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Median resident age:  38.2 years
Hawaii median age:  36.2 years

Zip code: 96755

Estimated median household income in 2012: $60,300 (it was $47,733 in 2000)
North Kohala:

$60,300
HI:

$66,259
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $25,601

North Kohala CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $350,809 (it was $183,000 in 2000)
North Kohala:

$350,809
HI:

$496,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $696,905; Detached houses: $698,730; Townhouses or other attached units: $562,075; In 2-unit structures: $1,564,328; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $369,181; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $281,579

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North Kohala races chart
  • White alone - 1,785 (29.6%)
  • Two or more races - 1,475 (24.4%)
  • Asian alone - 1,374 (22.8%)
  • Hispanic - 818 (13.5%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 532 (8.8%)
  • Black alone - 32 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 16 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 6 (0.10%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in North Kohala: 259.9 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: HST (no DST) time zone




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

North Kohala CCD:  0.3% ($461)
Hawaii:  0.3% ($765)
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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Honolulu, HI (151.7 miles , pop. 371,657).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2478.1 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Kapaau, HI (1.5 miles ), Halaula, HI (1.6 miles ), Hawi, HI (1.9 miles ), Waimea, HI (4.0 miles ), Kukuihaele, HI (4.0 miles ), South Kohala, HI (4.1 miles) , Waikoloa Village, HI (4.2 miles ), Puako, HI (4.4 miles ).

Latitude: 20.20 N, Longitude: 155.80 W

North Kohala household income distribution North Kohala home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.8%
Hawaii:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (26%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (30%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Health care (7%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, and souvenir, and other miscellaneous stores (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)

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Earthquake activity:

North Kohala-area historical earthquake activity is above Hawaii state average. It is 357% 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 72.0 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 33.8 miles away from North Kohala center
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 26.6 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 59.7 miles away from the city center, causing $6,000,000 total damage
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 48.2 miles away from North Kohala center
On 10/15/2006 at 17:14:12, a magnitude 6.0 (5.8 MB, 6.0 MW, Depth: 11.7 mi) earthquake occurred 18.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), 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, Flood: 1, High Surf: 1, Mudslide: 1, Earthquake: 1, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1, Tsunami Wave: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals/medical centers near North Kohala:

  • KOHALA HOSPITAL (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; KAPAAU, HI)
  • NORTH HAWAII DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 15 miles away; KAMUELA, HI)

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

  • University of Hawaii at Hilo (about 59 miles; Hilo, HI; Full-time enrollment: 3,180)
  • Kapiolani Community College (about 149 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 3,151)
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa (about 151 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 14,726)
  • Hawaii Pacific University (about 154 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 4,471)
  • Leeward Community College (about 164 miles; Pearl City, HI; FT enrollment: 3,228)
  • Brigham Young University-Hawaii (about 170 miles; Laie, HI; FT enrollment: 2,381)
  • Skyline College (about 2333 miles; San Bruno, CA; FT enrollment: 2,853)

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Notable locations in North Kohala: Loran Tower (A), Honoipu Landing (B), Pololū Valley Lookout (C), Upolu Point Loran Station Coast Guard Reservation (D), Kamehameha I Birthplace (E), Union Camp (F), Kahua Ranch (G), Puakea Ranch (H), Mookini Heiau (I), Hoepa (J), Hoea Camp (K), Puu Hue Ranch (L), Camp Five (M), Camp Seventeen (N), North Kohala Volunteer Station 14A (O), Hawaii County Fire Department Station 15 North Kohala (P). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in North Kohala include: Sacred Heart Catholic Church (A), Saint Augustines Episcopal Church (B), Saint Pauls Episcopal Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Wainaia Cemetery (1), Von Holt Memorial Park (2), Hawi County Cemetery (3), Niulii Cemetery (4), Saint Augustine Episcopal Cemetery (5), Saint Pauls Episcopal Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Kehena Reservoir (A), Puuokumau Reservoir (B), Red Tank (not official) (C), Puakea Reservoir (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Kapoloa Stream (A), Pololū Stream (B), Waipahi Stream (C), Niuli‘i Stream (D), West Branch Honikāne Nui Stream (E), ‘Āwini Stream (F), Honokāne Iki Stream (G), East Branch Honokāne Nui Stream (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in North Kohala include: Kēōkea Beach Park (1), Kappa Beach Park (2), Lapakahi State Historical Park (3), Kohala Historical Sites State Monument (4), Kamehameha Park (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beaches: Pololū Beach (A), Kēōkea Beach (B), Pahoa Beach (C). 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

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

Percentage of family households:
This place:  71.4%
Whole state:  68.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  10.0%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

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

12.1%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

5.1%
Whole state:

5.0%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in North Kohala, HI

25 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
2 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in North Kohala in 2000:

  • 447 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 181 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 113 people in nursing homes
  • 71 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 12 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 12 people in military hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 9 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally ill

North Kohala compared to Hawaii state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly 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 above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • No fuel used (59%)
  • Electricity (29%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Utility gas (1%)
  • Solar energy (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for North Kohala CCD (based on Hawaii County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 39.77%
Here39.8%
USA50.2%

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%

6.70% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($48,782 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.70%
Hawaii average:

6.39%

0.17% of residents moved from foreign countries ($716 average AGI)
Hawaii County:

0.17%
Hawaii average:

0.70%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Honolulu County, HI  1.22% ($36,483 average AGI)
from Maui County, HI  0.32% ($36,386)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.25% ($51,293)


4.72% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($38,691 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.72%
Hawaii average:

5.89%

0.13% of residents moved to foreign countries ($769 average AGI)
Hawaii County:

0.13%
Hawaii average:

0.33%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Honolulu County, HI  0.98% ($31,041 average AGI)
to Maui County, HI  0.22% ($37,416)
to Clark County, NV  0.18% ($31,330)

Strongest AM radio stations in North Kohala:

  • KUAU (1570 AM; 50 kW; HAIKU, HI; Owner: FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD-KAHULUI, MAUI)
  • KIPA (620 AM; 10 kW; NAALEHU, HI; Owner: BIG ISLAND RADIO)
  • KPUA (670 AM; 10 kW; HILO, HI; Owner: NEW WEST BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • 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.)
  • KHLO (850 AM; 5 kW; HILO, HI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF HAWAII LICENSE, LLC)
  • KNUI (900 AM; 5 kW; KAHULUI, HI; Owner: PACIFIC RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KHBC (1060 AM; 5 kW; HILO, HI; Owner: HILO BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • 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 Kohala:

  • KKUA (90.7 FM; WAILUKU, HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KAGB (99.1 FM; WAIMEA, HI; Owner: BIG ISLAND RADIO)
  • KLUA (93.9 FM; KAILUA KONA, HI; Owner: BIG ISLAND RADIO)
  • KNUQ (103.7 FM; PAAUILO, HI; Owner: VISIONARY RELATED ENTERTAINMENT II,)
  • 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)
  • KWYI (106.9 FM; KAWAIHAE, HI; Owner: COLIN H. NAITO)
  • K220HA (91.9 FM; KIHEI, HI; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K210CM (89.9 FM; KIHEI, HI; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KJMD (98.3 FM; PUKALANI, HI; Owner: PACIFIC RADIO GROUP,INC.)
  • KONI (104.7 FM; LANAI CITY, HI; Owner: HOCHMAN HAWAII PUBLISHING, INC.)
  • KLHI-FM (101.1 FM; LAHAINA, HI; Owner: PACIFIC RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KNUI-FM (99.9 FM; KAHULUI, HI; Owner: PACIFIC RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KAOI-FM (95.1 FM; WAILUKU, HI; Owner: VISIONARY RELATED ENTERTAINMENT INC)


North Kohala on our top lists:

  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Accommodation and food services (population 5,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Accommodation and food services (population 5,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Healthcare practitioner and technical occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Registered nurses (population 5,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most American Indian residents"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most Two or more races residents"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill (population 5,000+)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of likely lesbian couples (counted as self-reported female-female unmarried-partner households) (population 5,000+)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus) (population 5,000+)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 100 most racially diverse cities"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most Other race residents (pop 5,000+)"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Food and beverage stores (population 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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