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Welcome to Great Bend ...

The city of Great Bend is located in Richland County<1>.

The location of Great Bend has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Great Bend has a population of 56 people<3> (see below for details).

Great Bend was established in 1888.

The community of Great Bend is 970 feet [296 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Great Bend lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Great Bend: (701)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Great Bend had an population of 56 people. This is a decrease of 6.67% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 52.54% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Great Bend had a population of 60 people. This makes Great Bend the county's 13th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 60 people, the population of Great Bend decreased 49.15% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 118 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Great Bend.

Communities Also Named Great Bend ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Great Bend - they are located in Kansas, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Great Bend.

Communities near Great Bend ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Great Bend.

  • Wahpeton [Richland County]
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    • Wahpeton [Richland County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Great Bend
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,728 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wahpeton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wahpeton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wahpeton<6>
  • Breckenridge [Wilkin County]
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    • Breckenridge [Wilkin County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Great Bend
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,136 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Breckenridge
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Breckenridge<6>
  • Hankinson [Richland County]
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    • Hankinson [Richland County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Great Bend
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 880 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hankinson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hankinson<6>
  • Lidgerwood [Richland County]
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    • Lidgerwood [Richland County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Great Bend
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 616 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lidgerwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lidgerwood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lidgerwood<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Wyndmere [Richland County]
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      • Wyndmere [Richland County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Great Bend
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 404 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wyndmere<6>
    • Fairmount [Richland County]
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      • Fairmount [Richland County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Great Bend
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 356 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairmount have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairmount
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairmount<6>
    • Mooreton [Richland County]
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      • Mooreton [Richland County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Great Bend
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 190 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mooreton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mooreton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mooreton<6>
    • Campbell [Wilkin County]
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      • Campbell [Wilkin County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of Great Bend
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 152 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Campbell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Campbell
    • Dwight [Richland County]
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      • Dwight [Richland County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the north of Great Bend
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 77 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dwight have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dwight
    • Mantador [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mantador
      • Mantador [Richland County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the west of Great Bend
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 65 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mantador have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mantador
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mantador<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Great Bend. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Great Bend.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Great Bend. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Great Bend.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Great Bend. See our Newspapers Page for Great Bend.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Great Bend ...

Looking for more information about Great Bend? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Great Bend, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Great Bend.

Adding Great Bend to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Great Bend in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Great Bend was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Great Bend on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Dakota (1897).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Great Bend on our Genealogy Page.

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Great Bend. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of North Dakota: www.nd.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Dakota's counties, including Richland, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Great Bend.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Great Bend - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Great Bend) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Great Bend. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Great BendOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Great Bend. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.1544, Longitude: -96.8015       In this case, the coordinates for Great Bend have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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