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0.62% growth
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Median Household Income
4.88% growth
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Number of Employees
1.46% growth
Median Property Value
3.15% growth

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The economy of Grand Island, NE employs 25,985 people. The economy of Grand Island, NE is specialized in Manufacturing; Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; and Management of Companies & Enterprises, which employ respectively 2.35; 2.28; and 2.04 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Grand Island, NE are Manufacturing (5,900), Retail trade (3,530), and Healthcare & Social Assistance (3,276), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($62,232), Transportation & Warehousing ($43,690), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($42,295).

Median household income in Grand Island, NE is $49,118. Males in Grand Island, NE have an average income that is 1.42 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,380. The income inequality of Grand Island, NE (measured using the Gini index) is 0.441 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Grand Island, NE. In Hall County, NE the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 62 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,533. Douglas County, NE has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Nebraska.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Grand Island, NE is from the county of Hall County, NE.

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Grand Island, NE is home to a population of 50,895 people, from which 88.1% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Grand Island, NE is composed of 32,971 White residents (64.8%), 15,077 Hispanic residents (29.6%), 1,251 Black residents (2.46%), 610 Asian residents (1.2%), and 585 Two+ residents (1.15%). The most common foreign languages in Grand Island, NE are Spanish (9,788 speakers), African Languages (375 speakers), and Laotian (221 speakers), but compared to other places, Grand Island, NE has a relative high number of Laotian (221 speakers), Other (124 speakers), and African Languages (375 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Grand Island, NE awarded 2,375 degrees. The student population of Grand Island, NE is skewed away from females, with 1,308 male students and 1,067 female students. Most students in Grand Island, NE are White (2,058 and 86.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (267 and 11.2%), Asian (14 and 0.59%), and Black or African American (14 and 0.59%). The largest universities in Grand Island, NE by number of graduates are Central Community College (2,375 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Grand Island, NE are Diesel Mechanics Technology (136 and 5.73%), Welding Technology (117 and 4.93%), and General Business Administration & Management (107 and 4.51%). The median tuition costs in Grand Island, NE are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Grand Island, NE is $121,100, which is 0.59 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $117,400 to $121,100, a 3.15% increase. The homeownership rate of Grand Island, NE is 58%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Grand Island, NE have an average commute time of 15.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Grand Island, NE is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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