South Bend, IN - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Setting
    Midsize City
  • Population
    100,863
  • Population Density
    2,415 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    42 sq.mi.
  • Reviews
    55 3.0
South Bend is a midsize city in Indiana with 100,863 residents. It has very low home values, average rent costs, and very high unemployment levels. Its citizens generally have average education levels and low income levels.

Ratings and Reviews
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    • 3
    Visiting at South Bend: There are usually a lot of events going on throughout each county, big and small. There is the Morris Performing Arts Center, where a variety of acts perform at. We have had a few big names visit in the past. The East Race is popular, everyone enjoys walking through there and enjoying the scenery. There are fairs that go on during the summer, which are a lot of fun. There is the Niles Haunted House, which is super popular. Everyone goes there when they are open for the season.
    • 3
    Overall Experience at South Bend: Personally, I want to travel when I am older and explore the world, so for me, this city isn't where I want to be. It isn't a big city, and for someone who wants to meet new people and explore new and better opportunities, it isn't possible in this area. But if you are looking to settle down and raise a family, this would be a good fit for you.
    • 4
    Weather at South Bend: Spring is usually nice, except the occasional days throughout the week when it feels kind of muggy and sticky. The summer is awesome, nice and sunny, and never TOO hot. It's perfect. There are some storms here and there though. Fall is nice. We never experience any issues with the weather during that season. As for Winter, we do have a lot of snow at times and some storms.
    • 3
    Food & Drink at South Bend: There are a lot of great restaurants everywhere. Some popular ones would be Texas Roadhouse, Applebees', T.G.I Friday's, and Logans Roadhouse. Personally, I absolutely love Texas Roadhouse. My favorite meal would be the Pulled Pork! And their rolls are to DIE for! As far as nightlife goes, there are a lot of bars and clubs in the area. There are not many places to eat after midnight though, except for IHOP and Steak 'N Shake.
    • 3
    Employment at South Bend: I mean there are job opportunities for all ages and skill levels, but it is hard at times to find a place where you actually enjoy working.

Neighborhoods

Niche Grade Name Population
2.33 River Park 5,876
2.66 Northeast 3,936
2.33 Rumvillage 3,613
2.00 Far Northwest (FNW) 3,285
2.33 Westside 3,221
2.33 Near Northwest 3,009
1.66 NWS Cooperative Alliance 2,905
2.00 Southeast Quality 2,778
2.33 Council Oak 2,647
2.00 Near Westside 2,402
2.00 Lasalle Area 2,057
2.66 Twyckenham Hills 1,769
2.66 Howard Park/East Bank 1,671
2.00 Keller Park 1,454
3.00 Harter Heights 1,370
3.00 Scottsdale Community 1,360
3.00 Northshore Triangle 1,124
2.33 Woodlawn 1,101
2.00 Lasalle Park 1,038
2.33 McKinley Terrace 686
2.66 Wooded Estates 672
2.00 Erskine Park 658
2.00 Lincoln Manor 608
2.00 Edgewater 542
2.00 Monroe Park 495
2.66 Bercliff 369
2.33 St. Casimir 236
2.33 Southeast Pond 231
2.33 Pinhook Area 102

Nearby Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
2.33 Portage Township 92,651
3.00 German Township 9,264
3.00 Clay Township 32,994
3.00 Centre Township 14,343
2.66 Mishawaka 48,079
2.66 Warren Township 7,584
3.33 Bertrand Township 2,649
3.00 Penn Township 66,032

ZIP Codes

Niche Grade Name Population
3.00 46614 30,780
2.33 46628 26,475
2.00 46619 21,045
2.33 46615 15,869
2.66 46637 14,748
2.00 46613 11,196
2.66 46617 9,947
2.66 46556 7,027
2.00 46601 5,851
3.00 46635 5,719
2.33 46616 5,232

Top Public Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
4.00 Prairie Vista Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.00 Mary Frank Harris Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.00 Northpoint Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.00 Schmucker Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
4.00 Horizon Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.66 Virgil I. Grissom Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
4.00 Madison Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.00 Discovery Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.66 Moran Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.66 Walt Disney Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.66 Penn High School Public 9-12 High
3.66 Meadow's Edge Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.66 Bittersweet Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.33 Elsie Rogers Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
Bendix School Public 9-12 High
3.33 Elm Road Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.00 LaSalle Intermediate Academy Public 5-8 Middle
2.66 Adams High School Public 9-12 High
2.66 Kennedy Primary Academy Public K-4 Elementary
2.66 Hamilton Traditional School Public PK, K-4 Pre-K, Elementary
2.33 Tarkington Traditional Center Public K-4 Elementary
2.00 Riley High School Public 9-12 High
2.33 Dickinson Fine Arts Academy Public 5-8 Middle
2.00 Washington High School Public 9-12 High
2.00 Jefferson Intermediate Traditional School Public 5-8 Middle

Top Private Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
3.00 St. Joseph High School Private, Religious 9-12 High
2.66 Trinity School at Greenlawn Private, Religious 7-12 High
2.66 Granger Christian School Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
2.66 Marian High School Private, Religious 9-12 High
First Baptist Christian School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Bethel Christian Academy Private, Religious 2-12 Elementary, Middle, High
Bais Yaakov of Indiana Private, Religious, All-Girls 9-11 Middle
Christ the King School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
St. Joseph Grade School Private, Religious K-8 Elementary, Middle
St. Pius X Catholic School Private, Religious K-8 Elementary, Middle
Holy Family Elementary School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
St. Matthew Elementary School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Holy Cross Elementary School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Stanley Clark School Private PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Early Childhood Development Center Private PK, K Pre-K, Elementary
Corpus Christi School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
St. Anthony de Padua School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Trinity Lutheran School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Queen of Peace School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
St. Bavo School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
St. Adalbert Elementary School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Mishawaka Catholic School Private, Religious K-8 Elementary, Middle
The Montessori Academy at Edison Lakes Private, Montessori PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
St. Monica School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
St. Jude Elementary School Private, Religious K-8 Elementary, Middle

Top Colleges

Niche Grade Name
4.33 University of Notre Dame
3.66 Goshen College
3.33 Bethel College - Indiana
3.00 Saint Mary's College - Indiana
2.33 Holy Cross College
2.00 Andrews University
2.00 Indiana University - South Bend
Lake Michigan College
Southwestern Michigan College
Brown Mackie College - South Bend
Ancilla College
ITT Technical Institute - South Bend
Ross Medical Education Center - Granger
Regency Beauty Institute - South Bend
Twin City Beauty College

Around South Bend

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Demographics

Racial Diversity

South Bend, IN United States Indiana
White 56.27% 63.25% 81.14%
African American 26.45% 12.23% 8.97%
Hispanic 12.40% 16.62% 6.15%
Multiracial 3.12% 2.05% 1.74%
Asian 1.29% 4.83% 1.64%
Native American 0.35% 0.66% 0.18%
Other 0.12% 0.19% 0.14%
Pacific Islander 0.02% 0.16% 0.02%

Age

South Bend, IN United States Indiana
9 years and under 15% 13% 13%
10 to 17 years 12% 11% 11%
18 to 24 years 9% 10% 10%
25 to 34 years 15% 13% 13%
35 to 44 years 12% 13% 13%
45 to 54 years 12% 14% 14%
55 to 64 years 11% 12% 12%
65 and over 12% 13% 13%

Education Levels

South Bend, IN United States Indiana
Less than a high school diploma 16% 14% 13%
High school diploma or equivalent 32% 28% 35%
Some college or associate degree 29% 29% 29%
Bachelor's degree 13% 18% 15%
Master's degree or higher 9% 11% 8%

Gender

South Bend, IN United States Indiana
Male 48.7% 49.2% 49.2%
Female 51.3% 50.8% 50.8%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

South Bend, IN United States Indiana
Rent 40.3% 35.1% 30.0%
Own 59.7% 64.9% 70.0%

Crime Rates

Annual Violent Crimes (per 100,000)

South Bend, IN United States Indiana
Assault 197.6 278.9 318.3
Murder 8.9 5.0 8.6
Rape 92.3 15.3
Robbery 360.4 159.8 194.4

Annual Property Crimes (per 100,000)

South Bend, IN United States Indiana
Burglary 1457.6 573.5 909.4
Larceny 3074.1 2079.6 2794.9
Motor vehicle theft 323.7 235.5 331.8

Income

Weather

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Avg. High Avg. Low
31°
18°
35°
20°
46°
28°
60°
39°
70°
49°
79°
59°
83°
63°
81°
62°
74°
54°
62°
43°
48°
33°
35°
22°
Precipitation
2.3"
2.0"
2.4"
3.2"
3.8"
3.8"
4"
3.8"
3.5"
3.3"
3.3"
2.6"
Snowfall
20.6"
15"
7.1"
1.4"
0"
0"
0"
0"
0"
0.4"
4.8"
17.3"

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    Avg. High Avg. Low

  • 31°
    18°
  • 35°
    20°
  • 46°
    28°
  • 60°
    39°
  • 70°
    49°
  • 79°
    59°
  • 83°
    63°
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    62°
  • 74°
    54°
  • 62°
    43°
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    33°
  • 35°
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    Precipitation

  • 2.3"
  • 2.0"
  • 2.4"
  • 3.2"
  • 3.8"
  • 3.8"
  • 4"
  • 3.8"
  • 3.5"
  • 3.3"
  • 3.3"
  • 2.6"

    Snowfall

  • 20.6"
  • 15"
  • 7.1"
  • 1.4"
  • 0"
  • 0"
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  • 0"
  • 0"
  • 0.4"
  • 4.8"
  • 17.3"

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    Avg. Temps

  • 31°
    18°
  • 35°
    20°
  • 46°
    28°
  • 60°
    39°
  • 70°
    49°
  • 79°
    59°
  • 83°
    63°
  • 81°
    62°
  • 74°
    54°
  • 62°
    43°
  • 48°
    33°
  • 35°
    22°

    Precipitation

  • 2.3"
  • 2.0"
  • 2.4"
  • 3.2"
  • 3.8"
  • 3.8"
  • 4"
  • 3.8"
  • 3.5"
  • 3.3"
  • 3.3"
  • 2.6"

    Snowfall

  • 20.6"
  • 15"
  • 7.1"
  • 1.4"
  • 0"
  • 0"
  • 0"
  • 0"
  • 0"
  • 0.4"
  • 4.8"
  • 17.3"