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Welcome to Grand Island ...

The Town of Grand Island is located in Erie County<1>.

The location of Grand Island has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Grand Island refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Grand Islander<3>

A typical abbreviation for Grand Island: Grand is.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, the Town of Grand Island has a population of 21,429 people<4> (see below for details).

Grand Island is 590 feet [180 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Grand Island lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Grand Island lies within the (716) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Grand Island had an population of 21,429 people. This is an increase of 5.18% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 15.08% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of Grand Island had a population of 20,374 people. This makes Grand Island the county's 10th most populous community.

The population of Grand Island represents 0.11% of the total population of New York (which has 19,378,102 people), making it the state's 120th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 20,374 people, the population of Grand Island increased 9.41% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 18,621 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Grand Island.

Communities near Grand Island ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Grand Island.

  • Buffalo [Erie County]
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    • Buffalo [Erie County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Grand Island
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 254,479 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffalo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buffalo<7>
  • Saint Catharines
  • Amherst [Erie County]
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    • Amherst [Erie County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the east of Grand Island
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 125,967 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amherst have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amherst
  • Cheektowaga [Erie County]
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    • Cheektowaga [Erie County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Grand Island
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 85,452 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cheektowaga have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cheektowaga
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Niagara Falls
    • Welland
    • Niagara Falls [Niagara County]
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      • Niagara Falls [Niagara County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Grand Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 47,392 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Niagara Falls
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Niagara Falls<7>
    • West Seneca [Erie County]
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      • West Seneca [Erie County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Grand Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 45,117 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Seneca have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Seneca
    • Lancaster [Erie County]
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      • Lancaster [Erie County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Grand Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 43,325 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lancaster have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
    • Clarence [Erie County]
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      • Clarence [Erie County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the east of Grand Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 33,026 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarence

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Grand Island. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Grand Island.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Grand Island. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Grand Island.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Grand Island. See our Newspapers Page for Grand Island.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Grand Island ...

Looking for more information about Grand Island? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Grand Island, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Grand Island.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Grand Island. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Erie County: www.erie.gov/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Erie, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Grand Island refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Grand Island may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Grand Island.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Grand Island - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Grand Island) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Grand Island. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Grand IslandOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Grand Island. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.0220, Longitude: -78.9639       In this case, the coordinates for Grand Island have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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