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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.


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Median household income
Local
$36,044
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Grand Island demographic reports
Grand Island is on the Platte River.
Former and merged names include:
· Grand Island Station
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 134. The number of murders and homicides was 3. The violent crime rate was 3.1 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1991 TV movie, "Sarah, Plain and Tall"
· 1995 TV movie, "My Antonia"
Well-known residents have included:
· Henry Fonda, actor
Local festivals include:
  • Hall County Fair - Aug 8-12, 2007
  • Sommerfest - July 28, 2007
  • Husker Harvest Days - Sept 11-13, 2007
  • Nebraska Food Festival - Nov. 3-4, 2007
  • Spring Fever Day - March 24, 2007
  • Fair Time in Railroad Town - Aug. 18-19, 2007
  • Sidewalk Chalk Art Festival - May 5, 2007
Dates often change. Check Grand Island web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Crane Meadows Nature Center, Mormon Island State Recreation Area
Grand Island attractions: Island Oasis Water Park
Historic sites and museums: Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer
Colleges and universities: Central Community College - Grand Island
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 64

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Census & demographics

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.

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Grand Island Web sites

Ancestry & family history

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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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Grand Island was $17,071, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

16% of Grand Island residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Grand Island festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Grand Island, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $380.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $842.


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Libraries in Grand Island include Grand Island Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Grand Island include Grand Island Independent

TV stations in Grand Island include KGIN, KTVG.

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Politics

Hall County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Grand Island political report.

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Traffic

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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