Grand Island, NE Population

Population: 42,940. Estimated population in July 2020: 44,546 (+3.7% change)
Males: 21,261 (49.5%), Females: 21,679 (50.5%)

Hall County

Zip codes: 68801, 68803.

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

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%).

Elevation: 1856 feet

Land area: 21.5 square miles

Population

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%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Grand Island:

  • ST FRANCIS MEDICAL CENTER (2620 WEST FAIDLEY)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Grand Island:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Grand Island:

  • CENTRAL NEBRASKA REGIONAL (about 6 miles; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Abbreviation: GRI)
  • HASTINGS MUNI (about 23 miles; HASTINGS, NE; Abbreviation: HSI)
  • KEARNEY MUNI (about 47 miles; KEARNEY, NE; Abbreviation: EAR)
Other public-use airports nearest to Grand Island:

  • CENTRAL CITY MUNI (about 26 miles; CENTRAL CITY, NE; Abbreviation: 07K)
  • AURORA MUNICIPAL – AL POTTER FIELD (about 27 miles; AURORA, NE; Abbreviation: AUH)
  • HARVARD STATE (about 28 miles; HARVARD, NE; Abbreviation: 08K)

Colleges and Universities

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; Full-time enrollment: 2,732)
  • SOUTHEAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE AREA (about 115 miles; LINCOLN, NE; Full-time enrollment: 5,137)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT LINCOLN (about 116 miles; LINCOLN, NE; Full-time enrollment: 19,806)
  • WAYNE STATE COLLEGE (about 128 miles; WAYNE, NE; Full-time enrollment: 3,026)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT OMAHA (about 154 miles; OMAHA, NE; Full-time enrollment: 10,150)
  • CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY (about 154 miles; OMAHA, NE; Full-time enrollment: 5,806)

Schools

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)

Libraries

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)

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