Hilo, Hawaii

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Population in 2010: 43,263. Population change since 2000: +6.1%
Males: 20,596  (47.6%)
Females: 22,667  (52.4%)
Median resident age:  40.5 years
Hawaii median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 96720.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $50,122 (it was $39,139 in 2000)
Hilo:

$50,122
HI:

$66,259
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,405 (it was $18,220 in 2000)

Hilo CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $285,415 (it was $152,900 in 2000)
Hilo:

$285,415
HI:

$496,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $354,928; Detached houses: $360,707; Townhouses or other attached units: $418,221; In 2-unit structures: $611,842; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $245,640; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $279,396; Mobile homes: $378,977

Median gross rent in 2012: $850.

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  • Asian alone - 16,004 (34.7%)
  • Two or more races - 11,824 (25.7%)
  • White alone - 7,643 (16.6%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 5,939 (12.9%)
  • Hispanic - 4,556 (9.9%)
  • Black alone - 148 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (0.01%)
  • Other race alone - 5 (0.01%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Hilo: 94.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Portuguese (5.7%), German (4.0%), Irish (2.5%), English (1.6%), French (1.3%), Swedish (1.2%).

Current Local Time: HST (no DST) time zone

Elevation: 38 feet

Land area: 54.3 square miles.

Population density: 797 people per square mile   (low).

Hilo,HI real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Hilo:

  • High school or higher: 90.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.4%
  • Unemployed: 6.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Hilo CDP:

  • Never married: 35.2%
  • Now married: 45.0%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 8.3%
  • Divorced: 9.6%

3,634 residents are foreign born (4.4% Asia).

This place:  7.9%
Hawaii:  17.7%



According to our research of Hawaii and other state lists there were 63 registered sex offenders living in Hilo, Hawaii as of May 06, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Hilo to the number of sex offenders is 687 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $756 (0.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $376 (0.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Honolulu, HI (209.3 miles , pop. 371,657).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2456.0 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Wainaku, HI (1.7 miles ), Paukaa, HI (2.1 miles ), Papaikou, HI (2.5 miles ), Keaau, HI (2.6 miles ), Haena, HI (2.8 miles ), Kurtistown, HI (2.8 miles ), Papaikou-Wailea, HI (3.0 miles ), Pepeekeo, HI (3.0 miles ).

Latitude: 19.71 N, Longitude: 155.09 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +7,889 (+17.1%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 15,131 (78.5%)

Area code: 808

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Hilo tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.5%
Hawaii:

4.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

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

Average climate in Hilo, Hawaii

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Hilo-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Hawaii state average. It is 60% 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 17.9 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 59.6 miles away from Hilo center
On 11/16/1983 at 16:13:00, a magnitude 6.7 (6.4 MB, 6.7 MS, 6.7 MW) earthquake occurred 26.5 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 59.8 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 17.0 miles away from Hilo 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 20.4 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).
Hilo topographic map

Birthplace of: Bob Shane - Folk guitarist, Ed Case - Politician, Kamehameha II - Monarch of the Hawaiian Islands, Robert Kiyosaki - Blogger, Rufus Anderson Lyman - Hawaiian judge, Wesley Correira - Martial artist, Albert Spencer Wilcox - Hawaiian politician, D. Howard Hitchcock - Artist, Eddie Yagin - Martial artist, Edwin M. Yamauchi - Historian.

Hospitals and medical centers in Hilo:

  • HILO MEDICAL CENTER (Government - State, provides emergency services, 1190 WAIANUENUE AVENUE)
  • HOSPICE OF HILO (1011 WAIANUENUE AVENUE)
  • HILO DIALYSIS (140 RAINBOW DRIVE)
  • HILO MEDICAL CENTER HOME CARE (1190 WAIANUENUE AVE)
  • HALE ANUENUE RESTORATIVE CARE (1333 WAIANUENUE AVENUE)
  • HILO HOSPITAL - ICF/DP (1190 WAIANUENUE AVE)
  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF HILO (944 WEST KAWAILANI STREET)
  • YUKIO OKUTSU STATE VETERANS HOME (1180 WAIANUENUE AVENUE)

Airports and heliports located in Hilo:

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Colleges/Universities in Hilo:

  • University of Hawaii at Hilo (Full-time enrollment: 3,161; Location: 200 W Kawili St; Public; Website: hilo.hawaii.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Hawaii Community College (FT enrollment: 2,137; Location: 200 W. Kawili Street; Public; Website: hawaii.hawaii.edu)
  • Hawaii College of Oriental Medicine (FT enrollment: 33; Location: 180 Kinoole Street, Suite 301; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.hicom.edu; Offers Master's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Hilo:

  • University of Hawaii Maui College (about 123 miles; Kahului, HI; Full-time enrollment: 2,492)
  • Kapiolani Community College (about 207 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 5,069)
  • Chaminade University of Honolulu (about 208 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 2,610)
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa (about 209 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 16,461)
  • Hawaii Pacific University (about 212 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 5,506)
  • Honolulu Community College (about 213 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 2,538)
  • Leeward Community College (about 222 miles; Pearl City, HI; FT enrollment: 4,589)

Public high schools in Hilo:

Private high school in Hilo:

  • ST JOSEPH JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 193; Location: 1000 ULULANI ST; Grades: 7 - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Hilo:

Private elementary/middle schools in Hilo:

  • HAILI CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 236; Location: 190 ULULANI ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST JOSEPH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 192; Location: 999 ULULANI ST; Grades: PK - 6)
  • HALE ALOHA NAZARENE SCHOOL (Students: 107; Location: 595 KUPULAU RD; Grades: PK - 9)
  • E MAKAALA SCHOOL (Students: 80; Location: 440 W LANIKAULA ST; Grades: PK - 4)
  • MAUNA LOA SCHOOL (Students: 24; Location: 172 KAPIOLANI ST; Grades: KG - 9)
See full list of schools located in Hilo, School District: HAWAII DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

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Notable locations in Hilo: Kūhiō Bay Range (A), Hilo Country Club (B), Hilo Golf Course (C), Pana‘ewa Drag Strip (D), Pana‘ewa Equestrian Center (E), Pana‘ewa Zoo (F), Suisan Fish Market (G), Camp Two (H), Camp Six (I), Camp Four (J), ‘Amauulu Camp (K), Lyman House Memorial Museum (L), Richardson Ocean Center (M), Hilo Boys and Girls Club (N), Hawaii County Building (O), Haili Community Hall (P), East Hawai‘i Cultural Center (Q), Hale Kehau (R), Hale Kauanoe (S), Hale Kanilehua (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Hilo Shopping Center (1), Kaiko‘o Mall Shopping Center (2), Prince Kuhio Plaza Shopping Center (3), Puainako Town Center Shopping Center (4), Waiākea Shopping Plaza Shopping Center (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Hilo include: Haili Church (A), Grace Baptist Church (B), Glad Tidings Church (C), First Missionary Baptist Church (D), First Church of Christ Scientist (E), Door of Faith Church (F), Church of World Messianity (G), Church of God (H), Church of Christ (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Kaumana Cemetery (1), Homelani Cemetery (2), Chinese Cemetery (3), Haili Congressional Cemetery (4), Veterans Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Mohouli Pond (A), Boiling Pots (B), Waiākea Pond (C), Hoakimau Pond (D), Lokowaka Pond (E), Kionakapahu Pond (F), Waiākea Reservoir (G), Reservoir Number One (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Waiākea Stream (A), Wailoa River (B), Wailuku River (C), Nakakauila Stream (D), Mokupau Stream (E), Waipāhoehoe Stream (F), Kaluiiki Branch (G), ‘Alenaio Stream (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Hilo include: Mo‘oheau Park (1), Kalākaua Park (2), Wailoa River State Recreation Area (3), Lincoln Park (4), Leleiwi Park (5), Lehia Park (6), Bayfront Beach Park (7), Reeds Bay Beach Park (8), Ho‘olulu Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Ohana oHawai'i Gallery (Museums; 46 Waianuenue Ave) (1), Memories of Hawaii-Big Island (Museums; 301 Keawe Street) (2), Northwestern Hawaii Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve (Museums; 308 Kamehameha Avenue Suite 109) (3), Pacific Tsunami Museum Inc (130 Kamehameha Ave) (4), Smithsonian Institution - Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Pumahele (Museums; 82 Puuhonu Place Suite 210) (5), Subaru Telescope Naoj (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 650 North Aohoku Place) (6), Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatry Sbmllmtr ARRY (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 645 North Aohoku Place) (7), Hilo Tropical Gardens (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 1477 Kalanianaole Avenue) (8), Joint Astronomy Centre - James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; Mauna Kea) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Na'ali'i Plantation (2939A Pulima Drive) (1), Hilo Hawaiian Hotel (71 Banyan Drive Suite A) (2), Ka Hale O Honolii (27 Makakai Place) (3), Hawaii Naniloa Resort LLC (93 Banyan Drive) (4), Uncle Billy's - Hilo Bay Hotel (87 Banyan Drive) (5), Uncle Billy's Fish & Steak House (87 Banyan Drive) (6), Uncle Billy's - Reservations Only (87 Banyan Drive) (7), Country Club Condo Hotel (121 Banyan Drive) (8), Hilo Seaside Hotel (126 Banyan Way) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Courts-Circuit - Office Of The Chief Court Administrator (75 Aupuni Street) (1), Courts-Circuit - Office Of The Chief Court Administrator- Big Island Drug Court- Hilo Of (1420 Kilauea Avenue Suite 3) (2), Courts-Family - Probation Services- District Family Court Judges (345 Kekuanaoa Street) (3), Courts-Circuit - Office Of The Chief Court Administrator- Small Estates & Guardian (1045 Kilauea Avenue) (4), Courts-Circuit - Office Of The Chief Court Administrator- Adult Probation Division- Hilo Of (1045 Kilauea Avenue) (5). Display/hide their approximate locations 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 0.2 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 22.0 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 1.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.35
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Hilo and their reported violations in the past:

HILO (Address: 345 KEKUANAOA STREET, SUITE 20 , Population served: 37,430, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In JAN-2009. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-06-2009), St Public Notif received (FEB-20-2009), St Compliance achieved (FEB-28-2009)
SOUTH KOHALA (Address: 345 KEKUANAOA STREET, SUITE 20 , Population served: 11,927, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In AUG-2007. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (AUG-12-2007), St Compliance achieved (SEP-01-2007), St Public Notif requested (SEP-18-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from SEP-18-2007 to NOV-14-2007)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In OCT-2006. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-27-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-27-2006), St Public Notif received (JAN-28-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-28-2014), St Compliance achieved (APR-30-2014)
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In DEC-2007, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-10-2008), St Public Notif requested (FEB-13-2008)
  • Monthly Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) - In JUN-2007, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-01-2007), St Public Notif requested (JUL-18-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-18-2007)
LALAMILO (Address: 345 KEKUANAOA STREET, SUITE 20 , Population served: 1,866, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
KUKUIHAELE (Address: 345 KEKUANAOA STREET, SUITE 20 , Population served: 435, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • Failure to Filter (SWTR) - In JUL-01-2005. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-31-2005), St Public Notif requested (JUL-31-2005), St Public Notif received (JUL-31-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-10-2006), St Public Notif received (2 times from JAN-16-2006 to JAN-18-2006), St Public Notif requested (JAN-18-2006), St Public Notif received (MAR-18-2006), St Public Notif requested (MAR-18-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from MAR-18-2006 to APR-18-2006), St Public Notif requested (APR-18-2006), St Public Notif received (JUL-31-2006), St Public Notif requested (JUL-31-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-31-2006), St Public Notif received (JUL-31-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-14-2007), St Public Notif requested (JAN-21-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-20-2007), St Public Notif requested (APR-20-2007), St Public Notif received (APR-27-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-13-2007), St Public Notif requested (JUL-13-2007), St Public Notif received (JUL-22-2007), St Compliance achieved (JUL-31-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-09-2007), St Public Notif requested (OCT-09-2007), St Public Notif received (OCT-21-2007)
HI NATL GUARD YOUTH CHALLENGE ACADEMY (Population served: 88, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 7 regular monitoring violations
PEPEEKEO WATER ASSOCIATION (Address: 2 Kamehameha Avenue , Population served: 10, Purch groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • Public Education - In JAN-01-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-16-2011), St Compliance achieved (FEB-22-2011), St Public Notif received (MAY-24-2011)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Hilo that have no violations reported:

  • NORTH KONA (Address: 345 KEKUANAOA STREET, SUITE 20 , Population served: 27,942, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SOUTH KONA (Address: 345 KEKUANAOA STREET, SUITE 20 , Population served: 6,434, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • OLAA-MOUNTAIN VIEW (Address: 345 KEKUANAOA STREET, SUITE 20 , Population served: 6,313, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • NORTH KOHALA (Address: 345 KEKUANAOA STREET, SUITE 20 , Population served: 4,679, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WAIOHINU-NAALEHU (Address: 345 KEKUANAOA STREET, SUITE 20 , Population served: 2,765, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PAHOA (Address: 345 KEKUANAOA STREET, SUITE 20 , Population served: 2,471, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • HAINA (Address: 345 KEKUANAOA STREET, SUITE 20 , Population served: 2,316, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PAPAIKOU (Address: 345 KEKUANAOA STREET, SUITE 20 , Population served: 2,130, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PEPEEKEO (Address: 345 KEKUANAOA STREET, SUITE 20 , Population served: 1,423, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PAHALA (Address: 345 KEKUANAOA STREET, SUITE 20 , Population served: 1,245, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 16.9%
(20.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.8% for Black residents, 39.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 31.4% for American Indian residents, 26.1% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 38.6% for other race residents, 21.3% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.7 people
Hawaii:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  66.4%
Whole state:  68.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  8.3%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

People in group quarters in Hilo in 2010:

  • 625 people in college/university student housing
  • 575 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 223 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 86 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 86 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 19 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 14 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 9 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 6 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 5 people in correctional residential facilities

People in group quarters in Hilo in 2000:

  • 492 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 465 people in nursing homes
  • 315 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 57 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 20 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 13 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 8 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 8 people in other group homes
  • 5 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 4 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 3 people in religious group quarters

Hilo, Hawaii environmental map by EPA

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Hilo compared to Hawaii state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.

Banks with branches in Hilo (2011 data):

  • Bank of Hawaii: Isb-Kta Puainako, Isb Safeway Hilo Branch, Kaiko'o Branch, Waiakea Branch. Info updated 2010/09/12: Bank assets: $13,868.5 mil, Deposits: $10,599.9 mil, headquarters in Honolulu, HI, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 71 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of Hawaii Corporation
  • First Hawaiian Bank: Kamehameha Branch at 120 Waianuenue Avenue, branch established on 1962/07/23; Hilo Branch at 1205 Kilauea Avenue, branch established on 1910/07/01. Info updated 2012/02/02: Bank assets: $15,830.2 mil, Deposits: $12,165.6 mil, headquarters in Honolulu, HI, positive income, 59 total offices, Holding Company: Bnp Paribas
  • American Savings Bank, FSB: 100 Pauahi Street Branch at 100 Pauahi St, branch established on 1987/01/23; Hilo Branch at 111 East Puainako St, branch established on 1991/03/01. Info updated 2012/01/09: Bank assets: $4,910.1 mil, Deposits: $4,107.0 mil, headquarters in Honolulu, HI, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 57 total offices
  • Hawaii National Bank: Hilo Branch at 30 Kalakaua Street, branch established on 1970/01/05; Puainako Branch at 2100 Kanoelehua Avenue, branch established on 2002/07/24. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $618.2 mil, Deposits: $563.8 mil, headquarters in Honolulu, HI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: Hawaii National Bancshares, Inc.
  • Territorial Savings Bank: Hilo Branch at 315 Makaala Street, Suite 102, branch established on 1998/12/21. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $1,537.6 mil, Deposits: $1,189.2 mil, headquarters in Honolulu, HI, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 27 total offices
  • HomeStreet Bank: Hilo Branch at 1255 Kiluwa Avenue, branch established on 1999/12/01. Info updated 2010/08/31: Bank assets: $2,248.5 mil, Deposits: $2,011.6 mil, headquarters in Seattle, WA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 20 total offices
  • Finance Factors, Ltd.: Hilo Branch at 427 Kilauea Avenue, branch established on 1968/06/03. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $488.1 mil, Deposits: $408.1 mil, headquarters in Honolulu, HI, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 14 total offices
  • Central Pacific Bank: Hilo Branch at 525 Kilauea Avenue, branch established on 1971/06/05. Info updated 2010/08/20: Bank assets: $4,134.6 mil, Deposits: $3,489.2 mil, headquarters in Honolulu, HI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 34 total offices, Holding Company: Central Pacific Financial Corp.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Hilo, Hawaii:

  • Volcano House, Hawaii Volcanos National Park, Hilo, HI 96718 , Phone: (808) 967-7321, Fax: (808) 967-8429
  • Hilo Hawaiian Hotel, 71 Banyan Dr, Hilo, HI 96720 , Phone: (808) 935-9361, Fax: (808) 961-9642
  • Shipman House Bed & Breakfast, 131 Kaiulani St, Hilo, HI 96720 , Phone: (808) 934-8002
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Hilo, Hawaii

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Hilo travel time to work - commute Hilo mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • No fuel used (62%)
  • Electricity (33%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Utility gas (1%)
  • Solar energy (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Hilo:

(Hilo, Hawaii Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Hilo CDP (based on Hawaii County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 39.77%
Here: 39.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssemblies of GodUnited Church of ChristInternational Church of the Foursquare Gospel
Adherents55.6%11.5%5.3%5.0%3.9%
Congregations14.3%8.9%11.3%13.1%4.8%
NameSouthern Baptist ConventionPresbyterian Church (USA)International Pentecostal Holiness ChurchEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents3.8%2.7%2.1%1.7%8.4%
Congregations7.1%2.4%1.8%4.2%32.1%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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 Hilo:

  • 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.)
  • KPUA (670 AM; 10 kW; HILO, HI; Owner: NEW WEST BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KIPA (620 AM; 10 kW; NAALEHU, HI; Owner: BIG ISLAND RADIO)
  • KUAU (1570 AM; 50 kW; HAIKU, HI; Owner: FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD-KAHULUI, MAUI)
  • KKON (790 AM; 5 kW; KEALAKEKUA, HI; Owner: BIG ISLAND RADIO ( HAWAII LIMITED PA)
  • 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.)
  • KAOI (1110 AM; 5 kW; KIHEI, HI; Owner: VISIONARY RELATED ENTERTAINMENT, INC)
  • KORL (690 AM; 10 kW; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: NEW WAVE BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • 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 Hilo:

  • KCIF (90.3 FM; HILO, HI; Owner: HILO CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KHWI (92.7 FM; HILO, HI; Owner: BIG ISLAND RADIO)
  • KNUQ (103.7 FM; PAAUILO, HI; Owner: VISIONARY RELATED ENTERTAINMENT II,)
  • KAGB (99.1 FM; WAIMEA, HI; Owner: BIG ISLAND RADIO)
  • KLUA (93.9 FM; KAILUA KONA, HI; Owner: BIG ISLAND RADIO)
  • KLEO (106.1 FM; KAHALUU, HI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF HAWAII LICENSE, LLC)
  • KAOY (101.5 FM; KEALAKEKUA, HI; Owner: BIG ISLAND RADIO ( HAWAII LIMITED PA)
  • KKUA (90.7 FM; WAILUKU, HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • K201FQ (88.1 FM; HILO, HI; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KANO (91.1 FM; HILO, HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KWYI (106.9 FM; KAWAIHAE, HI; Owner: COLIN H. NAITO)
  • K220EO (91.9 FM; HILO, HI; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • KPVS (95.9 FM; HILO, HI; Owner: BIG ISLAND RADIO)
  • KKOA (107.7 FM; VOLCANO, HI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF HAWAII LICENSE, LLC)
  • KKBG (97.9 FM; HILO, HI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF HAWAII LICENSE, LLC)
  • K207CD (89.3 FM; HILO, HI; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KNWB (97.1 FM; HILO, HI; Owner: NEW WEST BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KWXX-FM (94.7 FM; HILO, HI; Owner: NEW WEST BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KKOA-FM1 (107.7 FM; HILO, HI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF HAWAII LICENSE, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Hilo:

  • 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.)
  • KGMD-TV (Channel 9; HILO, HI; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KHVO (Channel 13; HILO, HI; Owner: KITV HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC. (CA CORP.))
  • K45CT (Channel 45; HILO, HI; Owner: RAYCOM NATIONAL, INC.)
  • KOIW-LP (Channel 16; MT. VIEW, HI; Owner: esi BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K04FE (Channel 4; HILO, HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC TELEVISION FOUNDATION)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Hilo fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 3
Total length: 13 meters (43ft)
Total costs: $4,468,000
Total average daily traffic: 53,230
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Hilo)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 149 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Hilo, HI)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 43 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 65 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 28 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 499 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Hilo)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 32 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Hilo)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 138
  • Hazardous Condition: 71
  • Service Call: 37

Incident types - Hilo

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Hilo, HI
Most common first names in Hilo, HI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John22874.9 years
Mary17881.6 years
William15272.5 years
Joseph14373.4 years
George13872.5 years
Robert13471.5 years
James13371.5 years
Richard10773.3 years
Manuel8376.4 years
David7666.0 years
Most common last names in Hilo, HI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Yamamoto5377.3 years
Nakamura5281.9 years
Tanaka4780.7 years
Carvalho4571.9 years
Pacheco4572.9 years
Souza4575.3 years
Silva4276.2 years
Lee4273.7 years
Watanabe3982.4 years
Fujimoto3984.0 years
Businesses in Hilo, HI
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven4Jones New York1
AT&T2Journeys1
Ace Hardware1Macy's1
American Eagle Outfitters1Mazda1
Arby's1McDonald's4
Ashley Furniture2Nike6
Baskin-Robbins1Nissan1
Blockbuster1OfficeMax1
Burger King2Pac Sun1
CVS4Panda Express1
Curves1Payless1
Dairy Queen1SAS Shoes1
Domino's Pizza1Sears3
Famous Footwear1Spencer Gifts1
FedEx2Starbucks2
Firestone Complete Auto Care1The Room Place1
Ford1True Value1
GNC1U-Haul1
Goodwill2UPS4
Home Depot1Vans1
Honda1Verizon Wireless2
Hot Topic1Vons1
Jack In The Box1Walmart1
Jamba Juice1YMCA2

Hilo on our top lists:

  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average yearly precipitation"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 100 most racially diverse cities"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most Two or more races residents"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Librarians, curators, and archivists (population 5,000+)"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most Filipino residents"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Mathematical science occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most American Indian residents"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most Korean residents (pop 5,000+)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for the mentally ill (population 5,000+)"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most Other race residents"
  • #81 (96720) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Portuguese first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #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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  • William H. Williams (8)
  • Terry J. Scheffer (6)
  • Corinne C. Akatsuka (5)
  • Noel Morin (3)
  • James Mccully (2)
  • Auston John Stewart (2)
  • Terry Scheffer (2)
  • John M. Pezzuto (1)
  • Christina Woody Mercier (1)
  • Jerry Brock Brower (1)

Total of 40 patent applications in 2008-2015.



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