South Bend, Indiana

South Bend: The most populous city in St. Joseph County, Indiana. It is located on the St. Joseph River in northern Indiana. South Bend is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the University of Notre Dame campus and the South Bend Chocolate Company.


South Bend is a city located in the county of Saint Joseph in the U.S. state of Indiana. Its population at the 2010 census was 101,168 and a population density of 934 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 101,868 inhabitants.

The city was created 159 years ago in 1864.

South Bend is a city in northern Indiana, located along the St. Joseph River near the Michigan border. It's home to around 100,000 residents.

Education and Innovation

South Bend is best known as the home of the University of Notre Dame. The prestigious Catholic university drives much of the economy and innovation in the area. Beyond Notre Dame, South Bend is also home to Ivy Tech Community College and other smaller colleges.

The city has worked to reinvent itself as a hub for technology and entrepreneurship. Efforts include the construction of the Ignition Park tech center and the Renaissance District in downtown.

Manufacturing History

South Bend has a rich manufacturing history, largely led by the Studebaker car company which operated there from the 1920s to 1960s. The Studebaker National Museum commemorates this history. Other major employers have included Honeywell and AM General.

Arts and Culture

When not cheering on the Fighting Irish, residents of South Bend can enjoy cultural attractions like the Morris Performing Arts Center, South Bend Museum of Art, and the East Race Waterway. The city is also home to several festivals like the South by South Bend music festival.

South Bend combines Midwestern charm, innovation, and traditions into a distinctive Northern Indiana city.

South Bend locator map
Location of South Bend on Indiana map.

Quick Facts about South Bend

Population : 101,868 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Indiana (United States)
County : Saint Joseph County
Postal code : 46601, 46624, 46619, 46604, 46680, 46660, 46628, 46699, 46620, 46634, 46612–46617, 46635, 46629, 46637, 46626
Phone Area Codes : 574
Area : 108.3 km2
Official name : South Bend
Altitude : 692 feet / 211 meters
Capital city : South Bend is capital of St. Joseph County
Establishment : January 01, 1865 (159 years ago)
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone, UTC−04:00, UTC−05:00
Local time : 21:15:41 (17th May 2024)
Density : 941 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 0.69% (2010-2020)
City of South Bend  downtown skyline image
City of South Bend downtown skyline
City of South Bend  downtown skyline image


South Bend is located at 41°41'0"N 86°15'0"W (41.6833800, -86.2500100).

South Bend map

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The population of South Bend increased by 0.69% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 101,168 - census
2011 101,224 0.06% estimation process
2012 101,056 -0.17% estimation process
2013 101,226 0.17% estimation process
2014 101,489 0.26% estimation process
2015 101,687 0.19% estimation process
2016 101,996 0.3% estimation process
2017 102,021 0.02% estimation process
2018 101,971 -0.05% estimation process
2019 102,026 0.05% estimation process
2020 101,868 -0.16% estimation process

South Bend zip code is 46601. County name: St. Joseph, County fips: 18141

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People born in South Bend (199)

People born in South Bend, including businessperson and ambassador Ronald Weiser, racing driver Mike Salay, sprinter Leroy Dixon, .


  • George Seaton (American screenwriter, playwright, film director and producer, and theater director) he was born in 17/04/1911
  • Eric F. Wieschaus (American geneticist) he was born in 08/06/1947
  • Michael Alig (American club promoter, murderer and socialite) he was born in 29/04/1966
  • Abraham L. Brick (American politician (1860-1908)) he was born in 27/05/1860
  • Dean Norris (American actor) he was born in 08/04/1963
  • Dolores Fuller (actress, songwriter (1923-2011)) she was born in 10/03/1923
  • Jeremy Leven (Novelist, screenwriter, director, producer) he was born in 01/01/1941
  • Kenneth Rexroth (American poet, writer, anarchist, academic and conscientious objector) he was born in 22/12/1905
  • Ryan Newman (American racecar driver) he was born in 08/12/1977
  • Marcie Free (American rock singer) was born in 12/04/1954
  • Lambert Hillyer (Film director, Screenwriter) he was born in 08/07/1889
  • Dale Messick (cartoonist) she was born in 11/04/1906
  • George Rickey (American artist) he was born in 06/06/1907
  • Jeremy Michael Boorda (United States admiral) he was born in 26/11/1939
  • Clarence Long (American politician) he was born in 11/12/1908
  • Maclyn McCarty (American geneticist) he was born in 09/06/1911
  • Jimmy King (American basketball player) he was born in 09/08/1973
  • Chad Everett (American actor (1937-2012)) he was born in 11/06/1937

Schools in South Bend

College & universities near South Bend, IN

Code Name City ZIP
488776 Radiological Technologies University VT South Bend (IN) 46601-2352
152080 University of Notre Dame Notre Dame (IN) 46556
150774 Holy Cross College Notre Dame (IN) 46556-0308
151342 Indiana University-South Bend South Bend (IN) 46615-7111
152390 Saint Mary's College Notre Dame (IN) 46556

Stations (18)

Amtrak & bus stations near South Bend, IN

Code Name Address Type
SOB South Bend station 2702 West Washington Avenue RAIL
NLS Niles station 598 Dey St. RAIL
EKH Elkhart station 131 Tyler Avenue RAIL
DOA Dowagiac station 200 Depot Drive RAIL
NBM New Buffalo, Michigan 517 South Whittaker Street RAIL

Post offices near South Bend

Post Office Name City ZIP
South Bend Post Office South Bend (IN) 46601
Notre Dam Post Office Notre Dame (IN) 46556
Edison Park Post Office South Bend (IN) 46615
Olive Str Post Office South Bend (IN) 46619
Mishawaka Post Office Mishawaka (IN) 46544

Other places with the same name (4)

Other cities in Saint Joseph County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Saint Joseph County , IN.

City Name Population Title
Mishawaka 50,312 The most populous city in St.
Granger 30,465 Census-designated place in St.
Olive 3,233 Unincorporated community in St.
Gulivoire Park 3,033 Census-designated place in St.
Osceola 2,486 Human settlement in St.
Walkerton 2,250 Town in Indiana, USA
New Carlisle 2,150 Human settlement in St.
North Liberty 1,909 Human settlement in St.
Lakeville 799 Town in Indiana, United States
Roseland 635 Town in Indiana, United States

Distance to Other Cities

South Bend distances to largest Indiana cities