Great Bend, Pennsylvania

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Great Bend, Pennsylvania

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Great Bend strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Pennsylvania):

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Affordability of Rents
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Top 16% Great Bend Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Great Bend, Pennsylvania

Comparing Great Bend to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Pennsylvania (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 8 8
Senior Citizens 8 7
Female Share of the Population 7 6
Well-Paid Single Men 5 4
Male Share of the Population 4 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 4
Racial Diversity 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 3 4
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 5 4
People Above Poverty 4 3
People in Middle Class or Better 3 2
College Educated Adults 2 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 7 7
Public Transportation Use 6 4
Working at Home 5 7
Short Commute Times 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 10
People Living Alone 10 9
Affordability of Rents 7 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 5
Housing Recently Built 3 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 5

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Great Bend Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 39 miles N of Scranton, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 118 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey
County Susquehanna
Standard Zip Codes 18821
Phone Area Codes 570
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.971
Longitude -75.743

Great Bend Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 9.1 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 31 F
Apr Temp 33 to 54 F
Jul Temp 57 to 79 F
Oct Temp 37 to 59 F
Annual Precip 44.4 inches
Distance 17.2 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 32 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 57 to 81 F
Oct Temp 38 to 61 F
Annual Precip 43.4 inches
Distance 40.3 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 32 F
Apr Temp 33 to 57 F
Jul Temp 57 to 81 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 41.2 inches
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Great Bend Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 700 100%
Male 331 47.3%
Female 369 52.7%
Under 18 151 21.6%
18+ 549 78.4%
65+ 142 20.3%
Median Age 41.1
Average Family Size 2.8
White 691 98.7%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 7 1%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 0 0%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 0 0%

Estimated Great Bend Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 686
Growth -14
Growth % -2%

Great Bend Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 17%
Irish 16.6%
English 14.8%
US/American 14.1%
Italian 9.5%
Polish 8.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.2%
Scotch-Irish 3.8%
French (except Basque) 2.2%
Welsh 1.8%
Ukrainian 0.9%
Portuguese 0.5%
Slovak 0.5%
European 0.5%
Dutch 0.5%
Swedish 0.4%
Russian 0.4%
Pennsylvania German 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
Hungarian 0.4%
British 0.4%
Austrian 0.4%
Lithuanian 0.4%
French Canadian 0.4%
Scottish 0.4%
Swiss 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Great Bend 700 $39,464
Hallstead 1,216 $37,708
Lanesboro 588 $34,844
Montrose 1,664 $46,607
New Milford 878 $33,571
Starrucca 216 $37,750
Thompson 299 $31,635
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