,333), and Construction ($53,561).

Median household income in Bar Harbor, ME is $47,014. Males in Bar Harbor, ME have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,792. The income inequality in Bar Harbor, ME (measured using the Gini index) is 0.447, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$47,014

2017 value

± $13,539

12.4%

1 Year Growth

± 34.9%

Households in Bar Harbor, ME have a median annual income of $47,014, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $41,840 in 2016, which represents a 12.4% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$58,075

Average Male Salary

± $2,642

$44,792

Average Female Salary

± $1,926

In 2017, full-time male employees in Maine made 1.3 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $48,746 ± $19,436

  2. White

    $43,832 ± $1,466

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $41,588 ± $101,474

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Maine workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.11 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Bar Harbor, ME is from Maine.

0.447

2017 Wage GINI

0.45

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Maine was 0.447 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.62% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Maine was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Maine in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Maine across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9659

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bar Harbor, ME was Census Tract 9659 with a value of $53,053, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bar Harbor, ME (274 out of 2.07k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 35 - 44 and then Females < 5.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    242 ± 156

  2. Black

    32 ± 88

  3. Native American

    0 ± 51

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Bar Harbor, ME is White, followed by Black and Native American.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

1.18k

2017 Value

± 261

-3.44%

1 Year decline

± 33.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bar Harbor, ME declined at a rate of -3.44%, from 1.22k employees to 1.18k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bar Harbor, ME, are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (183 people), Management Occupations (154 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (142 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bar Harbor, ME.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Bar Harbor, ME, by number of employees, are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (183 people), Management Occupations (154 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (142 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Bar Harbor, ME has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (5.85 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (5.32 times), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.52 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Bar Harbor, ME, by median earnings, are Health Technologists & Technicians ($72,621), Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($71,645), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($64,167).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.18k

2017 Value

± 261

-3.44%

1 Year decline

± 33.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bar Harbor, ME declined at a rate of -3.44%, from 1.22k employees to 1.18k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bar Harbor, ME, are Accommodation & Food Services (293 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (189 people), and Retail Trade (162 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bar Harbor, ME, though some of these residents may live in Bar Harbor, ME and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Bar Harbor, ME, by number of employees, are Accommodation & Food Services (293 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (189 people), and Retail Trade (162 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Bar Harbor, ME has an unusually high number of Accommodation & Food Services (3.27 times higher than expected), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (2.43 times), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2.29 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Bar Harbor, ME, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($73,165), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($64,333), and Construction ($53,561).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Maine to other states, or from other states to Maine.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $7.7B

  2. $3.41B

  3. $3.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Maine product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $7.7B, followed by Fuel oils ($3.41B) and Gasoline ($3.1B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Maine products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$41.8B

2015 Value

$56.8B

Projected 2045 Value

36.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Maine trade was $41.8B. This is expected to increase 36.1% to $56.8B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Maine trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Maine to other states, or from other states to Maine.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $3.48B

  2. $3.07B

  3. $2.42B

In 2015, the top outbound Maine domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Massachusetts with $3.48B, followed by New Hampshire with $3.07B and New York and $2.42B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Maine shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

94.3% of the population of Bar Harbor, ME has health coverage, with 47% on employee plans, 12.6% on Medicaid, 6.04% on Medicare, 28.5% on non-group plans, and 0.13% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Bar Harbor, ME was $9,531 in 2014. This is a 4.36% increase from the previous year ($9,133).

Primary care physicians in Bar Harbor, ME see 899 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.663% decrease from the previous year (905 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1671 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 227 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Washington County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.6%). Additionally, Aroostook County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (34.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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899 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Maine see an average of 899 patients per year. This represents a 0.663% decrease from the previous year (905 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$9,531

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,015

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,504

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,325

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Maine (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.36%, from $9,133 to $9,531.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

5.7%

Uninsured

47%

Employer Coverage

12.6%

Medicaid

6.04%

Medicare

28.5%

Non-Group

0.13%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bar Harbor, ME declined by 53.7% from 12.3% to 5.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Bar Harbor, ME changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.6% prevalence

  2. 12.3% prevalence

  3. 11.7% prevalence

Washington County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Maine, at 12.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Maine by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Bar Harbor, ME is home to a population of 2.35k people, from which 89.9% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Bar Harbor, ME residents were born outside of the country (300 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Bar Harbor, ME is composed of 1.94k White Alone residents (82.4%), 155 Asian Alone residents (6.58%), 148 Black or African American Alone residents (6.29%), 70 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.97%), 42 Two or More Races residents (1.78%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Bar Harbor, ME are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 6.3

32

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Bar Harbor, ME was 35.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 32. But people in Bar Harbor, ME are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Bar Harbor, ME residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    300 people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Bar Harbor, ME residents (300 people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Bar Harbor, ME was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Canada

    9,674 ± 2,406 people

  2. Philippines

    2,503 ± 1,227 people

  3. China

    2,372 ± 1,195 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Maine was Canada, the natal country of 9,674 Maine residents, followed by Philippines with 2,503 and China with 2,372.

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Citizenship

89.9%

2017 Citizenship

90.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 89.9% of Bar Harbor, ME residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Bar Harbor, ME was 90.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    1.94k ± 373

  2. Asian Alone

    155 ± 104

  3. Black or African American Alone

    148 ± 145

In 2017, there were 12.5 times more White Alone residents (1.94k people) in Bar Harbor, ME than any other race or ethnicity. There were 155 Asian Alone and 148 Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Bar Harbor, ME as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Bar Harbor, ME citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Bar Harbor, ME was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Bar Harbor, ME are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    14 ± 26

  2. World War II

    13 ± 22

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    0 ± 17

Bar Harbor, ME has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.08 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Bar Harbor, ME awarded 86 degrees. The student population of Bar Harbor, ME is skewed towards women, with 92 male students and 252 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Bar Harbor, ME are White (64 and 84.2%), followed by Unknown (6 and 7.89%), Hispanic or Latino (4 and 5.26%), and Black or African American (1 and 1.32%).

The largest universities in Bar Harbor, ME by number of degrees awarded are College of the Atlantic (86 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Bar Harbor, ME are Other Multidisciplinary Studies (86 and 100%).

The median tuition costs in Bar Harbor, ME are $42,993 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  2. 83 degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Bar Harbor, ME was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Bar Harbor, ME according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

86 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$42,993

Median Private

In 2016, the Bar Harbor, ME institution with the largest number of graduating students was College of the Atlantic with 86 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

25

Degrees Awarded to Men

61

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 25 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Bar Harbor, ME, which is 0.41 times less than the 61 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    64 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    6 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    4 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Bar Harbor, ME were to White students. These 64 degrees mean that there were 10.7 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 6 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bar Harbor, ME was $311,400 in 2017, which is 1.43 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $313,000 to $311,400, a 0.511% decrease. The homeownership rate in Bar Harbor, ME is 47.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Bar Harbor, ME have an average commute time of 11 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Bar Harbor, ME is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$47,014

Median Household Income

± $13,539

1.01k

Number of Households

± 251

In 2017, the median household income of the 1.01k households in Bar Harbor, ME grew to $47,014 from the previous year's value of $41,840.

The following chart displays the households in Bar Harbor, ME distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$311,400

2017 Median

± $64,303

$313,000

2016 Median

± $58,361

In 2017, the median property value in Bar Harbor, ME declined from to $311,400 from the previous year's value of $313,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Bar Harbor, ME compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Bar Harbor, ME the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Bar Harbor, ME distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Bar Harbor, ME the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

47.3%

2017 Homeownership

49.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 47.3% of the housing units in Bar Harbor, ME were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 49.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Bar Harbor, ME compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Bar Harbor, ME distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Bar Harbor, ME have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

11 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bar Harbor, ME have a shorter commute time (11 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0% of the workforce in Bar Harbor, ME have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    47.9%

  2. Walked

    30.3%

  3. Worked At Home

    10.7%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Bar Harbor, ME was Drove Alone (47.9%), followed by those who Walked (30.3%) and those who Worked At Home (10.7%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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