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 (14.84%), sales jobs (9.68%), and management occupations (7.05%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Great Bend spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 15.90 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The percentage of adults in Great Bend with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 16.83% of adults in Great Bend have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Great Bend in 2010 was $25,440, which is upper middle income relative to Kansas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $101,760 for a family of four. However, Great Bend contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Great Bend is a somewhat 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 21.16% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Great Bend include Irish, English, Dutch, and French .

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