dcsimg

Overview

Introduction to Grand Island, New York

Grand Island benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Buffalo-Niagara Falls metropolitan area with. The town's population is approximately 18,621.

Grand Island History

When French explorers visited this area during the 16th century, they found that it was inhabited by Neutral Native Americans. The Seneca Indians destroyed this tribe in the mid17th century and used the land for fishing and hunting. In 1815, Grand Island was purchased by New York State along with other small islands in the Niagara River. Grand Island was formally established as a town in 1852.

Grand Island and nearby Attractions

  • Beaver Island State Park
  • Martin's Fantasy Island
  • Buckhorn Island State Park
  • Woods Creek
  • Historical Society of the Tonawandas
  • Niagara Aerospace Museum

Things To Do In Grand Island

Beaver Island State Park has a marina, swimming beach, picnic areas, nature trails and children’s playgrounds. The town also has a rifle range, archery range & trap and a skeet range. The 85-acre Martin’s Fantasy Island is a popular local amusement park. The Erie County Botanical Gardens, Niagara Falls, the Buffalo Zoo and the Aquarium of Niagara are all accessible from Grand Island as well.

Grand Island Transportation

Niagara Falls International Airport is nearby.

Grand Island Higher Education

Local colleges and universities include Niagara County Community College, SUNY Buffalo, Villa Maria College Buffalo, Canisius College, D'Youville College and Buffalo State College.

People

Total Population 20,679
Male Share of the Population 49.2%
Female Share of the Population 50.8%
Senior Citizens 15.3%
Employed Population 16+ 10,438
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 58.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 41.8%
Median Earnings25+ $44,339
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $36,181
Median Earnings With High School Degree $32,154

Wealth

Median Family Income $92,039
% Above Poverty Level 93.1%
% Below Poverty Level 6.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 21.9%
Median Gross Rent $915
Median House Value $181,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.1%
US/American 0.3%
English 11.5%
Irish 17.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Grand Island Almanac

Category Value
County Erie
Metro Area Buffalo - Niagara Falls
Standard Zip Codes 14072
Phone Area Codes 716
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.01
Longitude -78.95

Grand Island Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station NIAGARA FALLS INT'L AP
Distance 6.2 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 32 F
Apr Temp 35 to 55 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 40 to 60 F
Annual Precip 33.9 inches
Station BUFFALO NIAGARA INTL
Distance 12.2 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 31 F
Apr Temp 36 to 54 F
Jul Temp 62 to 80 F
Oct Temp 43 to 59 F
Annual Precip 40.5 inches
Station LOCKPORT 3 S
Distance 15.9 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 32 F
Apr Temp 35 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 60 F
Annual Precip 37 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Buffalo 259,517 $39,202
Kenmore 15,271 $74,387

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Grand Island Public Libraries

Library
Grand Island Memorial Library
1715 BEDELL ROAD
Grand Island, New York
(716) 773-7124

library logo

More Information for Librarians

Click the Visit School Site buttons to go directly to a school's website and learn more about the school and programs it has to offer. School website will open in a new tab.
Click the Request Info buttons to request more information from a representative at the school.

 
Results:  5
Matching School Ads
Programs
  • Motorsports Technology - Diploma
  • Designated as a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media.
  • A private post-secondary institution of higher education serving south-central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland since 1967.
  • Offers associate degrees in specialized business and specialized technology, as well as programs leading to professional certifications and diplomas.
  • Gives each student their own career services specialist who helps keep them focused on their goals.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
Programs
  • Master of Social Work
  • Earn a Master of Social Work online from top-ranked USC
  • Program can be completed in as little as one year
  • The CSWE-accredited program features live, online classes and hands-on field experiences near your community.
  • GRE scores are not required to apply
  • Bachelor's degree is required to apply
Programs
  • Business Administration (BS)
  • Business Administration - Human Resources (BS)
  • Business Management & Accounting (AAS)
  • Students are issued a new laptop at the beginning of their programs.
  • All online services and study materials are available 24/7, with faculty available five days a week.
  • All programs available online, with the MBA program offered on campus in Salt Lake City.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), with programmatic accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).
  • Approved by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) since 2010.

Our family of non-profit colleges admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.

Programs
  • Online MS in Supply Chain Management
  • Master of Governmental Accounting (Online)
  • Ranked among the Best Business Schools in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Ranked the #1 Public MBA program in the NYC region in 2014 by the U.S. News and World Report.
  • Educates about 4,500 undergraduate and graduate students per academic year at two campuses in New Jersey as well as five satellite locations in New Jersey and Singapore.
  • The only public university in New Jersey in the Association of American Universities (AAU), a group comprising of North America’s 63 leading research universities.
Programs
  • Psychology (BA) (Online)
  • Business Administration - Accounting (BS) (Online)
  • Business Administration - Healthcare Management (BS) (Online)
  • Designated as a 2015 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, publishers of G.I. Jobs®.
  • Each program is designed to instill the knowledge, ethical values, and interpersonal skills of professional practice and to foster values of social responsibility.
  • Offers several flexible learning options, including a blended format that combines campus and online learning.
  • Several scholarship opportunities are available for students who qualify.
  • Features a competency-based MBA program that allows students to test out of subjects based on prior professional experience.

Grand Island High Schools

GRAND ISLAND SHS
1100 RANSOM RD
716-773-8820
Serves 1,022 students.

Study Online in Grand Island
Additional Resources
Info for Grand Island Government Officials


Are you an official in the Grand Island government or quasi-government agency such as the chamber of commerce, visitors bureau or economic development council? If so, visit our information page for government officials to see how CityTownInfo can support you.

Back to Top