live.

Grand Island is Central Nebraska’s largest urban center, yet is abundant in heartland hospitality and hometown pride.

Blending Heartland Hospitality

with the Best of Urban Centers.

Vibrant communities share common qualities. They have a steady growth in population, diverse employment opportunities, host a wide array of popular stores and restaurants, and offer excellent schools and healthcare. Neighborhoods are warm and welcoming; opportunities to make friends and enjoy leisure time abound.

History

Learn about the history of Grand Island, Nebraska, the heritage that created what the city is today.  

Happenings

The Grand Island Convention & Visitors Bureau brings dozens of events to the area each and every year.  Join us!

Businesses

Grand Island is rich in entrepreneurship and provide you with so many opportunities for business and leisure. 

What You Need To Know

POPULATION  |  50,582
MEDIAN AGE  |  35 yrs
MEDIAN INCOME  |  $46,831
MEDIAN HOME VALUE  |  $117,400

Cost of Living

(compared to national average)

These numbers portray the percentage BELOW the national average to live in Grand Island, Nebraska. For example, the overall cost is 85% of the national average. In essence, you save 15% on your cost of living.

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Nebraskans hear a lot from out-of-staters about our cows and corn. We’re big fans of both, but we’re also pretty obsessed with our high quality of life and low cost of living. Nebraska ranked 3rd of the Top 10 States for High Tech. We also cracked the Top 10 States with Highest Financial Well-Being and Best States for Business. And Nebraska is proud to be one of the most affordable states to raise a family.

 

QUICK FACTS

16+ MILES

of hike & bike trails throughout the city limits.

50,000 residents

Grand Island is home to more than 50,000 citizens.

Public & Private Schools

Offering exceptional education from Pre-K to Post-Secondary.

Daily Flights

The Central Nebraska Regional Airport offers daily flights to get you where you need to be.

Home of the State Fair

For over a decade, Grand Island has been the proud home of the Nebraska State Fair.

Over 140 Restuarants

Grand Island offers every type of cuisine imaginable at an exceptional level for you to enjoy.

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