Honomu, Hawaii

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Population in 2010: 509.
Population change since 2000: -5.9%
Males: 242  (47.7%)
Females: 267  (52.3%)
Median resident age:

49.8 years
Hawaii median age:

39.6 years

Zip codes: 96728.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $68,964 (it was $30,179 in 2000)
Honomu:

$68,964
HI:

$83,102

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $33,976 (it was $15,190 in 2000)

Honomu CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $305,018 (it was $99,200 in 2000)
Honomu:

$305,018
HI:

$669,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $407,335; detached houses: $407,177

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,501.

March 2019 cost of living index in Honomu: 108.2 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 9.4%
(3.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 16.9% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Honomu, HI (2019)
    • 17435.3%White alone
    • 13026.4%Two or more races
    • 10922.1%Asian alone
    • 7114.4%Hispanic
    • 40.8%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 20.4%Black alone

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

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Ancestries: Portuguese (25.5%), Irish (6.9%), English (3.8%), Dutch (1.9%), European (1.6%), American (1.3%).

Current Local Time: HST (no DST) time zone

Elevation: 300 feet

Land area: 0.46 square miles.

Population density: 1,103 people per square mile   (low).

Honomu, Hawaii map

51 residents are foreign born (10.5% Asia).

This place:

10.3%
Hawaii:

18.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $828 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,097 (0.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Honolulu, HI (201.6 miles , pop. 371,657).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2451.8 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Wailea, HI (1.1 miles ),
Pepeekeo, HI (1.6 miles ),
Papaikou-Wailea, HI (1.6 miles ),
Papaikou, HI (2.3 miles ),
Paukaa, HI (2.7 miles ),
North Hilo, HI (2.9 miles ),
Wainaku, HI (2.9 miles ),
Laupahoehoe, HI (3.3 miles )

Latitude: 19.87 N, Longitude: 155.12 W

Distribution of median household income in Honomu, HI in 2019
Distribution of house value in Honomu, HI in 2019

Honomu tourist attractions:

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

9.8%
Hawaii:

10.1%
Most common industries in Honomu, HI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (14.4%)
  • Health care (11.7%)
  • Public administration (9.0%)
  • Educational services (7.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.4%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (5.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (21.4%)
  • Health care (10.7%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (9.7%)
  • Public administration (7.8%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (6.8%)
  • Construction (5.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (12.9%)
  • Health care (12.9%)
  • Public administration (10.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.4%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (8.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.7%)
Most common occupations in Honomu, HI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7.4%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.8%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (9.7%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (7.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7.8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.9%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (11.8%)
  • Cashiers (9.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7.1%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.7%)

Average climate in Honomu, Hawaii

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Honomu, Hawaii average temperatures Honomu, Hawaii average precipitation Honomu, Hawaii humidity Honomu, Hawaii wind speed Honomu, Hawaii snowfall Honomu, Hawaii sunshine Honomu, Hawaii clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 53.6. This is better than average.

City:

53.6
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 3.14. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 10.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.14
U.S.:

1.79
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 4.33. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.33
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Honomu-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Hawaii state average. It is 2545% 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 29.5 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 39.0 miles away from the city center
On 8/21/1951 at 10:57:00, a magnitude 6.9 (6.9 UK) earthquake occurred 58.1 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 34.4 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 53.2 miles away from the city center
On 10/15/2006 at 17:07:49, a magnitude 6.7 (6.2 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.7 MW) earthquake occurred 56.8 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).
Honomu topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Honomu:

  • HILO DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; HILO, HI)
  • HILO MEDICAL CENTER HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; HILO, HI)
  • HILO MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 11 miles away; HILO, HI)
  • HILO HOSPITAL - ICF/DP (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; HILO, HI)
  • YUKIO OKUTSU STATE VETERANS HOME (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; HILO, HI)
  • HALE ANUENUE RESTORATIVE CARE (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; HILO, HI)
  • HOSPICE OF HILO (Hospital, about 11 miles away; HILO, HI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Honomu:

  • University of Hawaii at Hilo (about 12 miles; Hilo, HI; Full-time enrollment: 3,161)
  • Hawaii Community College (about 13 miles; Hilo, HI; FT enrollment: 2,137)
  • University of Hawaii Maui College (about 114 miles; Kahului, HI; FT enrollment: 2,492)
  • Kapiolani Community College (about 199 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 5,069)
  • Chaminade University of Honolulu (about 200 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 2,610)
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa (about 201 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 16,461)
  • Hawaii Pacific University (about 204 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 5,506)

Points of interest:

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Churches in Honomu include: Good Shepherd Roman Catholic Church (A), Honomu Hongwanji Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: The Palms Cliff House (PO Box 189), Palms Cliff House Inn (28-3514 Mamalahoa Highway).

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:

2.6 people
Hawaii:

2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

63.1%
Whole state:

68.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

8.1%
Whole state:

7.3%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Honomu:

Marital status in Honomu, HI
  • Never married: 39.3%
  • Now married: 48.2%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 5.8%
  • Divorced: 5.2%

For population 25 years and over in Honomu:

  • High school or higher: 97.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.1%
  • Unemployed: 10.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.3
Hawaii average:

11.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Honomu:

(Honomu, Hawaii Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Honomu, 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
This county:

2.09 / 10,000 pop.
Hawaii:

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

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Hawaii:

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.
Hawaii:

9.00 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Hawaii 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%
Hawaii:

9.2%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Honomu:

53.0%
State:

54.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Honomu:

48.5%
State:

50.1%

Average BMI:
Honomu:

27.1
Hawaii:

26.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

18.4%
Hawaii:

16.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Honomu:

16.8%
Hawaii:

18.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.7
Hawaii:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

27.4%
Hawaii:

26.1%

General health condition:
Honomu:

55.4%
Hawaii:

57.0%

Average condition of hearing:
Honomu:

80.1%
Hawaii:

81.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Honomu, 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 Honomu:

  • KIPA (620 AM; 10 kW; NAALEHU, HI; Owner: BIG ISLAND RADIO)
  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • KKON (790 AM; 5 kW; KEALAKEKUA, HI; Owner: BIG ISLAND RADIO ( HAWAII LIMITED PA)
  • 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 Honomu:

  • 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.)
  • KAPA (100.3 FM; HILO, HI; Owner: BIG ISLAND RADIO)
  • KWYI (106.9 FM; KAWAIHAE, HI; Owner: COLIN H. NAITO)
  • KCIF (90.3 FM; HILO, HI; Owner: HILO CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KHWI (92.7 FM; HILO, HI; Owner: BIG ISLAND RADIO)
  • KNWB (97.1 FM; HILO, HI; Owner: NEW WEST BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KWXX-FM (94.7 FM; HILO, HI; Owner: NEW WEST BROADCASTING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Honomu:

  • 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.)
  • K67BA (Channel 67; HAKALAU, HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC TELEVISION FOUNDATION)
  • Honomu, Hawaii
  • Fatal accident count9
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents13
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:4
  • Fatalities9
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents26
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents0
  • Hawaii average
  • Fatal accident count983
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents1435
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons508
  • Fatalities1071
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents2630
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents168
See more detailed statistics of Honomu fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 13Number of bridges
  • 243ft / 73.7mTotal length
  • $50,022,000Total costs
  • 31,501Total average daily traffic
  • 2,706Total average daily truck traffic
  • 29,442Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic
New bridges in Honomu, HI - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 41920-1929
  • 31930-1939
  • 61950-1959
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Honomu, HI
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Honomu)
Most common first names in Honomu, HI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John570.4 years
Manuel476.0 years
Mary477.8 years
Peter467.3 years
James373.0 years
Henry368.3 years
Antone382.7 years
Charles269.6 years
Howard267.0 years
Fumiko276.1 years
Most common last names in Honomu, HI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Hanashiro779.8 years
Ichinotsubo564.4 years
Moses563.6 years
Tanimoto579.0 years
Kansako480.7 years
Okura492.7 years
Santos472.0 years
Ward465.8 years
Crivello367.1 years
Kawasaki377.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Honomu, HI
  • 92.0%No fuel used
  • 8.0%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Honomu, HI
  • 100.0%No fuel used


Honomu compared to Hawaii state average:

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

Honomu on our top lists:

  • #16 on the list of "Top 100 most racially diverse cities"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Japan (population 500+)"
  • #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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