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Grand Island



Grand Island is a medium-sized town located in the state of New York. With a population of 20,893 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Grand Island is the 80th largest community in New York.

Unlike some towns, Grand Island isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Grand Island are a mix 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 (13.18%), management occupations (12.37%), and sales jobs (11.99%).

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.

The education level of Grand Island ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Grand Island, 42.32% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree. The per capita income in Grand Island in 2010 was $37,645, which is upper middle income relative to New York, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Grand Island include German, Italian, Irish, Polish, and English. The most common language spoken in Grand Island is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Serbo-Croatian.


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