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Great Bend, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Great Bend had a population of 739 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Great Bend is located at latitude 41.973 and longitude -75.7452 in Susquehanna County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Great Bend (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.29 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Susquehanna County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 892 feet.

The Borough of Great Bend (GNIS ID: 1215609) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Great Bend population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Great Bend, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 739
Population in Households 739
Population in Familes 526
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,528
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 345
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 193
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 380 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 173 (45.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 172 (45.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 35 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $105,556
Average Home Value $149,569


Median Household Income $38,285
Average Household Income $48,768
Per Capita Income $22,943
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.11% 0.0%
Households 0.19% 0.06%
Families -0.08% -0.1%
Median Household Income   1.89%
Per Capita Income   1.59%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Great Bend, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Great Bend to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1128 36th
Population Density1 # 534 70th
Diversity Index2 # 975 44th
Median Household Income # 1456 17th
Per Capita Income # 1195 32nd

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