We are a town in northern Penobscot County with a population of 7,887 as of the 2020 census. Considered a bedroom community to Bangor, we are within minutes of all the offerings of the city. From the starting point of a smaller community you can still enjoy all the amenities such as the Penobscot Theatre Company, Waterfront Concerts, many trendy eateries and breweries, shops and stores and more. We are just minutes from Interstate 95, Routes 2, 9 and 1 making access to all points in Maine extremely easy. Hampden is well known for its educational opportunities at Hampden Academy, and the Town offers a wide array of municipal services to its residents. We have a full time police and fire department, a capable public works department, a recreation department, community pool, and a community library. Hampden is a town where you can get to know your neighbors, whether in our suburban 'town center' or in the rural areas. Hampden is a town where you can live, work, and play and we are looking for you to join us!