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Great Bend is a city in Richland County, in the Wahpeton metro area.
The community was named for its location on a bend of the Wild Rice River.
The latitude of Great Bend is 46.154N. The longitude is -96.801W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 974 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 118.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Great Bend demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Richland County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 58039 ZIP code.
61% of Great Bend residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Great Bend ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Great Bend was $18,723, compared with $21,587 nationally.
20% of Great Bend residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Richland County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Great Bend political report.
The average commute time for Great Bend workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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