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]




As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 68,305 people, 26,111 households, and 18,190 families residing within this area. The racial makeup of this area 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 this area 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 this area was $16,293.

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  1. ^ "Table 1. Annual Estimates of the Population of Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009 (CBSA-EST2009-01)". 2009 Population Estimates. United States Census Bureau, Population Division. 2010-03-23. Archived from the original (CSV) on March 26, 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-24.
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.