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 1,595 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
It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) South Bend has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. South Bend has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in South Bend than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, South Bend may be for you.
One of the nice things about South Bend is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.