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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    D+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    A-
Great Bend is a town in New York with a population of 1,023. Great Bend is in Jefferson County. Living in Great Bend offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Great Bend and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Great Bend are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$116,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,242
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    14%
  • Own
    86%
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Great Bend Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    5%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    20%
  • 55-64 years
    8%
  • 65+ years
    26%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    44%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Great Bend

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$75,132
National
$55,322
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Great Bend Reviews

2 reviews
The Carthage area community is small enough to be a close knit community, but large enough that you are not aware of everyone's business. The immediate area does not have a majority of opportunities of things to do, however if you make the drive you can visit the Catskill mountains, go to a wine tasting in the Finger Lakes region, and you are also 30 miles from Canada. The surrounding area also has hundreds of places to camp and get in touch with nature.
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There was not a large number of major crimes in town. However the surrounding areas, especially Rochester and Watertown, are hotbeds for drug busts, particularly heroin. At a local forum though, the police administration discussed plans to up the security and make the area safer for the common citizen.