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Grand Island is a town in Erie County, in the Buffalo-Cheektowaga metro area.

The latitude of Grand Island is 43.021N. The longitude is -78.964W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 591 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 18,621.


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Median household income
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$60,432
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 Niagara River
Nearby parks & recreation: Beaver Island State Park, Buckhorn Island State Park
Grand Island attractions: Martin's Fantasy Island amusement park
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Grand Island demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Erie County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Buffalo-Niagara Falls area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 14072 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

22% of Grand Island residents report German ancestry, and 15% 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 $25,816, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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32% of Grand Island residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Grand Island, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $530.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,241.


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

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Erie County supported John Kerry 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 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 6 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 3.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Grand Island include Holiday Inn.

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