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Bend, Oregon - Basic Facts

The City of Bend is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Deschutes County at latitude 44.0567 and longitude -121.308. Deschutes County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 3,625 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Bend, but most people and references simply refer to it as Bend, Oregon.

The P1 Census Class Code for Bend indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

City of Bend, OR Boundary Map

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Bend, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 79,921
Population in Households 79,196
Population in Familes 59,752
Population in Group Qrtrs 725
Population Density1 2,421
Diversity Index2 32
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 33,289
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 20,592
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 37,753 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 18,768 (49.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 14,521 (38.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,464 (11.8%)
Median Home Value $247,166
Average Home Value $316,413
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $50,927
Average Household Income $67,751
Per Capita Income $28,190
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.99% 1.39%
Households 1.09% 1.45%
Families 0.95% 1.32%
Median Household Income   3.49%
Per Capita Income   3.06%
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.

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Bend, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bend to the other 377 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oregon by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 95 75th
Diversity Index2 # 151 60th
Median Household Income # 122 68th
Per Capita Income # 69 82nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Oregon Census Data Comparison Tool.