Grand Island metropolitan area

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Map of Nebraska highlighting the Grand Island metropolitan area before Hamilton County was added in 2012.

The Grand Island metropolitan area, as defined by the United States Census Bureau, is an area consisting of four counties in Nebraska, anchored by the city of Grand Island. It was upgraded from a micropolitan area and Hamilton County was added in 2012 when Grand Island's population surpassed 50,000.

As of the 2000 census, the MSA had a population of 68,305 (a July 1, 2009 estimate placed the population at 71,596).[1]



  • Places with 50,000 or more inhabitants


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 68,305 people, 26,111 households, and 18,190 families residing within the μSA. The racial makeup of the μSA was 90.79% White, 0.34% African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.89% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 6.53% from other races, and 1.06% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.32% of the population.

The median income for a household in the μSA was $35,079, and the median income for a family was $41,317. Males had a median income of $27,809 versus $19,997 for females. The per capita income for the μSA was $16,293.

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