North Hilo, Hawaii

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Population in July 2007: 1,997.
Males: 1,019  (51.0%)
Females: 978  (49.0%)
Median resident age:  40.4 years
Hawaii median age:  36.2 years

Zip code: 96780

Estimated median household income in 2013: $48,491 (it was $39,881 in 2000)
North Hilo:

$48,491
HI:

$68,020

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $18,586 (it was $14,955 in 2000)

North Hilo CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $232,919 (it was $124,000 in 2000)
North Hilo:

$232,919
HI:

$500,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $342,206; Detached houses: $334,300; Townhouses or other attached units: $398,127; In 2-unit structures: $455,084; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $299,354; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $447,611; Mobile homes: $487,645; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $100,358
  • Races in North Hilo, HI (2000)

    North Hilo races chart
    • 57833.6%Asian alone
    • 45326.3%White alone
    • 42224.5%Two or more races
    • 1659.6%Hispanic
    • 915.3%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 80.5%American Indian alone
    • 30.2%Black alone
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in North Hilo: 113.7 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: HST (no DST) time zone

Land area: 322.4 square miles.

Population density: 6.2 people per square mile   (very low).

North Hilo, Hawaii map

For population 25 years and over in North Hilo:

  • High school or higher: 77.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 36.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in North Hilo CCD:

  • Never married: 34.3%
  • Now married: 52.7%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 7.1%
  • Divorced: 5.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

North Hilo CCD:  0.2% ($209)
Hawaii:  0.3% ($765)
North Hilo satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Honolulu, HI (193.0 miles , pop. 371,657).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2455.2 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Laupahoehoe, HI (1.7 miles ), Wailea, HI (2.8 miles ), Honomu, HI (2.9 miles ), Papaikou-Wailea, HI (3.2 miles ), Pepeekeo, HI (3.3 miles ), Paauilo, HI (3.4 miles ), Paauhau-Paauilo, HI (3.4 miles ), Papaikou, HI (3.6 miles ).

Latitude: 19.94 N, Longitude: 155.23 W

North Hilo household income distribution North Hilo home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.5%
Hawaii:

4.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (21%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Construction (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (14%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Painters and paperhangers (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Registered nurses (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Accountants and auditors (6%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)

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

Average climate in North Hilo, Hawaii

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

North 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 36.2 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 52.1 miles away from North 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 36.3 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 50.1 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 7.6 miles away from North 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 36.8 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).

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to North Hilo:

  • University of Hawaii at Hilo (about 20 miles; Hilo, HI; Full-time enrollment: 3,161)
  • Hawaii Community College (about 20 miles; Hilo, HI; FT enrollment: 2,137)
  • University of Hawaii Maui College (about 105 miles; Kahului, HI; FT enrollment: 2,492)
  • Kapiolani Community College (about 191 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 5,069)
  • Chaminade University of Honolulu (about 192 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 2,610)
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa (about 192 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 16,461)
  • Hawaii Pacific University (about 195 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 5,506)

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Notable locations in North Hilo: Keawewai Cabin (A), Waiākea Camp (B), Keanakolu Ranger Station (C), Kanakaleonui Ranger Station (D), Laumai‘a (E), Kanakaleonui Cabin (F), Spring Water Camp (G), Nauhi Camp (H), Kahinahina Forest Cabin (I), Humu‘ula Sheep Station (J), Shack Camp (K), Hale Pohaku Ranger Station (L), Ookala Landing (M), Laupāhoehoe Public and School Library (N), Laupahoehoe Volunteer Fire Station 17A (O), Hawaii County Fire Department Station 17 Laupahoehoe (P). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in North Hilo: Saint Anthonys Catholic Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Saint Anthonys Catholic Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lake: Paeoopu Pool (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Makahiloa Stream (A), Pa‘iniu Stream (B), Umauma Stream (C), Paeohe Stream (D), Peleau Stream (E), Wa‘awa‘a Stream (F), Maulua Stream (G), Kapili Stream (H), Kaoheanu Stream (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in North Hilo include: Mauna Kea State Park - Halepōhaku Area (1), Ookala Park (2), Waikaumalo Park (3), Doctor David Douglas Historical Monument (4). Display/hide their 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 81.6. This is about average.

City:

81.6
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 2.67. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 17.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.67
U.S.:

1.93

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 5.48. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.48
U.S.:

9.14
Average household size:
This place:  2.8 people
Hawaii:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  71.9%
Whole state:  68.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  8.7%
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: 0.7% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

9.3%
Whole state:

10.7%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

6.4%
Whole state:

5.0%
7 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010

North Hilo compared to Hawaii state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.5
Hawaii average:

12.8

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (48%)
  • No fuel used (35%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Solar energy (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for North Hilo CCD (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 North Hilo:

  • 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 North Hilo:

  • 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)
  • KAOY (101.5 FM; KEALAKEKUA, HI; Owner: BIG ISLAND RADIO ( HAWAII LIMITED PA)
  • KLEO (106.1 FM; KAHALUU, HI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF HAWAII LICENSE, LLC)
  • KKUA (90.7 FM; WAILUKU, HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KWYI (106.9 FM; KAWAIHAE, HI; Owner: COLIN H. NAITO)
  • KCIF (90.3 FM; HILO, HI; Owner: HILO CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around North Hilo:

  • KGMD-TV (Channel 9; HILO, HI; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • K67BA (Channel 67; HAKALAU, HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC TELEVISION FOUNDATION)
  • KWHH (Channel 14; HILO, HI; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KHAW-TV (Channel 11; HILO, HI; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KHVO (Channel 13; HILO, HI; Owner: KITV HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC. (CA CORP.))

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • Saddle Road Site Addle Road Humuula Relay Station (Lat: 19.718639 Lon: -155.453611), Type: Pole, Structure height: 24.4 m, Overall height: 30.2 m, Call Sign: KNKN222
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/25/2008, Expiration Date: 11/27/2018, Certifier: John T Scott Iii
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, Licensingcompliance@verizonwireless.Com, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

North Hilo on our top lists:

  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average yearly precipitation"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Architects, surveyors, and cartographers"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most Two or more races residents"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Transportation, tourism, and lodging attendants"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 100 most racially diverse cities"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Data processing and other information services"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Farmers and farm managers"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations:"
  • #44 (96780) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Portuguese first ancestries"
  • #48 (96780) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of residents speaking Asian or Pacific Island language at home"
  • #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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