South Bend, IN
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South Bend is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 101,516 people and 47 constituent neighborhoods, South Bend is the fourth largest community in Indiana.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, South Bend is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 (14.19%), sales jobs (10.11%), and food service (8.06%).

The citizens of South Bend are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 23.76% of adults in South Bend having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in South Bend in 2010 was $19,482, which is lower middle income relative to Indiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $77,928 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 13.75% 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.