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Living In Great Bend, PA
Great Bend is a small town in Pennsylvania with slightly more than 1,000 residents. It's a nice place to settle down, as retirees account for a greater percentage of the population (25%) here than they do nationally (14%), while young adults figure less prominently in the demographics. Overall, the town's population, with an average age of just over 44, skews older than most cities in Pennsylvania. Residents are fairly evenly split between owning (52%) and renting (48%) their home, driven in part by a relatively low average rent that is $231/month lower than the state average. Over the course of a year, renters in Great Bend will save around $2,800 compared to the state average.
Compared to the national average, Great Bend has a large number of residents older than 25 who possess a high school degree or equivalent (39%). In addition, 5% possess a Bachelor's degree and 2% have earned a Master's or Doctoral degree. There are two primary industries in Great Bend: retail and manufacturing. Combined, these industries account for 17% of the labor force in the town. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 7% of residents work in transportation, making it the top profession in the town. With an average annual income of around $46,000, Great Bend workers take home around $18,000 less than the average Pennsylvania resident. Great Bend's average income also trails the national average ($73,345).
Great Bend residents have an average commute of about 22 minutes, faster than the Pennsylvania average of about 28 minutes. Many residents (36%) drive their car or truck to work, while public transportation isn't used. Few residents (2%) commute to work on foot, though the number surpasses the national average.