Grand Island, Nebraska Population 2020

51,440

Grand Island is a city located in Hall County, Nebraska. With a 2020 population of 51,440, 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 declining at a rate of -0.04% annually but its population has increased by 6.02% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 48,520 in 2010. Grand Island reached it's highest population of 51,478 in 2018. Spanning over 30 miles, Grand Island has a population density of 1,729 people per square mile.

The average household income in Grand Island is $68,030 with a poverty rate of 14.16%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $737 per month, and the median house value is $137,500. The median age in Grand Island is 35 years, 33.6 years for males, and 36.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 100.2 males.

Grand Island Ne Demographics

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

  • White: 86.14%
  • Other race: 6.93%
  • Black or African American: 2.95%
  • Two or more races: 1.66%
  • Asian: 1.29%
  • Native American: 0.62%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.42%
The current population of Grand Island, Nebraska is 51,440, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 51,478. The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 48,520.
Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202085,5402260.26%
201985,3142260.26%
201885,0882260.27%
201784,862-13-0.02%
201684,8754030.47%
201584,4721300.15%
201484,3425670.67%
201383,7755030.60%
201283,2726600.79%
201182,6125580.68%
201082,0540.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White44,09186.14%
Some Other Race3,5456.93%
Black or African American1,5082.95%
Two or More Races8491.66%
Asian6611.29%
American Indian and Alaska Native3190.62%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2140.42%

Grand Island Ne Population Pyramid 2020

Grand Island Ne Median Age

35


Total

33.6


Male

36.2


Female

Grand Island Ne Adults

There are 36,874 adults, (7,076 of whom are seniors) in Grand Island Ne.

Grand Island Ne Age Dependency

71.8

Age Dependency Ratio

23.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48

Child Dependency Ratio

Grand Island Ne Sex Ratio

Female

25,571

49.96%

Male

25,616

50.04%

Grand Island Ne Households and Families

Grand Island Ne Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Grand Island Ne Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78.5%21.5%
Male59.2%40.8%
All58.6%41.4%
Non Family43.5%56.5%
Female35.3%64.7%

58.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All19,0492.6458.6
Married8,5053.2678.5
Non Family6,5081.2943.5
Female3,0243.5635.3
Male1,0123.3759.2

3.22

Average Family Size

2.64

Average Household Size

7.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Grand Island Ne Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,4927.66%
9th to 12th Grade2,9629.11%
High School Graduate9,84130.26%
Some College7,51623.11%
Associates Degree3,1329.63%
Bachelors Degree4,69514.44%
Graduate Degree1,8815.78%

Grand Island Ne Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White23,15321,3585,453
Hispanic7,6584,290714
Other Race1,585760193
Black773567136
Asian498434121
Multiple Races25719383
Native American22018817
Islander12011043

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 92.25%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 35.83%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,578$36,965$30,311
Less Than High School$26,056$27,058$24,552
High School Grad$30,049$36,189$25,763
Some College$33,317$38,583$30,833
Bachelors Degree$43,820$48,480$40,996
Graduate Degree$64,967$81,169$59,890

$33,578

Average Earnings

$36,965

Average Male

$30,311

Average Female

Grand Island Ne Language

Grand Island Ne Language by Age

Grand Island Ne Language

74.83% of Grand Island Ne residents speak only English, while 25.17% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 21.52% of the population.

Grand Island Ne Poverty

Grand Island Ne Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic15,6603,36021.46%
White31,2413,0749.84%
Other3,53272620.55%
Black1,45343529.94%
Multiple84914617.20%
Native3067825.49%
Asian6557010.69%
Islander2142310.75%

14.16%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.24%

Male Poverty Rate

16.06%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Grand Island Ne

The race most likely to be in poverty in Grand Island Ne is Black, with 29.94% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Grand Island Ne is White, with 9.84% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.96%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.01%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.97%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School20.71%
High School12.83%
Some College7.88%
Bachelors or Greater3.53%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed31.79%
Male Unemployed14.04%
Female Employed7.30%
Male Employed7.13%

Grand Island Ne Income

Grand Island Ne Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$52,642$68,030
Families$60,859$79,687
Married Families$76,147-
Non Families$33,651$40,826

Grand Island Ne Marital Status

Grand Island Ne Marital Status

Marriage Rates

49.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.6%

Male Marriage Rate

47.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Grand Island Ne Married by Age and Sex

Grand Island Ne 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 Ne Marital Status by Race

Grand Island Ne Veterans

2,749

Number of Veterans

2,429

Male Veterans

320

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam912
First Gulf War462
Second Gulf War437
Korea240
World War II143
Name Veterans % of Total
White2,6758.26%
Hispanic2232.35%
Other251.14%
Black242.59%
2 or More133.67%
Asian122.15%

$Grand Island Ne Veterans by Education

8.64%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.98%

Veteran Disability Rate

Grand Island Ne Employment Status

70.8%

Labor Force Participation

67.4%

Employment Rate

4.7%

Unemployment Rate

Grand Island Ne Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

64.50%

Born in Nebraska

84.28%

Native Born

15.72%

Foreign Born

11.34%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

84.28% of Grand Island Ne residents were born in the United States, with 64.50% having been born in Nebraska. 11.34% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202051,440-19-0.04%
201951,459-19-0.04%
201851,4782110.41%
201751,267-19-0.04%
201651,2863150.62%
201550,971770.15%
201450,8945641.12%
201350,3304270.86%
201249,9035091.03%
201149,3945781.18%
201048,8165,8761.29%
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%