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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.


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Median household income
Local
$30,841
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Great Bend demographic reports
Great Bend is on the Arkansas River
Local festivals include:
  • Barton County Fair - July 11-15, 2007
  • Polka Days - Aug. 17-19, 2007
Dates often change. Check Great Bend web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area
Wildlife: Quivira National Wildlife Refuge

Great Bend attractions: Brit Spaugh Zoo
Historic routes: Santa Fe Trail
Historic sites and museums: Barton County Historical Museum and Village
Colleges and universities: Barton County Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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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.

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Ancestry & family history

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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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Great Bend was $17,085, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

18% of Great Bend residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Great Bend, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $297.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $686.


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Libraries in Great Bend include Great Bend Public Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Great Bend include Great Bend Tribune

TV stations in Great Bend include KSNC.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KHCT.

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Barton County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Great Bend political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Great Bend workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Great Bend include Americas Best Value Inn, Best Western, Days Inn, Great Bend Travelodge, Highland Hotel & Convention Ctr.

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