Statewide Claims to Fame

Grand Island is 3rd in Nebraska out of 32 other cities in Retail sales

Grand Island is 3rd in Nebraska out of 33 other cities in Size in square miles

Grand Island is 3rd in Nebraska out of 33 other cities in Total businesses (including small businesses)

Grand Island is 4th in Nebraska out of 29 other cities in Retail accommodation and food service sales

Grand Island is 4th in Nebraska out of 32 other cities in Current population (2012)

Grand Island is 4th in Nebraska out of 33 other cities in Households

Grand Island is 4th in Nebraska out of 33 other cities in Housing units

Grand Island is 5th in Nebraska out of 33 other cities in Foreign born residents

Grand Island is 5th in Nebraska out of 33 other cities in Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

Grand Island is 6th in Nebraska out of 33 other cities in Race - Hispanic or Latino

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Grand Island Rank Nebraska US
Current population (2012) 49,989 4th 1,855,525 313,914,040
Size in square miles 28.4 3rd 76,824.2 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 1,708 24th 23.8 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Grand Island Rank Nebraska US
Residents younger than 5 8.4% 6th 7.1% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 27.6% 6th 25.0% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 13.0% 20th 13.9% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Grand Island Rank Nebraska US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 81.5% 29th 90.3% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 15.9% 28th 27.8% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Grand Island Rank Nebraska US
Race - White 80.0% 28th 89.9% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 2.1% 10th 4.8% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 1.0% 9th 1.3% 1.2%
Race - Asian 1.2% 12th 2.0% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 5th 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 2.4% 12th 1.9% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 26.7% 6th 9.7% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 68.6% 27th 81.4% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Grand Island Rank Nebraska US
Female residents 50.2% 29th 50.3% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 13.5% 5th 6.0% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Grand Island Rank Nebraska US
Housing units 19,426 4th 801,185 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 23.5% 16th 19.5% 25.9%
Households 18,119 4th 715,703 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 63.0% 21st 68.3% 66.1%
Home median value $106,300 14th $125,400 $186,200
People per household 2.6 7th 2.5 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Grand Island Rank Nebraska US
Income per capita $22,166 23rd $26,113 $27,915
Income per household $45,095 18th $50,695 $52,762
Income below poverty line 13.0% 20th 12.0% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Grand Island Rank Nebraska US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 4,445 3rd 159,665 27,092,908
Retail sales $962,883 3rd $26,486,612 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $21,389 9th $14,965 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $86,154 4th $2,685,580 $613,795,732

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