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Population in 2012: 718 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +2.6%
 

Males: 420  (58.6%)
Females: 298  (41.4%)

Median resident age:  46.1 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 18821.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $41,983 (it was $27,708 in 2000)
Great Bend:

$41,983
PA:

$51,230
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,425

Great Bend borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $84,036 (it was $59,200 in 2000)
Great Bend:

$84,036
PA:

$163,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $110,151; Detached houses: $120,092; Townhouses or other attached units: $190,527; In 2-unit structures: $107,259; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $110,082; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $110,082; Mobile homes: $51,784

Median gross rent in 2012: $516.

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  • White alone - 714 (97.3%)
  • Hispanic - 10 (1.4%)
  • Two or more races - 7 (1.0%)
  • Asian alone - 3 (0.4%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Great Bend: 88.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (25.7%), Irish (16.5%), English (14.6%), Polish (8.1%), Italian (5.4%), French (3.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 11/1861

Elevation: 920 feet

Land area: 0.27 square miles.

Population density: 2,679 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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For population 25 years and over in Great Bend:

  • High school or higher: 87.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.2%
  • Unemployed: 10.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Great Bend borough:

  • Never married: 26.6%
  • Now married: 50.3%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 9.8%
  • Divorced: 11.7%

7 residents are foreign born

This borough:  0.8%
Pennsylvania:  6.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,477 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,500 (2.0%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Union, NY (17.3 miles , pop. 56,298).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Newark, NJ (117.8 miles , pop. 273,546).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (129.2 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Hallstead borough, PA (0.9 miles ), New Milford borough, PA (2.6 miles ), Conklin, NY (2.6 miles ), Susquehanna Depot borough, PA (2.7 miles ), Kirkwood, NY (2.9 miles ), Lanesboro borough, PA (2.9 miles ), Windsor, NY (3.0 miles ), Montrose borough, PA (3.4 miles ).

Latitude: 41.97 N, Longitude: 75.74 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 570

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.8%
Pennsylvania:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -5 (-0.7%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (32%)
  • Wholesale trade (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Information (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Carpenters (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Personal appearance workers (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Great Bend-area historical tornado activity is below Pennsylvania state average. It is 36% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/31/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 21.9 miles away from the Great Bend borough center injured 12 people and caused $3 million in damages.

On 6/2/1998, a category F3 tornado 28.0 miles away from the borough center killed 2 people and injured 15 people and caused $2 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Great Bend-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Pennsylvania state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 71.0 miles away from the city center
On 2/3/2001 at 20:15:15, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 88.4 miles away from Great Bend center
On 7/24/2007 at 01:56:48, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 MD, 2.7 LG, Depth: 9.3 mi) earthquake occurred 93.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Susquehanna County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Hurricanes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Great Bend:

  • BARNES-KASSON COUNTY HOSPITAL (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; SUSQUEHANNA, PA)
  • BARNES KASSON CNTY HOSP HHS (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; SUSQUEHANNA, PA)
  • BINGHAMTON PSYCH CENTER (Hospital, provides emergency services, about 12 miles away; BINGHAMTON, NY)

Political contributions by individuals in Great Bend, PA

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

  • SUNY at Binghamton (about 12 miles; Binghamton, NY; Full-time enrollment: 12,914)
  • Broome Community College (about 15 miles; Binghamton, NY; FT enrollment: 4,655)
  • Marywood University (about 38 miles; Scranton, PA; FT enrollment: 2,591)
  • University of Scranton (about 40 miles; Scranton, PA; FT enrollment: 4,839)
  • Tompkins Cortland Community College (about 47 miles; Dryden, NY; FT enrollment: 2,874)
  • SUNY College of Technology at Delhi (about 47 miles; Delhi, NY; FT enrollment: 2,609)
  • SUNY College at Oneonta (about 49 miles; Oneonta, NY; FT enrollment: 5,660)

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Notable location: Great Bend Hose Company 1 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Susquehanna 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 2012: 7.9%

Average household size:
This borough:  2.1 people
Pennsylvania:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This borough:  56.9%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:  10.6%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Great Bend, PA

Great Bend compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Banks with branches in Great Bend (2011 data):

  • NBT Bank, National Association: Great Bend Branch at Route 11 And Mountain View Plaza, branch established on 1973/11/07. Info updated 2012/02/02: Bank assets: $5,558.5 mil, Deposits: $4,381.4 mil, headquarters in Norwich, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 133 total offices, Holding Company: Nbt Bancorp Inc.

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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:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (51%)
  • Electricity (34%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12%)
  • Wood (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Great Bend borough (based on Susquehanna County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 34.57%
Here34.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchGeneral Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesEpiscopal ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents37.4%35.7%6.3%4.0%3.4%
Congregations38.5%15.4%7.7%5.1%9.0%
NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAUnited Church of ChristLutheran ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents3.1%2.4%2.2%1.3%4.2%
Congregations3.8%1.3%1.3%2.6%15.4%
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: 15
Susquehanna County:

3.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Susquehanna County:

3.66 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 28
Here:

6.83 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.9%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Susquehanna County:

25.5%
State:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Susquehanna County:

14.3%
State:

11.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$749
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$1,063
Totals for Government 0$0 2$1,812

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

  • Current Operations - General Public Buildings: $20,000 ($27.86)
    Regular Highways: $16,000 ($22.28)
    General - Other: $15,000 ($20.89)
    Central Staff Services: $10,000 ($13.93)
    Fire Protection: $7,000 ($9.75)
    Parks & Recreation: $4,000 ($5.57)
    Financial Administration: $3,000 ($4.18)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($1.39)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $39,000 ($54.32)

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

  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $14,000 ($19.50)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($1.39)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $13,000 ($18.11)
  • Tax - Property: $41,000 ($57.10)
    NEC: $5,000 ($6.96)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $60,000 ($83.57)

5.05% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($40,383 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.05%
Pennsylvania average:

4.99%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Lackawanna County, PA  1.06% ($32,880 average AGI)
from Broome County, NY  0.58% ($43,229)
from Wyoming County, PA  0.43% ($31,071)


5.39% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($34,119 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.39%
Pennsylvania average:

5.08%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Broome County, NY  0.94% ($31,877 average AGI)
to Lackawanna County, PA  0.91% ($28,180)
to Wyoming County, PA  0.49% ($27,654)

Strongest AM radio stations in Great Bend:

  • WINR (680 AM; 5 kW; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WNBF (1290 AM; 9 kW; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WYOS (1360 AM; 5 kW; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WENE (1430 AM; 5 kW; ENDICOTT, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPEL (1250 AM; daytime; 1 kW; MONTROSE, PA; Owner: MONTROSE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WARM (590 AM; 5 kW; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WABC (770 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • WEBO (1330 AM; 5 kW; OWEGO, NY; Owner: TIOGA MEDIA, INC.)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Great Bend:

  • WCDW (100.5 FM; CONKLIN, NY; Owner: EQUINOX BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WIFF (90.1 FM; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WHWK (98.1 FM; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAAL (99.1 FM; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMXW (103.3 FM; VESTAL, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSKG-FM (89.3 FM; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: WSKG PUB.TELECOMMUNICATIONS COUNCIL)
  • WWYL (104.1 FM; CHENANGO BRIDGE, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKGB-FM (92.5 FM; CONKLIN, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSQX-FM (91.5 FM; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: WSKG PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS CNCL.)
  • W273AB (102.5 FM; OWEGO, NY; Owner: WEBO RADIO, INC.)
  • WPEL-FM (96.5 FM; MONTROSE, PA; Owner: MONTROSE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WIYN (94.7 FM; DEPOSIT, NY; Owner: BANJO COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC.)
  • WMRV-FM (105.7 FM; ENDICOTT, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBBI (107.5 FM; ENDWELL, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLTB (101.7 FM; JOHNSON CITY, NY; Owner: GM BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCWY (107.7 FM; TUNKHANNOCK, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPGP (88.3 FM; TAFTON, PA; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WEZX (106.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: THE SCRANTON TIMES, L.P.)
  • W293AC (106.5 FM; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: MONTROSE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WQFN (100.1 FM; FOREST CITY, PA; Owner: THE SCRANTON TIMES, L.P.)

TV broadcast stations around Great Bend:

  • WSKG-TV (Channel 46; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: WSKG PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COUNCIL)
  • WICZ-TV (Channel 40; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: STAINLESS BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • WBNG-TV (Channel 12; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: TELEVISION STATION GROUP LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • W26BS (Channel 14; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WBPN-LP (Channel 10; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: STAINLESS BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • WIVT (Channel 34; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: CENTRAL NY NEWS, INC.)
  • WBGH-CA (Channel 20; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: CENTRAL NY NEWS, INC.)

Great Bend fatal accident list:

Jul 16, 2002 05:05 PM, Us-11, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
May 24, 1991 11:41 PM, 11, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Nov 8, 1985 11:10 PM, 00010, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 2, Drunken drivers: 2


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 3
Total length: 11 meters (36ft)
Total average daily traffic: 26,900
Total average daily truck traffic: 6,815
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 34,080

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Hallstead, Hickory Knob Rd (Lat: 41.985639 Lon: -75.682417), Type: Tower, Structure height: 33.5 m, Call Sign: WHO330, Licensee ID: L00129200
    Assigned Frequencies: 6197.24 MHz, 6241.71 MHz, 11445.0 MHz, 6212.06 MHz, 6226.89 MHz, 6301.01 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, 6271.36 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 6330.66 MHz... (+6 more)
    Grant Date: 02/27/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 09/07/2007, Certifier: Michael J Shortley Iii
    Registrant: Global Crossing North American Networks, Inc.

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KA3PTG, Licensee ID: L00360221
    Grant Date: 05/23/2001, Expiration Date: 08/20/2011
    Registrant: Louis A Timmermans, Great Bend, PA 18821
  • Call Sign: KA3SDW
    Grant Date: 09/15/1987, Expiration Date: 09/15/1997, Cancellation Date: 09/16/1999
    Registrant: Duane A Benedict, Rd 1 Box 144, Great Bend, PA 18821
  • Call Sign: KB3BC
    Grant Date: 01/09/1990, Expiration Date: 01/09/2000, Cancellation Date: 03/07/2002
    Registrant: James A Peploe, Box 2g Rd 1, Great Bend, PA 18821



Most common first names in Great Bend, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary1373.0 years
Joseph1275.4 years
William1267.7 years
Ruth1181.1 years
John1072.6 years
George882.5 years
Frances881.4 years
Edward864.1 years
Donald770.2 years
Charles772.7 years
Most common last names in Great Bend, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith682.0 years
Abbott564.8 years
Dean483.2 years
Franks475.0 years
Brink470.0 years
Garis480.0 years
Knifer471.1 years
Lord478.5 years
Skiba472.0 years
Bush375.3 years

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