Great Bend, New York

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Great Bend is a hamlet (and census-designated place) in Jefferson County, New York, United States. The population was 801 at the 2000 census.

Great Bend is in the northern part of the Town of Champion. It is adjacent to the south part of the Fort Drum military reservation.



Great Bend is located at 44°2′11″N 75°42′30″W / 44.03639°N 75.70833°W / 44.03639; -75.70833 (44.036396, -75.708376)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.9 square miles (15.3 km²), of which, 5.9 square miles (15.2 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.34%) is water.

The community is located on the south bank of the Black River.

Great Bend is at the junction of New York State Route 3, New York State Route 26, and County Road 47.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 801 people, 313 households, and 210 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 136.4 per square mile (52.7/km²). There were 348 housing units at an average density of 59.2/sq mi (22.9/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 92.38% White, 2.12% African American, 1.00% Native American, 0.62% Asian, 0.62% from other races, and 3.25% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.87% of the population.

There were 313 households out of which 31.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.1% were married couples living together, 5.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.9% were non-families. 25.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.12.

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