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Great Bend, North Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Great Bend had a population of 54 as of July 1, 2016. Great Bend ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Dakota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Great Bend is located at latitude 46.1546 and longitude -96.801 in Richland County. The formal boundaries for the City of Great Bend (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.55 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Richland County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 974 feet.

The City of Great Bend (GNIS ID: 1036068) 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Great Bend: Berlin.

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


Total Population 54
Population in Households 54
Population in Familes 48
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 97
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 27
Average Household Size 2.0
Family Households 21
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 38 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 25 (65.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 2 ( 5.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 11 (28.9%)
Median Home Value $141,667
Average Home Value $191,667


Median Household Income $65,390
Average Household Income $86,794
Per Capita Income $35,255
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.67% -1.14%
Households -1.14% -1.53%
Families 3.44% -0.97%
Median Household Income   3.17%
Per Capita Income   2.76%
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, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Great Bend to the other 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Dakota 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 # 309 23rd
Population Density1 # 330 18th
Diversity Index2 # 90 78th
Median Household Income # 92 77th
Per Capita Income # 133 67th

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