South Bend, a medium-sized city in Indiana, has a population of approximately 102,000. The city's population, at an average age of just under 36, is younger than most cities in Indiana. The majority of South Bend residents own their homes, and 42% of residents rent. With a relatively low average rent of $751 a month in the city, renting remains an affordable option, particularly compared to other cities in Indiana. Each month, renters in South Bend will pay around $76 less compared to the state average.
There are four primary industries in South Bend: manufacturing, healthcare, retail, and education. Together, these industries make up 27% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the city's workers are in transportation, making it the top field in the city. South Bend workers earn an average annual income of just over $49K, less than the state average. South Bend's average income also trails the national average of $73,345. Among residents over the age of 25 in South Bend, 15% have earned a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree.
South Bend has an average commute time of about 22 minutes, quicker than the state average of about 24 minutes. Driving is the typical means of commuting to work, opted for by 39% of residents, while public transit isn't used much. Walking isn't a common method of commuting to work.