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What Bert Has To Say About South Bend-Mishawaka Metro Area

South Bend is located about 30 miles inland from where the Michigan-Indiana border intersects with the lower portion of Lake Michigan. The city has a well-balanced mix of industry, education, and cultural amenities, and has become an economic center for a large portion of northern Indiana and southern Michigan known locally as “Michiana.”

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Quick Facts About South Bend

    The unemployment rate in South Bend is 5.60 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. South Bend jobs have Increased by 3.31 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, South Bend's cost of living is 22.90% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, South Bend's population is 101,516 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -3.79 percent.
    Average Commute time is 27 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in South Bend is $62,400. Home appreciation the last year has been -2.71 percent.
    South Bend public schools spend $12,298 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 19.1 students per teacher in South Bend.

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No Future, and They Like It That Way
I'm not a native of South Bend, so this is an outsider's view. South Bend has spent the last 50 years waiting for Studebaker to return. The people here want nothing more... (read more)
Not a First Choice
I was born and raised in South Bend. A good place for kids coming up or retirees who don't mind cold weather. In between, you have a city about 50 years past it's... (read more)
Quality of Life
The costs are not bad here. Crime is high especially against women and domestic violence is out of control. There is a "no fault" divorce here which means someone... (read more)
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