Great Bend, PA Demographics


Population (year 2000): 700. Estimated population in July 2005: 686 (-2.0% change)
Males: 331 (47.3%), Females: 369 (52.7%)

Susquehanna County

Zip code: 18821

Median resident age: 41.1 years
Median household income: $27,708 (year 2000)
Median house value: $62,900 (year 2000)

Races in Great Bend:

  • White Non-Hispanic (98.7%)

Ancestries: German (20.9%), Irish (18.9%), English (16.7%), United States (11.0%), Polish (10.1%), Italian (9.1%).

Elevation: 920 feet

Land area: 0.3 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Great Bend

  • High school or higher: 86.0%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 7.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.7%
  • Unemployed: 6.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 25.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Great Bend borough

  • Never married: 24.2%
  • Now married: 51.7%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 10.2%
  • Divorced: 11.6%

1.1% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -5 (-0.7%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Great Bend:

  • BARNES KASSON COUNTY HOSPITAL (about 13 miles; SUSQUEHANNA, PA)
  • BINGHAMTON PSYCH CENTER (about 16 miles; BINGHAMTON, NY)
  • MONTROSE GENERAL HOSPITAL (about 16 miles; MONTROSE, PA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Great Bend:

  • GREATER BINGHAMTON/EDWIN A LINK FIELD (about 22 miles; BINGHAMTON, NY; ID: BGM)
  • WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON INTL (about 45 miles; WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON, PA; ID: AVP)
  • ITHACA TOMPKINS REGIONAL (about 61 miles; ITHACA, NY; ID: ITH)
Other public-use airports nearest to Great Bend:

  • KIRKWOOD AIRPARK (about 2 miles; KIRKWOOD, NY; ID: 5N5)
  • GREENE (about 23 miles; GREENE, NY; ID: 4N7)
  • TRI-CITIES (about 25 miles; ENDICOTT, NY; ID: CZG)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Great Bend:

  • SUNY AT BINGHAMTON (about 14 miles; BINGHAMTON, NY; Full-time enrollment: 11,498)
  • BROOME COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 14 miles; BINGHAMTON, NY; FT enrollment: 4,081)
  • MARYWOOD UNIVERSITY (about 39 miles; SCRANTON, PA; FT enrollment: 2,203)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON (about 40 miles; SCRANTON, PA; FT enrollment: 4,093)
  • WILKES UNIVERSITY (about 52 miles; WILKES BARRE, PA; FT enrollment: 2,438)
  • SUNY COLLEGE AT CORTLAND (about 53 miles; CORTLAND, NY; FT enrollment: 6,187)
  • LUZERNE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 57 miles; NANTICOKE, PA; FT enrollment: 3,582)