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.
North Bend is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. 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 (15.24%), management occupations (13.16%), and sales jobs (11.71%).
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.
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 30.24 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
The education level of North Bend ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in North Bend, 40.19% 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 North Bend in 2010 was $41,579, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $166,316 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 Black or African-American. 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 13.50% 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.