Great Bend, KS

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Population

27,067

0.54% decline

Median Age

39.6


Median Household Income

$46,070

3.65% growth

Poverty Rate

15.7%


Number of Employees

13,580

1.21% growth

Median Property Value

$87,600

4.66% growth

About

In 2017, Great Bend, KS had a population of 27.1k people with a median age of 39.6 and a median household income of $46,070. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Great Bend, KS declined from 27,214 to 27,067, a -0.54% decrease and its median household income grew from $44,449 to $46,070, a 3.65% increase.

The population of Great Bend, KS is 82% White Alone, 14.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.68% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Great Bend, KS speak a non-English language, and 95.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Great Bend, KS are Barton County Community College (966 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Great Bend, KS is $87,600, and the homeownership rate is 68.7%. Most people in Great Bend, KS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Great Bend, KS is 2 cars per household.

Great Bend, KS borders .

Economy

The economy of Great Bend, KS employs 13.6k people. The largest industries in Great Bend, KS are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,305 people), Retail Trade (1,307 people), and Manufacturing (1,256 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($55,417), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,321), and Utilities ($49,528).

Median household income in Great Bend, KS is $46,070. Males in Great Bend, KS have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,397. The income inequality in Great Bend, KS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$46,070

2017 value

± $3,301

3.65%

1 Year Growth

± 8.15%

Households in Great Bend, KS have a median annual income of $46,070, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $44,449 in 2016, which represents a 3.65% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$60,808

Average Male Salary

± $1,876

$43,397

Average Female Salary

± $1,361

In 2017, full-time male employees in Kansas made 1.4 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $49,738 ± $7,478

  2. White

    $46,915 ± $1,173

  3. American Indian

    $42,999 ± $12,605

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Kansas workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.06 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Kansas by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Great Bend, KS is from Kansas.

0.46

2017 Wage GINI

0.462

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Kansas was 0.46 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.417% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Kansas was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Kansas in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Kansas across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2017, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Great Bend, KS was Johnson County, KS with a value of $82,855, followed by Leavenworth County, KS and Butler County, KS, with respective values of $70,920 and $64,149.

The following map shows all of the counties in Great Bend, KS colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Great Bend, KS (4.15k out of 26.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    3,718 ± 402

  2. Hispanic

    1,002 ± 260

  3. Other

    143 ± 135

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Great Bend, KS is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

13.6k

2017 Value

± 720

1.21%

1 Year growth

± 7.26%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Great Bend, KS grew at a rate of 1.21%, from 13.4k employees to 13.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Great Bend, KS, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,019 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,168 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,162 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Great Bend, KS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Great Bend, KS, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,019 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,168 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,162 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Great Bend, KS has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.73 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.62 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.57 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Great Bend, KS, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($71,458), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($63,750), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($61,422).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

13.6k

2017 Value

± 720

1.21%

1 Year growth

± 7.26%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Great Bend, KS grew at a rate of 1.21%, from 13.4k employees to 13.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Great Bend, KS, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,305 people), Retail Trade (1,307 people), and Manufacturing (1,256 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Great Bend, KS, though some of these residents may live in Great Bend, KS and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Great Bend, KS, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,305 people), Retail Trade (1,307 people), and Manufacturing (1,256 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Great Bend, KS has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (7.67 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.59 times), and Utilities (2.21 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Great Bend, KS, by median earnings, are Transportation & Warehousing ($55,417), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,321), and Utilities ($49,528).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Kansas to other states, or from other states to Kansas.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $27.8B

  2. $24.1B

  3. $22B

In 2015, the top outbound Kansas product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $27.8B, followed by Cereal grains ($24.1B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($22B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Kansas products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$245B

2015 Value

$357B

Projected 2045 Value

46.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Kansas trade was $245B. This is expected to increase 46.1% to $357B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Kansas trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Kansas to other states, or from other states to Kansas.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $25.9B

  2. $18.4B

  3. $17.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Kansas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Missouri with $25.9B, followed by Texas with $18.4B and Nebraska and $17.7B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Kansas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

86.6% of the population of Great Bend, KS has health coverage, with 44.4% on employee plans, 13.4% on Medicaid, 13.4% on Medicare, 14.2% on non-group plans, and 1.14% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Great Bend, KS was $7,651 in 2014. This is a 2.99% increase from the previous year ($7,429).

Primary care physicians in Great Bend, KS see 1320 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.975% decrease from the previous year (1333 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1764 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 556 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Allen County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Morris County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,320 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Kansas see an average of 1,320 patients per year. This represents a 0.975% decrease from the previous year (1,333 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,651

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,855

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,736

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,126

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Kansas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 2.99%, from $7,429 to $7,651.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

13.4%

Uninsured

44.4%

Employer Coverage

13.4%

Medicaid

13.4%

Medicare

14.2%

Non-Group

1.14%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Great Bend, KS declined by 2.2% from 13.7% to 13.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Great Bend, KS changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14.5% prevalence

  2. 14.2% prevalence

  3. 14% prevalence

Allen County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Kansas, at 14.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Kansas by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Great Bend, KS is home to a population of 27.1k people, from which 95.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.55% of Great Bend, KS residents were born outside of the country (1.5k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Great Bend, KS is composed of 22.2k White Alone residents (82%), 3.92k Hispanic or Latino residents (14.5%), 455 Two or More Races residents (1.68%), 285 Black or African American Alone residents (1.05%), 91 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.336%), 65 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.24%), 38 Asian Alone residents (0.14%), and 19 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0702%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Great Bend, KS are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.2

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Great Bend, KS was 39.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Great Bend, KS are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Great Bend, KS residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.55%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.5k people

5.36%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.46k people

As of 2017, 5.55% of Great Bend, KS residents (1.5k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Great Bend, KS was 5.36%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    85,360 ± 7,067 people

  2. India

    11,676 ± 2,648 people

  3. Vietnam

    10,096 ± 2,463 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Kansas was Mexico, the natal country of 85,360 Kansas residents, followed by India with 11,676 and Vietnam with 10,096.

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Citizenship

95.4%

2017 Citizenship

95.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.4% of Great Bend, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Great Bend, KS was 95.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    22.2k ± 6

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    3.92k ± 549

  3. Two or More Races

    455 ± 62.1

In 2017, there were 5.67 times more White Alone residents (22.2k people) in Great Bend, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.92k Hispanic or Latino and 455 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Great Bend, KS as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Great Bend, KS citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Great Bend, KS was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Great Bend, KS are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    565 ± 122

  2. Korea

    294 ± 71

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    206 ± 86

Great Bend, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.92 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Great Bend, KS awarded 966 degrees. The student population of Great Bend, KS is skewed towards men, with 2,244 male students and 2,108 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Great Bend, KS are White (675 and 69.9%), followed by Black or African American (133 and 13.8%), Hispanic or Latino (102 and 10.6%), and Unknown (23 and 2.38%).

The largest universities in Great Bend, KS by number of degrees awarded are Barton County Community College (966 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Great Bend, KS are Liberal Arts & Sciences (391 and 40.5%), Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (114 and 11.8%), and Emergency Care Attendant (EMT Ambulance) (76 and 7.87%).

The median tuition costs in Great Bend, KS are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 391 degrees awarded

  2. 74 degrees awarded

  3. 27 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Great Bend, KS was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 391 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Great Bend, KS according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

966 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Great Bend, KS institution with the largest number of graduating students was Barton County Community College with 966 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

414

Degrees Awarded to Men

552

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 414 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Great Bend, KS, which is 0.75 times less than the 552 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Great Bend, KS by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    675 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    133 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    102 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Great Bend, KS were to White students. These 675 degrees mean that there were 5.08 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 133 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Great Bend, KS was $87,600 in 2017, which is 0.403 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $83,700 to $87,600, a 4.66% increase. The homeownership rate in Great Bend, KS is 68.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Great Bend, KS have an average commute time of 17.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Great Bend, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$46,070

Median Household Income

± $3,301

11.3k

Number of Households

± 617

In 2017, the median household income of the 11.3k households in Great Bend, KS grew to $46,070 from the previous year's value of $44,449.

The following chart displays the households in Great Bend, KS distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$87,600

2017 Median

± $4,021

$83,700

2016 Median

± $3,152

In 2017, the median property value in Great Bend, KS grew to to $87,600 from the previous year's value of $83,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Great Bend, KS compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Great Bend, KS the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Great Bend, KS distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Great Bend, KS the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

68.7%

2017 Homeownership

68.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 68.7% of the housing units in Great Bend, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 68.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Great Bend, KS compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Great Bend, KS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Great Bend, KS have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

17.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Great Bend, KS have a shorter commute time (17.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.09% of the workforce in Great Bend, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.2%

  2. Carpooled

    10.9%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.52%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Great Bend, KS was Drove Alone (82.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.9%) and those who Worked At Home (3.52%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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