Great Bend is a city located in Barton County Kansas. It is also the county seat of Barton County. With a 2020 population of 14,626, it is the 25th largest city in Kansas and the 2359th largest city in the United States . Great Bend is currently declining at a rate of -1.18% annually and its population has decreased by -8.56% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 15,995 in 2010. Great Bend reached it's highest population of 16,670 in 1960. Spanning over 11 miles, Great Bend has a population density of 1,393 people per square mile.
The average household income in Great Bend is $61,726 with a poverty rate of 19.40%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $655 per month, and the median house value is $95,800. The median age in Great Bend is 36.8 years, 36.3 years for males, and 37.6 years for females.