Fern Acres, Hawaii

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Population in 2010: 1,504.
Population change since 2000: +98.9%
Males: 668  (44.4%)
Females: 836  (55.6%)
Median resident age:

41.7 years
Hawaii median age:

39.6 years

Zip codes: 96771.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $43,259 (it was $31,250 in 2000)
Fern Acres:

$43,259
HI:

$83,102

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $20,489 (it was $11,876 in 2000)

Fern Acres CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $194,092 (it was $65,500 in 2000)
Fern Acres:

$194,092
HI:

$669,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $245,572; detached houses: $246,930

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,179.

March 2019 cost of living index in Fern Acres: 107.4 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 23.3%
(11.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.9% for Black residents, 33.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 52.1% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 22.4% for two or more races residents)

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  • Races in Fern Acres, HI (2019)
    • 70134.8%White alone
    • 51325.4%Two or more races
    • 33016.4%Hispanic
    • 31115.4%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 1015.0%Asian alone
    • 190.9%Black alone
    • 60.3%American Indian alone

Races in Fern Acres detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Ancestries: Irish (10.6%), German (3.7%), European (3.5%), Hungarian (2.5%), English (2.3%), Portuguese (1.9%).

Current Local Time: HST (no DST) time zone

Land area: 6.27 square miles.

Population density: 240 people per square mile   (very low).

Fern Acres, Hawaii map

269 residents are foreign born (5.5% Oceania, 4.4% Africa, 1.8% North America).

This place:

13.3%
Hawaii:

18.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $962 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $748 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Honolulu, HI (216.6 miles , pop. 371,657).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2463.3 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Eden Roc, HI (1.3 miles ),
Hawaiian Acres, HI (1.8 miles ),
Fern Forest, HI (1.9 miles ),
Mountain View, HI (2.0 miles ),
Kurtistown, HI (2.4 miles ),
Orchidlands Estates, HI (2.5 miles ),
Ainaloa, HI (2.5 miles ),
Keaau, HI (2.9 miles )

Latitude: 19.51 N, Longitude: 155.09 W

Distribution of median household income in Fern Acres, HI in 2019
Distribution of house value in Fern Acres, HI in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

9.8%
Hawaii:

10.1%
Most common industries in Fern Acres, HI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (17.2%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (13.6%)
  • Construction (8.5%)
  • Repair & maintenance (8.5%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (7.3%)
  • Health care (6.9%)
  • Other direct selling establishments (5.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (17.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (16.8%)
  • Repair & maintenance (16.2%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (9.2%)
  • Petroleum & petroleum products merchant wholesalers (7.5%)
  • Construction (5.8%)
  • Other direct selling establishments (5.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (17.7%)
  • Construction (11.4%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (9.5%)
  • Health care (8.2%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (6.3%)
  • Food (5.7%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.7%)
Most common occupations in Fern Acres, HI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (17.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (16.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (10.3%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (10.0%)
  • Media and communications workers (4.8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (26.0%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (19.1%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (16.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.8%)
  • Registered nurses (5.8%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (5.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (21.5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (17.7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8.2%)
  • Media and communications workers (6.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.7%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (5.7%)
  • Cashiers (5.7%)

Average climate in Fern Acres, Hawaii

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 106. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

106
U.S.:

74
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 5.76. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.76
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2003 was 23.5. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 5.50. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.50
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Fern Acres-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Hawaii state average. It is 2733% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/29/1975 at 14:47:40, a magnitude 7.2 (6.0 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.2 UK, 7.2 MS, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 5.5 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths)
On 5/4/2018 at 22:32:54, a magnitude 6.9 (6.9 MW, Depth: 3.6 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 14.6 miles away from Fern Acres center
On 8/21/1951 at 10:57:00, a magnitude 6.9 (6.9 UK) earthquake occurred 61.5 miles away from the city center
On 11/16/1983 at 16:13:00, a magnitude 6.7 (6.4 MB, 6.7 MS, 6.7 MW) earthquake occurred 19.3 miles away from the city center, causing $6,000,000 total damage
On 10/15/2006 at 17:07:49, a magnitude 6.7 (6.7 MD, Depth: 23.7 mi) earthquake occurred 60.5 miles away from Fern Acres center
On 10/15/2006 at 17:07:49, a magnitude 6.7 (6.2 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.7 MW) earthquake occurred 63.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Hawaii County (21) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 7, Earthquakes: 4, Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Volcanic Eruptions: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Lava Flows: 2, High Surf: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Tsunami Wave: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Fern Acres topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Fern Acres:

  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF HILO (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; HILO, HI)
  • HOSPICE OF HILO (Hospital, about 15 miles away; HILO, HI)
  • YUKIO OKUTSU STATE VETERANS HOME (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; HILO, HI)
  • HILO MEDICAL CENTER HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; HILO, HI)
  • HILO MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 15 miles away; HILO, HI)
  • HILO HOSPITAL - ICF/DP (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; HILO, HI)
  • HILO DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 15 miles away; HILO, HI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fern Acres:

  • Hawaii Community College (about 14 miles; Hilo, HI; Full-time enrollment: 2,137)
  • University of Hawaii at Hilo (about 14 miles; Hilo, HI; FT enrollment: 3,161)
  • University of Hawaii Maui College (about 132 miles; Kahului, HI; FT enrollment: 2,492)
  • Kapiolani Community College (about 214 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 5,069)
  • Chaminade University of Honolulu (about 215 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 2,610)
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa (about 216 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 16,461)
  • Hawaii Pacific University (about 219 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 5,506)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Fern Acres Volunteer Fire Station 5D (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Hawaii County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.5 people
Hawaii:

2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

61.6%
Whole state:

68.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

11.4%
Whole state:

7.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Fern Acres:

Marital status in Fern Acres, HI
  • Never married: 41.7%
  • Now married: 45.7%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 4.1%
  • Divorced: 6.7%

For population 25 years and over in Fern Acres:

  • High school or higher: 85.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.1%
  • Unemployed: 7.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.3
Hawaii average:

11.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Fern Acres, HI (based on Hawaii County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Other38,70188
Catholic30,61622
Evangelical Protestant16,302120
Mainline Protestant5,88243
Orthodox251
None93,553-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 36
Hawaii County:

2.09 / 10,000 pop.
Hawaii:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 34
Hawaii County:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
Hawaii:

1.57 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 44
Hawaii County:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.72 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 143
Here:

8.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.00 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.1%
Hawaii:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Hawaii County:

21.2%
Hawaii:

20.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

10.3%
State:

9.2%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Fern Acres:

49.6%
Hawaii:

54.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

46.1%
State:

50.5%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.9
Hawaii:

26.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

21.3%
State:

16.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

13.3%
Hawaii:

18.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.7
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Fern Acres:

32.9%
Hawaii:

26.1%

General health condition:
Fern Acres:

55.1%
Hawaii:

57.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

80.8%
State:

82.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Fern Acres, HI Residents

5.47% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($62,641 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.47%
Hawaii average:

5.19%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($421 average AGI)
Hawaii County:

0.04%
Hawaii average:

0.26%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Honolulu County, HI  1.04% ($46,987 average AGI)
from Maui County, HI  0.22% ($50,463)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.17% ($101,395)


4.69% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($43,329 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.69%
Hawaii average:

5.62%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($393 average AGI)
Hawaii County:

0.06%
Hawaii average:

0.26%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Honolulu County, HI  0.80% ($43,065 average AGI)
to Maui County, HI  0.23% ($42,669)
to Clark County, NV  0.20% ($30,847)

Strongest AM radio stations in Fern Acres:

  • KPUA (670 AM; 10 kW; HILO, HI; Owner: NEW WEST BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KHLO (850 AM; 5 kW; HILO, HI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF HAWAII LICENSE, LLC)
  • KHBC (1060 AM; 5 kW; HILO, HI; Owner: HILO BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KIPA (620 AM; 10 kW; NAALEHU, HI; Owner: BIG ISLAND RADIO)
  • KKON (790 AM; 5 kW; KEALAKEKUA, HI; Owner: BIG ISLAND RADIO ( HAWAII LIMITED PA)
  • KUAU (1570 AM; 50 kW; HAIKU, HI; Owner: FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD-KAHULUI, MAUI)
  • KAIM (870 AM; 50 kW; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF HAWAII, INC.)
  • KMVI (550 AM; 5 kW; WAILUKU, HI; Owner: PACIFIC RADIO GROUP,INC.)
  • KNUI (900 AM; 5 kW; KAHULUI, HI; Owner: PACIFIC RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KORL (690 AM; 10 kW; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: NEW WAVE BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • KAOI (1110 AM; 5 kW; KIHEI, HI; Owner: VISIONARY RELATED ENTERTAINMENT, INC)
  • KGU (760 AM; 10 kW; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF HAWAII, INC.)
  • KHNR (650 AM; 10 kW; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF HAWAII, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fern Acres:

  • KKOA (107.7 FM; VOLCANO, HI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF HAWAII LICENSE, LLC)
  • KNUQ (103.7 FM; PAAUILO, HI; Owner: VISIONARY RELATED ENTERTAINMENT II,)
  • KANO (91.1 FM; HILO, HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KAGB (99.1 FM; WAIMEA, HI; Owner: BIG ISLAND RADIO)
  • KLEO (106.1 FM; KAHALUU, HI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF HAWAII LICENSE, LLC)
  • KLUA (93.9 FM; KAILUA KONA, HI; Owner: BIG ISLAND RADIO)
  • KAOY (101.5 FM; KEALAKEKUA, HI; Owner: BIG ISLAND RADIO ( HAWAII LIMITED PA)
  • KCIF (90.3 FM; HILO, HI; Owner: HILO CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KKOA-FM1 (107.7 FM; HILO, HI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF HAWAII LICENSE, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Fern Acres:

  • KOIW-LP (Channel 16; MT. VIEW, HI; Owner: esi BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KGMD-TV (Channel 9; HILO, HI; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KWHH (Channel 14; HILO, HI; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KHAW-TV (Channel 11; HILO, HI; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KHBC-TV (Channel 2; HILO, HI; Owner: RAYCOM NATIONAL, INC.)
  • KHVO (Channel 13; HILO, HI; Owner: KITV HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC. (CA CORP.))
  • K45CT (Channel 45; HILO, HI; Owner: RAYCOM NATIONAL, INC.)
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Fern Acres, HI
  • 84.9%No fuel used
  • 8.4%Electricity
  • 6.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Fern Acres, HI
  • 97.6%No fuel used
  • 2.4%Electricity


Fern Acres compared to Hawaii state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.

Fern Acres on our top lists:

  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Japan (population 500+)"
  • #98 (96771) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Portuguese first ancestries"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest average weight of females"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
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