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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Bend is a town in Oregon with a population of 90,500. Bend is in Deschutes County. Living in Bend offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Bend there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Bend and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Bend are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$363,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,185
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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Bend Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    117
    282.7
  • Murder
    1
    6.1
  • Rape
    21.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    26.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    168.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,870.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    95.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Bend

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$63,468
National
$55,322
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Bend is unique. It's right in the middle of Oregon, which means it only takes a few hours to reach the ocean, ski on mountains, white water raft, hike next to waterfalls, kayak across gorgeous lakes, explore the high desert, and more. Bend offers a wide variety of opportunities for locals and tourists alike. The people here are known for their kindness, generosity, and sometimes their hipster lifestyle choices. We have lots of beer and dogs, so if you are into either of those things, you'll feel right at home in Bend, OR!
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Bend has SO many wonderful places to be outdoors! You name it and we probably have it. From all types of snow sports to biking, hiking, kayaking, fishing, hunting, camping, surfing, rafting, running, the list goes on.
We also have awesome people !
We have a great downtown night life with yummy food, music, dining, arts and culture !
Beautiful, friendly, the perfect size. Great access to mountains, lakes, hiking, but with enough art and nightlife to round out the scene. Becoming more and more popular but still a great town, as long as you know how to correctly drive through a roundabout! (Signal out!)