Paukaa, Hawaii

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Population in 2010: 425.
Population change since 2000: -14.1%
Males: 218  (51.5%)
Females: 207  (48.5%)
Median resident age:

58.8 years
Hawaii median age:

39.2 years

Zip codes: 96720.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $58,989 (it was $40,804 in 2000)
Paukaa:

$58,989
HI:

$77,765

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $32,890 (it was $22,246 in 2000)

Paukaa CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $380,523 (it was $171,500 in 2000)
Paukaa:

$380,523
HI:

$617,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $443,446; detached houses: $432,734; townhouses or other attached units: $531,610; in 2-unit structures: $986,374; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $385,135; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $418,726; mobile homes: over $1,000,000; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $199,197

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,263.

March 2019 cost of living index in Paukaa: 100.4 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 10.1%
(14.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 23.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 21.4% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 2.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Paukaa, HI (2010)
    • 16739.3%White alone
    • 13932.7%Asian alone
    • 6415.1%Two or more races
    • 276.4%Hispanic
    • 255.9%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 20.5%American Indian alone
    • 10.2%Other race alone

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

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Ancestries: Portuguese (21.6%), English (5.1%), American (3.3%), German (2.9%), Irish (1.8%), Swiss (1.5%).

Current Local Time: HST (no DST) time zone

Elevation: 155 feet

Land area: 0.42 square miles.

Population density: 1,008 people per square mile   (low).

Paukaa, Hawaii map

64 residents are foreign born (6.6% Asia, 2.5% Oceania, 1.9% Latin America, 1.3% Europe).

This place:

12.1%
Hawaii:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,391 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,221 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Honolulu, HI (206.4 miles , pop. 371,657).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2454.5 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Wainaku, HI (1.2 miles ),
Papaikou, HI (1.4 miles ),
Hilo, HI (2.1 miles ),
Papaikou-Wailea, HI (2.2 miles ),
Pepeekeo, HI (2.2 miles ),
Honomu, HI (2.7 miles ),
Wailea, HI (2.9 miles ),
Keaau, HI (3.3 miles )

Latitude: 19.77 N, Longitude: 155.10 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 808

Distribution of median household income in Paukaa, HI in 2017
Distribution of house value in Paukaa, HI in 2017
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.7%
Hawaii:

2.9%
Most common industries in Paukaa, HI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (13.6%)
  • Public administration (9.2%)
  • Health care (8.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (8.2%)
  • Educational services (8.2%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (7.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (14.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (11.0%)
  • Public administration (11.0%)
  • Construction (9.0%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (8.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (15.5%)
  • Health care (14.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (13.1%)
  • Public administration (7.1%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (7.1%)
  • Private households (7.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.8%)
Most common occupations in Paukaa, HI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.4%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.9%)
  • Top executives (3.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (13.0%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (10.0%)
  • Other financial specialists (6.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (6.0%)
  • Top executives (5.0%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (4.0%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (15.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (13.1%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (10.7%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (7.1%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Cashiers (4.8%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.8%)

Average climate in Paukaa, Hawaii

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Paukaa, Hawaii average temperatures Paukaa, Hawaii average precipitation Paukaa, Hawaii humidity Paukaa, Hawaii wind speed Paukaa, Hawaii snowfall Paukaa, Hawaii sunshine Paukaa, 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 2.83. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.83
U.S.:

1.79
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 4.12. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.12
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Paukaa-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 22.1 miles away from Paukaa 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 58.7 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 29.0 miles away from Paukaa 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 58.4 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 12.8 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 24.4 miles away from Paukaa 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 (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 7, Earthquakes: 3, Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Lava Flows: 2, Volcanic Eruptions: 2, High Surf: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Tsunami Wave: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Paukaa topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Paukaa:

  • HILO DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; HILO, HI)
  • YUKIO OKUTSU STATE VETERANS HOME (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; HILO, HI)
  • HILO MEDICAL CENTER HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; HILO, HI)
  • HILO MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 4 miles away; HILO, HI)
  • HILO HOSPITAL - ICF/DP (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; HILO, HI)
  • HOSPICE OF HILO (Hospital, about 4 miles away; HILO, HI)
  • HALE ANUENUE RESTORATIVE CARE (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; HILO, HI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Paukaa:

  • University of Hawaii at Hilo (about 5 miles; Hilo, HI; Full-time enrollment: 3,161)
  • Hawaii Community College (about 5 miles; Hilo, HI; FT enrollment: 2,137)
  • University of Hawaii Maui College (about 119 miles; Kahului, HI; FT enrollment: 2,492)
  • Kapiolani Community College (about 204 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 5,069)
  • Chaminade University of Honolulu (about 205 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 2,610)
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa (about 206 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 16,461)
  • Hawaii Pacific University (about 209 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 5,506)

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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:

2.2 people
Hawaii:

2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

62.6%
Whole state:

68.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

5.3%
Whole state:

7.3%


No gay or lesbian households reported

People in group quarters in Paukaa in 2010:

  • 7 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 4 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 2 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

For population 15 years and over in Paukaa:

Marital status in Paukaa, HI
  • Never married: 31.4%
  • Now married: 47.1%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 12.5%
  • Divorced: 8.1%

For population 25 years and over in Paukaa:

  • High school or higher: 93.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 38.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.8%
  • Unemployed: 5.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.6
Hawaii average:

11.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Paukaa:

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Religion statistics for Paukaa, 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
Here:

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
Hawaii County:

8.29 / 10,000 pop.
Hawaii:

9.00 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.1%
State:

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:
Paukaa:

56.8%
State:

54.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Paukaa:

51.6%
Hawaii:

50.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

26.7
State:

26.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

15.5%
State:

16.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Paukaa:

20.2%
State:

18.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Paukaa:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Paukaa:

27.5%
Hawaii:

26.1%

General health condition:
Here:

56.3%
Hawaii:

57.0%

Average condition of hearing:
Paukaa:

78.4%
Hawaii:

81.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Paukaa, 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 Paukaa:

  • 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 Paukaa:

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

TV broadcast stations around Paukaa:

  • KWHH (Channel 14; HILO, HI; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KGMD-TV (Channel 9; HILO, HI; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE 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.)
  • KOIW-LP (Channel 16; MT. VIEW, HI; Owner: esi BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K04FE (Channel 4; HILO, HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC TELEVISION FOUNDATION)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 69ft / 21.0mTotal length
  • $2,870,000Total costs
  • 32,020Total average daily traffic
  • 1,446Total average daily truck traffic
  • 32,865Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Paukaa, HI
  • 69.5%No fuel used
  • 25.3%Electricity
  • 2.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.7%Solar energy
  • 1.1%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Paukaa, HI
  • 73.9%No fuel used
  • 15.2%Electricity
  • 10.9%Other fuel


Paukaa compared to Hawaii state average:

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