Punaluu, Hawaii

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Population in 2010: 1,164. Population change since 2000: +32.1%
Males: 505  (43.5%)
Females: 659  (56.5%)
Median resident age:  46.5 years
Hawaii median age:  38.1 years

Zip codes: 96717.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $53,638 (it was $32,143 in 2000)
Punaluu:

$53,638
HI:

$68,020

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $25,994 (it was $19,067 in 2000)

Punaluu CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $683,960 (it was $147,500 in 2000)
Punaluu:

$683,960
HI:

$500,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $814,655; Detached houses: $869,222; Townhouses or other attached units: $896,067; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $444,388

Median gross rent in 2013: $1,248.

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  • Races in Punaluu, HI (2010)

    Punaluu races chart
    • 38132.7%White alone
    • 33428.7%Two or more races
    • 25121.6%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 998.5%Asian alone
    • 786.7%Hispanic
    • 171.5%Black alone
    • 30.3%Other race alone
    • 10.09%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Punaluu: 174.6 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (13.1%), German (6.8%), Irish (2.7%), Swedish (2.0%), French (1.4%), Scottish (1.2%).

Current Local Time: HST (no DST) time zone

Land area: 0.80 square miles.

Population density: 1,461 people per square mile   (low).

Punaluu,HI real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Punaluu:

  • High school or higher: 90.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.7%
  • Unemployed: 16.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 36.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Punaluu CDP:

  • Never married: 26.9%
  • Now married: 47.4%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 8.4%
  • Divorced: 14.7%

83 residents are foreign born (4.2% Asia, 2.4% Europe, 2.4% Oceania).

This place:

9.4%
Hawaii:

17.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,951 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,094 (0.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Koolaupoko, HI (15.0 miles , pop. 117,994).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Ewa, HI (15.4 miles , pop. 272,328).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2548.4 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Hauula, HI (1.3 miles ), Kaaawa, HI (1.9 miles ), Laie, HI (2.1 miles ), Koolauloa, HI (2.3 miles ), Kahuku, HI (2.6 miles ), Waikane, HI (2.7 miles ), Kahaluu, HI (3.1 miles ), Whitmore Village, HI (3.1 miles ).

Latitude: 21.59 N, Longitude: 157.90 W

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

4.9%
Hawaii:

4.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (22%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (12%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (13%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Punaluu, Hawaii

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Punaluu-area historical earthquake activity is near Hawaii state average. It is 68% 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 237.3 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 177.0 miles away from Punaluu 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 172.0 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 221.1 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 213.1 miles away from Punaluu 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 159.7 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 Honolulu County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 3, Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Earthquake: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tsunami Wave: 1, Typhoon: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Punaluu topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Punaluu:

  • ALOHA HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; KANEOHE, HI)
  • ALOHA NURSING AND REHAB CENTRE (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; KANEOHE, HI)
  • WAHIAWA GENERAL HOSPITAL HHA (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; WAHIAWA, HI)
  • FMC WAHIAWA DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; WAHIAWA, HI)
  • WAHIAWA GENERAL HOSPITAL (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; WAHIAWA, HI)
  • WAHIAWA GEN HOSP ICF (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; WHIAWA, HI)
  • WAIMANO TRAINING SCHOOL AND HOSPITAL (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; PEARL CITY, HI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Punaluu:

  • Brigham Young University-Hawaii (about 4 miles; Laie, HI; Full-time enrollment: 3,527)
  • Leeward Community College (about 15 miles; Pearl City, HI; FT enrollment: 4,589)
  • Honolulu Community College (about 19 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 2,538)
  • Hawaii Pacific University (about 20 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 5,506)
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa (about 22 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 16,461)
  • Chaminade University of Honolulu (about 22 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 2,610)
  • Kapiolani Community College (about 24 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 5,069)

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Streams, rivers, and creeks: Punalu‘u Stream (A), Kaluanui Stream (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beach: Kaluanui Beach (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Honolulu 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 73.6. This is about average.

City:

73.6
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.314. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.314
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 2.85. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.85
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.602. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.602
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 25.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 19.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 19.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.0
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 6.34. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.34
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 0.00159. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00159
U.S.:

0.01468
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 10.9%
(7.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 11.1% for Black residents, 10.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 2.4% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 15.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
Hawaii:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  61.1%
Whole state:  68.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  8.5%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
54 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
71 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Punaluu compared to Hawaii state average:

  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.8
Hawaii average:

11.3

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • No fuel used (83%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • Solar energy (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Punaluu CDP (based on Honolulu County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic173,71639
Evangelical Protestant92,310382
Other80,221204
Mainline Protestant28,013115
Orthodox3004
None578,647-
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: 195
Honolulu County:

2.17 / 10,000 pop.
Hawaii:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 9
This county:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 126
Honolulu County:

1.40 / 10,000 pop.
Hawaii:

1.57 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 141
Honolulu County:

1.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.72 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 734
Here:

8.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.3%
Hawaii:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Honolulu County:

20.5%
Hawaii:

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

8.9%
State:

9.2%

5.76% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,854 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.76%
Hawaii average:

5.49%

0.41% of residents moved from foreign countries ($3,417 average AGI)
Honolulu County:

0.41%
Hawaii average:

0.31%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from San Diego County, CA  0.19% ($46,671 average AGI)
from Hawaii County, HI  0.18% ($36,222)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.16% ($46,834)


5.65% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($41,053 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.65%
Hawaii average:

5.34%

0.36% of residents moved to foreign countries ($2,811 average AGI)
Honolulu County:

0.36%
Hawaii average:

0.28%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to San Diego County, CA  0.20% ($44,422 average AGI)
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.17% ($37,072)
to Clark County, NV  0.16% ($36,625)

Strongest AM radio stations in Punaluu:

  • 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.)
  • KSSK (590 AM; 8 kW; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KHVH (830 AM; 10 kW; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KORL (690 AM; 10 kW; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: NEW WAVE BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • KJPN (1370 AM; 6 kW; PEARL CITY, HI; Owner: DIAMOND BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KLHT (1040 AM; 10 kW; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF HONOLULU, INC.)
  • KGU (760 AM; 10 kW; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF HAWAII, INC.)
  • KUMU (1500 AM; 10 kW; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF OAHU LICENSE LLC)
  • KAIM (870 AM; 50 kW; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF HAWAII, INC.)
  • KHBZ (990 AM; 5 kW; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KNDI (1270 AM; 5 kW; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: BROADCAST HOUSE OF THE PACIFIC INC.)
  • KWAI (1080 AM; 5 kW; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: RADIO HAWAII, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Punaluu:

  • KAIM-FM (95.5 FM; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF HAWAII, INC.)
  • KIPO (89.3 FM; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KAHA (105.9 FM; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: KASA MOKU KA PAWA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCCN-FM (100.3 FM; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KGMZ-FM (107.9 FM; AIEA, HI; Owner: HONOLULU BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KINE-FM (105.1 FM; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KUCD (101.9 FM; PEARL CITY, HI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KSSK-FM (92.3 FM; WAIPAHU, HI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KXME (104.3 FM; KANEOHE, HI; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KRTR-FM (96.3 FM; KAILUA, HI; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KDDB (102.7 FM; WAIPAHU, HI; Owner: NEW WAVE BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • KPOI-FM (97.5 FM; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: NEW WAVE BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • KQMQ-FM (93.1 FM; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: NEW WAVE BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • KHUI (99.5 FM; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: NEW WAVE BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • K215EH (90.9 FM; KAILUA, HI; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Punaluu:

  • KHON-TV (Channel 2; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KGMB (Channel 9; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KITV (Channel 4; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: KITV HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC. (CA CORP.))
  • KWHE (Channel 14; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KHET (Channel 11; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC TELEVISION FOUNDATION)
  • KBFD (Channel 32; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: THE ALLEN BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KHNL (Channel 13; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: RAYCOM NATIONAL, INC.)
  • KIKU (Channel 20; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: KHLS, INC.)
  • KHLU-LP (Channel 60; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: HTV/HTN/HAWAIIAN TV NETWORK, LTD.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 14m46ftTotal length
  • $6,501,000Total costs
  • 60,000Total average daily traffic
  • 69,000Total future (year 2027) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 53 549 Kamayha Hwy (Lat: 21.589333 Lon: -157.889750), Type: Building, Structure height: 29 m, Overall height: 31 m, Call Sign: WPIC451
    Assigned Frequencies: 929.287 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/26/2001, Expiration Date: 08/24/2010, Cancellation Date: 07/09/2001, Certifier: Donna Comer
    Registrant: Paging Network Of America Inc, 1500 International Pky Ste 300, Richardson, TX 75081, Phone: (972) 801-8000, Fax: (972) 801-0330

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$408,4801$304,670
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$342,3900$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$394,4300$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0102.01

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2007
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$231,570
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2007 2004 2002 2001 2000

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0102.01

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

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