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Welcome to Bend ...

The city of Bend is located in Deschutes County and is the County Seat for Deschutes County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Bend has a population of 94,520 people<1> (see below for details).

Bend is 3,640 feet [1,109 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Bend is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Bend lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Bend: (541) and (458)<3>

The ZIP code for Bend: 97701<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bend had a population of 76,639 people (which is 48.59% of the total population of Deschutes County). This makes Bend the county's most populous community.

The population of Bend represents 2% of the total population of Oregon (which has 3,831,074 people), making it the state's 7th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 76,639 people, the population of Bend increased 47.3% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 52,029 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Bend had an population of 94,520 people. This is an increase of 23.33% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 81.67% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Bend.

Communities near Bend ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<5>.

Community   2017
Alfalfa   [Map]   ---   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Crooked River Ranch   [Map]   ---   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Deschutes River Woods   [Map]   ---   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Powell Butte   [Map]   ---   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Redmond   [Map]   30,011   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Sisters   [Map]   2,701   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Bend.

Communities Also Named Bend ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Oregon communities named Bend: This one is located in Deschutes County and the other is located in Crook County.

Beyond Oregon, there are 11 communities that are also named Bend - they are located in Arkansas, British Columbia, California, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, Ohio, South Dakota, Texas and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Bend.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bend. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Bend. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bend. Our list includes 13 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Bend:

Websites for Bend ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bend ...

Looking for more information about Bend? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Bend, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Bend.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People are finding Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Bend. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
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PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
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Auto RentalChiropractors 
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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bend.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bend - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (458) is an overlay for area code (541).

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<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 Bend). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Bend or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in Bend. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bend) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bend. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.0603, Longitude: -121.3024     [Map].

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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