Grand Island, NE

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2022 Population
52,822
0.127% 1-year growth
US Senator
Deb Fischer
Republican Party
US Senator
Pete Ricketts
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
35
0.287% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
13.7%
7.3% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$59,061
1.55% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$183,700
16.7% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
25,943
0.609% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Grand Island, NE had a population of 52.8k people with a median age of 35 and a median household income of $59,061. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Grand Island, NE grew from 52,755 to 52,822, a 0.127% increase and its median household income grew from $58,162 to $59,061, a 1.55% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Grand Island, NE are White (Non-Hispanic) (59.2%), Other (Hispanic) (16.1%), White (Hispanic) (9.69%), Two+ (Hispanic) (6.68%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.51%).

None of the households in Grand Island, NE reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

89.2% of the residents in Grand Island, NE are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Grand Island, NE are Central Community College (2,601 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Grand Island, NE was $183,700, and the homeownership rate was 58.6%.

Most people in Grand Island, NE drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 17.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Grand Island, NE was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Grand Island, NE is home to a population of 52.8k people, from which 89.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 16.9% of Grand Island, NE residents were born outside of the country (8.95k people).

In 2022, there were 3.67 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (31.2k people) in Grand Island, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.51k Other (Hispanic) and 5.12k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

89.2%
2022 Citizenship
89.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 89.2% of Grand Island, NE residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Grand Island, NE was 89.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Grand Island, NE
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    31.2k ± 428
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    8.51k ± 1.16k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    5.12k ± 839
34%
Hispanic Population
18k people

In 2022, there were 3.67 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (31.2k people) in Grand Island, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.51k Other (Hispanic) and 5.12k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

34% of the people in Grand Island, NE are hispanic (18k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    46,527 ± 5,232 people
  2. Guatemala
    10,472 ± 2,506 people
  3. India
    6,505 ± 1,977 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Nebraska was Mexico, the natal country of 46,527 Nebraska residents, followed by Guatemala with 10,472 and India with 6,505.

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Foreign-Born Population

16.9%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
8.95k people
16.6%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
8.73k people

As of 2022, 16.9% of Grand Island, NE residents (8.95k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Grand Island, NE was 16.6%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    727 ± 191
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    402 ± 176
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    253 ± 101

Grand Island, NE has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.81 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Grand Island, NE employs 25.9k people. The largest industries in Grand Island, NE are Manufacturing (5,490 people), Retail Trade (3,602 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (3,278 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($74,135), Wholesale Trade ($52,625), and Public Administration ($49,554).

Males in Nebraska have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $55,834. The income inequality in Nebraska (measured using the Gini index) is 0.444, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

25.9k
2022 Value
± 1,206
−0.609%
1 Year decline
± 6.63%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Grand Island, NE declined at a rate of −0.609%, from 26.1k employees to 25.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Grand Island, NE, are Production Occupations (4,312 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,717 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,346 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Grand Island, NE.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

25.9k
2022 Value
± 1,206
−0.609%
1 Year decline
± 6.63%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Grand Island, NE declined at a rate of −0.609%, from 26.1k employees to 25.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Grand Island, NE, are Manufacturing (5,490 people), Retail Trade (3,602 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (3,278 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Grand Island, NE, though some of these residents may live in Grand Island, NE and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$45,701
Median earning men ± $1,513
$33,580
Median earning women ± $1,420

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($64,940), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($64,167), and Wholesale Trade ($53,625).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($50,167), Public Administration ($46,469), and Construction ($45,380).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.25%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.03M people employed in Nebraska. This represents a 2.25% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 8.87%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Nebraska.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Nebraska went to Donald J. Trump with 58.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (39.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.12%).

Deb Fischer and Pete Ricketts are the senators currently representing the state of Nebraska. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Nebraska is currently represented by 3 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Nebraska

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Senator from Nebraska1
  1. Deb Fischer
    Assumed office on January 3, 2013
  2. Pete Ricketts
    Assumed office on January 12, 2023
    Appointed to the seat on January 12, 2023 following the resignation of Ben Sasse.

Deb Fischer and Pete Ricketts are the senators currently representing Nebraska.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Nebraska

Nebraska is currently represented by 3 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Nebraska have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Grand Island, NE awarded 2,601 degrees. The student population of Grand Island, NE in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 2,721 male students and 3,798 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Grand Island, NE are White (1,820 and 70%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (661 and 25.4%), Black or African American (64 and 2.46%), and American Indian or Alaska Native (30 and 1.15%).

The largest universities in Grand Island, NE by number of degrees awarded are Central Community College (2,601 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Grand Island, NE are General Business Administration & Management (376 and 14.5%), Welding Technology (201 and 7.73%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (182 and 7%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 6,519 students enrolled in Grand Island, NE, 41.7% men and 58.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 4,599 records, of which 58.4% were women and 41.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 182 degrees awarded
  2. 79 degrees awarded
  3. 78 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Grand Island, NE was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 182 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Grand Island, NE according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
2,601 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Central Community College with 2,601 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 1,445 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Grand Island, NE, which is 1.25 times more than the 1,156 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,820 degrees mean that there were 2.75 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 661 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($2,820) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($480) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,500) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.09% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.952% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (381k), Some college (364k), and Bachelors Degree (309k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Grand Island, NE was $183,700 in 2022, which is 0.652 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $157,400 to $183,700, a 16.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Grand Island, NE is 58.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Grand Island, NE have an average commute time of 17.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Grand Island, NE is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Grand Island, NE is $59,061. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Grand Island, NE was Census Tract 6 with a value of $82,484, followed by Census Tract 12 and Census Tract 5, with respective values of $77,143 and $76,641.

Property

$183,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,733
$11,878
Median Property Taxes
±$770

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Grand Island, NE the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Grand Island, NE compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

58.6%
Homeownership
2022
64.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 58.6% of the housing units in Grand Island, NE were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 59.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 6
  2. Census Tract 12
  3. Census Tract 5

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Grand Island, NE was Census Tract 6 with a value of $82,484, followed by Census Tract 12 and Census Tract 5, with respective values of $77,143 and $76,641.

The following map shows all of the places in Grand Island, NE colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$59,061
Median Household Income
± $3,388
20.3k
Number of Households
± 1,058

In 2022, the median household income of the 20.3k households in Grand Island, NE grew to $59,061 from the previous year's value of $58,162.

The following chart displays the households in Grand Island, NE distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Grand Island, NE is from Nebraska.
0.444
2022 Wage GINI in Nebraska
0.444
2021 Wage GINI in Nebraska

In 2022, the income inequality in Nebraska was 0.444 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0995% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Nebraska was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Nebraska in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (83%)
  2. Carpooled (11.3%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.48%)

In 2022, 83% of workers in Grand Island, NE drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.3%) and those who worked at home (2.48%).

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Commute Time

17.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Grand Island, NE have a shorter commute time (17.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.6% of the workforce in Grand Island, NE have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Grand Island, NE distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Grand Island, NE have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Grand Island, NE (7.11k out of 52k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Grand Island, NE is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

87% of the population of Grand Island, NE has health coverage, with 46.4% on employee plans, 15.9% on Medicaid, 10.7% on Medicare, 12.9% on non-group plans, and 1.14% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Hall County, NE see 1658 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.28% increase from the previous year (1621 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1130 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 264 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,658 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Hall County, NE

Primary care physicians in Hall County, NE see an average of 1,658 patients per year. This represents a 2.28% increase from the previous year (1,621 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Hall County, NE in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 29.7% under 18 years, 20.7% between 18 and 34 years, 35% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.7% were men and 50.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

13%
Uninsured
46.4%
Employer Coverage
15.9%
Medicaid
10.7%
Medicare
12.9%
Non-Group
1.14%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Grand Island, NE declined by 0.925% from 13.2% to 13%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Grand Island, NE changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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