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Welcome to Bend ...

The city of Bend is located in Deschutes County<1> and is the County Seat for Deschutes County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Bend has a population of 100,274 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Bend.

Bend is 3,640 feet [1,109 m] above sea level.<3> 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

Area codes for Bend: (541) & (458)<4>

The ZIP code for Bend: 97701<5>

Websites for Bend ...

Official Website: www.ci.bend.or.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bend had an population of 100,274 people. This is an increase of 30.84% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 92.73% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bend had a population of 76,639 people (or 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 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).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Communities near Bend ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Bend.

  • Redmond (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redmond
    • Redmond lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Bend and is located in Deschutes County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,293 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Redmond have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redmond
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Redmond<8>
  • Deschutes River Woods (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deschutes River Woods
    • Deschutes River Woods lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the southwest of Bend and is located in Deschutes County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deschutes River Woods have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deschutes River Woods
  • Tumalo (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tumalo
    • Tumalo lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the north of Bend and is located in Deschutes County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tumalo
  • Sunriver (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
  • Alfalfa (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
  • Three Rivers (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Three Rivers
    • Three Rivers lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southwest of Bend and is located in Deschutes County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Three Rivers have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Three Rivers
  • Powell Butte (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
  • Sisters (20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sisters
    • Sisters lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<6> to the northwest of Bend and is located in Deschutes County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,811 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sisters
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sisters<8>
  • Terrebonne (21 miles [33.8 km] to the north)
  • Millican (22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast) - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millican
    • Millican was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<6> to the southeast of Bend and is located in Deschutes County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millican have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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 Bend. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Bend.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Bend.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bend. Our list includes 13 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Bend.

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 can read an overview with links that will help you 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.

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About Deschutes County

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The official website for Bend: www.ci.bend.or.us/

The official website for Deschutes County: www.co.deschutes.or.us/

The official website for State of Oregon: https://www.oregon.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Oregon's counties, including Deschutes, 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 Bend.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bend - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (458) is an overlay for area code (541).
<5>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).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BendOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bend. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.0603, Longitude: -121.3024    
<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.
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

 

 


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