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Welcome to Great Bend ...

Great Bend is located in Susquehanna 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 668 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Great Bend.

Great Bend is 880 feet [268 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Great Bend lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Great Bend lies within the (570) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Great Bend had an population of 668 people. This is a decrease of 8.99% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.57% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Great Bend had a population of 734 people. This makes Great Bend the county's 6th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 734 people, the population of Great Bend increased 4.86% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 700 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, North Dakota and Ohio.

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.

  • Union (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
    • Union lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Great Bend and is located in Broome County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 52,262 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
  • Binghamton (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Binghamton
    • Binghamton lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Great Bend and is located in Broome County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 44,137 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Binghamton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Binghamton<6>
  • Vestal (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vestal
    • Vestal lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Great Bend and is located in Broome County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,768 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vestal have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vestal
  • Johnson City (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnson City
    • Johnson City lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Great Bend and is located in Broome County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,035 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnson City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Johnson City<6>
  • Endicott (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Endicott
    • Endicott lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Great Bend and is located in Broome County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,425 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Endicott
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Endicott<6>
  • Chenango (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chenango
    • Chenango lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Great Bend and is located in Broome County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,429 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chenango have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chenango
  • Fenton (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fenton
    • Fenton lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Great Bend and is located in Broome County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,174 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fenton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fenton
  • Windsor (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windsor
    • Windsor lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Great Bend and is located in Broome County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,825 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Windsor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windsor
  • Kirkwood (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kirkwood
    • Kirkwood lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the north of Great Bend and is located in Broome County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,440 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kirkwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirkwood
  • Conklin (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Conklin
    • Conklin lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Great Bend and is located in Broome County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,069 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Conklin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conklin

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 U.S. Post Offices (Jan. 1851).

We also found Great Bend in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Great Bend

Communities in Pennsylvania

About Susquehanna County

About Pennsylvania

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 Susquehanna County: www.susquehanna.pa.us/

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Susquehanna, 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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, 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: 41.9720, Longitude: -75.7446       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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