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Overview

Introduction to North Bend, Oregon

North Bend, Oregon, in Coos county, is 72 miles SW of Eugene, Oregon and 165 miles SW of Portland, Oregon. The city has a population of 9,544.

North Bend History

North Bend was originally known as "Yarrow." It is not clear where the name originated from, but many believe it came from the flowering plant, while others believe it was named after a river in Scotland. North Bend was incorporated as a city in 1903.

North Bend and nearby Attractions

  • Coos Art Museum
  • Geisel Monument State Heritage Site
  • Bullards Beach State Park

Things To Do In North Bend

North Bend and surrounding area has many parks, including Simpson Park, Boynton Park, Ferry Road Park and Shore Acres State Park. Visitors can go to the Coos County Historical Society Museum and the Coos Art Museum. The Geisel Monument State Heritage Site can also be visited from North Bend.

North Bend Transportation

Air transportation is available from Lakeside State Airport.

North Bend Higher Education

Higher education is available from Rogue Community College, Lane Community College and the University of Oregon, all located nearby.

People

Total Population 9,583
Male Share of the Population 49%
Female Share of the Population 51%
Senior Citizens 18.8%
Employed Population 16+ 3,796
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 49%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 22.9%
Median Earnings25+ $30,390
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,529
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,104

Wealth

Median Family Income $55,083
% Above Poverty Level 86.8%
% Below Poverty Level 13.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 14 minutes
% Working from Home 2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6%
% Using Public Transportation 1.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 32.3%
Median Gross Rent $704
Median House Value $165,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 24.7%
US/American 0%
English 10.8%
Irish 14.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

North Bend Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 72 miles SW of Eugene, Oregon (center to center)
Nearest Large City 165 miles SW of Portland, Oregon
County Coos
Standard Zip Codes 97459
Phone Area Codes 541
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.406
Longitude -124.223

North Bend Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station NORTH BEND AP
Distance 1.5 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 53 F
Apr Temp 43 to 57 F
Jul Temp 53 to 67 F
Oct Temp 46 to 63 F
Annual Precip 64.4 inches
Station COQUILLE CITY
Distance 15.5 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 53 F
Apr Temp 40 to 59 F
Jul Temp 50 to 71 F
Oct Temp 42 to 66 F
Annual Precip 55.5 inches
Station BANDON 2 NNE
Distance 19.9 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 54 F
Apr Temp 41 to 58 F
Jul Temp 51 to 67 F
Oct Temp 44 to 64 F
Annual Precip 59.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bandon 3,070 $43,315
Coos Bay 16,062 $48,945
Coquille 3,846 $35,758
Lakeside 1,539 $46,920
Myrtle Point 2,495 $46,607
Reedsport 4,111 $38,516

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

North Bend Public Libraries

Library
North Bend Public Library
1800 SHERMAN
North Bend, Oregon
(541) 756-0400
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North Bend High Schools

NORTH BEND SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
2323 PACIFIC AVE
541-756-8328
Serves 736 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.7

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