For population 25 years and over in Grand Island:
For population 15 years and over in Grand Island town:
782 residents are foreign born (1.7% Europe, 1.3% North America, 0.9% Asia).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Tonawanda, NY (5.7 miles , pop. 78,155).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Buffalo, NY (9.3 miles , pop. 292,648).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (287.2 miles , pop. 1,517,550).
Nearest cities: Tonawanda, NY (2.0 miles ), North Tonawanda, NY (2.2 miles ), Kenmore, NY (2.3 miles ), Tonawanda, NY (2.4 miles ), Niagara Falls, NY (2.5 miles ), Wheatfield, NY (2.5 miles ), Niagara, NY (2.7 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 43.01 N, Longitude: 78.96 W
Area code: 716
Grand Island tourist attractions:
Work and jobs in Grand Island: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Grand Island, New York
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Grand Island-area historical tornado activity is slightly below New York state average. It is 67% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 8/19/1970, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 24.0 miles away from the Grand Island town center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
On 7/7/1961, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 0.9 miles away from the town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Grand Island-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above New York state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 11/26/1999 at 22:33:01, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 8.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 48.3 miles away from the city center
On 3/12/1994 at 10:43:15, a magnitude 3.6 (3.5 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 57.1 miles away from Grand Island center
On 12/25/1998 at 13:30:26, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 11.2 mi) earthquake occurred 76.7 miles away from the city center
On 5/25/1995 at 14:22:32, a magnitude 3.0 (2.6 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 6.6 miles away from the city center
On 8/4/2004 at 23:55:26, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MW, 3.0 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 59.0 miles away from Grand Island center
On 7/19/2007 at 17:07:58, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, 3.0 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 62.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Erie County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 9
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Snowstorms: 5, Snow: 1, Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Power Outage: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Charles N. DeGlopper - Army Medal of Honor recipient, Brett Kern - Player of football.
Hospitals/medical centers near Grand Island:
Amtrak stations near Grand Island:
Local government website: www.grand-island.ny.us
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Grand Island:
Public high school in Grand Island:
Public elementary/middle schools in Grand Island:
See full list of schools located in Grand Island, School District: GRAND ISLAND CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
Private elementary/middle school in Grand Island:
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 7.05. This is better than average. There were 13 monitors within city limits.
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.288. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.2 miles away from the city center.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.66. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.1 miles away from the city center.
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 28.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.6 miles away from the city center.
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2003 was 0.00542. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
People in group quarters in Grand Island in 2010:
People in group quarters in Grand Island in 2000:
Grand Island compared to New York state average:
Banks with branches in Grand Island (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results
Religion statistics for Grand Island (based on Erie County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 74.38%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 236
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 125
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 228
Number of full-service restaurants: 740
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
2.75% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,341 average adjusted gross income)
0.18% of residents moved from foreign countries ($879 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
3.75% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($41,044 average adjusted gross income)
0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($549 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
Strongest AM radio stations in Grand Island:
Strongest FM radio stations in Grand Island:
TV broadcast stations around Grand Island:
See more detailed statistics of Grand Island fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 31See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Grand Island, NY
Total length: 647 meters (2,123ft)
Total costs: $110,932,000
Total average daily traffic: 438,091
Total average daily truck traffic: 14,769
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Grand Island)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 38 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Grand Island, NY)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 85 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Grand Island)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 21 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Grand Island)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Grand Island, NY
Total of 185 patent applications in 2008-2013.