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Great Bend is a city in Barton County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for a bend in the river
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Kansas named Great Bend. For links to other places called Great Bend, KS, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Great Bend is 38.364N. The longitude is -98.764W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,850 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 14,927.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Great Bend demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Barton County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 67530 ZIP code.
37% of Great Bend residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Great Bend ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Great Bend was $17,085, compared with $21,587 nationally.
18% of Great Bend residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Great Bend, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $297. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $686.
Libraries in Great Bend include Great Bend Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Great Bend include Great Bend Tribune
TV stations in Great Bend include KSNC.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KHCT.
Barton County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Great Bend political report.
The average commute time for Great Bend workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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