South Bend, IN

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2022 Population
103,084
0.29% 1-year growth
US Senator
Todd Young
Republican Party
US Senator
Mike Braun
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
33.4
1.47% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
22.5%
7.31% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$49,056
6.64% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$113,800
19.2% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
46,624
0.199% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, South Bend, IN had a population of 103k people with a median age of 33.4 and a median household income of $49,056. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of South Bend, IN grew from 102,786 to 103,084, a 0.29% increase and its median household income grew from $46,002 to $49,056, a 6.64% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in South Bend, IN are White (Non-Hispanic) (51.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (24.9%), Two+ (Hispanic) (5.66%), Other (Hispanic) (5.11%), and White (Hispanic) (4.78%).

None of the households in South Bend, IN reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

94.4% of the residents in South Bend, IN are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in South Bend, IN are Indiana University-South Bend (924 degrees awarded in 2022) and John Patrick University of Health and Applied Sciences (53 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in South Bend, IN was $113,800, and the homeownership rate was 58.5%.

Most people in South Bend, IN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.4 minutes. The average car ownership in South Bend, IN was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

South Bend, IN is home to a population of 103k people, from which 94.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 8.49% of South Bend, IN residents were born outside of the country (8.75k people).

In 2022, there were 2.05 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (52.7k people) in South Bend, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 25.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 5.83k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.4%
2022 Citizenship
94.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 94.4% of South Bend, IN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in South Bend, IN was 94.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in South Bend, IN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    52.7k ± 1.31k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    25.7k ± 1.26k
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    5.83k ± 956
16.4%
Hispanic Population
16.9k people

In 2022, there were 2.05 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (52.7k people) in South Bend, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 25.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 5.83k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

16.4% of the people in South Bend, IN are hispanic (16.9k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in South Bend, IN as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    101,350 ± 7,757 people
  2. India
    35,477 ± 4,612 people
  3. China
    18,850 ± 3,366 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Indiana was Mexico, the natal country of 101,350 Indiana residents, followed by India with 35,477 and China with 18,850.

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Foreign-Born Population

8.49%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
8.75k people
8.27%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
8.5k people

As of 2022, 8.49% of South Bend, IN residents (8.75k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in South Bend, IN was 8.27%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,042 ± 167
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    947 ± 237
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    526 ± 130

South Bend, IN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.1 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of South Bend, IN employs 46.6k people. The largest industries in South Bend, IN are Manufacturing (7,737 people), Educational Services (6,621 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (6,529 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($61,625), Public Administration ($56,100), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($50,644).

Males in Indiana have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $53,980. The income inequality in Indiana (measured using the Gini index) is 0.448, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

46.6k
2022 Value
± 1,597
−0.199%
1 Year decline
± 4.78%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in South Bend, IN declined at a rate of −0.199%, from 46.7k employees to 46.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in South Bend, IN, are Production Occupations (5,142 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,109 people), and Management Occupations (3,959 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of South Bend, IN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

46.6k
2022 Value
± 1,597
−0.199%
1 Year decline
± 4.78%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in South Bend, IN declined at a rate of −0.199%, from 46.7k employees to 46.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in South Bend, IN, are Manufacturing (7,737 people), Educational Services (6,621 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (6,529 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of South Bend, IN, though some of these residents may live in South Bend, IN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$41,183
Median earning men ± $1,426
$30,488
Median earning women ± $1,289

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($61,162), Wholesale Trade ($56,151), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($53,667).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($47,817), Public Administration ($45,257), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($44,107).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.21M people employed in Indiana. This represents a 2.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 15.4%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Indiana.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Indiana went to Donald J. Trump with 57% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (41%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.95%).

Todd Young and Mike Braun are the senators currently representing the state of Indiana. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Indiana is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Indiana

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Todd Young
Senator from Indiana3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017
Mike Braun
Senator from Indiana1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019

Todd Young and Mike Braun are the senators currently representing Indiana.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Indiana

Indiana is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Indiana have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in South Bend, IN awarded 977 degrees. The student population of South Bend, IN in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,528 male students and 3,055 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in South Bend, IN are White (685 and 72.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (111 and 11.7%), Black or African American (56 and 5.92%), and Two or More Races (49 and 5.18%).

The largest universities in South Bend, IN by number of degrees awarded are Indiana University-South Bend (924 and 94.6%) and John Patrick University of Health and Applied Sciences (53 and 5.42%).

The most popular majors in South Bend, IN are General Business (183 and 18.7%), Registered Nursing (68 and 6.96%), and Radiographer (61 and 6.24%).

The median tuition cost in South Bend, IN for a public four year colleges is $7,274 for in-state students and $20,634 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in South Bend, IN, the percentage of applicants admitted was 86.9%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 37.9%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 4,583 (33.3% men and 66.7% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 4,583 students enrolled in South Bend, IN, 33.3% men and 66.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,842 records, of which 66.9% were women and 33.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 155 degrees awarded
  2. 68 degrees awarded
  3. 56 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in South Bend, IN was General Business with 155 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in South Bend, IN according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 924 degrees awarded
  2. 53 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Indiana University-South Bend with 924 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 306 men were awarded degrees from institutions in South Bend, IN, which is 0.456 times less than the 671 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 685 degrees mean that there were 6.17 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 111 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($17,067) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($667) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,078) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.799% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.781% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.75M), Some college (1.13M), and Bachelors Degree (879k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in South Bend, IN was $113,800 in 2022, which is 0.404 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $95,500 to $113,800, a 19.2% increase. The homeownership rate in South Bend, IN is 58.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in South Bend, IN have an average commute time of 20.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in South Bend, IN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in South Bend, IN is $49,056. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in South Bend, IN was Census Tract 16 with a value of $115,228, followed by Census Tract 12 and Census Tract 8, with respective values of $96,000 and $88,625.

Property

$113,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,348
$23,731
Median Property Taxes
±$1,052

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In South Bend, IN the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in South Bend, IN compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

58.5%
Homeownership
2022
65.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 58.5% of the housing units in South Bend, IN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 58.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 16
  2. Census Tract 12
  3. Census Tract 8

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in South Bend, IN was Census Tract 16 with a value of $115,228, followed by Census Tract 12 and Census Tract 8, with respective values of $96,000 and $88,625.

The following map shows all of the places in South Bend, IN colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$49,056
Median Household Income
± $1,761
40.6k
Number of Households
± 1,457

In 2022, the median household income of the 40.6k households in South Bend, IN grew to $49,056 from the previous year's value of $46,002.

The following chart displays the households in South Bend, IN distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for South Bend, IN is from Indiana.
0.448
2022 Wage GINI in Indiana
0.449
2021 Wage GINI in Indiana

In 2022, the income inequality in Indiana was 0.448 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.283% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Indiana was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Indiana in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (72.2%)
  2. Carpooled (11.3%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.89%)

In 2022, 72.2% of workers in South Bend, IN drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.3%) and those who worked at home (8.89%).

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Commute Time

20.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in South Bend, IN have a shorter commute time (20.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.07% of the workforce in South Bend, IN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in South Bend, IN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in South Bend, IN have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

22.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in South Bend, IN (22.6k out of 101k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in South Bend, IN is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

91.1% of the population of South Bend, IN has health coverage, with 42% on employee plans, 27.9% on Medicaid, 10.8% on Medicare, 9.5% on non-group plans, and 0.827% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in St. Joseph County, IN see 1062 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.12% decrease from the previous year (1074 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1578 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 409 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,062 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in St. Joseph County, IN

Primary care physicians in St. Joseph County, IN see an average of 1,062 patients per year. This represents a 1.12% decrease from the previous year (1,074 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in St. Joseph County, IN in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 28.5% under 18 years, 24.1% between 18 and 34 years, 34.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.4% were men and 53.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.92%
Uninsured
42%
Employer Coverage
27.9%
Medicaid
10.8%
Medicare
9.5%
Non-Group
0.827%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in South Bend, IN declined by 6.73% from 9.57% to 8.92%.

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