Great Bend, Kansas Population 2021

14,626
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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.

Great Bend Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Great Bend was:

  • White: 92.88%
  • Two or more races: 2.30%
  • Other race: 1.72%
  • Native American: 1.30%
  • Black or African American: 1.17%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.40%
  • Asian: 0.24%
The current population of Great Bend, Kansas is 14,626 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 15,148.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 15,995.

Great Bend, Kansas Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202125,223-278-1.10%
202025,501-278-1.09%
201925,779-278-1.08%
201826,057-337-1.29%
201726,394-484-1.83%
201626,878-281-1.05%
201527,159-175-0.64%
201427,334-109-0.40%
201327,443-77-0.28%
201227,520-177-0.64%
201127,697220.08%
201027,6750.00%

Great Bend Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White14,26592.88%
Two or More Races3532.30%
Some Other Race2641.72%
American Indian and Alaska Native1991.30%
Black or African American1791.17%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander610.40%
Asian370.24%
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Great Bend Population by Race

Great Bend Population Pyramid $2021

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Great Bend Median Age

36.8


Total

36.3


Male

37.6


Female

Great Bend Adults

There are 11,421 adults, (2,563 of whom are seniors) in Great Bend.

Great Bend Age Dependency

73.4

Age Dependency Ratio

28.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Great Bend Sex Ratio

Female

7,953

51.78%

Male

7,405

48.22%

Great Bend Population by Age

Great Bend Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Great Bend Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.1%17.9%
All63.3%36.7%
Male54.5%45.5%
Non Family50.6%49.4%
Female30.3%69.7%

63.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Great Bend Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,1422.4563.3
Married2,8083.0982.1
Non Family2,3721.2350.6
Female5973.7730.3
Male3653.2754.5

3.08

Average Family Size

2.45

Average Household Size

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Great Bend Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6065.99%
9th to 12th Grade6146.07%
High School Graduate3,28032.44%
Some College2,35223.26%
Associates Degree1,27812.64%
Bachelors Degree1,43414.18%
Graduate Degree5465.40%
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Great Bend Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Great Bend Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White8,2087,6171,764
Hispanic1,5531,002155
Other Race14639
Native American13710443
Black134107
2+ Races928033
Islander6161
Asian161010

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 62.50%.

Great Bend Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,346$45,000$26,843
Less Than 9th Grade$32,200$40,982$
High School Graduate$26,634$33,844$22,167
Some College$32,724$50,121$23,575
Bachelors Degree$45,833$51,658$43,024
Graduate Degree$61,442$64,083$60,833

$35,346

Average Earnings

$45,000

Average Male

$26,843

Average Female

Great Bend Earnings by Educational Attainment

Great Bend Language by Age

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Great Bend Language

83.73% of Great Bend residents speak only English, while 16.27% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 15.25% of the population.

Great Bend Language

Great Bend Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White10,9882,02218.40%
Hispanic3,34071521.41%
Multiple3296118.54%
Islander6161100.00%
Native1952914.87%
Black170137.65%
Other246114.47%

19.40%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.43%

Male Poverty Rate

22.12%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Great Bend

The race most likely to be in poverty in Great Bend is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Great Bend is Other, with 4.47% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.84%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.92%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.06%.

Great Bend Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School18.64%
Less Than 9th Grade15.79%
Some College11.35%
Bachelors or Greater5.05%

Great Bend Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed55.38%
Male Unemployed54.00%
Female Employed12.69%
Male Employed10.85%

Great Bend Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Great Bend Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$47,574$61,726
Families$65,551$77,396
Married Families$78,673-
Non Families$26,465$34,106
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Income by Household Type

Great Bend Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.7%

Male Marriage Rate

48.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Great Bend Married by Age and Sex

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Great Bend Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Great Bend Marital Status by Race

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Great Bend Marital Status

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826

Number of Veterans

734

Male Veterans

92

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam258
Second Gulf War165
First Gulf War144
Korea84
World War II29

Great Bend Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74253
75+229
35 to 54140
55 to 64106
18 to 3498

Great Bend Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White7867.37%
Hispanic532.68%
Black2113.64%
Native American126.67%
2+ Races75.00%

Great Bend Veterans by Race

Great Bend Veterans by Education

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15.52%

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.55%

Veteran Disability Rate

Great Bend Veterans by Education

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66%

Labor Force Participation

63.6%

Employment Rate

3.6%

Unemployment Rate

Great Bend Employment by Age

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Great Bend Employment by Race

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Great Bend Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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73.02%

Born in Great Bend

92.22%

Native Born

7.78%

Foreign Born

5.96%

Non Citizen

1.82%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.22% of Great Bend residents were born in the United States, with 73.02% having been born in Kansas. 5.96% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Great Bend Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202114,626-174-1.18%
202014,800-174-1.16%
201914,974-174-1.15%
201815,148-153-1.00%
201715,301-290-1.86%
201615,591-159-1.01%
201515,750-63-0.40%
201415,813-55-0.35%
201315,868-48-0.30%
201215,916-104-0.65%
201116,020130.08%
201016,0076620.42%
200015,345-82-0.05%
199015,427-1,181-0.73%
198016,6084750.29%
197016,133-537-0.33%
196016,6704,0052.79%
195012,6653,6213.42%
19409,0443,4965.01%
19305,5481,0882.21%
19204,460-162-0.36%
19104,6222,1226.34%
19002,5000.00%

Great Bend Population by Year