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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 13.74% 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.
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.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Bend spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 17.58 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
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.