Puhi, Hawaii

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Population in 2010: 2,906. Population change since 2000: +145.0%
Males: 1,460  (50.3%)
Females: 1,446  (49.7%)
Median resident age:  40.1 years
Hawaii median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 96766.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $70,502 (it was $51,563 in 2000)
Puhi:

$70,502
HI:

$66,259
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $27,740 (it was $16,175 in 2000)

Puhi CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $327,939 (it was $197,100 in 2000)
Puhi:

$327,939
HI:

$496,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $401,386; Detached houses: $430,252; Townhouses or other attached units: $405,556; In 2-unit structures: $660,227; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $625,000

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,468.

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  • Asian alone - 1,536 (52.9%)
  • Two or more races - 542 (18.7%)
  • White alone - 486 (16.7%)
  • Hispanic - 218 (7.5%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 114 (3.9%)
  • Black alone - 6 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.07%)
  • Other race alone - 2 (0.07%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Puhi: 100.4 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (6.3%), German (4.7%), Irish (4.1%), Portuguese (3.8%), French (1.6%).

Current Local Time: HST (no DST) time zone

Elevation: 280 feet

Land area: 0.36 square miles.

Population density: 8,156 people per square mile   (high).

Puhi,HI real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Puhi:

  • High school or higher: 88.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.1%
  • Unemployed: 5.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Puhi CDP:

  • Never married: 34.5%
  • Now married: 48.9%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 4.7%
  • Divorced: 11.2%

1,039 residents are foreign born (11.2% Asia).

This place:  30.6%
Hawaii:  17.7%



According to our research of Hawaii and other state lists there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Puhi, Hawaii as of February 26, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Puhi to the number of sex offenders is 581 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $817 (0.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $816 (0.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ewa, HI (98.5 miles , pop. 272,328).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2621.2 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Lihue, HI (1.5 miles ), Hanamaulu, HI (1.8 miles ), Koloa, HI (2.5 miles ), Omao, HI (2.5 miles ), Wailua Homesteads, HI (2.6 miles ), Poipu, HI (2.7 miles ), Wailua, HI (2.7 miles ), Lawai, HI (2.8 miles ).

Latitude: 21.97 N, Longitude: 159.40 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 808

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

5.4%
Hawaii:

4.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Utilities (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Other services, except public administration (15%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Cashiers (10%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (4%)

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

Average climate in Puhi, Hawaii

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Puhi-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Hawaii state average. It is 72% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/21/1951 at 10:57:00, a magnitude 6.9 (6.9 UK, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 267.9 miles away from the city center
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 331.7 miles away from Puhi center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths)
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 264.1 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 313.6 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 310.2 miles away from Puhi center
On 10/15/2006 at 17:14:12, a magnitude 6.0 (5.8 MB, 6.0 MW, Depth: 11.7 mi) earthquake occurred 253.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Kauai County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 3, Mudslides: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, High Surf: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Typhoon: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Puhi topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Puhi:

  • KAUAI HOSPICE (Hospital, about 1 miles away; LIHUE, HI)
  • ST.FRANCIS HOME CARE SERVICES - KAUAI (Home Health Center, about 1 miles away; LIHUE, HI)
  • G N WILCOX MEM HOSP - SNF/ICF (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; LIHUE, HI)
  • KAUAI DIALYSIS FACILITY (Dialysis Facility, about 3 miles away; LIHUE, HI)
  • SAMUEL MAHELONA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; KAPAA, HI)

Airports located in Puhi:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Puhi:

  • Brigham Young University-Hawaii (about 98 miles; Laie, HI; Full-time enrollment: 3,527)
  • Leeward Community College (about 100 miles; Pearl City, HI; FT enrollment: 4,589)
  • Honolulu Community College (about 108 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 2,538)
  • Hawaii Pacific University (about 109 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 5,506)
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa (about 112 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 16,461)
  • Chaminade University of Honolulu (about 113 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 2,610)
  • Kapiolani Community College (about 114 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 5,069)

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Kauai 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 2006 was 18.8. This is significantly better than average.

City:

18.8
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2006 was 11.4. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.4
U.S.:

20.2
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 5.6%
(10.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 10.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 16.7% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 8.7% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  3.1 people
Hawaii:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  70.9%
Whole state:  68.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  7.7%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
13 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
5 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional) in 2010

Puhi compared to Hawaii state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • No fuel used (64%)
  • Electricity (28%)
  • Solar energy (2%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Puhi CDP (based on Kauai County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 52.32%
Here: 52.3%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchUnited Church of ChristEpiscopal ChurchAssemblies of God
Adherents68.2%8.7%5.3%3.8%2.4%
Congregations13.0%7.8%14.3%6.5%5.2%
NameMissionary ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionSalvation ArmySeventh-Day Adventist ChurchOther
Adherents2.1%1.8%1.7%1.4%4.5%
Congregations5.2%5.2%3.9%2.6%36.4%
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: 22
Kauai County:

3.51 / 10,000 pop.
Hawaii:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 16
Kauai County:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
Hawaii:

1.57 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Kauai County:

0.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.72 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 87
Here:

13.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.2%
Hawaii:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Kauai County:

20.4%
Hawaii:

20.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

7.6%
State:

9.2%

4.60% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,810 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.60%
Hawaii average:

5.49%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,075 average AGI)
Kauai County:

0.09%
Hawaii average:

0.31%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Honolulu County, HI  0.83% ($40,269 average AGI)
from Maui County, HI  0.23% ($57,627)
from San Diego County, CA  0.17% ($56,023)


4.53% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($41,839 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.53%
Hawaii average:

5.34%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($613 average AGI)
Kauai County:

0.06%
Hawaii average:

0.28%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Honolulu County, HI  1.06% ($36,011 average AGI)
to Clark County, NV  0.18% ($30,478)
to Hawaii County, HI  0.17% ($38,349)

Strongest AM radio stations in Puhi:

  • KQNG (570 AM; 1 kW; LIHUE, HI; Owner: VISONARY RELATED ENTERTAINMENT, INC.)
  • KUAI (720 AM; 5 kW; ELEELE, HI; Owner: VISIONARY RELATED ENTERTAINMENT, INC.)
  • KAIM (870 AM; 50 kW; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF HAWAII, INC.)
  • KHNR (650 AM; 10 kW; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF HAWAII, INC.)
  • KHCM (940 AM; 10 kW; WAIPAHU, HI; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF HAWAII, 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.)
  • KSSK (590 AM; 8 kW; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KHVH (830 AM; 10 kW; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KLHT (1040 AM; 10 kW; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF HONOLULU, INC.)
  • KUAU (1570 AM; 50 kW; HAIKU, HI; Owner: FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD-KAHULUI, MAUI)
  • KUMU (1500 AM; 10 kW; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF OAHU LICENSE LLC)
  • KJPN (1370 AM; 6 kW; PEARL CITY, HI; Owner: DIAMOND BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Puhi:

  • KAWV (98.1 FM; LIHUE, HI; Owner: O'HANA RADIO PARTNERS)
  • K211DQ (90.1 FM; KAUAI, HI; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KFMN (96.9 FM; LIHUE, HI; Owner: FM 97 ASSOCIATES)
  • KITH (98.9 FM; KAPAA, HI; Owner: HOCHMAN HAWAII-TWO, INC.)
  • KHJC (88.9 FM; LIHUE, HI; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • KTOH (99.9 FM; KALAHEO, HI; Owner: HOCHMAN HAWAII-ONE, INC.)
  • KAQA (91.9 FM; KILAUEA, HI; Owner: KEKAHU FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • KSRF (95.9 FM; POIPU, HI; Owner: VISIONARY RELATED ENTERTAINMENT, INC)
  • KQNG-FM (93.5 FM; LIHUE, HI; Owner: VISONARY RELATED ENTERTAINMENT, INC.)
  • KSHK (103.3 FM; KEKAHA, HI; Owner: VISIONARY RELATED ENTERTAINMENT, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Puhi:

  • K55DZ (Channel 55; LIHUE, HI; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • K51BB (Channel 51; LIHUE, HI; Owner: KITV HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC. (CA CORP.))
  • K69BZ (Channel 69; LIHUE, ETC., HI; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • K65BV (Channel 65; LIHUE, ETC., HI; Owner: RAYCOM NATIONAL, INC.)
  • K67AV (Channel 67; LIHUE, HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC TELEVISION FOUNDATION)

Puhi fatal accident list:

Jul 5, 2010 09:43 AM, Sr-50, Lat: 21.96495, Lon: -159.39993, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Apr 15, 2007 04:43 AM, Sr-50, Lat: 21.96210, Lon: -159.44801, Vehicles: 2, Fatalities: 1
Sep 28, 1990 07:20 PM, 50, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jul 16, 1983 11:20 PM, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 10, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Jun 30, 1979 11:45 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 2
May 23, 1978 11:30 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Feb 21, 1976 02:20 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 13 meters (43ft)
Total average daily traffic: 25,310
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,012
Total future (year 2027) average daily traffic: 35,400

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Puhi)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • Studio, Leleiona Street - Puhi Industrial Park (Lat: 21.962694 Lon: -159.403583), Type: Pole, Structure height: 9.1 m, Call Sign: WPNF667
    Assigned Frequencies: 945.500 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/31/1988, Expiration Date: 02/01/2014
    Registrant: Broadcast Engineering Services Of Bonny Doon, Inc., 415 Emerald Forest Lane, Bonny Doon, CA 95060, Phone: (831) 420-1571, Fax: (831) 457-8099, Email:
  • 3 1866 Kaumaulii Hwy (Lat: 21.966306 Lon: -159.396361), Structure height: 9.4 m, Overall height: 10.7 m, Call Sign: WPNJ375
    Assigned Frequencies: 951.500 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/17/1997, Expiration Date: 02/01/2006, Cancellation Date: 04/08/2006
    Registrant: Phone: (408) 457-8098

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: AH6KN, Previous Call Sign: NH6AO
    Grant Date: 06/26/1990, Expiration Date: 06/26/2000, Cancellation Date: 06/27/2002
    Registrant: Patty L Kaliher, Puhi, HI 96766
  • Call Sign: KH7DW
    Grant Date: 04/30/1997, Expiration Date: 04/30/2007, Cancellation Date: 05/01/2009
    Registrant: Ranney J Warburton, Puhi, HI 96766
  • Call Sign: NH6GA, Licensee ID: L00279966
    Grant Date: 08/24/2000, Expiration Date: 08/24/2010, Certifier: Jacqueline L Ruth
    Registrant: Jacqueline L Ruth, Puhi, HI 96766
  • Call Sign: NH7CA, Licensee ID: L00279966
    Grant Date: 08/24/2000, Expiration Date: 08/24/2010, Cancellation Date: 08/25/2012, Certifier: Jacqueline L Ruth
    Registrant: Jacqueline L Ruth, Puhi, HI 96766

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 7
  • Hazardous Condition: 2

Puhi on our top lists:

  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Sewing, needlework, and piece goods stores"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Private households"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Healthcare practitioner and technical occupations:"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations:"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Accommodation and food services"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most Filipino residents"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 100 low-educated but high-earning cities"
  • #95 (96766) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of residents speaking Asian or Pacific Island language at home (pop 5,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Kerry (Democrat) in the 2004 Presidential Election, pop. 50,000+"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
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