Bend is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 102,059 people and 30 constituent neighborhoods, Bend is the sixth largest community in Oregon. Much of the housing stock in Bend was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Bend economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Bend, where the median household income is $74,253.00.
Bend home prices are not only among the most expensive in Oregon, but Bend real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Also of interest is that Bend has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Bend telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 16.43% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Another interesting thing about Bend, despite not being a huge city, is that there is a relatively high proportion of people living here who are young, single, and upwardly-mobile professionals. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Bend spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.02 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
Bend is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 46.59% of adults in Bend have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Bend in 2018 was $43,680, which is wealthy relative to Oregon and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $174,720 for a family of four. However, Bend contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Bend is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Bend home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bend residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Bend include German, Irish, English, European, and Norwegian.
The most common language spoken in Bend is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.