Pahala, Hawaii

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Population in 2010: 1,356. Population change since 2000: -1.6%
Males: 707  (52.2%)
Females: 649  (47.8%)
Median resident age:  43.4 years
Hawaii median age:  38.1 years

Zip codes: 96777.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $43,677 (it was $30,243 in 2000)
Pahala:

$43,677
HI:

$68,020

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $16,776 (it was $11,450 in 2000)

Pahala CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $164,889 (it was $81,400 in 2000)
Pahala:

$164,889
HI:

$500,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $174,714; Detached houses: $173,808

Median gross rent in 2013: $694.

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  • Races in Pahala, HI (2010)

    Pahala races chart
    • 55240.7%Asian alone
    • 41830.8%Two or more races
    • 14510.7%Hispanic
    • 1249.1%White alone
    • 1067.8%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 100.7%Black alone
    • 10.07%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Pahala: 104.8 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Portuguese (5.3%), German (2.9%).

Current Local Time: HST (no DST) time zone

Elevation: 920 feet

Land area: 0.84 square miles.

Population density: 1,610 people per square mile   (low).

Pahala,HI real estate house value index trend

Pahala, Hawaii map

For population 25 years and over in Pahala:

  • High school or higher: 81.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.5%
  • Unemployed: 22.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Pahala CDP:

  • Never married: 28.2%
  • Now married: 59.2%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 5.5%

327 residents are foreign born (23.7% Asia).

This place:

23.7%
Hawaii:

17.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $255 (0.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $204 (0.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Honolulu, HI (210.7 miles , pop. 371,657).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2496.1 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Kau, HI (3.1 miles ), Naalehu, HI (3.4 miles ), Waiohinu, HI (3.6 miles ), Discovery Harbour, HI (3.8 miles ), Hawaiian Ocean View, HI (4.5 miles ), Volcano, HI (4.8 miles ), South Kona, HI (5.3 miles ), Fern Forest, HI (5.4 miles ).

Latitude: 19.20 N, Longitude: 155.48 W

Pahala household income distribution Pahala home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.5%
Hawaii:

4.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (26%)
  • Construction (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Educational services (28%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (22%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (17%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Pahala, Hawaii

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Pahala-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 33.7 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 50.8 miles away from Pahala center
On 11/16/1983 at 16:13:00, a magnitude 6.7 (6.4 MB, 6.7 MS, 6.7 MW) earthquake occurred 17.5 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 56.3 miles away from the city 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 26.1 miles away from Pahala center, destroying 5 buildings
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 57.0 miles away from the city center
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).
Pahala topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Pahala:

  • KAU HOSPITAL (1 KAMANI STREET)

Airports located in Pahala:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Pahala:

  • Hawaii Community College (about 43 miles; Hilo, HI; Full-time enrollment: 2,137)
  • University of Hawaii at Hilo (about 44 miles; Hilo, HI; FT enrollment: 3,161)
  • University of Hawaii Maui College (about 134 miles; Kahului, HI; FT enrollment: 2,492)
  • Kapiolani Community College (about 208 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 5,069)
  • Chaminade University of Honolulu (about 209 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 2,610)
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa (about 210 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 16,461)
  • Hawaii Pacific University (about 213 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 5,506)

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Church in Pahala: Holy Rosary Church (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 308. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

308
U.S.:

74

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 23.1. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.1
U.S.:

1.9

Ozone [ppb] level in 2003 was 23.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 21.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.5
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 13.0. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.0
U.S.:

9.1

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

  • WOOD VALLEY (Population served: 75, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 14.6%
(31.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 18.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 28.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 16.9% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  3.1 people
Hawaii:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  72.2%
Whole state:  68.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  9.4%
Whole state:  7.3%

No gay or lesbian households reported
16 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
6 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
15 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere in 2000

Pahala, Hawaii environmental map by EPA

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Pahala compared to Hawaii state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Banks with branches in Pahala (2011 data):

  • Bank of Hawaii: Kau Branch at Kamani And Pikake Streets, branch established on 1922/12/01. 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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.5
Hawaii average:

11.3

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • No fuel used (91%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • Electricity (3%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Neighborhoods in Pahala:

(Pahala, Hawaii Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Pahala 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 Pahala:

  • KPUA (670 AM; 10 kW; HILO, HI; Owner: NEW WEST BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • 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)
  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • KAOI (1110 AM; 5 kW; KIHEI, HI; Owner: VISIONARY RELATED ENTERTAINMENT, INC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Pahala:

  • KLEO (106.1 FM; KAHALUU, HI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF HAWAII LICENSE, LLC)
  • 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)
  • KNUQ (103.7 FM; PAAUILO, HI; Owner: VISIONARY RELATED ENTERTAINMENT II,)
  • Pahala, Hawaii
  • Fatal accident count9
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents12
  • Fatal accidents involving drunken persons:6
  • Fatalities12
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents24
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents0
  • Hawaii average
  • Fatal accident count111
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents158
  • Fatal accidents involving drunken persons51
  • Fatalities121
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents297
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents19
See more detailed statistics of Pahala fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 11Number of bridges
  • 28m92ftTotal length
  • $2,675,000Total costs
  • 27,775Total average daily traffic
  • 39,050Total future (year 2027) average daily traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 41930-1939
  • 31940-1949
  • 42000-2009
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Pahala, HI

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • 3.8 Miles Southwest Of Pahala On Kaawali'i Road (Lat: 19.088167 Lon: -155.569444), Type: Mast, Structure height: 47.2 m, Overall height: 53.9 m, Call Sign: KNKN203
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/29/2009, Expiration Date: 10/01/2019, Certifier: David C Jatlow
    Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (469) 229-7471, Fax: (469) 229-7297, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Kerry Willoughby, Kaalaiki Rd - Haw006b (Lat: 19.088083 Lon: -155.569389), Type: 45.7, Structure height: 15001 m, Overall height: 45.7 m
    Registrant: 2024573068, Anisa.A.Latif@att.Com, 1120 20TH STREET, NW Suite- 1000, Phone: (Wil) lou-ghby
  • Kerry N Willoughby, Kaalaiki Rd - Haw006b (Lat: 19.088083 Lon: -155.569389), Type: 45.7, Structure height: 15001 m, Overall height: 45.7 m
    Registrant: 2024573068, Anisa.A.Latif@att.Com, 1120 20TH STREET, NW Suite- 1000, Phone: (Wil) lou-ghby

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Black Sands Sta Punalu U Rd (Lat: 19.137278 Lon: -155.504444), Structure height: 5 m, Call Sign: WPAJ625
    Assigned Frequencies: 461.175 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/10/1997, Expiration Date: 08/20/2002, Cancellation Date: 12/22/2002
    Registrant: Punalu U Water & Sanitation Corporation, 680 Iwilei Rd Ste 700, Honolulu, HI 96817, Phone: (808) 539-9447
  • Approx 2600 S Of Ka U Hospital 300 W Of Hwy 11 (Lat: 19.193111 Lon: -155.475000), Call Sign: KUA407
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.035 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/06/2013, Expiration Date: 03/29/2023
    Registrant: Ml Macadamia Orchards LP, Pahala, HI 96777, Phone: (808) 928-8311, Fax: (808) 928-8434

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • WEST PAHALA, 3 Mi Nne Of Pahala Sugar Cane Field (Lat: 19.219194 Lon: -155.516361), Overall height: 59.4 m, Call Sign: WPOS750
    Assigned Frequencies: 6034.15 MHz, 6152.75 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/20/2009, Expiration Date: 04/15/2019
    Registrant: Hawaii County Police Dept., 349 Kapiolani, Hilo, HI 96720, Phone: (808) 961-2280, Fax: (808) 961-8891, Email:
  • Pahala, 3.8 Miles Sw Of Pahala Town On Kaawalihi Rd (Lat: 19.088167 Lon: -155.569444), Type: Mast, Structure height: 47.2 m, Overall height: 53.9 m, Call Sign: WPTZ535
    Assigned Frequencies: 6063.80 MHz, 10553.1 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/20/2011, Expiration Date: 01/17/2022, Certifier: Carol L Tacker
    Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3073, Email:
  • KAHU Studio, 96-3207 Maile Street (Lat: 19.196778 Lon: -155.478750), Type: Pole, Structure height: 10 m, Call Sign: WQOV902
    Assigned Frequencies: 949.000 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/13/2012, Expiration Date: 02/01/2014, Cancellation Date: 03/22/2013, Certifier: Christine Kaehuaea
    Registrant: Kau Community Radio Inc, Pahala, HI 96777, Phone: (925) 895-9098, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Pahala)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: DOW HAROLD D EUROPA (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX SEE BOMBADIER (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 123EU , Serial Number: A149MG, Year manufactured: 2003, Airworthiness Date: 11/05/2003
    Registrant (Individual): Harold D Dow, Po Box 670, Pahala, HI 96777

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 58
  • Hazardous Condition: 1
  • Service Call: 1

Incident types - Pahala

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Pahala, HI
Most common first names in Pahala, HI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary672.6 years
John573.0 years
Manuel573.0 years
Vicente585.2 years
Juan483.8 years
Jose475.0 years
Annie482.2 years
Edward475.7 years
George470.7 years
Margaret478.5 years
Most common last names in Pahala, HI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Andrade862.6 years
Yokota685.0 years
Lee563.3 years
Aguil587.8 years
Kailiawa568.0 years
Louis576.4 years
Sumida575.4 years
Evangelista467.2 years
Oliveira464.5 years
Sakata470.5 years

Businesses in Pahala, HI

  • CVS: 1

Pahala on our top lists:

  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most American Indian residents"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Waiters and waitresses"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Waiters and waitresses"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most Two or more races residents"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 100 most racially diverse cities"
  • #78 (96777) 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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