Grand Island is a medium-sized town located in the state of New York. With a population of 20,864 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Grand Island is the 80th largest community in New York.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Grand Island is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Grand Island is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Grand Island who work in office and administrative support (13.78%), management occupations (11.28%), and sales jobs (8.86%).
Because of many things, Grand Island is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Grand Island a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Grand Island has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Grand Island’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
Grand Island is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The education level of Grand Island citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 39.32% of adults in Grand Island have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Grand Island in 2018 was $39,801, which is upper middle income relative to New York, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $159,204 for a family of four.
The people who call Grand Island home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Grand Island residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Grand Island include German, Irish, Italian, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Grand Island is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.