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South Bend
  • City in Indiana

Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B minus
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C minus
  3. Housing
    grade B
  4. Nightlife
    grade A minus
  5. Good for Families
    grade B+
  6. Diversity
    grade A+
  7. Jobs
    grade B minus
  8. Weather
    grade C
  9. Cost of Living
    grade A minus
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A minus
  12. Commute
    grade A

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South Bend is a city in Indiana with a population of 102,686. South Bend is in St. Joseph County. Living in South Bend offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In South Bend there are a lot of bars and parks. Many families and young professionals live in South Bend and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in South Bend are above average.

About

About South Bend...
Population
102,686

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$88,600
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$814
National
$1,096
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    1,391.5
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    27.4
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    76.4
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    233.1
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    645.3
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    2,458.9
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    559.2
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    national  11%

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