Income/capita 8%
Household income 1%
Unemployment 20%
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Income per capita$32,162$28,822$29,829
Median household income$55,625$53,270$55,322
Median income owner occupied$71,736$69,328$70,586
Median income renter occupied$39,854$34,215$35,192
Median earnings male$35,037$33,885$36,919
Median earnings female$25,641$24,038$26,250
Unemployment rate3.7%5.0%4.7%
Poverty level12.4%15.7%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Bend is 8% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Bend is 1% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Bend is 20% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Bend is 18% lower than the national average

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      Bend employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry12.0%0.9%
      Manufacturing sector10.5%3.1%
      Financial & insurance services3.0%3.7%
      Wholesale & retail services16.0%14.3%
      Public administration3.0%3.2%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities3.4%1.6%
      Education, health & social services11.0%34.5%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Tumalo, OR602$128,958133.1%
      Seventh Mountain, OR285$76,93239.1%
      Eagle Crest, OR1,630$72,84731.7%
      Deschutes River Woods, OR5,993$50,8858.0%
      Sunriver, OR777$45,74317.3%
      Bend, OR84,416$55,6250.5%

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Edinburg, TX84,399$43,76020.9%
      Bellingham, WA84,462$44,44119.7%
      Trenton, NJ84,559$34,41237.8%
      Riverview, FL84,590$66,49520.2%
      Champaign, IL84,672$45,19818.3%
      Bend, OR84,416$55,6250.5%
      Source: The Bend, OR employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).