Bar Harbor, ME: What you need to know

A popular tourist destination and home to the College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor also houses a large portion of Acadia National Park and Cadillac Mountain. Cruise ships frequent Bar Harbor from May through October, and recreational activities include hiking, camping, fishing and mountain biking. The city has a vibrant downtown district with good restaurants and shops, and a growing microbrewery industry is experiencing success.

Bar Harbor, ME City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 2,585
Median Age 35
Median Household Income $42,117
Median Home Price $305,700

Bar Harbor, ME Rankings

Bar Harbor , ME Real Estate

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Bar Harbor, ME Demographics

Population By Gender

  Male 43.2%
  Female 56.8%

in Bar Harbor , ME

Median Population

Median Age 34.6%
Age 18 Over 84.3%
Age 21 Over 72.2%
Age 62 Over 16.4%
Age 65 Over 13.5%


  Ethnicity White 92.1%
  Ethnicity Black 0.8%
  Ethnicity Asian 4.4%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 2%


  Median Household Income $42,117
  Median Home Price $305,700
  Homes Owned 56.9%
  Homes Rent 43.1%
  Median Property Rent $795


  English Only 89%
  English Other 11%

in Bar Harbor , ME

Commute Types

  Walked 35%
  Worked at Home 15.1%
  Public Transportation 0%
  Other Means 8.6%
  Drove Alone 35.5%
  Carpooled 5.8%