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Welcome to South Bend ...
The city of South Bend is located in Saint Joseph County<1> and is the County Seat for Saint Joseph County.
A typical abbreviation for South Bend: S. Bend
From the Census Estimates for 2019, South Bend has a population of 101,979 people<2> (see below for details).
South Bend is 720 feet [219 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: South Bend lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Note: If you travel west from South Bend (for example, toward La Porte), you will soon leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).
South Bend is within the (574) area code.
The ZIP codes for South Bend: 46601, 46604, 46612-46617, 46619-46620, 46624, 46626, 46628-46629, 46634-46635, 46637, 46660, 46680, 46699<4>
The community of South Bend was established in 1831.
Websites for South Bend ...
Official Website: www.ci.south-bend.in.us/
Junior League: www.jlsouthbend.org/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, South Bend had an population of 101,979 people. This is an increase of 0.8% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.39% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, South Bend had a population of 101,168 people (or 37.9% of the total population of Saint Joseph County). This makes South Bend the county's most populous community.
The population of South Bend represents 1.56% of the total population of Indiana (which has 6,483,802 people), making it the state's 4th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 101,168 people, the population of South Bend decreased 6.14% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 107,789 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for South Bend.
Communities Also Named South Bend ...
Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 13 communities that are also named South Bend - they are located in Arkansas (2), Georgia, Kansas (2), Louisiana, Minnesota, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, Texas (2), Washington and Wyoming.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for South Bend.
Communities near South Bend ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near South Bend.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around South Bend. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for South Bend.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of South Bend. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around South Bend.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around South Bend. Our list includes 49 papers. See our Newspapers Page for South Bend.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for South Bend ...
Looking for more information about South Bend? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for South Bend, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for South Bend.
Adding South Bend to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of South Bend in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for South Bend was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found South Bend on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1908.
For more details, see References and Mentions for South Bend.
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for South Bend: www.ci.south-bend.in.us/
The official website for Saint Joseph County: www.stjosephcountyindiana.com/
The official website for State of Indiana: https://www.in.gov
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This page was last modified/updated: 04 Jun 2023