Papaikou, Hawaii

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Population in 2010: 1,314. Population change since 2000: -7.1%
Males: 619  (47.1%)
Females: 695  (52.9%)
Median resident age:  44.8 years
Hawaii median age:  38.1 years

Zip codes: 96781.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $42,186 (it was $37,031 in 2000)
Papaikou:

$42,186
HI:

$68,020

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $20,134 (it was $13,782 in 2000)

Papaikou CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $240,737 (it was $120,800 in 2000)
Papaikou:

$240,737
HI:

$500,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $237,625; Detached houses: $236,393

Median gross rent in 2013: $1,007.

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  • Races in Papaikou, HI (2010)

    Papaikou races chart
    • 51739.3%Asian alone
    • 27821.2%Two or more races
    • 22917.4%White alone
    • 16012.2%Hispanic
    • 1299.8%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 10.08%Black alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Papaikou: 94.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Portuguese (15.1%), German (7.3%), English (2.6%), United States (2.3%), Scottish (1.4%), Norwegian (1.1%).

Current Local Time: HST (no DST) time zone

Elevation: 220 feet

Land area: 1.47 square miles.

Population density: 896 people per square mile   (low).

Papaikou,HI real estate house value index trend

Papaikou, Hawaii map

For population 25 years and over in Papaikou:

  • High school or higher: 91.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.6%
  • Unemployed: 9.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Papaikou CDP:

  • Never married: 40.1%
  • Now married: 51.4%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 3.6%
  • Divorced: 3.1%

210 residents are foreign born (14.1% Asia).

This place:

14.9%
Hawaii:

17.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $764 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $204 (0.1%)

Papaikou satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Honolulu, HI (205.5 miles , pop. 371,657).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2453.4 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Paukaa, HI (1.4 miles ), Pepeekeo, HI (1.7 miles ), Papaikou-Wailea, HI (1.8 miles ), Wainaku, HI (1.8 miles ), Honomu, HI (2.3 miles ), Hilo, HI (2.5 miles ), Wailea, HI (2.6 miles ), Haena, HI (3.5 miles ).

Latitude: 19.79 N, Longitude: 155.10 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 808

Papaikou household income distribution Papaikou 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 (18%)
  • Other services, except public administration (15%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Accommodation and food services (19%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (18%)
  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (31%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Papaikou, Hawaii

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Papaikou-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 24.0 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 58.9 miles away from Papaikou center
On 11/16/1983 at 16:13:00, a magnitude 6.7 (6.4 MB, 6.7 MS, 6.7 MW) earthquake occurred 30.6 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 58.3 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 10.9 miles away from Papaikou 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 26.4 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).
Papaikou topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Papaikou:

  • HILO DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; HILO, HI)
  • HILO MEDICAL CENTER HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; HILO, HI)
  • HILO MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 6 miles away; HILO, HI)
  • HILO HOSPITAL - ICF/DP (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; HILO, HI)
  • YUKIO OKUTSU STATE VETERANS HOME (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; HILO, HI)
  • HOSPICE OF HILO (Hospital, about 6 miles away; HILO, HI)
  • HALE ANUENUE RESTORATIVE CARE (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; HILO, HI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Papaikou:

  • University of Hawaii at Hilo (about 7 miles; Hilo, HI; Full-time enrollment: 3,161)
  • Hawaii Community College (about 7 miles; Hilo, HI; FT enrollment: 2,137)
  • University of Hawaii Maui College (about 118 miles; Kahului, HI; FT enrollment: 2,492)
  • Kapiolani Community College (about 203 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 5,069)
  • Chaminade University of Honolulu (about 204 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 2,610)
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa (about 205 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 16,461)
  • Hawaii Pacific University (about 208 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 5,506)

Public elementary/middle school in Papaikou:

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Streams, rivers, and creeks: Puuokalepa Stream (A), Kaapoko Stream (B), Onomea Stream (C), Ka‘ie‘ie Stream (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Hele On Hawaii Travel (Recreational Trips & Guides; 27-699 Kaieie Homestead Road).

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 91.1. This is worse than average.

City:

91.1
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 3.43. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.43
U.S.:

1.93

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 5.35. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.35
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 9.5%
(18.8% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  3.0 people
Hawaii:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  75.9%
Whole state:  68.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  8.4%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Papaikou, Hawaii environmental map by EPA

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Papaikou compared to Hawaii state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.5
Hawaii average:

11.3

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • No fuel used (93%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Neighborhoods in Papaikou:

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Religion statistics for Papaikou 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 Papaikou:

  • KPUA (670 AM; 10 kW; HILO, HI; Owner: NEW WEST BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KIPA (620 AM; 10 kW; NAALEHU, HI; Owner: BIG ISLAND RADIO)
  • 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 Papaikou:

  • KNWB (97.1 FM; HILO, HI; Owner: NEW WEST BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KWXX-FM (94.7 FM; HILO, HI; Owner: NEW WEST BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KNUQ (103.7 FM; PAAUILO, HI; Owner: VISIONARY RELATED ENTERTAINMENT II,)
  • KCIF (90.3 FM; HILO, HI; Owner: HILO CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KAGB (99.1 FM; WAIMEA, HI; Owner: BIG ISLAND RADIO)
  • KHWI (92.7 FM; HILO, 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.)
  • KWYI (106.9 FM; KAWAIHAE, HI; Owner: COLIN H. NAITO)
  • KAPA (100.3 FM; HILO, HI; Owner: BIG ISLAND RADIO)
  • KANO (91.1 FM; HILO, HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC 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)
  • K220EO (91.9 FM; HILO, HI; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • KPVS (95.9 FM; HILO, HI; Owner: BIG ISLAND RADIO)
  • K207CD (89.3 FM; HILO, HI; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K201FQ (88.1 FM; HILO, HI; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Papaikou:

  • 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.)
  • K04FE (Channel 4; HILO, HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC TELEVISION FOUNDATION)
  • Papaikou, Hawaii
  • Fatal accident count17
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents30
  • Fatal accidents involving drunken persons:3
  • Fatalities24
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents59
  • 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 Papaikou fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 14m46ftTotal length
  • $8,453,000Total costs
  • 30,910Total average daily traffic
  • 43,300Total future (year 2027) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

1
  • ELROY OSARIO, Fire Central (Lat: 19.719806 Lon: -155.086389), Type: 27.4, Overall height: 27.4 m
    Registrant: 8089612262, , 349 KAPIOLANI ST.

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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  • Lat: 19.785000 Lon: -155.093306, Call Sign: WQPQ625
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.535 MHz, 151.580 MHz, 151.730 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/20/2012, Expiration Date: 07/20/2022, Certifier: Ron Tactacan
    Registrant: Pacific Wireless Comms. LLC, 710 Kakoi Street, Honolulu, HI 96819-2016, Phone: (808) 837-4332, Fax: (808) 837-4333, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • FIRE CENTRAL, Fire Central (Lat: 19.719806 Lon: -155.086389), Type: Tower, Structure height: 27.4 m, Call Sign: WHK398
    Assigned Frequencies: 6625.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/28/2008, Expiration Date: 11/12/2018
    Registrant: Scientel, 1007 Oak Creek Dr, Lombard, IL 60148, Phone: (630) 652-3815, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Papaikou)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: SKYKITS USA CORP SAVANNAH ADV (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 912ULS (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 5089F , Serial Number: 05-10-51-427, Year manufactured: 2006, Airworthiness Date: 09/18/2006
    Registrant (Corporation): Captain Cruise Inc, Po Box 233, Papaikou, HI 96781

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2
  • Hazardous Condition: 2
Most common first names in Papaikou, HI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Manuel1177.1 years
John968.9 years
Mary874.8 years
Joseph758.3 years
George679.2 years
David661.0 years
William672.4 years
James570.6 years
Frank570.8 years
Juan582.8 years
Most common last names in Papaikou, HI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Oliveira1067.1 years
Ferreira782.7 years
Erece771.7 years
Luiz678.0 years
Shirota687.4 years
Crivello574.2 years
Santos567.2 years
Medeiros578.4 years
Kunishi484.0 years
Kuamoo464.0 years

Papaikou on our top lists:

  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average yearly precipitation"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 100 most racially diverse cities"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most American Indian residents"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most Two or more races residents"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Registered nurses"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most Other race residents"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Religious workers"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Registered nurses"
  • #83 (96781) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Portuguese first ancestries"
  • #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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