North Bend, OR


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North Bend is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 9,673 people and two constituent neighborhoods, North Bend is the 49th largest community in Oregon.

North Bend is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.84% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, North Bend is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in North Bend who work in office and administrative support (19.01%), sales jobs (14.55%), and management occupations (8.42%).

One of the nice things about North Bend is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of North Bend spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 16.89 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The citizens of North Bend are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 22.41% of adults in North Bend having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in North Bend in 2010 was $22,324, which is middle income relative to Oregon and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $89,296 for a family of four. However, North Bend contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

North Bend is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call North Bend home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of North Bend residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in North Bend include English, Irish, Scottish, and Polish.

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

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