About This Place
North Bend is a city in Coos County, Oregon, in the United States with an estimated population is 9,855 (as of 2010). North Bend is surrounded on three sides by Coos Bay, an S-shaped water inlet and estuary where the Coos River enters Coos Bay on the Pacific Ocean, and borders the city of Coos Bay, Oregon to the south. North Bend became an incorporated city in 1903.
According to the United States Census Bureau, North Bend's total geographic area is 5.1 square miles (13.1 km²), with 3.9 square miles (10.1 km²) of land and 1.2 square miles (3.0 km²), (23.08%) of water.
Before Europeans visited the Oregon coast, Native American tribes claimed the Coos Bay region as their homeland for thousands of years. Members of the Coos, Lower Umpqua, Siuslaw and Coquille tribes lived, fished, hunted and gathered along Coos Bay and its estuaries, along rivers, and in meadows and forests.