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.
Grand Island is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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%).
Grand Island is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the 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.
Being a small town, Grand Island does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The population of Grand Island is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 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.