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
    59 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
3.0 from 59 reviews
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    • 3
    Overall Experience at South Bend: The overall experience of this living area is pretty average. There are all the basics shopping center, grocery stores, restaurants, movie theatre, and library. But there's nothing amazing or that stands out or nothing that really makes this a bad living area it's just average.
    • 3
    Overall Experience at South Bend: I have grown up and lived in this area my whole life and it's easy to say that I am ready to move somewhere warmer with more activities.
    • 3
    Overall Experience at South Bend: The town is in a decent area and is large enough that I have all my necessities.
    • 3
    Overall Experience at South Bend: I have lived in South Bend, Indiana the majority of my life and while there is plenty of experiences to take part in with the draw from Notre Dame, I am ready to see other places in the world.
    • 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.

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 School Districts

Niche Grade Name Total Schools
1.66 South Bend Community School Corporation 39

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
Rise Up Academy at Eggleston 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 K-4 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, 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
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
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. 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°
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    28°
  • 60°
    39°
  • 70°
    49°
  • 79°
    59°
  • 83°
    63°
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    62°
  • 74°
    54°
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    43°
  • 48°
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  • 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"

Resident Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still choose to live in this area?     Based on 7 responses

  • 29% Yes
  • 57% Not sure
  • 14% No

In which direction are these things in this area generally going?     Based on 6 responses

Getting worse
Getting better
  • Schools/education
  • Crime/safety
  • Employment/jobs
  • Home values
  • Local government
  • New residents moving in
  • New businesses/restaurants opening
  • Overall quality of life

Rate the public services in this area:     Based on 7 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Police protection
  • Fire protection
  • Emergency medical services
  • Animal control services
  • Street repair/maintenance
  • Trash/recycling collection
  • Snow removal
  • Public transportation
  • Public recreation facilities
  • Park maintenance
  • Public libraries
  • Community education

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements about houses in this area?     Based on 6 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Most properties are well-maintained (e.g. landscaping, painting, shoveling)
  • Most properties have large lawns and/or gardens.
  • Most properties have driveways.
  • Most properties have garages.
  • Most of the houses look the same and have a similar layout.
  • Most of the houses are built close together with little space between them.

How noisy is the area where you live?     Based on 7 responses

  • 14% It is very quiet and peaceful. There aren't many cars or trains to speak of.
  • 43% It is pretty quiet. Cars pass by regularly, but it isn't disruptive.
  • 43% There are moments of loud noise. Sometimes you hear traffic or emergency vehicles, but it is bearable.
  • 0% Loud noises are very common. Traffic, trains, pedestrians, and emergency vehicles are everywhere.

How safe do you feel in this area?     Based on 7 responses

  • 14% Very safe. There is really no crime to speak of.
  • 71% Pretty safe. There is some crime, but it doesn't impact me much.
  • 14% Somewhat safe. There is noticeable crime, and there are times I don't feel safe.
  • 0% Not safe. There is a lot of crime, and I regularly don't feel safe.

What is your overall opinion of this area?     Based on 5 responses

  • 0% I love everything about it.
  • 40% I like mostly everything about this area, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 40% This area is okay. There are a lot of things I wish were different.
  • 20% I hate this area.