South Bend is a city in Pacific County, Washington, United States. It is the county seat of Pacific County. Take a look below for 10 awesome and fascinating facts about South Bend, Washington, United States.
1. The population was 1,637 as of the 2010 census.
2. The town is widely-known for its oyster production and scenery.
3. South Bend was officially incorporated on September 27, 1890.
4. The name of the city comes from its location on the Willapa River.
5. The county seat was relocated from Oysterville to South Bend in 1893.
6. The Pacific County Courthouse is on the National Register of Historic Places.
7. The old South Bend Courthouse was the site of the first and only execution carried out in Pacific County, when convicted murderer Lum You was hanged in 1902.
8. South Bend is located at 46°39′49″N 123°48′4″W (46.663477, -123.801176) on the Willapa river.
9. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.01 square miles (5.21 km2), of which, 1.63 square miles (4.22 km2) is land and 0.38 square miles (0.98 km2) is water.
10. The median age in the city was 43.9 years. 22.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.7% were from 25 to 44; 26.8% were from 45 to 64; and 21.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.3% male and 49.7% female.