Great Bend, Kansas Population 2024

14,301

Great Bend is a city located in Barton County Kansas. Great Bend has a 2024 population of 14,301. It is also the county seat of Barton County.Great Bend is currently declining at a rate of -0.65% annually and its population has decreased by -2.68% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 14,695 in 2020.

The average household income in Great Bend is $70,142 with a poverty rate of 16.29%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Great Bend is 36.5 years, 36.9 years for males, and 36 years for females.

Great Bend Demographics

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

  • White: 79.87%
  • Two or more races: 14.01%
  • Other race: 3.26%
  • Black or African American: 1.2%
  • Native American: 1.2%
  • Asian: 0.46%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Kansas
Land Area (mi²)
10.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,362.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.68% (-394)
The current population of Great Bend, Kansas is 14,301 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 14,695.

Great Bend, Kansas Population 2024

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Great Bend Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White11,76179.87%
Two or more races2,06314.01%
Other race4803.26%
Black or African American1771.2%
Native American1771.2%
Asian670.46%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Great Bend Population by Race

Great Bend Population Pyramid 2024

Great Bend Median Age

36.5

Total

36.9

Male

36

Female

Great Bend Adults

There are 11,013 adults, (2,733 of whom are seniors) in Great Bend.

Great Bend Age Dependency

77.8

Age Dependency Ratio

33

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Great Bend Sex Ratio

Female7,66652.06%
Male7,05947.94%

Great Bend Population by Age

Great Bend Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5,7212.5159.340.7
Married2,5103.2373.926.1
Non Family2,2601.1550.549.5
Female5454.2532.767.3
Male4063.2353.946.1
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3.19

Average Family Size

2.51

Average Household Size

59.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Great Bend Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Great Bend Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Great Bend Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

Great Bend Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$40,427

Average Earnings

$46,000

Average Male

$33,102

Average Female

Great Bend Earnings by Educational Attainment

Great Bend Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Great Bend Language

86.95% of Great Bend residents speak only English, while 13.05% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 12.85% of the population.

Great Bend Language

Great Bend Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White10,1411,32113.03%
Hispanic3,42686525.25%
Multiple1,99661630.86%
Other48013828.75%
Black1711911.11%
Native177126.78%
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16.29%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.21%

Male Poverty Rate

17.29%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Great Bend

The race most likely to be in poverty in Great Bend is Multiple, with 30.86% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Great Bend is Native, with 6.78% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.73%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.54%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.56%.

Great Bend Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade22.21%
Some College9.19%
High School7.3%
Bachelors or Greater4.25%
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Great Bend Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed42.29%
Female Unemployed35.33%
Male Employed10.79%
Female Employed9.66%
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Great Bend Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Great Bend Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Great Bend Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

46.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.7%

Male Marriage Rate

44.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Great Bend Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Great Bend Marriage

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

Great Bend Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Great Bend Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

791

Number of Veterans

676

Male Veterans

115

Female Veterans

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Great Bend Veterans by War

count

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Great Bend Veterans by Age

count

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Great Bend Veterans by Race

Great Bend Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.66%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.87%

Veteran Disability Rate

Great Bend Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

66.4%

Labor Force Participation

63.2%

Employment Rate

4.8%

Unemployment Rate

Great Bend Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Great Bend Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Great Bend Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

75.57%

Born in Great Bend

93.75%

Native Born

6.25%

Foreign Born

3.98%

Non Citizen

2.28%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.75% of Great Bend residents were born in the United States, with 75.57% having been born in Kansas. 3.98% 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

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202913,831-94-0.68%
202813,925-94-0.67%
202714,019-94-0.67%
202614,113-94-0.66%
202514,207-94-0.66%
202414,301-94-0.65%
202314,395-94-0.65%
202214,489-94-0.64%
202114,583-112-0.76%
202014,695-375-2.49%
201915,070-117-0.77%
201815,187-137-0.89%
201715,324-285-1.83%
201615,609-148-0.94%
201515,757-64-0.4%
201415,821-53-0.33%
201315,874-47-0.3%
201215,921-104-0.65%
201116,025140.09%
201016,0116664.34%
200015,345-82-0.53%
199015,427-1,181-7.11%
198016,6084752.94%
197016,133-537-3.22%
196016,6704,00531.62%
195012,6653,62140.04%
19409,0443,49663.01%
19305,5481,08824.39%
19204,460-162-3.5%
19104,6222,12284.88%
19002,500
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Great Bend Population by Year