South Bend Demographics

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

What is the population of South Bend?

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There are 102,686 residents in South Bend, with a median age of 33.7. Of this, 47.44% are males and 52.56% are females. US-born citizens make up 90.49% of the resident pool in South Bend, while non-US-born citizens account for 3.79%. Additionally, 5.72% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 86,623 people in South Bend currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 102,686 0.6%
Male Population 48,719 -0.4%
Female Population 53,967 1.6%
Male population 47.44%
Female population 52.56%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 33.7 1.2%
Citizen US Born 92,920 1.0%
Citizen not US Born 3,893 -7.6%
Not Citizen 5,873 0.8%
Citizen US Born 90.49%
Citizen not US Born 3.79%
Not Citizen 5.72%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 503 -18.6%
Moved from Same County 9,128 -2.3%
Moved from Same State 2,350 -3.8%
Moved from Different State 2,847 6.2%
Same House as Last Year 86,623 1.2%
Moved from Abroad 0.5%
Moved from Same County 9%
Moved from Same State 2.32%
Moved from Different State 2.81%
Same House as Last Year 85.38%

What are the employment statistics in South Bend?

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White-collar workers make up 73.62% of the working population in South Bend, while blue-collar employees account for 26.38%. There are also 2,741 entrepreneurs in South Bend (5.88% of the workforce); 31,929 workers employed in private companies (68.48%); and 4,262 people working in governmental institutions (9.14%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 34,327 3.3%
Blue Collar 12,301 -4.9%
White Collar 73.62%
Blue Collar 26.38%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 2,741 11.0%
Private Companies 31,929 -2.5%
Governmental Workers 4,262 3.2%
Not for Profit Companies 7,696 13.1%
Self Employees 5.88%
Private Companies 68.48%
Governmental Workers 9.14%
Not for Profit Companies 16.51%

How many households are there in South Bend?

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There are a total of 39,709 households in South Bend, each made up of around 3 members. Family establishments represent 56.1% of these South Bend households, while non-family units account for the remaining 43.9%. Additionally, 30.14% of households have children and 69.86% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 39,709 3.0%
Average People Per Household 3 -2.3%
Family Households 22,276 -0.9%
Non-family Households 17,433 8.4%
Family Households 56.1%
Non-family Households 43.9%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 11,970 -1.1%
Households without Children 27,739 4.8%
Households with Children 30.14%
Households without Children 69.86%

What are the median and average incomes in South Bend?

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The average annual household income in South Bend is $62,356, while the median household income sits at $42,657 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $50,100, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $48,935. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $26,410 and $32,147, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $62,356 8.4%
Median Household Income $42,657 5.9%
People below Poverty Level 21,125 -8.1%
People above Poverty Level 77,636 3.5%

How many homeowners and renters are there in South Bend?

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There are 46,489 housing units in South Bend, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1955. Of the 39,709 occupied housing units in South Bend, 57.63% are owner-occupied, while 42.37% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 58.67% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $97,400. In general, housing costs reach $762 per month in South Bend.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 46,489 -0.4%
Median Year Built 1955 -0.1%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 11,025 -4.6%
Built between 1940 and 1949 6,792 5.7%
Built between 1950 and 1959 9,890 3.3%
Built between 1960 and 1969 5,101 -8.4%
Built between 1970 and 1979 4,834 1.9%
Built between 1980 and 1989 2,501 -6.4%
Built between 1990 and 1999 2,987 -1.8%
Built between 2000 and 2009 2,128 12.1%
Built in 2010 or Later 1,231 5.6%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 39,709 3.0%
Owner Occupied 22,884 3.8%
Renter Occupied 16,825 1.9%
Owner Occupied 57.63%
Renter Occupied 42.37%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 13,425 1.9%
Without Mortgage 9,459 6.5%
Median Value with Mortgage $97,400 6.0%
Median Value without Mortgage $75,000 0.1%
Median Housing Costs per Month $762 0.9%
With Mortgage 58.67%
Without Mortgage 41.33%

What is the level of education in South Bend?

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Approximately 39.9% of the population in South Bend holds a high school degree (that's 29,955 residents), while 22.33% have attained a college certificate (18,728 locals) and 15.36% have a bachelor's degree (11,529 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 2,779 -24.1%
Some High School 29,955 -5.3%
Some College 18,728 6.7%
Associate Degree 5,650 23.3%
Bachelor's Degree 11,529 8.6%
Graduate Degree 8,400 18.5%
No High School 3.7%
Some High School 39.9%
Some College 22.33%
Associate Degree 7.53%
Bachelor's Degree 15.36%
Graduate Degree 11.19%

What is the marital status of South Bend residents?

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A total of 33,814 people in South Bend have never been married (which represents 42.33% of the total population), while 30,993 of them are wedded (38.8%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 1,933 (2.42%) and 10,486 (13.13%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 33,814 1.8%
Married 30,993 -1.9%
Separated 1,933 0.7%
Widowed 4,596 -0.6%
Divorced 10,486 13.1%
Never Married 42.33%
Married 38.8%
Separated 2.42%
Widowed 5.75%
Divorced 13.13%

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

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The top three means of transportation people in South Bend use to get to work are: car, walking and bus or trolley bus. A total of 38,627 residents commute by car, 1,388 prefer going to work by walking and 1,099 by bus or trolley bus.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 38,627 -3.3%
Bus or TrolleyBus 1,099 8.6%
Subway or Elevated 65 N/A
Railroad 39 -18.8%
Bicycle 625 12.0%
Motorcycle 37 19.4%
TaxiCab 288 146.2%
Walk 1,388 -3.1%

What is the median and average household income in South Bend by zipcode?

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ZipCode Population Number of Households Median Income Average Income
46619 21,048 7,496 $39,490.00 $56,020.00
46628 26,532 10,280 $46,593.00 $65,513.00
46635 6,544 2,552 $63,094.00 $67,706.00
46601 5,347 2,141 $24,950.00 $37,035.00
46613 11,595 3,793 $40,602.00 $49,793.00
46614 30,505 12,535 $56,283.00 $72,998.00
46615 14,259 6,161 $43,805.00 $57,442.00
46616 5,439 2,266 $38,986.00 $56,412.00
46617 10,171 4,136 $67,167.00 $127,896.00

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2019 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: 46601 46613 46614 46615 46616 46617 46619 46628 46635

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