Puako, Hawaii

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Population in 2010: 772. Population change since 2000: +80.0%
Males: 385  (49.9%)
Females: 387  (50.1%)
Median resident age:  62.0 years
Hawaii median age:  38.1 years

Zip codes: 96738, 96743.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $76,730 (it was $60,250 in 2000)
Puako:

$76,730
HI:

$68,020

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $78,896 (it was $63,857 in 2000)

Puako CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $873,062 (it was $442,300 in 2000)
Puako:

$873,062
HI:

$500,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: over $1,000,000; Detached houses: over $1,000,000; Townhouses or other attached units: $756,977; In 2-unit structures: over $1,000,000; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $323,689; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $974,277

Median gross rent in 2013: $1,767.

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  • Races in Puako, HI (2010)

    Puako races chart
    • 55171.4%White alone
    • 9111.8%Two or more races
    • 8210.6%Asian alone
    • 314.0%Hispanic
    • 91.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 50.6%Other race alone
    • 20.3%Black alone
    • 10.1%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Puako: 120.5 (high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (18.1%), Irish (12.0%), English (10.3%), Polish (4.3%), Russian (2.9%), United States (2.9%).

Current Local Time: HST (no DST) time zone

Elevation: 5 feet

Land area: 10.3 square miles.

Population density: 75 people per square mile   (very low).

Puako,HI real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Puako:

  • High school or higher: 97.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 56.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 21.3%
  • Unemployed: 2.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Puako CDP:

  • Never married: 9.1%
  • Now married: 70.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 2.2%
  • Divorced: 17.8%

69 residents are foreign born (9.3% Asia, 3.3% Africa, 2.1% Europe).

This place:

16.1%
Hawaii:

17.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $5,387 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $6,757 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Honolulu, HI (158.7 miles , pop. 371,657).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2491.2 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Waikoloa Village, HI (2.2 miles ), South Kohala, HI (3.1 miles ), Waimea, HI (3.9 miles ), Kalaoa, HI (4.1 miles ), North Kohala, HI (4.4 miles ), North Kona, HI (4.5 miles ), Kailua, HI (4.6 miles ), Kapaau, HI (4.6 miles ).

Latitude: 19.93 N, Longitude: 155.86 W

Puako household income distribution Puako home values distribution

Puako tourist attractions:

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.3%
Hawaii:

3.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (25%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (13%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Retail trade (29%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (18%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (27%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (11%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Community and social service occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)
  • Sales and related occupations (25%)
  • Management occupations (20%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Community and social service occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

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Average climate in Puako, Hawaii

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Puako-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 63.5 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 15.4 miles away from Puako 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 9.5 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 46.7 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 49.2 miles away from Puako 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 58.8 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).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Puako:

  • NORTH HAWAII DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 15 miles away; KAMUELA, HI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Puako:

  • University of Hawaii at Hilo (about 54 miles; Hilo, HI; Full-time enrollment: 3,161)
  • Hawaii Community College (about 54 miles; Hilo, HI; FT enrollment: 2,137)
  • University of Hawaii Maui College (about 78 miles; Kahului, HI; FT enrollment: 2,492)
  • Kapiolani Community College (about 156 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 5,069)
  • Chaminade University of Honolulu (about 157 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 2,610)
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa (about 158 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 16,461)
  • Hawaii Pacific University (about 161 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 5,506)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Thank you all for adding the photo of the ship model Puako to your web site. I built that model for the grandson of the last Commander of the Sugar Ship PUAKO c.1902. In addition to finding shipyard blueprints and log books with crew lists of the Puako, during the building of the model, the actual ships bell for the Puako surfaced! Additionally, the Honolulu Star Bulletin recently published a story about the Sugar Ships and the Puako in particular. You may wish to add links to the online photo album I’ve created showing the full history of the Puako and the model built of her - including the newly found ships bell http://members15.clubphoto.com/geneva563351/4277649/guest.phtml Also here is the link to the Honolulu Star Bulletin story on the Puako http://starbulletin.com/2007/01/29/features/story02.html

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Notable locations in Puako: Papakonani Boat Landing (A), Puu Anahulu Homesteads (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Puako: Hokuloa Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoirs: Waipuhi Fishpond (A), Kahapapa Fishpond (B), Hopeaia Fishpond (C), Keanapou Fishpond (D), Kuualii Fishpond (E), Manoku Fishpond (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beach: Waialea Beach (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
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Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 69.5. This is about average.

City:

69.5
U.S.:

74.7

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 1.06. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.06
U.S.:

1.91

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.06. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.06
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 5.8%
(5.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.0 people
Hawaii:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  56.7%
Whole state:  68.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  9.7%
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: 1.5% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.0
Hawaii average:

11.3

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

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Religion statistics for Puako 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%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

60.2%
Hawaii:

54.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Puako:

59.5%
State:

50.1%

Average BMI:
Puako:

27.1
Hawaii:

26.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
Puako:

17.1%
State:

16.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

11.3%
Hawaii:

18.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Puako:

7.0
Hawaii:

6.8

Overweight people:
Puako:

32.5%
Hawaii:

26.1%

General health condition:
Puako:

63.6%
State:

57.0%

Average condition of hearing:
Puako:

84.0%
State:

81.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Puako, HI Residents

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 Puako:

  • KKON (790 AM; 5 kW; KEALAKEKUA, HI; Owner: BIG ISLAND RADIO ( HAWAII LIMITED PA)
  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • 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 Puako:

  • 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)
  • KWYI (106.9 FM; KAWAIHAE, HI; Owner: COLIN H. NAITO)
  • KKUA (90.7 FM; WAILUKU, HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KNUQ (103.7 FM; PAAUILO, HI; Owner: VISIONARY RELATED ENTERTAINMENT II,)
  • 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.)
  • KLHI-FM (101.1 FM; LAHAINA, HI; Owner: PACIFIC RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KNUI-FM (99.9 FM; KAHULUI, HI; Owner: PACIFIC RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KONI (104.7 FM; LANAI CITY, HI; Owner: HOCHMAN HAWAII PUBLISHING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Puako:

  • KLEI (Channel 6; KAILUA KONA, HI; Owner: AINA'E CO., LTD)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 12Number of bridges
  • 21m69ftTotal length
  • $15,513,000Total costs
  • 77,540Total average daily traffic
  • 4,685Total average daily truck traffic
  • 55,905Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 41910-1919
  • 11930-1939
  • 61960-1969
  • 11970-1979
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Puako, HI

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • KWH, Hwy 19 (Lat: 20.004972 Lon: -155.813167), Type: Building, Structure height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WQIB344
    Assigned Frequencies: 19460.0 MHzGrant Date: 12/18/2007, Expiration Date: 12/18/2017, Certifier: Jim CookRegistrant: Wavecom Solutions Corporation, 1132 Bishop Street, Suite 800, Honolulu, HI 96813, Phone: (808) 791-3064, Fax: (808) 791-3119, Email:
  • HI73XC020, 69-275 Waikoloa Beach Drive Dr (Lat: 19.915889 Lon: -155.884917), Type: Building, Structure height: 25.3 m, Call Sign: WQVW707
    Assigned Frequencies: 10935.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHzGrant Date: 06/01/2015, Expiration Date: 06/01/2025, Certifier: Kyle B EntzRegistrant: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa0209, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483
  • ANAEHOOMALU, 5.0 Mi W Of (Lat: 19.910278 Lon: -155.883056), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 9.4 m, Call Sign: WFY699
    Assigned Frequencies: 10815.0 MHzGrant Date: 03/22/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Certifier: John KomeijiRegistrant: Hawaiian Telcom, Inc.,, 1177 Bishop Street, Honolulu, HI 96841, Phone: (808) 546-8799, Fax: (808) 546-3122, Email:

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • No fuel used (54%)
  • Electricity (33%)
  • Utility gas (8%)
  • Solar energy (5%)

Puako compared to Hawaii state average:

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

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  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Belarus (population 500+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Germany (population 500+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Western Europe (population 500+)"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 100 cities with strongest arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services industries"
  • #75 (96743) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Portuguese first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest average weight of females"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
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