Bend, OR
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Bend is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 87,014 people and 17 constituent neighborhoods, Bend is the seventh largest community in Oregon.

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.

Bend is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Bend is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bend who work in sales jobs (12.09%), management occupations (11.94%), and office and administrative support (11.16%).

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 8.86% 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.

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 16.70 minutes getting to work every day.

The citizens of Bend are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 38.95% of adults in Bend have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Bend in 2010 was $30,946, which is wealthy relative to Oregon, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $123,784 for a family of four. However, Bend contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 Irish, English, Norwegian, and Italian.

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