Grand Island, Nebraska Population 2022

54,053
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Grand Island is a city located in Hall County Nebraska. Grand Island has a 2020 population of 54,053. It is also the county seat of Hall County. Grand Island is currently growing at a rate of 0.86% annually and its population has increased by 1.74% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 53,131 in 2010.

The average household income in Grand Island is $70,662 with a poverty rate of 11.83%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $780 per month, and the median house value is $148,200. 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 Islandwas:

  • White: 76.34%
  • Other race: 13.61%
  • Two or more races: 4.05%
  • Black or African American: 3.52%
  • Asian: 1.31%
  • Native American: 0.73%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.43%
The current population of Grand Island, Nebraska is 54,053 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 53,131.

Grand Island, Nebraska Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

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

Grand Island Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White39,12676.34%
Black or African American1,8023.52%
American Indian and Alaska Native3760.73%
Asian6731.31%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2210.43%
Some Other Race6,97513.61%
Two or More Races2,0774.05%
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Grand Island Population by Race

Grand Island Population Pyramid 2022

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Grand Island Median Age

35


Total

34.1


Male

36


Female

Grand Island Adults

There are 36,812 adults, (7,424 of whom are seniors) in Grand Island.

Grand Island Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

25.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

49.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Grand Island Sex Ratio

Female

25,194

49.16%

Male

26,056

50.84%

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
Married81.1%18.9%
All58.8%41.2%
Male43.1%56.9%
Non Family40.6%59.4%
Female35.2%64.8%

58.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Grand Island Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All19,6012.5758.8
Married9,1223.1781.1
Male1,0982.8743.1
Female2,7633.6835.2
Non Family6,6181.2340.6

3.11

Average Family Size

2.57

Average Household Size

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Grand Island Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,7298.37%
9th to 12th Grade2,6908.25%
High School Graduate9,41528.86%
Some College8,31925.50%
Associates Degree2,8368.69%
Bachelors Degree4,43413.59%
Graduate Degree2,1996.74%
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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
Native American17815851
White22,59421,1115,569
Asian480404118
Islander13612923
Black1,094677161
2+ Races999440129
Hispanic8,1814,813780
Other Race3,2761,635176

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 94.85%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 28.65%.

Grand Island Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,593$41,041$32,274
Less Than 9th Grade$31,486$34,257$28,493
High School Graduate$33,795$40,212$26,393
Some College$34,959$45,113$31,818
Bachelors Degree$41,259$43,529$39,387
Graduate Degree$67,857$83,424$60,743

$36,593

Average Earnings

$41,041

Average Male

$32,274

Average Female

Grand Island Earnings by Educational Attainment

Grand Island Language by Age

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Grand Island Language

72.98% of Grand Island residents speak only English, while 27.02% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 23.80% of the population.

Grand Island Language

Grand Island Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black1,74556032.09%
Native36810227.72%
Hispanic16,3862,73716.70%
Multiple2,03725512.52%
White30,6772,4207.89%
Asian661477.11%
Islander221135.88%
Other1,112NaN%

11.83%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.64%

Male Poverty Rate

13.05%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Grand Island

The race most likely to be in poverty in Grand Island is Black, with 32.09% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.02%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.93%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.47%.

Grand Island Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade18.03%
High School11.13%
Some College5.92%
Bachelors or Greater3.41%

Grand Island Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed3.55%
Male Unemployed8.41%
Female Employed7.74%
Female Unemployed29.03%

Grand Island Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Grand Island Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$56,513$73,162
Families$66,755$85,916
Married Families$82,992-
Non Families$31,980$41,566
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Income by Household Type

Grand Island Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.0%

Male Marriage Rate

49.1%

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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2,492

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War465
First Gulf War392
Vietnam819
Korea238
World War II78

Grand Island Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34215
35 to 54546
55 to 64444
65 to 74603
75+684

Grand Island Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,3037.92%
Black110.91%
Native American6427.12%
Other Race320.72%
2+ Races827.16%
Hispanic1781.77%

Grand Island Veterans by Race

Grand Island Veterans by Education

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9.34%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.85%

Veteran Disability Rate

Grand Island Veterans by Education

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70%

Labor Force Participation

66.8%

Employment Rate

4.4%

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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63.33%

Born in Grand Island

83.24%

Native Born

16.76%

Foreign Born

10.89%

Non Citizen

5.87%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

83.24% of Grand Island residents were born in the United States, with 63.33% having been born in Nebraska. 10.89% 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

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18802,9630.00%
18907,5364,5739.78%
19007,554180.02%
191010,3262,7723.18%
192013,9473,6213.05%
193018,0414,0942.61%
194019,1301,0890.59%
195022,6823,5521.72%
196025,7423,0601.27%
197032,3586,6162.31%
198033,1808220.25%
199039,3866,2061.73%
200042,9403,5540.87%
201048,5205,5801.23%
201148,9814610.95%
201249,4424610.94%
201349,9034610.93%
201450,3644610.92%
201550,8254610.92%
201651,2864610.91%
201751,7474610.90%
201852,2084610.89%
201952,6694610.88%
202053,1314620.88%
202153,5924610.87%
202254,0534610.86%

Grand Island Population by Year