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Grand Island is a town and an island in Erie County, New York, United States. As of the 2010 census, the town population was 20,374. This represents an increase of 9.41% from the 2000 census figure. The town name derives from the French name "La Grande Île", as Grand Island is the largest island in the Niagara River and the state's fourth largest. The phrase La Grande Île appears on the town seal. Over its history, the island has served as home to the Attawandaron Nation and been an acquisition of both French and English colonial pursuits. In 1945, Grand Island was part of a plan to make a new World Peace Capital on the international border between Southern Ontario, Canada, and Western New York. The plan proposed placing the United Nations headquarters on adjacent Navy Island (Ontario), which was considered an ideal location because it lay on the boundary between two peaceful countries. An artist's rendering of the World Peace Capital showed the property with bridges spanning both countries (at Grand Island in the US and the Canadian mainland on the other side). The proposal was turned down in favor of the current U.N. headquarters in New York City. The town of Grand Island is at Erie County's northwestern corner, on the western edge of New York state and on the Canada–US border, although there is no river crossing. It is northwest of Buffalo and is traversed by Interstate 190 and New York State Route 324.

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Grand Island in United States offers a unique experience to travellers. After your splendid visit to Grand Island, you can proceed to an important near-by city of Buffalo. Add Buffalo to your vacation plan, it has an interesting bunch of activities to do on your visit like Darwin D Martin House, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo Zoo. Also, to reach Grand Island, you'll have to take a flight to Buffalo; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Most online packages to this city are of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for Grand Island*

  • Pollution Statistics in Grand Island

    Know the pollution level of Grand Island before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 31.25 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 31.25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 6.25 (Very Low)
  • Grand Island: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Grand Island for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Grand Island.

    • Burglary and Theft 25 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 33.33 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 20.83 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 25 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 25 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 20.83 (Low)
    • Attacks 37.5 (Low)
    • Drug offense 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 79.17 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 33.33 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 20.83 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 29.17 (Low)
  • Living in Grand Island - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 72.06 (High)
    • Pollution Index 25.43 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 19.5 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 78.91 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 81.94 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 4.93 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 113.66 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Grand Island

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Grand Island

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.42 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.14 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 33.8 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 71.3 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 45.11 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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