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Grand Island is a city in Hall County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for the island in the Platte River.
The latitude of Grand Island is 40.925N. The longitude is -98.341W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,860 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 43,771.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Grand Island demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Hall County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 68801 ZIP code.
34% of Grand Island residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Grand Island ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Grand Island was $17,071, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Grand Island residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Grand Island, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $380. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $842.
Libraries in Grand Island include Grand Island Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Grand Island include Grand Island Independent
TV stations in Grand Island include KGIN, KTVG.
Hall County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Grand Island political report.
The average commute time for Grand Island workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 8 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Grand Island between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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