Grand Island, Nebraska

Grand Island: The most populous city in Hall County, Nebraska. It is located on the Platte River in central Nebraska. Grand Island is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Grand Island Museum and the Grand Island Zoo.


Grand Island is a city located in the county of Hall in the U.S. state of Nebraska. Its population at the 2010 census was 48,520 and a population density of 626 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 51,004 inhabitants.

The city was created 166 years ago in 1856.

Grand Island locator map
Location of Grand Island on Nebraska map.

Quick Facts about Grand Island

Population : 51,004 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Nebraska (United States)
County : Hall County
Postal code : 68801–68803
Phone Area Codes : 308
Area : 77.54 km2
Altitude : 1,860 feet / 567 meters
Capital city : Grand Island is capital of Hall County
Establishment : January 01, 1857 (166 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 00:52:51 (7th December 2023)
Density : 658 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 4.87% (2010-2020)
Weather : 32℉ Clear 7-days weather
Hall County Courthouse  Grand Island image
Hall County Courthouse Grand Island
Hall County Courthouse  Grand Island image


Grand Island is located at 40°55'30"N 98°20'31"W (40.9250100, -98.3420100).

Grand Island map


Grand Island forecast: Clear, with a low around 32. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. more


The population of Grand Island increased by 4.87% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 48,520 - census
2011 49,401 1.78% estimation process
2012 49,905 1.01% estimation process
2013 50,323 0.83% estimation process
2014 50,887 1.11% estimation process
2015 50,959 0.14% estimation process
2016 51,182 0.44% estimation process
2017 51,128 -0.11% estimation process
2018 51,219 0.18% estimation process
2019 51,267 0.09% estimation process
2020 51,004 -0.52% estimation process

Grand Island zip code is 68801. County name: Hall, County fips: 31079

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People born in Grand Island (43)

People born in Grand Island, including economist Edith Abbott, social worker Grace Abbott, athletics competitor George Baird, .


  • Mike Higgins (American basketball player) he was born in 17/02/1967
  • Bil Baird (American puppeteer) he was born in 15/08/1904
  • Bob O. Evans (American computer pioneer) he was born in 19/08/1927
  • Sharon Ritchie (Miss America 1956) she was born in 12/01/1937
  • Tom Kropp (American basketball player) he was born in 12/02/1953
  • Patrick Deuel (American "Half ton man") he was born in 28/03/1962
  • Holly Lewis-Rhotenacher (American actress (1965-2012)) she was born in 26/12/1965
  • Bob Kahler (American football player and coach (1917-2013)) he was born in 13/02/1917
  • Bobby Reynolds (American football player) he was born in 27/06/1931
  • Channing Hill (American jockey) he was born in 22/08/1987
  • Doyle Niemann (American politician) he was born in 19/03/1947
  • Emily Susan Rapp (American memoirist) she was born in 12/07/1974
  • G. P. Mix (American politician) he was born in 15/10/1874
  • George Balch Wilson (American composer) he was born in 01/01/1927
  • George J. Marrett (American test pilot) he was born in 01/01/1935
  • Jeff Richardson (American baseball player) he was born in 26/08/1965
  • Jenny Kropp (American beach volleyball player) she was born in 17/06/1979
  • Joe Feeney (American singer) he was born in 15/08/1931

Schools in Grand Island

College & universities near Grand Island, NE

Code Name City ZIP
180902 Central Community College Grand Island (NE) 68802-4903
181127 Hastings College Hastings (NE) 68901

Stations (2)

Amtrak & bus stations near Grand Island, NE

Code Name Address Type
HAS Hastings 501 West First St. RAIL
HLD Holdrege 100 West Ave. RAIL

Post offices near Grand Island

Post Office Name City ZIP
Grand Island Post Office Grand Island (NE) 68803
Webb Plaza Post Office Grand Island (NE) 68803
Phill Post Office Phillips (NE) 68865
Alda Post Office Alda (NE) 68810
Doniphan Post Office Doniphan (NE) 68832

Other places with the same name (2)

Other cities in Hall County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Hall County , NE.

City Name Population Title
Wood River 1,307 City in Nebraska
Doniphan 832 Township in Hall County, Nebraska
Cairo 794 Town in Nebraska, United States
Alda 660 Human settlement in Hall County, Nebraska, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

Grand Island distances to largest Nebraska cities