Grand Island, NY
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Grand Island is a medium-sized town located in the state of New York. With a population of 20,717 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Grand Island is the 80th largest community in New York.

Unlike some towns, Grand Island isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Grand Island are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Grand Island is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Grand Island who work in sales jobs (12.87%), office and administrative support (11.56%), and management occupations (11.23%).

The overall crime rate in Grand Island is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.

The citizens of Grand Island are among the most well-educated in the nation: 43.98% of adults in Grand Island have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Grand Island in 2010 was $34,555, which is upper middle income relative to New York, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $138,220 for a family of four. However, Grand Island contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Grand Island home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Grand Island residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Grand Island include Italian, Irish, Polish, and English.

The most common language spoken in Grand Island is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.

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