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Bar Harbor, Maine
Country United States
State Maine
County Hancock
Town Bar Harbor
 • Total 3.2 sq mi (8.2 km2)
 • Land 3.2 sq mi (8.2 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
60 ft (20 m)
 • Total 2,552
 • Density 804/sq mi (310.3/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 207 Exchange: 288
FIPS code 23-02830
GNIS feature ID 0561569

Bar Harbor is a census-designated place (CDP) in the town of Bar Harbor in Hancock County, Maine, United States. The CDP population was 2,552 at the 2010 census, out of a population of 5,235 in the town of Bar Harbor as a whole.


Bar Harbor is located at 44°23′9″N 68°12′34″W / 44.38583°N 68.20944°W / 44.38583; -68.20944 (44.385904, -68.209514).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.2 square miles (8.2 km²), all land.


As of the census of 2000, there were 2,680 people, 1,241 households, and 568 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 851.1 people per square mile (328.5/km2). There were 1,558 housing units at an average density of 494.8/sq mi (191.0/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 97.35% White, 0.26% Black or African American, 0.22% Native American, 1.01% Asian, 0.15% from other races, and 1.01% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.71% of the population.

There were 1,241 households, out of which 19.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.3% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 54.2% were non-families. 41.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 17.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.01 and the average family size was 2.71.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 16.8% under the age of 18, 12.9% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 19.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 77.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.0 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $33,609, and the median income for a family was $50,729. Males had a median income of $30,688 versus $24,844 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $23,730. About 4.4% of families and 10.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.1% of those under age 18 and 7.5% of those age 65 or over.

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