Grand Island is one of only three metropolitan areas in Nebraska with an urbanized area of 50,000 plus adjacent territory with a high degree of social and economic integration.
The total population of the Grand Island Metropolitan Statistical Area is 83,472. Grand Island has an urbanized area of 50,440 people in the city limits and the residential areas just outside the municipal boundaries.
Grand Island is a regional hub for retail trade, employment, medical services, and entertainment. Our primary trade area is 153,000 with a secondary trade area of 155,000. The trade area spans 33 counties in the center of Nebraska, encompassing O’Neill south to northern Kansas and Polk County west to Dawson County.