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Great Bend, North Dakota
Street in Great Bend
Street in Great Bend
Location of Great Bend, North Dakota
Location of Great Bend, North Dakota
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Richland
Founded 1888
Incorporated (village) 1908
Incorporated (city) 1967
Named for Bend in the Wild Rice River
Area
 • Total 0.56 sq mi (1.45 km2)
 • Land 0.56 sq mi (1.45 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
974 ft (297 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 60
 • Estimate 
(2019)
56
 • Density 99.82/sq mi (38.56/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
58075
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-32900
GNIS feature ID 1029232

Great Bend is a city in Richland County, North Dakota, United States, on the banks of the Wild Rice River. Its population was 60 at the 2010 census. It was founded in 1888, and incorporated as a village in 1908. It is part of the Wahpeton, ND–MN Micropolitan Statistical Area.

History

Great Bend was founded in 1888 on land homesteaded by George Worner (1855 – 1950). He was born in Germany and moved to Brandenburg Township in 1874 when his family moved there from Wisconsin. In 1875, Worner established a rural post office on his land near here, and named it Berlin in honor of the German capital. The post office was later moved in 1882 to a site closer to Great Bend and was disbanded on July 12, 1883. Worner was instrumental in the town's founding and development, serving as one of the first station agents for the Northern Pacific Railroad, operated the first general store, and served as one of the town's first postmasters. He later served in the North Dakota House of Representatives.

Geography

Great Bend is located at 46°9′12″N 96°48′11″W / 46.15333°N 96.80306°W / 46.15333; -96.80306 (46.153413, -96.803000).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.55 square miles (1.42 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 191
1920 142 −25.7%
1930 169 19.0%
1940 198 17.2%
1950 169 −14.6%
1960 164 −3.0%
1970 86 −47.6%
1980 113 31.4%
1990 108 −4.4%
2000 118 9.3%
2010 60 −49.2%
2019 (est.) 56 −6.7%
U.S. Decennial Census
2018 Estimate

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 60 people, 29 households, and 17 families residing in the city. The population density was 109.1 inhabitants per square mile (42.1/km2). There were 38 housing units at an average density of 69.1 per square mile (26.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 100.0% White.

There were 29 households, of which 17.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.7% were married couples living together, 3.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 41.4% were non-families. 34.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.07 and the average family size was 2.53.

The median age in the city was 52.5 years. 18.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 1.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.6% were from 25 to 44; 38.3% were from 45 to 64; and 20% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.0% male and 50.0% female.

Notable person

  • George Worner (1855 – 1950), town founder, state Congressman (1925 – 1932)
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