Grand Island, Nebraska Population 2021

51,363
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Grand Island is a city located in Hall County Nebraska. It is also the county seat of Hall County. With a 2020 population of 51,363, it is the 4th largest city in Nebraska (after Omaha, Lincoln, and Bellevue) and the 769th largest city in the United States . Grand Island is currently growing at a rate of 0.09% annually and its population has increased by 5.86% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 48,520 in 2010. Grand Island reached it's highest population of 51,363 in 2021. Spanning over 30 miles, Grand Island has a population density of 1,727 people per square mile.

The average household income in Grand Island is $70,662 with a poverty rate of 12.83%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $767 per month, and the median house value is $140,800. The median age in Grand Island is 34.9 years, 33.5 years for males, and 36.3 years for females.

Grand Island Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Grand Island was:

  • White: 81.95%
  • Other race: 10.62%
  • Black or African American: 3.23%
  • Two or more races: 1.90%
  • Asian: 1.26%
  • Native American: 0.62%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.41%
The current population of Grand Island, Nebraska is 51,363 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 51,219.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 48,520.

Grand Island, Nebraska Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202175,707770.10%
202075,630770.10%
201975,553770.10%
201875,476200.03%
201775,456-142-0.19%
201675,5982790.37%
201575,319790.10%
201475,2405880.78%
201374,6524140.55%
201274,2386910.93%
201173,5476110.83%
201072,9360.00%

Grand Island Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White41,91681.95%
Some Other Race5,43310.62%
Black or African American1,6543.23%
Two or More Races9741.90%
Asian6451.26%
American Indian and Alaska Native3160.62%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2090.41%
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Grand Island Population by Race

Grand Island Population Pyramid $2021

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Grand Island Median Age

34.9


Total

33.5


Male

36.3


Female

Grand Island Adults

There are 36,813 adults, (7,154 of whom are seniors) in Grand Island.

Grand Island Age Dependency

72.5

Age Dependency Ratio

24.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Grand Island Sex Ratio

Female

25,370

49.60%

Male

25,777

50.40%

Grand Island Population by Age

Grand Island Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Grand Island Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80%20%
All58.8%41.2%
Male53.1%46.9%
Non Family42.9%57.1%
Female35%65%

58.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Grand Island Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All19,2432.6158.8
Married8,5763.2280
Non Family6,5141.2542.9
Female3,0493.5435
Male1,1043.3553.1

3.18

Average Family Size

2.61

Average Household Size

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Grand Island Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,5427.81%
9th to 12th Grade3,0619.41%
High School Graduate9,90830.46%
Some College7,49023.02%
Associates Degree2,8388.72%
Bachelors Degree4,72214.52%
Graduate Degree1,9696.05%
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Grand Island Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Grand Island Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White22,90021,1535,575
Hispanic7,9064,408771
Other Race2,4831,109200
Black927670160
Asian466405108
2+ Races34424983
Native American16615139
Islander12912434

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 96.12%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 26.36%.

Grand Island Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,585$38,935$31,855
Less Than 9th Grade$28,870$32,895$25,569
High School Graduate$31,575$37,738$27,400
Some College$33,842$38,474$31,609
Bachelors Degree$44,967$46,939$42,220
Graduate Degree$67,136$85,278$60,385

$35,585

Average Earnings

$38,935

Average Male

$31,855

Average Female

Grand Island Earnings by Educational Attainment

Grand Island Language by Age

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Grand Island Language

74.10% of Grand Island residents speak only English, while 25.90% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 22.44% of the population.

Grand Island Language

Grand Island Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White30,8932,9029.39%
Hispanic16,0122,74117.12%
Other5,41677614.33%
Black1,59252532.98%
Multiple95217718.59%
Native3067424.18%
Asian639497.67%
Islander2093215.31%

12.83%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.39%

Male Poverty Rate

14.29%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Grand Island

The race most likely to be in poverty in Grand Island is Black, with 32.98% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Grand Island is Asian, with 7.67% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.75%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.91%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.69%.

Grand Island Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade18.04%
High School11.73%
Some College7.29%
Bachelors or Greater3.63%

Grand Island Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed28.89%
Male Unemployed11.94%
Female Employed7.93%
Male Employed5.07%

Grand Island Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Grand Island Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$54,965$70,662
Families$64,884$82,231
Married Families$81,464$99,048
Non Families$32,487$42,549
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Income by Household Type

Grand Island Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.6%

Male Marriage Rate

47.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Grand Island Married by Age and Sex

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Grand Island Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Grand Island Marital Status by Race

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Grand Island Marital Status

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2,613

Number of Veterans

2,373

Male Veterans

240

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam881
Second Gulf War418
First Gulf War390
Korea248
World War II97

Grand Island Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+724
55 to 64628
65 to 74574
35 to 54418
18 to 34269

Grand Island Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,4657.96%
Hispanic1571.61%
Native American5325.36%
Other Race421.25%
Black322.96%
2+ Races214.91%

Grand Island Veterans by Race

Grand Island Veterans by Education

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7.95%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.53%

Veteran Disability Rate

Grand Island Veterans by Education

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70.8%

Labor Force Participation

67.7%

Employment Rate

4.2%

Unemployment Rate

Grand Island Employment by Age

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Grand Island Employment by Race

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Grand Island Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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64.33%

Born in Grand Island

83.97%

Native Born

16.03%

Foreign Born

10.45%

Non Citizen

5.59%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

83.97% of Grand Island residents were born in the United States, with 64.33% having been born in Nebraska. 10.45% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Grand Island Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202151,363480.09%
202051,315480.09%
201951,267480.09%
201851,219910.18%
201751,128-54-0.11%
201651,1822230.44%
201550,959720.14%
201450,8875641.12%
201350,3234180.84%
201249,9055041.02%
201149,4015821.19%
201048,8195,8791.29%
200042,9403,5540.87%
199039,3866,2061.73%
198033,1808220.25%
197032,3586,6162.31%
196025,7423,0601.27%
195022,6823,5521.72%
194019,1301,0890.59%
193018,0414,0942.61%
192013,9473,6213.05%
191010,3262,7723.18%
19007,554180.02%
18907,5364,5739.78%
18802,9630.00%

Grand Island Population by Year