Great Bend, KS
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Great Bend is a medium-sized city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 15,717 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Great Bend is the 25th largest community in Kansas.

Unlike some cities, Great Bend isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Great Bend are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Great Bend is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Great Bend who work in office and administrative support (17.24%), sales jobs (9.23%), and management occupations (6.77%).

One of the benefits of Great Bend is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 15.36 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Great Bend rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.25% of adults 25 and older in Great Bend have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Great Bend in 2010 was $22,745, which is middle income relative to Kansas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $90,980 for a family of four. However, Great Bend contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Great Bend is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Great Bend home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Great Bend residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Great Bend also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 21.28% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Great Bend include Irish, English, Italian, and French .

The most common language spoken in Great Bend is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.