Grand Island is a city in as well as the county seat of Hall County, Nebraska, and is currently home to a population of over 48,500 residents, making it the fourth-largest city in the state. Grand Islands sits as the principal city of the Grand Island Metropolitan Statistical, which – while not a major metro area, at least according to most metrics – is home to over 83,400 residents and spans four whole counties in the state. Grand Island has the distinction of being named as an All-America City Award Recipient three times, most recently in 1982.
Grand Island was founded in 1857 by settlers who had left Davenport, Iowa. They faced several hardships in the beginning, including blizzards – common in the area, apparently – as well as attacks by Native Americans. In 1865, however, the town’s fortunes began to change, as the Union Pacific Railroad decided to build a line through the town. This led to an influx in population, as many new residents began to arrive by rail, and by the turn of the 20th century Grand Island was a bustling railroad town. Today, the city thrives more off of its diverse economy, with ties in finance, banking, healthcare, retail, manufacturing and agriculture.
During the summer months, average daily highs usually reach into the mid-to-upper 80’s, while overnight lows generally fall into the the high 50’s and low 60’s, making for fairly pleasant summer days. Highs in the triple digits have been recorded, so it can get hot, but on the whole it’s fairly mellow. During the winter months, however, temperatures drop drastically, with average highs only reaching into the low-to-mid 30’s and lows often dropping into the low-to-mid teens. Snow is relatively common, which can hamper auto transportation services to and from the area, causing delays and possible price hikes for customers as well as auto transport companies.
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