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 86.67% 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 (18.67%), sales jobs (13.33%), and management occupations (9.61%).

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.

One of the benefits of North Bend is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 15.47 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The citizens of North Bend are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 22.89% of adults in North Bend having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in North Bend in 2010 was $23,022, which is upper middle income relative to Oregon, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $92,088 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 Irish, English, Polish, and Scottish.

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

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