Fern Acres, Hawaii

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Population in 2010: 1,504. Population change since 2000: +98.9%
Males: 754  (50.2%)
Females: 750  (49.8%)
Median resident age:  44.7 years
Hawaii median age:  38.1 years

Zip codes: 96771.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $38,955 (it was $31,250 in 2000)
Fern Acres:

$38,955
HI:

$68,020

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $17,107 (it was $11,876 in 2000)

Fern Acres CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $174,217 (it was $65,500 in 2000)
Fern Acres:

$174,217
HI:

$500,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $172,177; Detached houses: $171,284

Median gross rent in 2013: $813.

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  • Races in Fern Acres, HI (2010)

    Fern Acres races chart
    • 55036.6%White alone
    • 46030.6%Two or more races
    • 23715.8%Hispanic
    • 15710.4%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 895.9%Asian alone
    • 90.6%Black alone
    • 20.1%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Fern Acres: 106.0 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (9.6%), English (6.1%), Irish (6.0%), Italian (3.6%), Portuguese (3.6%), United States (2.7%).

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,HI real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Fern Acres:

  • High school or higher: 91.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.1%
  • Unemployed: 7.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fern Acres CDP:

  • Never married: 30.4%
  • Now married: 53.3%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 1.7%
  • Divorced: 12.7%

20 residents are foreign born (2.6% Asia).

This place:

2.6%
Hawaii:

17.5%



According to our research of Hawaii and other state lists there were 9 registered sex offenders living in Fern Acres, Hawaii as of August 02, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Fern Acres to the number of sex offenders is 167 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $350 (0.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $320 (0.2%)

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

Fern Acres household income distribution Fern Acres home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.5%
Hawaii:

4.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (18%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (14%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Retail trade (26%)
  • Educational services (25%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (20%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (17%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)

Work and jobs in Fern Acres: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Fern Acres, Hawaii

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Earthquake activity:

Fern Acres-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Hawaii state average. It is 59% smaller 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 8/21/1951 at 10:57:00, a magnitude 6.9 (6.9 UK, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 61.5 miles away from Fern Acres 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 (6.2 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.7 MW, Depth: 24.2 mi) earthquake occurred 63.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/26/1973 at 20:26:28, a magnitude 6.3 (6.0 MB, 6.1 MS, 6.3 UK, 6.2 ML) earthquake occurred 30.4 miles away from Fern Acres center
On 6/26/1989 at 03:27:03, a magnitude 6.2 (5.8 MB, 6.1 MS, 6.2 MS, 6.2 MD) earthquake occurred 7.6 miles away from the city center, destroying 5 buildings
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Hawaii County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 7, Earthquake: 1, Flood: 1, High Surf: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Storm: 1, Tsunami Wave: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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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)

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 253. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

253
U.S.:

74

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 3.43. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.43
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2003 was 23.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 11.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.5
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 5.35. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.35
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 19.8%
(17.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 43.9% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 19.4% for other race residents, 19.6% for two or more races residents)
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

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.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.5
Hawaii average:

11.3

Fern Acres travel time to work - commute Fern Acres mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • No fuel used (90%)
  • Electricity (10%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

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%

4.72% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,873 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.72%
Hawaii average:

5.49%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($341 average AGI)
Hawaii County:

0.06%
Hawaii average:

0.31%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Honolulu County, HI  0.93% ($35,267 average AGI)
from Maui County, HI  0.20% ($32,969)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.15% ($39,598)


4.46% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,270 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.46%
Hawaii average:

5.34%

0.10% of residents moved to foreign countries ($655 average AGI)
Hawaii County:

0.10%
Hawaii average:

0.28%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Honolulu County, HI  1.04% ($36,222 average AGI)
to Maui County, HI  0.21% ($35,265)
to Clark County, NV  0.14% ($34,656)

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.)

Fern Acres on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average yearly precipitation"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Petroleum and petroleum products merchant wholesalers"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Real estate and rental and leasing"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Legal support workers"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Book stores and news dealers"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 100 cities with smallest houses"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most Japanese residents"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most Filipino residents"
  • #100 (96771) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Portuguese first ancestries"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Kerry (Democrat) in the 2004 Presidential Election, pop. 50,000+"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that had a sunburn in the past 12 months"
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