Income/capita NAT. AVG.
Household income NAT. AVG.
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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IndexSouth BendIndianaNational
Income per capita$24,969$26,117$29,829
Median household income$42,657$50,433$55,322
Median income owner occupied$54,807$62,593$70,586
Median income renter occupied$30,806$29,285$35,192
Median earnings male$33,133$36,194$36,919
Median earnings female$23,957$23,580$26,250
Unemployment rate3.8%4.4%4.7%
Poverty level21.5%15.0%15.1%
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Key findings

  • The income per capita in South Bend is 16% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in South Bend is 23% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in South Bend is 18% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in South Bend is 42% higher than the national average

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      $28,435 $42,657 $85,314
      $33,618 $50,433 $100,866
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
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      South Bend median earnings by income bracket

      South Bend employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry8.1%8.1%
      Manufacturing sector23.1%23.1%
      Financial & insurance services2.1%2.1%
      Wholesale & retail services15.2%15.2%
      Public administration2.2%2.2%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.1%7.1%
      Education, health & social services16.7%16.7%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Granger, IN30,499$102,36785.0%
      Fish Lake, IN1,335$73,75033.3%
      Wakarusa, IN2,074$64,43216.5%
      New Carlisle, IN2,169$61,41011.0%
      Indian Village, IN135$59,7508.0%
      South Bend, IN102,686$42,65722.9%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Sparks, NV102,895$67,18721.4%
      Las Cruces, NM102,950$45,14018.4%
      Davenport, IA102,199$53,1403.9%
      El Cajon, CA103,249$56,3671.9%
      Burbank, CA103,411$79,21243.2%
      South Bend, IN102,686$42,65722.9%
      Source: The South Bend, IN employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).