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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.
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.
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.
32% of Grand Island residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Grand Island, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $530. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,241.
Libraries in Grand Island include Grand Island Memorial Library ... View libraries
Erie County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Grand Island political report.
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.
Hotels in Grand Island include Holiday Inn.
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