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Bend is a city in Deschutes County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for Farewell Bend, a point on the Deschutes River.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Oregon named Bend. For links to other places called Bend, OR, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Bend is 44.058N. The longitude is -121.314W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 3,629 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 59,779.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Bend demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Deschutes County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 97702 ZIP code.
19% of Bend residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Bend ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Bend was $21,624, compared with $21,587 nationally.
29% of Bend residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
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Median rent in Bend, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $558. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,108.
Libraries in Bend include Bend Library ... View libraries
TV stations in Bend include KABH-CA, KOAB, KTVZ.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KOAB-FM.
Deschutes County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bend political report.
Bend restaurants taking online reservations include Merenda ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Bend workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 6 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Bend between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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