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0.44% growth
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3.58% growth
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0.8% growth
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1.23% decline

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The economy of South Bend, IN employs 43,800 people. The economy of South Bend, IN is specialized in Manufacturing; Educational Services; and Accommodation & Food Service, which employ respectively 1.82; 1.46; and 1.16 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in South Bend, IN are Manufacturing (7,718), Healthcare & Social Assistance (6,877), and Educational Services (5,969), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($50,795), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($33,750), and Finance & Insurance ($33,147).

Median household income in South Bend, IN is $35,758. Males in South Bend, IN have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $34,159. The income inequality of South Bend, IN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.496 which is higher than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for South Bend, IN. In St. Joseph County, IN the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 94 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,729. Lake County, IN has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Indiana.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of South Bend, IN is from the county of St. Joseph County, IN.

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South Bend, IN is home to a population of 101,037 people, from which 94.1% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of South Bend, IN is composed of 54,031 White residents (53.5%), 26,700 Black residents (26.4%), 14,748 Hispanic residents (14.6%), 3,526 Two+ residents (3.49%), and 1,358 Asian residents (1.34%). The most common foreign languages in South Bend, IN are Spanish (9,713 speakers), African Languages (435 speakers), and Chinese (335 speakers), but compared to other places, South Bend, IN has a relative high number of Hungarian (81 speakers), Serbo-Croatian (198 speakers), and Other West Germanic (86 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in South Bend, IN awarded 934 degrees. The student population of South Bend, IN is skewed towards females, with 324 male students and 610 female students. Most students in South Bend, IN are White (739 and 79.1%), followed by Black or African American (53 and 5.67%), Hispanic or Latino (40 and 4.28%), and Unknown (25 and 2.68%). The largest universities in South Bend, IN by number of graduates are Indiana University-South Bend (934 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in South Bend, IN are General Business (150 and 16.1%), Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (101 and 10.8%), and Registered Nursing (94 and 10.1%). The median tuition costs in South Bend, IN are N/A for private four year colleges, and $6,478 and $18,088 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in South Bend, IN is $80,500, which is 0.39 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $81,500 to $80,500, a 1.23% increase. The homeownership rate of South Bend, IN is 57.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in South Bend, IN have an average commute time of 19.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in South Bend, IN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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