|Two Or More||3.8%||2.0%||2.4%|
|Less than $10,000||11.4%||6.3%||6.3%|
|$10,000 to $14,999||6.7%||4.6%||4.6%|
|$15,000 to $24,999||13.6%||10.3%||9.3%|
|$25,000 to $34,999||12.6%||10.5%||9.3%|
|$35,000 to $49,999||16.4%||14.3%||12.6%|
|$50,000 to $74,999||17.3%||19.3%||17.5%|
|$75,000 to $99,999||9.5%||13.1%||12.5%|
|$100,000 to $149,999||8.2%||13.3%||14.6%|
|$150,000 to $199,999||2.1%||4.4%||6.3%|
|$200,000 or more||2.1%||3.8%||7.0%|
|< 9th Grade||5.0%||3.0%||6.0%|
|High School / GED||31.0%||34.0%||27.0%|
Agree with south bend. I just moved here because of family. I live in a suburb but most of the commercial activity is in south bend/Mishawaka. People are boorish, uncultured. Work s***s here. Very political and they fire or lay off on a dime. Everyone from retail to mid level corporate have that p****d off attitude like they really don't want to be working here and are doing you a favor just by talking to you. Upper level management are all ganged up trying to save their jobs. Nothing to do here. Still stuck on that 'studebaker' mentality. As in boo hoo, the town went to s**t after studebaker closed factories in the 60's. Most of the south and west portions are run down, derelict, crime ridden. It saddens to see such poverty. White or black.
But it seems to be on the upswing with the new mayor. Resurgent downtown, northern part of sb and granger are good. Elkhart while still blue collar is doing well.
I live in Mishawaka so I know the real South Bend lol
Hey I live in south bend and it isn't that bad
South Bend, home of Notre Dame, is nothing like Notre Dame. It is an aging city with some seedy area. It does offer parks and theater, plus a great library system. I truly enjoyed the visit.
St. Patrick's Park along the St Joe River is a great place to explorer. There are multiple trails, with a clean environment. Downtown offers a variety of shops and a theater.
For me, the lack of sunshine really hits hard. 73 full sunny days. Their idea of party cloudy seems pretty cloudy to me. I have lived in 7 states now and South Bend, area is the most unfriendly I have ever lived. The economy is not good, It looses population every year 3 %. Terrible crime. They did fix up the down town are but once your outside of that it is a lot of blight in the area, dilapidated homes, boarded up. Not a pretty city by any means. It was very hard to find work, mostly a union town, homeless on many streets that hang out by the stoplights and intersections asking for money. I have never seen anything like that in my life.
Notre is cool and some historical housing. Not a good economy is the trouble, and the lack of sun is pretty bad.
Guys it's not that bad and it's actually really LGBT friendly! For one, our Mayor (Pete, you may have heard of him
They have first Fridays downtown every first Friday of a month and those are almost always a great time!
Art beat is a summer street fair held usually the first Friday of July. SUPER fun weekend.
Other fun summer activity's include our WHITE WATER RAFTING! pottery painting, the beautiful river lights, walking at our many parks or college campuses, or enjoying fresh fudge at our huge chocolate store!
The theater community is AMAZING! The Morris performing arts center hosts many professional touring shows and the local South Bend Civic Theater has OUTSTANDING productions and those are just two of the local theaters!
I rest my case.