Great Bend, North Dakota

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Population in 2014: 59 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -50.0%
Males: 32  (55.8%)
Females: 27  (44.2%)
Median resident age:  46.6 years
North Dakota median age:  35.0 years

Zip code: 58039

Estimated median household income in 2016: $32,493 (it was $63,333 in 2000)
Great Bend:

$32,493
ND:

$60,656

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $19,564 (it was $18,723 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $42,770 (it was $45,000 in 2000)
Great Bend:

$42,770
ND:

$184,100

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $59,351; Detached houses: $58,959
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Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Great Bend: 77.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (66.7%), Norwegian (19.0%), German Russian (4.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 975 feet

Land area: 0.57 square miles.

Population density: 104 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Great Bend:

  • High school or higher: 91.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Great Bend city:

  • Never married: 29.0%
  • Now married: 50.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.7%
  • Divorced: 15.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,441 (2.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $741 (1.7%)

Great Bend satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (49.7 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (189.9 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (542.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Hankinson, ND (2.7 miles ), Mantador, ND (2.9 miles) , Mooreton, ND (2.9 miles ), Dwight, ND (3.3 miles) , Fairmount, ND (3.4 miles ), Wahpeton, ND (3.5 miles ), Barney, ND (3.5 miles) , Breckenridge, MN (3.6 miles ).

Latitude: 46.15 N, Longitude: 96.80 W

Area code: 701

Great Bend household income distribution Great Bend home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.4%
North Dakota:

2.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -3 (-2.5%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (50%)
  • Construction (17%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Accommodation and food services (37%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (26%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (11%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (40%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (20%)
  • Transportation occupations (17%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (63%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (5%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)

Average climate in Great Bend, North Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Great Bend-area historical tornado activity is above North Dakota state average. It is 7% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/2/1955, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 24.0 miles away from the Great Bend city center killed 2 people and injured 19 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 7/1/1952, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.1 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Great Bend-area historical earthquake activity is below North Dakota state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 49.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 41.3 miles away from Great Bend center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 184.7 miles away from the city center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 681.2 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 25.4 miles away from Great Bend center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 182.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Richland County (30) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 25
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 26, Storms: 13, Snows: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Great Bend topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Great Bend:

  • ST GERARD'S COMMUNITY OF CARE (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; HANKINSON, ND)
  • RED RIVER HUMAN SERVICES-348 (Hospital, about 12 miles away; WAHPETON, ND)
  • RED RIVER HUMAN SERVICES-821 (Hospital, about 12 miles away; WAHPETON, ND)
  • RICHLAND COUNTY HOME HEALTH AGENCY (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; WAHPETON, ND)
  • RED RIVER HUMAN SERVS-1348 (Hospital, about 13 miles away; WAHPETON, ND)
  • ST CATHERINES LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; WAHPETON, ND)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Great Bend:

  • North Dakota State College of Science (about 13 miles; Wahpeton, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,318)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 36 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 4,863)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 49 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,767)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 50 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 52 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Alexandria Technical & Community College (about 72 miles; Alexandria, MN; FT enrollment: 2,324)
  • Northern State University (about 95 miles; Aberdeen, SD; FT enrollment: 2,203)

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Notable location: Great Bend Fire Department Station (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Richland County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 30.7%
Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
North Dakota:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  58.6%
Whole state:  60.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  10.3%
Whole state:  6.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.4
North Dakota average:

9.6

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

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic4,4237
Mainline Protestant4,34521
Evangelical Protestant2,84216
Other1451
None4,566-
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: 3
Richland County:

1.82 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Richland County:

6.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 13
Here:

7.88 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.90 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.1%
North Dakota:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Richland County:

27.3%
North Dakota:

27.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.9%
State:

13.0%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$85
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$128
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$68
Totals for Government 0$0 7$281

Great Bend government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $8,000 ($135.59)
    Parks & Recreation: $7,000 ($118.64)
    Regular Highways: $5,000 ($84.75)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($16.95)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($16.95)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $11,000 ($186.44)

Great Bend government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Parks & Recreation: $8,000 ($135.59)
    All Other: $4,000 ($67.80)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $7,000 ($118.64)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $5,000 ($84.75)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,000 ($67.80)
    General Support: $2,000 ($33.90)
  • Tax - Property: $4,000 ($67.80)
    NEC: $1,000 ($16.95)

Great Bend government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $28,000 ($474.58)

6.28% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,756 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.28%
North Dakota average:

7.91%

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 Cass County, ND  1.64% ($42,413 average AGI)
from Wilkin County, MN  0.63% ($35,400)
from Burleigh County, ND  0.19% ($73,750)


7.07% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,020 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.07%
North Dakota average:

7.15%

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 Cass County, ND  2.64% ($32,260 average AGI)
to Wilkin County, MN  0.66% ($42,452)
to Burleigh County, ND  0.27% ($32,471)

Strongest AM radio stations in Great Bend:

  • KBRF (1250 AM; 10 kW; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFNW (1200 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KFGO (790 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBMW (1450 AM; 1 kW; BRECKENRIDGE, MN; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WDAY (970 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KVOX (1280 AM; 5 kW; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KQWB (1660 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KJJK (1020 AM; 2 kW; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Great Bend:

  • KLTA (105.1 FM; BRECKENRIDGE, MN; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KFAB-FM (92.7 FM; KINDRED, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KEGK (106.9 FM; WAHPETON, ND; Owner: GUDERIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 2m7ftTotal length
  • 190Total average daily traffic
  • 22Total average daily truck traffic
  • 190Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Great Bend)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • CODY MILLER, 88th St Se And 180th Ave Se (Lat: 46.136222 Lon: -96.629083), Type: Silo, Structure height: 26 m, Overall height: 27 m, Call Sign: WQWR529
    Assigned Frequencies: 10835.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHzGrant Date: 10/29/2015, Expiration Date: 10/29/2025, Certifier: Matt IhlandRegistrant: Red River Rural Telephone Association, 510 Broadway, Abercrombie, ND 58001, Phone: (701) 553-9082, Fax: (701) 553-9099, Email:
  • MS03NP232, 3,100 West Sw From The Intersection Of U.S. Route 81 And Unnamed Road (Lat: 46.151833 Lon: -96.846500), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 97.5 m, Call Sign: WQXH642
    Assigned Frequencies: 11325.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHzGrant Date: 03/08/2016, Expiration Date: 03/08/2026, Certifier: Kyle B EntzRegistrant: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa0209, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (56%)
  • Electricity (33%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (8%)

Great Bend compared to North Dakota state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
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