Great Bend, Kansas

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Population in 2017: 15,344 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -0.0%
 
Males: 7,364  (48.0%)
Females: 7,980  (52.0%)
Median resident age:

38.4 years
Kansas median age:

36.7 years

Zip codes: 67530.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $42,835 (it was $30,841 in 2000)
Great Bend:

$42,835
KS:

$56,422

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $25,117 (it was $17,085 in 2000)

Great Bend city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $108,023 (it was $58,100 in 2000)
Great Bend:

$108,023
KS:

$150,600

Median gross rent in 2017: $644.

March 2019 cost of living index in Great Bend: 75.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 19.3%
(15.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.7% for Black residents, 32.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 44.4% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 30.0% for other race residents, 17.2% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Great Bend, KS (2017)
    • 11,71674.1%White alone
    • 3,41221.6%Hispanic
    • 3892.5%Two or more races
    • 2091.3%Black alone
    • 970.6%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 450.3%Asian alone
    • 300.2%Other race alone
    • 120.08%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists, there were 44 registered sex offenders living in Great Bend, Kansas as of June 04, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Great Bend is 359 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Great Bend by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.4)
1
(6.4)
1
(6.3)
1
(6.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(12.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(13.1)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
7
(45.0)
4
(25.7)
8
(51.3)
18
(114.0)
13
(80.8)
6
(37.1)
14
(88.1)
8
(50.4)
10
(63.3)
7
(44.7)
22
(142.3)
10
(65.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
4
(25.7)
4
(25.7)
1
(6.4)
4
(25.3)
5
(31.1)
6
(37.1)
4
(25.2)
3
(18.9)
3
(19.0)
4
(25.5)
9
(58.2)
6
(39.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
N/AN/A77
(494.1)
72
(455.9)
55
(341.7)
83
(513.2)
56
(352.3)
69
(434.6)
60
(379.7)
49
(312.9)
51
(329.9)
94
(616.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
161
(1,035)
144
(925.3)
110
(705.9)
161
(1,019)
144
(894.6)
140
(865.6)
141
(887.0)
222
(1,398)
157
(993.7)
139
(887.6)
146
(944.4)
131
(859.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
561
(3,608)
560
(3,599)
581
(3,728)
669
(4,236)
576
(3,578)
553
(3,419)
468
(2,944)
626
(3,943)
477
(3,019)
434
(2,771)
501
(3,241)
410
(2,688)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
35
(225.1)
22
(141.4)
28
(179.7)
38
(240.6)
32
(198.8)
32
(197.8)
27
(169.9)
41
(258.3)
39
(246.8)
28
(178.8)
30
(194.1)
36
(236.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
4
(25.7)
7
(45.0)
12
(77.0)
5
(31.7)
2
(12.4)
3
(18.5)
4
(25.2)
5
(31.5)
3
(19.0)
2
(12.8)
5
(32.3)
3
(19.7)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)N/AN/A367.6462.6376.3356.6341.9409.2367.7293.3408.6400.3

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City-data.com crime index in Great Bend, KS

Crime rate in Great Bend detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 37 (33 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.16
Kansas average:

2.20
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Ancestries: German (30.9%), American (8.2%), English (4.5%), Irish (3.1%), Scottish (1.4%), Czech (1.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1849 feet

Land area: 10.6 square miles.

Population density: 1,444 people per square mile   (low).

Great Bend, Kansas map

1,325 residents are foreign born (8.1% Latin America).

This city:

8.4%
Kansas:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,570 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,532 (1.8%)

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)

Latitude: 38.37 N, Longitude: 98.78 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,109 (+7.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 5,031 (67.7%)

Area code: 620

Distribution of median household income in Great Bend, KS in 2017
Distribution of house value in Great Bend, KS in 2017
Great Bend satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2013: 23 buildings, average cost: $99,200
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $250,000
  • 2015: 17 buildings, average cost: $190,800
  • 2016: 9 buildings, average cost: $211,000
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $315,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Great Bend, KS residents
Average permit cost in Great Bend, KS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.8%
Kansas:

3.7%
Historical population in Great Bend, KS
Historical housing units in Great Bend, KS
Most common industries in Great Bend, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (12.1%)
  • Educational services (8.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.6%)
  • Construction (6.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.3%)
  • Public administration (3.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (10.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.9%)
  • Health care (5.3%)
  • Educational services (4.6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (4.4%)
  • Machinery (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (20.0%)
  • Educational services (13.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.4%)
  • Public administration (5.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.9%)
  • Social assistance (4.7%)
Most common occupations in Great Bend, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.0%)
  • Registered nurses (5.5%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)

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 the city 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 Great Bend 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 Great Bend 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 the city 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 (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 8, Winds: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Great Bend topographic map

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)
  • CHERRY VILLAGE (1401 CHERRY LN)
  • GREAT BEND HEALTH AND REHAB CENTER (1560 K 96 HWY)
  • GREAT BEND MANOR (1560 K-96 HWY)
  • RENAL CARE GROUP - GREAT BEND (3904 6TH ST)
  • GOLDEN BELT HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE (3520 LAKIN #105)

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:

  • GREAT BEND HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 2027 MORTON, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Great Bend:

  • GREAT BEND MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 453, Location: 1919 HARRISON, Grades: 7-8)
  • RILEY ELEM (Students: 420, Location: 1515 10TH, Grades: PK-6)
  • JEFFERSON ELEM (Students: 296, Location: 2716 24TH, Grades: KG-6)
  • EISENHOWER ELEM (Students: 289, Location: 1212 GARFIELD, Grades: KG-6)
  • LINCOLN ELEM (Location: 5630 BROADWAY, Grades: KG-6)
  • PARK ELEM (Location: 1801 WILLIAMS, Grades: KG-6)

Private elementary/middle schools in Great Bend:

  • HOLY FAMILY SCHOOL (Students: 203, Location: 4200 BROADWAY AVE, Grades: PK-6)
  • CENTRAL KANSAS CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 95, Location: 215 MCKINLEY ST, Grades: KG-8)
  • GREAT BEND SDA SCHOOL (Students: 7, Location: 7 SW 30 AVE, Grades: TK-7)
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.

Points of interest:

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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

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.

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)
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

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.

For population 15 years and over in Great Bend:

Marital status in Great Bend, KS
  • Never married: 25.9%
  • Now married: 51.5%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 6.6%
  • Divorced: 14.6%

For population 25 years and over in Great Bend:

  • High school or higher: 84.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.6%
  • Unemployed: 4.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.3
Kansas average:

11.1

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Great Bend
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic9,3007
Evangelical Protestant4,80335
Mainline Protestant4,45516
Other3953
Black Protestant1231
None8,598-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs 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
This county:

10.44 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

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%
Kansas:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

47.2%
Kansas:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Great Bend:

42.8%
Kansas:

45.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.6
Kansas:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

23.0%
Kansas:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.6%
State:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Great Bend:

6.8
Kansas:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

33.8%
Kansas:

33.6%

General health condition:
Great Bend:

52.5%
Kansas:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Great Bend:

76.0%
Kansas:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Great Bend, KS Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 30$126,095$50,4380$0
Firefighters 25$103,387$49,6260$0
Parks and Recreation 18$56,121$37,4142$1,774
Sewerage 13$38,564$35,5981$540
Streets and Highways 13$51,250$47,3080$0
Local Libraries 10$23,232$27,8782$1,455
Other and Unallocable 10$30,650$36,7801$1,785
Water Supply 7$20,639$35,3810$0
Judicial and Legal 5$20,132$48,3171$1,891
Fire - Other 5$17,119$41,0860$0
Police - Other 4$9,889$29,6678$2,372
Other Government Administration 4$22,052$66,1563$2,183
Airports 2$8,206$49,2360$0
Financial Administration 2$11,229$67,3740$0
Solid Waste Management 1$3,279$39,3480$0
Totals for Government 149$541,844$43,63818$12,000

Great Bend government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $2,432,000 ($158.50)
    Air Transportation: $1,339,000 ($87.27)
    Regular Highways: $676,000 ($44.06)
    Parks and Recreation: $219,000 ($14.27)
    Water Utilities: $96,000 ($6.26)
    Sewerage: $38,000 ($2.48)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $34,000 ($2.22)
    Libraries: $3,000 ($0.20)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,488,000 ($162.15)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,345,000 ($152.83)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,231,000 ($145.40)
    General - Other: $1,785,000 ($116.33)
    Sewerage: $1,714,000 ($111.70)
    Libraries: $1,605,000 ($104.60)
    Regular Highways: $1,187,000 ($77.36)
    Water Utilities: $935,000 ($60.94)
    Central Staff Services: $863,000 ($56.24)
    Air Transportation: $302,000 ($19.68)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $280,000 ($18.25)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $241,000 ($15.71)
    Natural Resources - Other: $149,000 ($9.71)
    Health - Other: $29,000 ($1.89)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,000 ($0.07)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $265,000 ($17.27)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,754,000 ($309.83)

Great Bend government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,028,000 ($132.17)
    Other: $1,422,000 ($92.67)
    Air Transportation: $142,000 ($9.25)
    Parks and Recreation: $133,000 ($8.67)
    Regular Highways: $73,000 ($4.76)
    Natural Resources - Other: $24,000 ($1.56)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $4,000 ($0.26)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $1,149,000 ($74.88)
    General Local Government Support: $73,000 ($4.76)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $625,000 ($40.73)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $301,000 ($19.62)
    General Revenue - Other: $252,000 ($16.42)
    Donations From Private Sources: $209,000 ($13.62)
    Rents: $181,000 ($11.80)
    Special Assessments: $115,000 ($7.49)
    Sale of Property: $24,000 ($1.56)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,631,000 ($106.30)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $378,000 ($24.64)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $5,963,000 ($388.62)
    Property: $4,737,000 ($308.72)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,396,000 ($90.98)
    Motor Vehicle License: $676,000 ($44.06)
    Other Selective Sales: $470,000 ($30.63)
    Other License: $173,000 ($11.27)

Great Bend government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,381,000 ($546.21)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,859,000 ($447.02)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,998,000 ($130.21)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,998,000 ($130.21)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,522,000 ($99.19)

Great Bend government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $28,061,000 ($1828.79)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,998,000 ($130.21)

4.00% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($35,844 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.00%
Kansas average:

6.44%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Sedgwick County, KS  0.27% ($44,964 average AGI)
from Pawnee County, KS  0.24% ($29,600)
from Stafford County, KS  0.21% ($46,364)


5.44% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($41,899 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.44%
Kansas average:

7.12%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Sedgwick County, KS  0.50% ($33,000 average AGI)
to Pawnee County, KS  0.33% ($24,286)
to Saline County, KS  0.24% ($42,280)
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

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
See more detailed statistics of Great Bend fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 69Number of bridges
  • 656ft / 200mTotal length
  • $5,445,000Total costs
  • 103,923Total average daily traffic
  • 15,151Total average daily truck traffic
  • 128,407Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Great Bend, KS - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 51920-1929
  • 111930-1939
  • 121940-1949
  • 91950-1959
  • 91960-1969
  • 61970-1979
  • 51980-1989
  • 51990-1999
  • 42000-2009
  • 32010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Great Bend, KS
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Great Bend)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 134 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Great Bend, KS)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 32 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 47 (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: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 108 (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)

2005 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2005 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 112. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 155 took place in 2006, and the least - 61 in 2018. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Great Bend, KS When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (47.5%), and Structure Fires (35.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Great Bend, KS
    • 74747.5%Outside Fires
    • 56135.7%Structure Fires
    • 21213.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 523.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Great Bend, KS

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

  • Americas Best Value Inn, 3500 10th St, Great Bend, Kansas 67530 , Phone: (620) 793-8486, Fax: (620) 793-3816
  • Highland Hotel & Convention Center, 3017 10th St, Great Bend, Kansas 67530 , Phone: (620) 792-2431, Fax: (620) 792-5561
  • Travelodge, 3200 10th St, Great Bend, Kansas 67530 , Phone: (620) 792-7219, Fax: (620) 792-1382
  • Comfort Inn, 911 Grant St, Great Bend, Kansas 67530 , Phone: (620) 793-9000, Fax: (620) 603-6326
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 3821 10th St, Great bend, Kansas 67530 , Phone: (620) 603-6565, Fax: (620) 603-6568
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Great Bend, Kansas
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Great Bend, KS
  • 87.2%Utility gas
  • 11.0%Electricity
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Wood
  • 0.1%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Great Bend, KS
  • 67.8%Utility gas
  • 31.2%Electricity
  • 0.4%Other fuel
  • 0.3%Coal or coke
  • 0.2%Wood


Great Bend compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
There are 45 pilots and 14 other airmen in this city.
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