South Bend is a very small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Washington. With a population of 1,594 people and just one neighborhood, South Bend is the 206th largest community in Washington.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, South Bend is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 41.33% of the South Bend workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, South Bend is a city of service providers, production and manufacturing workers and farmers, fishers, or foresters. There are especially a lot of people living in South Bend who work in farm management occupations (13.78%), management occupations (10.22%) and maintenance occupations (9.13%).
Setting & Lifestyle
South Bend’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, South Bend is worth considering.
South Bend is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.