Great Bend, Kansas

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Population in 2013: 15,901 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +3.6%
 
Males: 7,712  (48.5%)
Females: 8,189  (51.5%)
Median resident age:  36.7 years
Kansas median age:  32.8 years

Zip codes: 67530.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $42,811 (it was $30,841 in 2000)
Great Bend:

$42,811
KS:

$50,241
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $25,444 (it was $17,085 in 2000)

Great Bend city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $79,959 (it was $58,100 in 2000)
Great Bend:

$79,959
KS:

$130,100
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $79,578; Detached houses: $82,601; Townhouses or other attached units: $128,464; In 2-unit structures: $90,409; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $45,935; Mobile homes: $17,708

Median gross rent in 2012: $539.

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  • White alone - 12,011 (74.7%)
  • Hispanic - 3,455 (21.5%)
  • Black alone - 338 (2.1%)
  • Two or more races - 269 (1.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 20 (0.1%)
  • Asian alone - 9 (0.06%)
  • Other race alone - 5 (0.03%)

Races in Great Bend detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Great Bend: 79.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (33.0%), Irish (8.9%), English (8.3%), United States (5.6%), French (2.0%), Dutch (1.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1849 feet

Land area: 10.6 square miles.

Population density: 1,496 people per square mile   (low).

Great Bend,KS real estate house value index trend

Great Bend, Kansas map

For population 25 years and over in Great Bend:

  • High school or higher: 82.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.7%
  • Unemployed: 4.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Great Bend city:

  • Never married: 23.8%
  • Now married: 53.3%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 7.4%
  • Divorced: 13.0%

1,671 residents are foreign born

This city:  10.4%
Kansas:  6.5%



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists there were 47 registered sex offenders living in Great Bend, Kansas as of July 05, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Great Bend to the number of sex offenders is 339 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,288 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,330 (1.9%)

Great Bend satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wichita, KS (91.5 miles , pop. 344,284).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (400.9 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Hoisington, KS (3.2 miles ), Ellinwood, KS (3.3 miles ), Seward, KS (3.6 miles) , Pawnee Rock, KS (3.6 miles ), Olmitz, KS (3.7 miles) , Albert, KS (3.8 miles) , Radium, KS (3.8 miles) , Odin, KS (4.1 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 6 buildings, average cost: $82,400
  • 1998: 9 buildings, average cost: $118,900
  • 1999: 38 buildings, average cost: $70,600
  • 2000: 11 buildings, average cost: $117,800
  • 2001: 11 buildings, average cost: $119,900
  • 2002: 19 buildings, average cost: $74,800
  • 2003: 14 buildings, average cost: $138,200
  • 2004: 17 buildings, average cost: $88,700
  • 2005: 49 buildings, average cost: $109,300
  • 2006: 18 buildings, average cost: $143,100
  • 2007: 24 buildings, average cost: $121,700
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $165,000
  • 2009: 6 buildings, average cost: $280,300
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $218,300
  • 2011: 5 buildings, average cost: $219,000
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $275,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 38.37 N, Longitude: 98.78 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,410 (+8.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 5,194 (69.4%)

Area code: 620

Great Bend household income distribution Great Bend home values distribution

Crime rates in Great Bend by Year
Type 2006 2007 2008 2010 2011 2012
Murders 011110
per 100,000 0.06.46.46.36.20.0
Rapes 74818136
per 100,000 45.025.751.3114.080.837.1
Robberies 441456
per 100,000 25.725.76.425.331.137.1
Assaults N/AN/A77725583
per 100,000 N/AN/A494.1455.9341.7513.2
Burglaries 161144110161144140
per 100,000 1035.4925.3705.91019.4894.6865.6
Thefts 561560581669576553
per 100,000 3607.93598.53728.44235.83578.33419.1
Auto thefts 352228383232
per 100,000 225.1141.4179.7240.6198.8197.8
Arson 4712523
per 100,000 25.745.077.031.712.418.5
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 283.0) N/AN/A376.8474.2385.7365.5

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Great Bend detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 35 (30 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.85
Kansas average:

2.68
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.4%
Kansas:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -215 (-1.4%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

Work and jobs in Great Bend: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Great Bend, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Great Bend-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kansas state average. It is 112% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/4/1950, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 5.8 miles away from the Great Bend city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/21/2001, a category F4 tornado 9.3 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 28 people and caused $43 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Great Bend-area historical earthquake activity is near Kansas state average. It is 61% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 166.5 miles away from the city center
On 9/15/1995 at 00:31:33, a magnitude 4.1 (3.8 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 103.6 miles away from Great Bend center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 385.6 miles away from the city center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 342.9 miles away from the city center
On 5/30/1991 at 22:07:44, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 66.7 miles away from Great Bend center
On 7/15/1992 at 02:56:40, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 49.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Barton County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Great Bend topographic map

Birthplace of: Jerry Moran - Politician, Philip Anschutz - (1939- ), railroad executive, Karrin Allyson - Jazz singer, Roy Stryker - Civil servant, Steve Crosby - Football player and coach, Damian Johnson (American football) - Football player.

Hospitals and medical centers in Great Bend:

  • CENTRAL KANSAS MEDICAL CENTER (provides emergency services, 3515 BROADWAY ST)
  • GREAT BEND REGIONAL HOSPITAL (Proprietary, provides emergency services, 514 CLEVELAND STREET)
  • RENAL CARE GROUP - GREAT BEND (3904 6TH ST)
  • GOLDEN BELT HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE (3520 LAKIN #105)
  • CHERRY VILLAGE (1401 CHERRY LN)
  • GREAT BEND HEALTH AND REHAB CENTER (1560 K 96 HWY)
  • GREAT BEND MANOR (1560 K-96 HWY)

Airports located in Great Bend:

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College/University in Great Bend:

  • Barton County Community College (Full-time enrollment: 4,108; Location: 245 NE 30th Road; Public; Website: www.bartonccc.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Great Bend:

  • Fort Hays State University (about 47 miles; Hays, KS; Full-time enrollment: 8,728)
  • Hutchinson Community College (about 52 miles; Hutchinson, KS; FT enrollment: 4,174)
  • Newman University (about 91 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,066)
  • Friends University (about 91 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,024)
  • Wichita Technical Institute (about 91 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,015)
  • Wichita State University (about 93 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 11,743)
  • Wichita Area Technical College (about 95 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,220)

Public high school in Great Bend:

Public elementary/middle schools in Great Bend:

Private elementary/middle schools in Great Bend:

  • HOLY FAMILY SCHOOL (Students: 216; Location: 4200 BROADWAY AVE; Grades: PK - 6)
  • CENTRAL KANSAS CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 84; Location: 215 MCKINLEY ST; Grades: KG - 8)
  • GREAT BEND SDA SCHOOL (Students: 18; Location: 7 SW 30TH AVE; Grades: 1 - 8)
See full list of schools located in Great Bend

Library in Great Bend:

  • GREAT BEND PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $635,549; Location: 1409 WILLIAMS; 103,336 books; 2,082 audio materials; 3,845 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 30 state licensed databases; 134 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Berean Christian School closed a few years ago. It merged with Grace Academy, and is now called Central Kansas Christian Academy and is located at 215 McKinley, Great Bend, KS.

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Notable locations in Great Bend: Stoneridge Golf Club (A), Great Bend Water Treatment Facility (B), Wetlands at Great Bend Aquatic Facility (C), Sunflower Rod and Custom Association Dragstrip (D), Great Bend Zoo (E), Great Bend Co - Operative Association Grain Elevator Number 1 (F), Great Bend Plaza (G), Kansas Highway Patrol Troop F - Barton (H), Kansas Bureau of Investigations (I), Barton County Attorney's Office (J), Great Bend Police Department (K), Barton County Sheriff's Department (L), Barton County Courthouse (M), Great Bend Public Library (N), Barton County Sheriff's Department Jail (O), Great Bend Fire Department Station 3 (P), Great Bend Fire / Emergency Medical Services Department Station 2 (Q), Great Bend Fire / Emergency Medical Services Department Station 1 (R), Barton County Health Department (S), Barton Arts Center (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Westgate Shopping Center (1), Village Mall (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Great Bend include: Cornerstone Fellowship (A), Eastside Southern Baptist Church (B), Myers Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church (C), Extreme Hope Christian Fellowship (D), Foundry Methodist Church (E), Trinity United Methodist Church (F), Grace Community Church (G), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (H), Central Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Great Bend Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Great Bend include: Veterans Memorial Park (1), Heizer Park (2), Brit Spaugh Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Barton County Historical Society (Museums; 85 South Highway 281) (1), Kansas Oil & Gas Museum (5944 10th Street) (2), Dial A Story (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 1409 Williams Street) (3), BRIT Spaugh Zoo (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; City Park) (4). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Super 8 Motel of Great Bend (3500 10th Street) (1), Best Western Angus Inn (2920 10th Street) (2), Highland Hotel & Convention Center (3017 10th Street) (3), Perkins Family Restaurant & Bakery - Angus Inn Motel (2920 10th Street) (4), Economy Inn (1015 10th Street) (5), Airliner Motel (4200 10th Street) (6), Days Inn (4701 10th Street) (7), Baltzell Motel (705 10th Street) (8), Great Bend Super 8 Motel (3500 10th St) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Barton County - Clerk of District Court (1400 Main Street) (1), Barton County - Associate District Judge- District Court (1400 Main Street) (2), Barton County - District Judge- District Court (1400 Main Street) (3), Barton County - Traffic Court- District Court (1400 Main Street) (4), Barton County - Court Services Probation (1806 12th Street) (5). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Barton County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Great Bend and their reported violations in the past:

GREAT BEND, CITY OF (Population served: 15,923, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance Meeting conducted (SEP-29-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-29-2010), St Public Notif requested (SEP-29-2010), St Public Notif received (OCT-14-2010), St Compliance achieved (OCT-31-2010), St Public Notif received (NOV-09-2010)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In SEP-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance Meeting conducted (SEP-29-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-29-2010), St Public Notif requested (SEP-29-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-29-2010), St Compliance achieved (OCT-31-2010), St Compliance Meeting conducted (NOV-01-2010), St Public Notif received (NOV-09-2010), St Compliance achieved (NOV-09-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAR-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance Meeting conducted (MAR-15-2010), St Public Notif requested (MAR-22-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-22-2010), St Public Notif received (APR-19-2010), St Compliance achieved (APR-30-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-29-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-29-2006), St Public Notif received (JAN-22-2007), St Compliance achieved (JAN-31-2007)
BARTON CO RWD 2 (Population served: 344, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-18-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-18-2013), St Tech Assistance Visit (SEP-20-2013), St Compliance achieved (OCT-31-2013), St Public Notif received (APR-21-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-30-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-30-2013), St Tech Assistance Visit (SEP-20-2013), St Compliance achieved (OCT-31-2013), St Public Notif received (APR-21-2014)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In AUG-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-30-2010), St Compliance Meeting conducted (SEP-08-2010), St Public Notif requested (SEP-16-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-16-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2010), St Public Notif received (OCT-04-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-30-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-30-2010), St Compliance Meeting conducted (SEP-08-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-16-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2010), St Public Notif received (OCT-04-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
BARTON HILLS ADDITION (Population served: 176, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-18-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-18-2013), St Tech Assistance Visit (SEP-20-2013), St Compliance achieved (OCT-31-2013), St Public Notif received (MAR-24-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-30-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-30-2013), St Tech Assistance Visit (SEP-20-2013), St Compliance achieved (OCT-31-2013), St Public Notif received (MAR-24-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-30-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-30-2010), St Compliance Meeting conducted (SEP-08-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2010), St Public Notif received (OCT-08-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Great Bend that have no violations reported:

  • BARTON COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Population served: 1,000, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 18.4%
(12.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 36.2% for Black residents, 39.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 57.1% for American Indian residents, 40.0% for other race residents, 19.1% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Kansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  62.3%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.4%
Whole state:  5.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Great Bend in 2010:

  • 202 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 73 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 65 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 10 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 10 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 7 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Great Bend in 2000:

  • 240 people in nursing homes
  • 65 people in religious group quarters
  • 43 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 6 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 3 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 3 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 3 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Great Bend, Kansas environmental map by EPA

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Great Bend compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.

Banks with branches in Great Bend (2011 data):

  • Landmark National Bank: Westgate Facility Branch at 5200 Broadway, branch established on 1975/03/31; Great Bend Branch at 1623 Main Street, branch established on 1950/12/09. Info updated 2009/05/13: Bank assets: $596.4 mil, Deposits: $456.0 mil, headquarters in Manhattan, KS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 21 total offices, Holding Company: Landmark Bancorp, Inc.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Great Bend Drive-In Branch at 2223 Broadway, branch established on 1961/07/17; Great Bend Branch at 2006 Broadway, branch established on 1910/07/29. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • American State Bank & Trust Company: West Bank Branch at 725 Mckinley, branch established on 2002/04/08; at 1321 Main Street, branch established on 2001/04/20. Info updated 2008/07/03: Bank assets: $322.0 mil, Deposits: $231.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: American State Bancshares, Inc.
  • Community Bank of the Midwest: Dillons Store Branch at 4017 10th Street, branch established on 2001/11/05; Community Bank Of The Midwest at 2220 Broadway, branch established on 1920/10/20. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $130.5 mil, Deposits: $120.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Midwest Community Bancshares, Inc.
  • Farmers Bank & Trust, National Association: at 1017 Harrison Street, branch established on 1907/08/01; Great Bend Branch at 1612 Main Street, branch established on 1993/07/15. Info updated 2011/07/22: Bank assets: $648.9 mil, Deposits: $454.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Farmers Enterprises, Inc.
  • First Kansas Bank: Great Bend Branch at 4001 10th Street, branch established on 1997/11/03. Info updated 2010/09/29: Bank assets: $103.4 mil, Deposits: $82.2 mil, headquarters in Hoisington, KS, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Ottawa Bancshares, Inc.
  • Bank of the West: Great Bend at 1222 Kansas Avenue, branch established on 1934/01/01. Info updated 2009/11/16: Bank assets: $62,408.3 mil, Deposits: $43,995.2 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, 647 total offices, Holding Company: Bnp Paribas
  • Sunflower Bank, National Association: Great Bend Office Branch at 3600 10th Street, branch established on 1987/06/30. Info updated 2011/09/20: Bank assets: $1,733.8 mil, Deposits: $1,299.6 mil, headquarters in Salina, KS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 34 total offices, Holding Company: Sunflower Financial, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Great Bend, Kansas:

  • Inn 4 Less, 4701 10TH, Great Bend, KS 67530 , Phone: (620) 792-8235
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 3500 10th St, Great Bend, KS 67530 , Phone: (620) 793-8486, Fax: (620) 793-3816
  • Highland Hotel & Convention Center, 3017 10th St, Great Bend, KS 67530 , Phone: (620) 792-2431, Fax: (620) 792-5561
  • Travelodge, 3200 10th St, Great Bend, KS 67530 , Phone: (620) 792-7219, Fax: (620) 792-1382
  • Best Western Angus Inn, 2920 10TH St, Great Bend, KS 67530 , Phone: (620) 792-3541, Fax: (620) 792-8621
  • Comfort Inn, 911 Grant St, Great Bend, KS 67530 , Phone: (620) 793-9000, Fax: (620) 603-6326
All 6 fire-safe hotels and motels in Great Bend, Kansas

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Great Bend travel time to work - commute Great Bend mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (88%)
  • Electricity (12%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Great Bend city (based on Barton County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 75.44%
Here: 75.4%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaSouthern Baptist ConventionLutheran Church
Adherents45.0%11.2%8.2%6.7%4.5%
Congregations12.5%16.1%7.1%8.9%7.1%
NameChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Assemblies of GodAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAUnited Church of ChristOther
Adherents3.8%2.8%2.5%2.5%12.7%
Congregations3.6%3.6%1.8%3.6%35.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Barton County:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Barton County:

3.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 29
Here:

10.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.2%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Barton County:

30.3%
Kansas:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.1%
State:

13.4%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$5,595$33,5700$0
Other Government Administration 3$16,736$66,9441$208
Judicial and Legal 4$17,781$53,3432$3,184
Police Protection - Officers 26$128,049$59,1000$0
Police - Other 5$11,444$27,4666$1,997
Firefighters 25$97,241$46,6763$615
Fire - Other 4$12,870$38,6100$0
Streets and Highways 13$44,831$41,3821$1,851
Airports 2$7,191$43,1460$0
Solid Waste Management 1$2,951$35,4120$0
Sewerage 13$38,778$35,7951$1,328
Parks and Recreation 19$56,298$35,5575$4,541
Water Supply 4$10,950$32,8500$0
Local Libraries 9$20,364$27,1523$1,627
Other and Unallocable 14$46,408$39,7781$1,630
Totals for Government 144$517,487$43,12423$16,981

Great Bend government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $4,695,000 ($295.26)
    Regular Highways: $260,000 ($16.35)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,750,000 ($110.06)
    General - Other: $1,694,000 ($106.53)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,600,000 ($100.62)
    Sewerage: $1,298,000 ($81.63)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,254,000 ($78.86)
    Regular Highways: $919,000 ($57.80)
    Water Utilities: $777,000 ($48.86)
    Libraries: $427,000 ($26.85)
    Central Staff Services: $387,000 ($24.34)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $118,000 ($7.42)
    Natural Resources - Other: $116,000 ($7.30)
    Air Transportation: $99,000 ($6.23)
    Health - Other: $30,000 ($1.89)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $397,000 ($24.97)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $41,000 ($2.58)
    Air Transportation: $21,000 ($1.32)
    Water Utilities: $2,000 ($0.13)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,895,000 ($119.17)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $73,000 ($4.59)

Great Bend government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,548,000 ($97.35)
    All Other: $721,000 ($45.34)
    Air Transportation: $155,000 ($9.75)
    Parks and Recreation: $131,000 ($8.24)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $37,000 ($2.33)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,790,000 ($112.57)
    All Other: $27,000 ($1.70)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $618,000 ($38.87)
    Interest Earnings: $431,000 ($27.11)
    Fines and Forfeits: $344,000 ($21.63)
    Donations From Private Sources: $32,000 ($2.01)
    Sale of Property: $15,000 ($0.94)
    Rents: $8,000 ($0.50)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,603,000 ($100.81)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $509,000 ($32.01)
    All Other: $414,000 ($26.04)
    General Local Government Support: $106,000 ($6.67)
  • Tax - Property: $3,496,000 ($219.86)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,559,000 ($98.04)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,143,000 ($71.88)
    Other Selective Sales: $136,000 ($8.55)
    Other License: $86,000 ($5.41)

Great Bend government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,011,000 ($755.36)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,701,000 ($735.87)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,075,000 ($67.61)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $765,000 ($48.11)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $1,550,000 ($97.48)

Great Bend government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,476,000 ($847.49)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $254,000 ($15.97)

5.00% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,799 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.00%
Kansas average:

6.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Reno County, KS  0.31% ($26,719 average AGI)
from Pawnee County, KS  0.25% ($35,923)
from Sedgwick County, KS  0.22% ($24,478)


5.51% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,746 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.51%
Kansas average:

6.89%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Sedgwick County, KS  0.57% ($31,683 average AGI)
to Ellis County, KS  0.29% ($26,226)
to Pawnee County, KS  0.26% ($30,852)

Strongest AM radio stations in Great Bend:

  • KVGB (1590 AM; 5 kW; GREAT BEND, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO INC.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KWLS (1290 AM; 5 kW; PRATT, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KNNS (1510 AM; daytime; 1 kW; LARNED, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KFTI (1070 AM; 10 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFRM (550 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: TAYLOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KSAL (1150 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: EBC INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Great Bend:

  • K201DG (88.1 FM; GREAT BEND, KS; Owner: FLORIDA PUBLIC RADIO, INC)
  • KVGB-FM (104.3 FM; GREAT BEND, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KWBI (91.9 FM; GREAT BEND, KS; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KBDA (89.7 FM; GREAT BEND, KS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KHOK (100.7 FM; HOISINGTON, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KHCT (90.9 FM; GREAT BEND, KS; Owner: HUTCHINSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • K217EN (91.3 FM; GREAT BEND, KS; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KZLS (107.9 FM; GREAT BEND, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KBGL (106.9 FM; LARNED, KS; Owner: HULL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KHMY (93.1 FM; PRATT, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KPRD (88.9 FM; HAYS, KS; Owner: THE PRAISE NETWORK INC.)
  • KGGG (94.7 FM; STERLING, KS; Owner: AD ASTRA PER ASPERA BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KGTR (96.7 FM; LARNED, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Great Bend:

  • KSNC (Channel 2; GREAT BEND, KS; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION OF WICHITA)
  • K30GD (Channel 30; GREAT BEND, KS; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • KOOD (Channel 9; HAYS, KS; Owner: SMOKY HILLS PUBLIC TELEVISION CORP.)
  • KBDK (Channel 14; HOISINGTON, KS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KSCC-LP (Channel 14; GREAT BEND, KS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Great Bend fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 6
Total length: 7 meters (23ft)
Total costs: $96,000
Total average daily traffic: 17,960
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,927
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 19,480
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Great Bend)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 109 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Great Bend, KS)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 36 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 99 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Great Bend)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 41 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Great Bend)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 155
  • Hazardous Condition: 69
  • Service Call: 8
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Great Bend

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Great Bend, KS
Most common first names in Great Bend, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary13978.6 years
William12176.0 years
John10976.3 years
Robert7869.7 years
George7677.3 years
James6972.8 years
Charles6677.7 years
Helen5983.1 years
Frank5378.0 years
Margaret5182.3 years
Most common last names in Great Bend, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller7376.7 years
Smith6876.2 years
Johnson5073.7 years
Brown3276.3 years
Williams2976.9 years
Moore2679.1 years
Wilson2574.2 years
Unruh2479.1 years
Brack2374.4 years
Murphy2177.9 years
Businesses in Great Bend, KS
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Applebee's1Maurices1
Arby's1McDonald's1
AutoZone1New Balance2
Best Western1Nike3
Burger King1Payless1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut2
Comfort Inn1RadioShack1
Curves1SONIC Drive-In1
Dairy Queen1Sears1
FedEx2Subway2
Ford1Taco Bell1
GameStop1Travelodge1
Goodwill6True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
JCPenney1UPS8
KFC1Vans1
Kincaid1Verizon Wireless1
Kroger4Walgreens1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
Long John Silver's1Wendy's1

Great Bend on our top lists:

  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Farm supplies merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Farm product raw material merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Machinery, equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Mining (population 5,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average wind speeds"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Machinery, equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in religious group quarters"
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  • Phillip John Martin (1)
  • Herbert Andrew Harms (1)

Total of 8 patent applications in 2008-2015.



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