Puako, Hawaii

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Population in 2010: 772. Population change since 2000: +80.0%
Males: 381  (49.4%)
Females: 391  (50.6%)
Median resident age:  55.6 years
Hawaii median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 96738, 96743.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $96,865 (it was $60,250 in 2000)
Puako:

$96,865
HI:

$66,259
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $85,304 (it was $63,857 in 2000)

Puako CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $857,066 (it was $442,300 in 2000)
Puako:

$857,066
HI:

$496,600
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: over $1,000,000; Detached houses: over $1,000,000; Townhouses or other attached units: over $1,000,000; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $617,500; In 5-or-more-unit structures: over $1,000,000

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,863.

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  • White alone - 551 (71.4%)
  • Two or more races - 91 (11.8%)
  • Asian alone - 82 (10.6%)
  • Hispanic - 31 (4.0%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 9 (1.2%)
  • Other race alone - 5 (0.6%)
  • Black alone - 2 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.1%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Puako: 120.3 (high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (17.3%), English (9.2%), Irish (8.6%), United States (3.6%), Russian (3.5%), French (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: 98.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 64.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 30.0%
  • Unemployed: 2.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Puako CDP:

  • Never married: 8.2%
  • Now married: 73.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.2%
  • Divorced: 15.4%

96 residents are foreign born (9.9% Europe, 5.7% Asia, 1.4% Oceania).

This place:  13.8%
Hawaii:  17.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $5,750 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $8,250 (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

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Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.5%
Hawaii:

4.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (24%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (13%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Retail trade (32%)
  • Accommodation and food services (21%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Information (5%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Wholesale trade (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (5%)
  • Top executives (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (15%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (9%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Registered nurses (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)

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Average climate in Puako, Hawaii

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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¬íve 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

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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 3.5%
(3.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% 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

Puako compared to Hawaii state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age 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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • No fuel used (54%)
  • Electricity (40%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • Solar energy (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Puako CDP (based on Hawaii County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 39.77%
Here: 39.8%
USA: 50.2%

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%

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
Number of bridges: 12
Total length: 21 meters (69ft)
Total costs: $15,513,000
Total average daily traffic: 77,600
Total future (year 2027) average daily traffic: 108,000

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1910-1919: 4
  • 1920-1929: 0
  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 0
  • 1960-1969: 6
  • 1970-1979: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Puako, HI

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • KWH, Hwy 19 (Lat: 20.004972 Lon: -155.813167), Type: Building, Structure height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WQIB344
    Assigned Frequencies: 19460.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/18/2007, Expiration Date: 12/18/2017, Certifier: Jim Cook
    Registrant: Wavecom Solutions Corporation, 1132 Bishop Street, Suite 800, Honolulu, HI 96813, Phone: (808) 791-3064, Fax: (808) 791-3119, Email:

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  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Registered nurses"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest ratio of median house value to median household income"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Accommodation and food services"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Accommodation and food services"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Healthcare practitioner and technical occupations:"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 100 cities with strongest arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services industries"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Entertainers and performers, sports, and related workers"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Hardware, plumbing and heating equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers"
  • #32 (96743) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Austrian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #97 (96738) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Northern European first ancestries (pop 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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