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Population (year 2000): 42,940. Estimated population in July 2005: 44,546 (+3.7% change)
Males: 21,261 (49.5%), Females: 21,679 (50.5%)

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Median resident age: 34.8 years
Median household income: $36,044 (year 2000)
Median house value: $82,500 (year 2000)

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Races in Grand Island:

  • White Non-Hispanic (81.4%)
  • Hispanic (15.9%)
  • Other race (9.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.4%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)
  • Other Asian (0.6%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (37.0%), Irish (11.4%), English (8.1%), Polish (5.3%), United States (4.8%), Swedish (4.2%).

New! Island, Nebraska forum

Elevation: 1856 feet

Land area: 21.5 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Grand Island

  • High school or higher: 81.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.6%
  • Unemployed: 4.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 14.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Grand Island city

  • Never married: 24.0%
  • Now married: 57.3%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 6.6%
  • Divorced: 10.3%

9.6% Foreign born (8.3% Latin America, 1.0% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +3,437 (+8.7%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: NE Lincoln, (115.9 miles pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: TX Dallas, (572.0 miles pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: NE (8.4 miles Alda, NE (10.0 miles Phillips, NE (10.3 miles Doniphan, NE (15.3 miles Chapman, NE Giltner, (17.4 miles NE (17.8 miles Trumbull, NE Cairo, (18.0 miles River, NE (18.1 miles Wood


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1997: 102 buildings, average cost: $106,900
  • 1998: 98 buildings, average cost: $101,700
  • 1999: 95 buildings, average cost: $110,100
  • 2000: 88 buildings, average cost: $115,200
  • 2001: 88 buildings, average cost: $124,100
  • 2002: 81 buildings, average cost: $127,500
  • 2003: 101 buildings, average cost: $140,100
  • 2004: 122 buildings, average cost: $133,300
  • 2005: 111 buildings, average cost: $138,800

Latitude: 40.92 N, Longitude: 98.36 W

Area code: 308


Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (18.8%), Educational,health and social services (18.6%), Retail trade (15.8%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,609 (+10.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 17,712 (84.2%)


 

Crime in Grand Island by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 2 3 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.7 7.0 0.0
Rapes 23 18 18 16 19 24
    per 100,000 53.6 41.9 41.9 37.3 44.2 55.9
Robberies 7 22 16 22 16 22
    per 100,000 16.3 51.2 37.3 51.2 37.3 51.2
Assaults 100 117 96 94 96 92
    per 100,000 232.9 272.5 223.6 218.9 223.6 214.3
Burglaries 450 437 365 474 349 348
    per 100,000 1048.0 1017.7 850.0 1103.9 812.8 810.4
Thefts 2,048 2,283 2,397 2,169 2,317 2,180
    per 100,000 4769.4 5316.7 5582.2 5051.2 5395.9 5076.9
Auto thefts 107 118 145 117 90 122
    per 100,000 249.2 274.8 337.7 272.5 209.6 284.1
357.0 392.5 382.5 379.8 370.1 363.1


Average climate in Grand Island, Nebraska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Grand

Grand Island-area historical tornado activity is above Nebraska state average. It is 167% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/3/1980, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 4.0 miles away from the Grand Island city center killed 3 people and injured 110 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 5/5/1964, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 25.8 miles away from the city center killed 4 people and injured 50 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


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Hospital/medical center in Grand Island:
  • ST FRANCIS MEDICAL CENTER (2620 WEST FAIDLEY)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Grand Island:
  • HOWARD COUNTY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 23 miles; SAINT PAUL, NE)
  • MARY LANNING MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 23 miles; HASTINGS, NE)
  • HASTINGS REGIONAL CENTER (about 24 miles; HASTINGS, NE)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Grand Island:
  • CENTRAL NEBRASKA REGIONAL (about 6 miles; GRAND ISLAND, NE; ID: GRI)
  • HASTINGS MUNI (about 23 miles; HASTINGS, NE; ID: HSI)
  • KEARNEY MUNI (about 47 miles; KEARNEY, NE; ID: EAR)
Other public-use airports nearest to Grand Island:
  • CENTRAL CITY MUNI (about 26 miles; CENTRAL CITY, NE; ID: 07K)
  • AURORA MUNICIPAL - AL POTTER FIELD (about 27 miles; AURORA, NE; ID: AUH)
  • HARVARD STATE (about 28 miles; HARVARD, NE; ID: 08K)

Local government website:
College/University in Grand Island:
  • CENTRAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 3,730; Location: 3134 WEST HWY 34; Public; Website: www.cccneb.edu)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Grand Island:
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT KEARNEY (about 50 miles; KEARNEY, NE; Full-time enrollment: 5,588)
  • NORTHEAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 87 miles; NORFOLK, NE; FT enrollment: 2,732)
  • SOUTHEAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE AREA (about 115 miles; LINCOLN, NE; FT enrollment: 5,137)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT LINCOLN (about 116 miles; LINCOLN, NE; FT enrollment: 19,806)
  • WAYNE STATE COLLEGE (about 128 miles; WAYNE, NE; FT enrollment: 3,026)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT OMAHA (about 154 miles; OMAHA, NE; FT enrollment: 10,150)
  • CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY (about 154 miles; OMAHA, NE; FT enrollment: 5,806)
Public high schools in Grand Island:
  • GRAND ISLAND SENIOR HIGH SCH (Students: 1,886; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • NORTHWEST HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 657; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • SWIFT MULTI-CULTURAL ED CENTER (Students: 16; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Grand Island:
  • CENTRAL CATHOLIC SCHOOLS (Students: 463; Location: 1200 RUBY AVE; Grades: 6 - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Grand Island:
  • WALNUT MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 817; Grades: 04 - 08)
  • R J BARR MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 682; Grades: 04 - 08)
  • DODGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 448; Grades: PK - 06)
  • WASMER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 401; Grades: PK - 06)
  • CEDAR HOLLOW PUBLIC SCHOOL (Students: 363; Grades: PK - 08)
  • A B NEWELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 352; Grades: PK - 06)
  • HOWARD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 346; Grades: PK - 06)
  • LINCOLN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 332; Grades: PK - 06)
  • WEST LAWN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 312; Grades: PK - 06)
  • ENGLEMAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 305; Grades: PK - 06)
Private primary/middle schools in Grand Island:
  • TRINITY LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 295; Location: 208 W 13TH ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • GRAND ISLAND CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 95; Location: 1804 WEST STATE STREET; Grades: PK - 9)
  • GRAND ISLAND SDA SCHOOL (Students: 19; Location: 636 SOUTH SHADYBEND ROAD; Grades: 1 - 8)
  • CHRIST LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 15; Location: 1316 N GRAND ISLAND AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
Library in Grand Island:
  • GRAND ISLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,004,741; Location: 211 NORTH WASHINGTON; 108,541 books; 2,748 audio materials; 2,063 video materials; 295 serial subscriptions)
 

Grand Island compared to Nebraska state average:

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  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Grand Island:
  • KRGI (1430 AM; 5 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE)
  • KMMJ (750 AM; 11 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KHAS (1230 AM; 1 kW; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: KHAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKPR (1460 AM; 5 kW; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: PLATTE RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFRM (550 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: TAYLOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KICS (1550 AM; 1 kW; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: KHAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Grand Island:
  • K209CX (89.7 FM; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • K202CL (88.3 FM; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K214CQ (90.7 FM; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KROA (95.7 FM; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: GRACE UNIVERSITY)
  • KHNE-FM (89.1 FM; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • KRGI-FM (96.5 FM; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KRGY (97.3 FM; AURORA, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • K220FS (91.9 FM; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • KSYZ-FM (107.7 FM; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: NEUHOFF BROADCASTING-GRAND ISLAND, I)
  • KQKY (105.9 FM; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KFGE (98.1 FM; MILFORD, NE; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KROR (101.5 FM; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: ETERNAL BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KLIQ (94.5 FM; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KKPR-FM (98.9 FM; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: PLATTE RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • KFKX (90.1 FM; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: HASTINGS COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Grand Island:
  • K56FC (Channel 56; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: HALL COUNTY)
  • KTVG (Channel 17; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: HILL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KHAS-TV (Channel 5; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: GREATER NEBRASKA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KHNE-TV (Channel 29; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • KHGI-TV (Channel 13; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF CENTRAL NEBRASKA, A CALIFORNIA LP)
  • K41FU (Channel 41; COLUMBUS & FREMONT, NE; Owner: ROGER E. HARDERS)
  • KGIN (Channel 11; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: KOLN/KGIN LICENSE, INC.)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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