South Bend, IN

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Living in South Bend

South Bend is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 101,735 people and 47 constituent neighborhoods, South Bend is the fourth largest community in Indiana.

South Bend is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, South Bend is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in South Bend who work in office and administrative support (13.98%), sales jobs (9.55%), and food service (8.54%).

South Bend has a lot of people who ride the bus to and from work. In fact, for its size, South Bend has quite a high level of public transit users. South Bend’s need for inexpensive transportation options for its citizens is quite high.

The education level of South Bend citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 24.41% of adults in South Bend have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in South Bend in 2010 was $19,626, which is lower middle income relative to Indiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $78,504 for a family of four. However, South Bend contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

South Bend is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call South Bend home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of South Bend residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. South Bend also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 14.60% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in South Bend include Irish, Polish, English, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in South Bend is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.