Bend is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 99,178 people and 30 constituent neighborhoods, Bend is the sixth 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 a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.21% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. 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 management occupations (11.82%), sales jobs (10.99%), and office and administrative support (10.72%).
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 13.74% 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.
One thing noticeable about Bend, although not a huge city, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Bend is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Bend a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good 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 17.58 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
The education level of Bend ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Bend, 44.92% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Bend in 2018 was $39,932, which is wealthy relative to Oregon and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $159,728 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 Italian.
The most common language spoken in Bend is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.