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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 13.74% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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 that you will notice about Bend is that there is a good-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. Many singles consider Bend a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.
One of the benefits of Bend is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.58 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 Bend are among the most well-educated in the nation: 44.92% of adults in Bend have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's 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.