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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.


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Median household income
Local
$40,857
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Bend demographic reports
Bend is on the Deschutes River, in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains.
Former and merged names include:
· Farewell Bend
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 161. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.8 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1975 movie, "Rooster Cogburn"
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Bend Film Festival - Oct. 11-14, 2007
  • Winterfest - Feb. 2-4, 2007
  • Cascade Festival of Music - Aug. 25-Sept. 1, 2007
  • Fall Festival - Oct. 6-7, 2007
  • Balloons Over Bend Festival - June 9-10, 2007
  • Oktoberfest - Sept. 29, 2007
Dates often change. Check Bend web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: 2nd Street Theater
Nearby parks & recreation: Deschutes National Forest, Mount Bachelor, Tumalo State Park, LaPine State Park, Smith Rock State Park, Drake Park
Scenic roads: Cascade Lakes Highway
Bend attractions: Petersen Rock Gardens, Lava Cast Forest
Historic sites and museums: High Desert Museum, Deschutes Historical Center, Lava Lands Visitor Center
Colleges and universities: Central Oregon Community College
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 91

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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.

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Ancestry & family history

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.

Education

29% of Bend residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Bend, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $558.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,108.


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Libraries in Bend include Bend Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Bend include Bend Bulletin, Bend Weekly

TV stations in Bend include KABH-CA, KOAB, KTVZ.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KOAB-FM.

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Deschutes County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bend political report.

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Bend restaurants taking online reservations include Merenda ... View restaurants

Traffic

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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