Grand Island, Nebraska

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Grain elevator along the Union Pacific Railroad in downtown Grand Island

Grand Island is a city located in Hall County, Nebraska. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 42,940. It is the county seat of Hall CountyTemplate:GR.

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Geography

Grand Island is located at 40°55'20" North, 98°21'29" West (40.922316, -98.357996)Template:GR.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 55.9 km² (21.6 mi²). 55.6 km² (21.5 mi²) of it is land and 0.3 km² (0.1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.60% water. Grand Island was once known for being a center of prostitution due to the volume of railroad traffic which went through it. [1] (http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/scripts/getcase.pl?court=us&vol=322&invol=369). In about 1890, sugar beets were introduced as a crop in Nebraska, and a sugar beet processing factory was built in the southwest part of Grand Island. This was the first sugar beet factory built and operated in the United States. [2] (http://www.grand-island.com/Home/History/history_home.htm)

Demographics

As of the censusTemplate:GR of 2000, there are 42,940 people, 16,426 households, and 11,038 families residing in the city. The population density is 772.2/km² (2,000.2/mi²). There are 17,421 housing units at an average density of 313.3/km² (811.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 86.72% White, 0.42% African American, 0.33% Native American, 1.31% Asian, 0.17% Pacific Islander, 9.64% from other races, and 1.42% from two or more races. 15.94% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 16,426 households out of which 34.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.0% are married couples living together, 10.4% have a female householder with no husband present, and 32.8% are non-families. 27.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.55 and the average family size is 3.09.

In the city the population is spread out with 27.0% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 98.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 96.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $36,044, and the median income for a family is $43,197. Males have a median income of $28,925 versus $20,521 for females. The per capita income for the city is $17,071. 12.8% of the population and 9.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 16.7% of those under the age of 18 and 8.1% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.


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Stuhr Musem of the Prairie Pioneer, Grand Island, Nebraska

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External links

City of Grand Island Site (http://www.grand-island.com/) Template:Geolinks-US-cityscale


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