Greater South Bend Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work

What is the population of Greater South Bend?

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There are 202,115 residents in Greater South Bend, with a median age of 39. Of this, 48.74% are males and 51.26% are females. US-born citizens make up 93.67% of the resident pool in Greater South Bend, while non-US-born citizens account for 2.98%. Additionally, 3.35% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 173,599 people in Greater South Bend currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 202,115 -0.6%
Male Population 98,511 -0.2%
Female Population 103,604 -1.1%
Male population 48.74%
Female population 51.26%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 39 2.6%
Citizen US Born 189,316 -0.6%
Citizen not US Born 6,027 -1.6%
Not Citizen 6,772 -2.4%
Citizen US Born 93.67%
Citizen not US Born 2.98%
Not Citizen 3.35%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 773 -21.0%
Moved from Same County 15,158 1.8%
Moved from Same State 3,800 -6.8%
Moved from Different State 6,101 -5.8%
Same House as Last Year 173,599 -0.4%
Moved from Abroad 0.39%
Moved from Same County 7.6%
Moved from Same State 1.91%
Moved from Different State 3.06%
Same House as Last Year 87.05%

What are the employment statistics in Greater South Bend?

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White-collar workers make up 74.79% of the working population in Greater South Bend, while blue-collar employees account for 25.21%. There are also 6,516 entrepreneurs in Greater South Bend (6.7% of the workforce); 67,899 workers employed in private companies (69.8%); and 9,052 people working in governmental institutions (9.31%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 72,753 0.2%
Blue Collar 24,527 -1.9%
White Collar 74.79%
Blue Collar 25.21%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 6,516 0.5%
Private Companies 67,899 -1.5%
Governmental Workers 9,052 8.4%
Not for Profit Companies 13,813 -0.3%
Self Employees 6.7%
Private Companies 69.8%
Governmental Workers 9.31%
Not for Profit Companies 14.2%

How many households are there in Greater South Bend?

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There are a total of 77,399 households in Greater South Bend, each made up of around 3 members. Family establishments represent 63.19% of these Greater South Bend households, while non-family units account for the remaining 36.81%. Additionally, 29.09% of households have children and 70.91% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 77,399 1.5%
Average People Per Household 3 -2.3%
Family Households 48,910 -1.2%
Non-family Households 28,489 6.4%
Family Households 63.19%
Non-family Households 36.81%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 22,518 -1.4%
Households without Children 54,881 2.7%
Households with Children 29.09%
Households without Children 70.91%

What are the median and average incomes in Greater South Bend?

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The average annual household income in Greater South Bend is $73,802, while the median household income sits at $62,682 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $67,168, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $74,792. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $33,494 and $40,072, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $73,802 -2.4%
Median Household Income $62,682 7.5%
People below Poverty Level 24,008 -3.2%
People above Poverty Level 165,245 -0.5%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Greater South Bend?

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There are 85,962 housing units in Greater South Bend, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1968. Of the 77,399 occupied housing units in Greater South Bend, 71.22% are owner-occupied, while 28.78% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 63.2% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $135,900. In general, housing costs reach $793 per month in Greater South Bend.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 85,962 0.0%
Median Year Built 1968 0.0%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 10,601 -4.6%
Built between 1940 and 1949 7,890 3.0%
Built between 1950 and 1959 11,404 2.3%
Built between 1960 and 1969 9,790 5.3%
Built between 1970 and 1979 12,846 -0.6%
Built between 1980 and 1989 10,194 2.7%
Built between 1990 and 1999 12,610 -5.4%
Built between 2000 and 2009 7,714 -7.6%
Built in 2010 or Later 2,912 29.4%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 77,399 1.5%
Owner Occupied 55,122 1.4%
Renter Occupied 22,277 1.9%
Owner Occupied 71.22%
Renter Occupied 28.78%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 34,839 -1.3%
Without Mortgage 20,283 6.2%
Median Value with Mortgage $135,900 3.4%
Median Value without Mortgage $136,950 11.8%
Median Housing Costs per Month $793 1.7%
With Mortgage 63.2%
Without Mortgage 36.8%

What is the level of education in Greater South Bend?

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Approximately 38.56% of the population in Greater South Bend holds a high school degree (that's 60,273 residents), while 24.42% have attained a college certificate (38,163 locals) and 16.92% have a bachelor's degree (26,441 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 3,632 -18.0%
Some High School 60,273 -2.7%
Some College 38,163 1.1%
Associate Degree 12,120 3.6%
Bachelor's Degree 26,441 1.7%
Graduate Degree 15,676 3.9%
No High School 2.32%
Some High School 38.56%
Some College 24.42%
Associate Degree 7.75%
Bachelor's Degree 16.92%
Graduate Degree 10.03%

What is the marital status of Greater South Bend residents?

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A total of 54,667 people in Greater South Bend have never been married (which represents 33.08% of the total population), while 79,766 of them are wedded (48.27%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 1,918 (1.16%) and 19,154 (11.59%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 54,667 1.0%
Married 79,766 -2.7%
Separated 1,918 0.2%
Widowed 9,760 -1.0%
Divorced 19,154 2.6%
Never Married 33.08%
Married 48.27%
Separated 1.16%
Widowed 5.91%
Divorced 11.59%

What are the most common means of transportation in Greater South Bend?

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The top three means of transportation people in Greater South Bend use to get to work are: car, walking and bus or trolley bus. A total of 84,567 residents commute by car, 3,937 prefer going to work by walking and 733 by bus or trolley bus.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 84,567 -2.5%
Bus or TrolleyBus 733 0.3%
Railroad 52 -5.5%
Ferryboat 10 -16.7%
Bicycle 253 -29.9%
Motorcycle 34 -24.4%
TaxiCab 93 40.9%
Walk 3,937 6.7%

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2020 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.

Zip codes included in this demographic data: 46530 46536 46544 46545 46552 46554 46556 46561 46573 46574 46595 46614 46619 46628 46635 46637

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