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Bend, Oregon - Basic Facts

The City of Bend is the 7th largest city in Oregon with a population of 85,566 as of July 1, 2016. Bend ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Oregon. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bend is located at latitude 44.0567 and longitude -121.308 in Deschutes County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bend (see map below) encompass a land area of 33.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0.25 sq. miles. Deschutes County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 3,625 feet.

The City of Bend (GNIS ID: 2409832) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Oregon is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Bend is located within Bend Division of Deschutes County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bend population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Bend, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 85,566
Population in Households 84,856
Population in Familes 63,734
Population in Group Qrtrs 710
Population Density1 2,593
Diversity Index2 32


Total Households 35,312
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 21,804
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 40,156 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 19,442 (48.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 15,871 (39.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,844 (12.1%)
Median Home Value $317,301
Average Home Value $378,113


Median Household Income $53,149
Average Household Income $73,836
Per Capita Income $30,623
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.78% 1.88%
Households 1.7% 1.83%
Families 1.57% 1.72%
Median Household Income   2.65%
Per Capita Income   2.04%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Bend, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bend to the other 378 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oregon by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 7 98th
Population Density1 # 88 77th
Diversity Index2 # 162 57th
Median Household Income # 118 69th
Per Capita Income # 67 83rd

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