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Great Bend, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Great Bend had a population of 15,425 as of July 1, 2019. Great Bend ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Great Bend is located at latitude 38.3645 and longitude -98.7648 in Barton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Great Bend encompass a land area of 10.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0.11 sq. miles. Barton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,850 feet.

The City of Great Bend (GNIS ID: 485584) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Great Bend: Greatbend.

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Great Bend, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Great Bend, KS Housing Affordability Index is 215
State of Kansas Housing Affordability Index is 158
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Great Bend, KS Wealth Index is 56
State of Kansas Wealth Index is 85
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 15,425 (100%)
Population in Households 15,070 (97.7%)
Population in Families 11,780 (76.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 355 ( 2.3%)
Population Density 1,469
Diversity Index2 57
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $42,592
Average Household Income $58,351
Per Capita Income $23,572
Wealth Index4 56

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 7,119 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,738 (52.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,489 (35.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 893 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $87,664
Housing Affordability Index3 215
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 6,226
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 3,857
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.46% -0.68%
Households -0.49% -0.71%
Families -0.56% -0.77%
Median Household Income   1.58%
Per Capita Income   1.92%

Great Bend, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Great Bend to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 25 96th
Population Density # 109 84th
Diversity Index # 40 94th
Median Household Income # 552 18th
Per Capita Income # 520 23rd

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