Great Bend, Kansas Population 2020

14,610

Great Bend is a city located in Kansas. With a 2020 population of 14,610, it is the 25th largest city in Kansas and the 2342nd largest city in the United States. Great Bend is currently declining at a rate of -1.88% annually and its population has decreased by -8.66% 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 1,392 people per square mile.

The average household income in Great Bend is $60,743 with a poverty rate of 20.35%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $659 per month, and the median house value is $93,900. The median age in Great Bend is 37.6 years, 35.9 years for males, and 38.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 97.4 males.

Great Bend Demographics

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

  • White: 92.63%
  • Two or more races: 2.43%
  • Black or African American: 1.88%
  • Native American: 1.33%
  • Other race: 1.25%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.35%
  • Asian: 0.12%
The current population of Great Bend, Kansas is 14,610, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 15,170.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 15,995.

Great Bend, Kansas Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202025,469-321-1.26%
201925,790-321-1.24%
201826,111-321-1.23%
201726,432-464-1.76%
201626,896-277-1.03%
201527,173-172-0.63%
201427,345-108-0.39%
201327,453-73-0.27%
201227,526-168-0.61%
201127,694200.07%
201027,6740.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White14,39992.63%
Two or More Races3772.43%
Black or African American2931.88%
American Indian and Alaska Native2071.33%
Some Other Race1951.25%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander540.35%
Asian190.12%

Great Bend Population Pyramid 2020

Great Bend Median Age

37.6


Total

35.9


Male

38.6


Female

Great Bend Adults

There are 11,650 adults, (2,508 of whom are seniors) in Great Bend.

Great Bend Age Dependency

70

Age Dependency Ratio

27.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Great Bend Sex Ratio

Female

7,875

50.66%

Male

7,669

49.34%

Great Bend Households and Families

Great Bend Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Great Bend Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.3%19.7%
All61.7%38.3%
Non Family51.6%48.4%
Male44.4%55.6%
Female31.2%68.8%

61.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,3082.4161.7
Married2,8742.9980.3
Non Family2,2551.2351.6
Female7963.3831.2
Male3833.0744.4

2.95

Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

8.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Great Bend Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5555.44%
9th to 12th Grade7697.54%
High School Graduate3,31832.52%
Some College2,47524.26%
Associates Degree1,35313.26%
Bachelors Degree1,21811.94%
Graduate Degree5155.05%

Great Bend Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White8,2997,7271,515
Hispanic1,552872163
Black182125
Native American14612160
Other Race1075214
Multiple Races887928
Islander5454
Asian191111

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 57.89%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,931$41,583$26,523
Less Than High School$28,636$31,650$
High School Grad$26,160$27,444$21,008
Some College$35,541$48,472$26,820
Bachelors Degree$42,196$50,489$29,814
Graduate Degree$62,568$64,280$60,417

$33,931

Average Earnings

$41,583

Average Male

$26,523

Average Female

Great Bend Language

Great Bend Language by Age

Great Bend Language

82.26% of Great Bend residents speak only English, while 17.74% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 16.68% of the population.

Great Bend Poverty

Great Bend Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White11,1721,83516.42%
Hispanic3,4101,13833.37%
Multiple37414538.77%
Black2816723.84%
Islander5454100.00%
Native2042110.29%
Other17695.11%

20.35%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.05%

Male Poverty Rate

22.56%

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 5.11% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.85%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.58%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.03%.

Name Poverty
High School21.09%
Less Than High School21.01%
Some College10.63%
Bachelors or Greater5.22%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed66.51%
Female Unemployed55.91%
Female Employed10.59%
Male Employed9.75%

Great Bend Income

Great Bend Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$46,171$60,743
Families$58,983$73,011
Married Families$76,192-
Non Families$26,696$34,216

Great Bend Marital Status

Great Bend Marital Status

Marriage Rates

50.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.9%

Male Marriage Rate

48.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Great Bend Married by Age and Sex

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 45-54.

Great Bend Marital Status by Race

Great Bend Veterans

898

Number of Veterans

837

Male Veterans

61

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam295
First Gulf War197
Second Gulf War149
Korea113
World War II34
Name Veterans % of Total
White8677.97%
Hispanic603.05%
Black2310.22%
2 or More86.30%

$Great Bend Veterans by Education

18.82%

Veteran Poverty Rate

49.65%

Veteran Disability Rate

Great Bend Employment Status

66%

Labor Force Participation

63%

Employment Rate

4.3%

Unemployment Rate

Great Bend Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

69.06%

Born in Kansas

91.08%

Native Born

8.92%

Foreign Born

7.21%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

91.08% of Great Bend residents were born in the United States, with 69.06% having been born in Kansas. 7.21% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202014,610-280-1.88%
201914,890-280-1.85%
201815,170-144-0.94%
201715,314-280-1.80%
201615,594-159-1.01%
201515,753-63-0.40%
201415,816-55-0.35%
201315,871-47-0.30%
201215,918-100-0.62%
201116,018100.06%
201016,0086630.42%
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%