Bend, OR Economy


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Bend, OR is a beautiful city located in Central Oregon. It is known for its outdoor activities, such as fishing, biking, and camping, as well as its various recreational areas. The cost of living in Bend is slightly higher than the US average, with 2 Bedroom Rent at $1,550 compared to the national average of $1,430, and a Grocery Cost Index of 102 versus 100 in the US. Despite higher prices than what you may find elsewhere in the US, Bend's economy has plenty to offer its residents. Local companies such as Deschutes Brewery and Cascade Lakes Brewing Co have become popular destinations for tourists and locals alike due to their delicious craft beers. Bend is also home to other businesses like Pine Mountain Sports and REI that are well-known for their quality outdoor equipment.

Bend has an unemployment rate of 6.0%. The US average is 6.0%.

Bend has seen the job market increase by 2.6% over the last year. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 57.7%, which is higher than the US average of 33.5%.

Tax Rates for Bend
- The Sales Tax Rate for Bend is 0.0%. The US average is 7.3%.
- The Income Tax Rate for Bend is 9.0%. The US average is 4.6%.
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Income and Salaries for Bend
- The average income of a Bend resident is $30,946 a year. The US average is $28,555 a year.
- The Median household income of a Bend resident is $74,253 a year. The US average is $69,021 a year.

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I have visited Bend for many years and moved here last year with my family. Every person that complains about Bend does not understand how economics works. The main  More

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Over 3 years ago

When I moved to Bend it was a charming small city of about 50,000 people. The population has now more than doubled and the once clean, quiet community is a noisy, dirty,  More

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Over 3 years ago

I've lived in Bend for 10 years now. I'm originally from a poorer town in CA with the same population as Bend. Here are my pros and cons of living in Bend. Pros: -  More

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