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Population in 2010: 2,575. Population change since 2000: +15.4%
Males: 1,262  (49.0%)
Females: 1,313  (51.0%)
Median resident age:  49.6 years
Hawaii median age:  38.1 years

Zip codes: 96785.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $41,414 (it was $35,977 in 2000)
Volcano:

$41,414
HI:

$68,020

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $22,508 (it was $18,913 in 2000)

Volcano CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $217,653 (it was $121,800 in 2000)
Volcano:

$217,653
HI:

$500,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $234,176; Detached houses: $232,962

Median gross rent in 2013: $1,049.

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  • Races in Volcano, HI (2010)

    Volcano races chart
    • 1,27749.6%White alone
    • 54121.0%Two or more races
    • 27710.8%Asian alone
    • 2298.9%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 2278.8%Hispanic
    • 170.7%Black alone
    • 70.3%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Volcano: 107.5 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (10.2%), German (9.2%), Irish (5.5%), Arab (5.0%), Scottish (3.8%), Scotch-Irish (3.4%).

Current Local Time: HST (no DST) time zone

Elevation: 3723 feet

Land area: 56.7 square miles.

Population density: 45 people per square mile   (very low).

Volcano,HI real estate house value index trend

Volcano, Hawaii map

For population 25 years and over in Volcano:

  • High school or higher: 86.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 36.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.9%
  • Unemployed: 6.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Volcano CDP:

  • Never married: 39.5%
  • Now married: 49.2%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 2.5%
  • Divorced: 7.8%

80 residents are foreign born (1.6% Asia, 1.3% Latin America, 0.5% Europe).

This place:

3.6%
Hawaii:

17.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $313 (0.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $483 (0.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Honolulu, HI (211.5 miles , pop. 371,657).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2473.6 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Fern Forest, HI (2.7 miles ), Mountain View, HI (3.0 miles ), Eden Roc, HI (3.0 miles ), Fern Acres, HI (3.2 miles ), Hawaiian Acres, HI (3.7 miles ), Kurtistown, HI (3.8 miles ), Orchidlands Estates, HI (4.1 miles ), Ainaloa, HI (4.1 miles ).

Latitude: 19.45 N, Longitude: 155.24 W

Volcano household income distribution Volcano home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.3%
Hawaii:

3.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (28%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (19%)
  • Construction (17%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Other services, except public administration (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (2%)
  • Accommodation and food services (33%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (19%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (31%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (11%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (11%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (9%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (26%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (16%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (9%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Volcano, Hawaii

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Volcano-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Hawaii state average. It is 59% 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 13.1 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 54.0 miles away from Volcano center
On 11/16/1983 at 16:13:00, a magnitude 6.7 (6.4 MB, 6.7 MS, 6.7 MW) earthquake occurred 9.2 miles away from the city 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 56.7 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 6.2 miles away from Volcano center, destroying 5 buildings
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 35.6 miles away from the city center
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).
Volcano topographic map

Birthplace of: Garrett K. Hongo - Poet.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Volcano:

  • Hawaii Community College (about 20 miles; Hilo, HI; Full-time enrollment: 2,137)
  • University of Hawaii at Hilo (about 21 miles; Hilo, HI; FT enrollment: 3,161)
  • University of Hawaii Maui College (about 129 miles; Kahului, HI; FT enrollment: 2,492)
  • Kapiolani Community College (about 209 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 5,069)
  • Chaminade University of Honolulu (about 210 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 2,610)
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa (about 211 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 16,461)
  • Hawaii Pacific University (about 214 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 5,506)

Public elementary/middle school in Volcano:

  • VOLCANO SCHOOL OF ARTS & SCIENCES - A COMMUNITY PC (Location: 99-128 OLD VOLCANO RD, Grades: KG-8, Charter school)

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Notable locations in Volcano: Keauhou Ranch (A), Volcano Village Volunteer Fire Station 19A (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Volcano Art Center (Museums; PO Box 104 Hawaii National Park) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Hotels: Lodge at Volcano (Po Box 998) (1), Aloha Lava Lodge Accommodations (19-3996 Kilauea Road) (2), Volcano Inn (Po Box 963) (3), Volcano Vacation Homes (Po Box 998) (4), Volcano Bed & Breakfast (Po Box 998) (5), Winslow Enterprises (Po Box 1120) (6), Hale OHIA Cottages (Po Box 758) (7), Volcano Lava Lodge Accomodations (PO Box 28) (8), Inn At Volcano (PO Box 998) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations 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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 196. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

196
U.S.:

75

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 12.0. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.0
U.S.:

1.9

Ozone [ppb] level in 2003 was 23.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.5
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 4.55. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.55
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 21.7%
(13.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 79.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 40.8% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 66.7% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.1 people
Hawaii:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  53.1%
Whole state:  68.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  9.0%
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: 1.0% of all households
211 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.9
Hawaii average:

11.3

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Neighborhoods in Volcano:

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Religion statistics for Volcano 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:

49.3%
State:

54.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

45.2%
Hawaii:

50.1%

Average BMI:
Volcano:

28.3
Hawaii:

26.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

24.2%
Hawaii:

16.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

11.4%
Hawaii:

18.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.7
Hawaii:

6.8

Overweight people:
Volcano:

32.2%
State:

26.1%

General health condition:
Volcano:

53.5%
Hawaii:

57.0%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

78.7%
Hawaii:

81.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Volcano, 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 Volcano:

  • 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.)
  • 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)
  • KAIM (870 AM; 50 kW; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF HAWAII, INC.)
  • KMVI (550 AM; 5 kW; WAILUKU, HI; Owner: PACIFIC RADIO GROUP,INC.)
  • KNUI (900 AM; 5 kW; KAHULUI, HI; Owner: PACIFIC RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KORL (690 AM; 10 kW; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: NEW WAVE BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • KAOI (1110 AM; 5 kW; KIHEI, HI; Owner: VISIONARY RELATED ENTERTAINMENT, INC)
  • 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 Volcano:

  • KKOA (107.7 FM; VOLCANO, HI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF HAWAII LICENSE, LLC)
  • KAGB (99.1 FM; WAIMEA, HI; Owner: BIG ISLAND RADIO)
  • KLEO (106.1 FM; KAHALUU, HI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF HAWAII LICENSE, LLC)
  • KLUA (93.9 FM; KAILUA KONA, HI; Owner: BIG ISLAND RADIO)
  • KNUQ (103.7 FM; PAAUILO, HI; Owner: VISIONARY RELATED ENTERTAINMENT II,)
  • KAOY (101.5 FM; KEALAKEKUA, HI; Owner: BIG ISLAND RADIO ( HAWAII LIMITED PA)
  • KWYI (106.9 FM; KAWAIHAE, HI; Owner: COLIN H. NAITO)
  • KANO (91.1 FM; HILO, HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC RADIO)

TV broadcast stations around Volcano:

  • KOIW-LP (Channel 16; MT. VIEW, HI; Owner: esi BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KGMD-TV (Channel 9; HILO, HI; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • K56BD (Channel 56; KILAUEA MILTARY CAMP, HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC TELEVISION FOUNDATION)
Volcano fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Volcano fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 4m13ftTotal length
  • $1,722,000Total costs
  • 17,880Total average daily traffic
  • 534Total average daily truck traffic
  • 19,377Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • Volcano Site Ld Volcano Road (Lat: 19.428917 Lon: -155.232778), Type: Pole, Structure height: 45.7 m, Overall height: 49.1 m, Call Sign: KNKN222
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHzGrant Date: 11/25/2008, Expiration Date: 11/27/2018, Certifier: John T Scott IiiRegistrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 10 Mi Ne Of Post Ofc (Lat: 19.405306 Lon: -155.881389), Call Sign: KNEG728
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.360 MHzGrant Date: 11/03/2012, Expiration Date: 12/22/2022, Certifier: John Gordon JrRegistrant: Federal Licensing Inc, 1588 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440
  • Lat: 19.453611 Lon: -155.275556, Call Sign: WQRR579
    Assigned Frequencies: 456.187 MHz, 451.687 MHz, 452.287 MHz, 456.687 MHz, 451.362 MHzGrant Date: 07/15/2013, Expiration Date: 07/15/2023, Certifier: Rachel KingsleyRegistrant: Communications Usa, Inc., 2229 Enterprise Street, Escondido, CA 92029, Phone: (800) 338-1949, Fax: (858) 674-4273, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

59 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Volcano)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 6
  • Service Call: 2
Most common first names in Volcano, HI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1372.2 years
William972.8 years
John879.6 years
David472.3 years
Donald468.9 years
Albert476.0 years
Charles471.7 years
Joseph469.5 years
Anthony373.3 years
Elizabeth372.7 years
Most common last names in Volcano, HI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
English387.7 years
Davis378.3 years
Forbes378.0 years
Gager373.3 years
Dicks387.0 years
Nakata384.7 years
Hirayama273.6 years
Bush282.6 years
Cahill291.0 years
Balai261.0 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • No fuel used (52%)
  • Wood (31%)
  • Electricity (12%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)

Businesses in Volcano, HI

  • True Value: 1

Volcano compared to Hawaii state average:

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

Volcano on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Germany (population 500+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Western Europe (population 500+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) (population 1,000+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Czechoslovakia (includes Czech Republic and Slovakia) (population 500+)"
  • #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+)"
There are 2 pilots and 5 other airmen in this city.
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  • Joseph R. Garlich (3)
  • John Threlfall (2)
  • Philip Cyril Aplin (1)

Total of 6 patent applications in 2008-2016.