North Bend is a somewhat small city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 7,423 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 a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.10% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, North Bend is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in North Bend who work in management occupations (12.06%), office and administrative support (11.17%), and sales jobs (10.63%).
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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 10.72% 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.
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.
One downside of living in North Bend, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.62 minutes every day commuting to work.
The education level of North Bend ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in North Bend, 48.37% 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 2018 was $50,884, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $203,536 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 13.28% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in North Bend include German, English, Irish, Scottish, and Norwegian.
The most common language spoken in North Bend is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.