North Bend is a somewhat small city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 7,136 people and two constituent neighborhoods, North Bend is the 122nd largest community in Washington.
North Bend home prices are not only among the most expensive in Washington, but North Bend real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, North Bend is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, North Bend is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in North Bend who work in management occupations (13.15%), office and administrative support (13.09%), and sales jobs (11.10%).
Also of interest is that North Bend has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.78% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
In addition, North Bend is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
In North Bend, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.36 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
North Bend is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 41.41% of adults in North 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 North Bend in 2010 was $45,193, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $180,772 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 Asian. North Bend also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.35% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in North Bend include German, English, Irish, Norwegian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in North Bend is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.