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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 102,026 people<2> (see below for details).

South Bend was established in 1831.

The community of 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 lies 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>

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 102,026 people. This is an increase of 0.85% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.35% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, South Bend had a population of 101,168 people (which is 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 (which had 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 have 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.

  • Elkhart [Elkhart County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkhart
    • Elkhart [Elkhart County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of South Bend
    • Estimated population in 2019: 52,358 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkhart
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elkhart<6>
  • Niles [Berrien County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Niles
    • Niles [Berrien County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the north of South Bend
    • Estimated population in 2019: 11,149 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Niles
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Niles<6>
  • Bremen [Marshall County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bremen
    • Bremen [Marshall County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of South Bend
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,474 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bremen have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bremen
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bremen<6>
  • Buchanan [Berrien County]
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    • Buchanan [Berrien County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northwest of South Bend
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,263 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buchanan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buchanan<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Osceola [Saint Joseph County]
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      • Osceola [Saint Joseph County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the east of South Bend
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,484 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Osceola have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osceola
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Osceola<6>
    • Walkerton [Saint Joseph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walkerton
      • Walkerton [Saint Joseph County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of South Bend
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,256 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walkerton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walkerton<6>
    • New Carlisle [Saint Joseph County]
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      • New Carlisle [Saint Joseph County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the west of South Bend
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,095 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Carlisle have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Carlisle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Carlisle<6>
    • North Liberty [Saint Joseph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Liberty
      • North Liberty [Saint Joseph County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of South Bend
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,915 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Liberty
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North Liberty<6>
    • Wakarusa [Elkhart County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wakarusa
      • Wakarusa [Elkhart County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southeast of South Bend
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,850 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wakarusa have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wakarusa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wakarusa<6>
    • Berrien Springs [Berrien County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berrien Springs
      • Berrien Springs [Berrien County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of South Bend
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,727 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Berrien Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berrien Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Berrien Springs<6>

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.

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About Saint Joseph County

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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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Indiana's counties, including Saint Joseph, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for South Bend.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around South Bend - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as South Bend). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether South Bend or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for South Bend includes: 46601, 46604, 46612, 46613, 46614, 46615, 46616, 46619, 46624, 46626, 46628, 46634, 46637, 46660, 46680 & 46699.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- South Bend) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for South Bend. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from South Bend

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in South Bend. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.6766, Longitude: -86.2503    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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