Waiohinu, Hawaii

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Population in 2010: 213.
Males: 107  (50.3%)
Females: 106  (49.7%)
Median resident age:

42.2 years
Hawaii median age:

39.2 years
Estimated median household income in 2017: $57,545
Waiohinu:

$57,545
HI:

$77,765

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $27,782

Waiohinu CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $344,800
Waiohinu:

$344,800
HI:

$617,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $230,258; detached houses: $231,411

Median gross rent in 2017: $948.

March 2019 cost of living index in Waiohinu: 104.4 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 22.0%
(22.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 16.1% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Waiohinu, HI (2010)
    • 6731.5%Two or more races
    • 5324.9%Asian alone
    • 4822.5%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 2310.8%White alone
    • 2210.3%Hispanic

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

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Ancestries: Ugandan (9.5%), German (7.1%), Canadian (4.8%), European (4.8%), Italian (4.8%), Eastern European (2.4%).

Current Local Time: HST (no DST) time zone

Elevation: 1056 feet

22 residents are foreign born (5.8% Africa, 2.3% North America).

This place:

12.7%
Hawaii:

100.0%

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Honolulu, HI (211.2 miles , pop. 371,657).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2508.5 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Naalehu, HI (1.3 miles ),
Discovery Harbour, HI (1.5 miles ),
Kau, HI (2.0 miles ),
Hawaiian Ocean View, HI (3.2 miles ),
Pahala, HI (3.6 miles ),
South Kona, HI (5.0 miles ),
Keokea, HI (5.5 miles ),
Honaunau-Napoopoo, HI (5.6 miles )

Latitude: 19.07 N, Longitude: 155.61 W

Distribution of median household income in Waiohinu, HI in 2017
Distribution of house value in Waiohinu, HI in 2017
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.7%
Hawaii:

2.9%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 95.7. This is worse than average.

City:

95.7
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 19.7. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 11.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.7
U.S.:

1.8
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.22. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.22
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Waiohinu-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 46.2 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 53.3 miles away from Waiohinu center
On 11/16/1983 at 16:13:00, a magnitude 6.7 (6.4 MB, 6.7 MS, 6.7 MW) earthquake occurred 29.8 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 59.9 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 38.7 miles away from Waiohinu 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 69.3 miles away from Waiohinu 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 (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 7, Earthquakes: 3, Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Lava Flows: 2, Volcanic Eruptions: 2, High Surf: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Tsunami Wave: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Waiohinu:

  • KAU HOSPITAL (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; PAHALA, HI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Waiohinu:

  • Hawaii Community College (about 56 miles; Hilo, HI; Full-time enrollment: 2,137)
  • University of Hawaii at Hilo (about 56 miles; Hilo, HI; FT enrollment: 3,161)
  • University of Hawaii Maui College (about 138 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 210 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 16,461)
  • Hawaii Pacific University (about 213 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 5,506)

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Hawaii County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:

3.4 people
Hawaii:

2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

81.0%
Whole state:

68.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

6.3%
Whole state:

7.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Waiohinu:

Marital status in Waiohinu, HI
  • Never married: 40.7%
  • Now married: 46.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 8.7%
  • Divorced: 4.4%

For population 25 years and over in Waiohinu:

  • High school or higher: 86.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.7
Hawaii average:

11.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Waiohinu, HI (based on Hawaii County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Here:

2.09 / 10,000 pop.
Hawaii:

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

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Hawaii:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 34
Hawaii County:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.57 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 44
Here:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
Hawaii:

1.72 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 143
Hawaii County:

8.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.00 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.1%
Hawaii:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Hawaii County:

21.2%
Hawaii:

20.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Hawaii County:

10.3%
Hawaii:

9.2%

5.47% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($62,641 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.47%
Hawaii average:

5.19%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($421 average AGI)
Hawaii County:

0.04%
Hawaii average:

0.26%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Honolulu County, HI  1.04% ($46,987 average AGI)
from Maui County, HI  0.22% ($50,463)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.17% ($101,395)


4.69% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($43,329 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.69%
Hawaii average:

5.62%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($393 average AGI)
Hawaii County:

0.06%
Hawaii average:

0.26%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Honolulu County, HI  0.80% ($43,065 average AGI)
to Maui County, HI  0.23% ($42,669)
to Clark County, NV  0.20% ($30,847)

Strongest AM radio stations in Waiohinu:

  • KKON (790 AM; 5 kW; KEALAKEKUA, HI; Owner: BIG ISLAND RADIO ( HAWAII LIMITED PA)
  • KPUA (670 AM; 10 kW; HILO, HI; Owner: NEW WEST BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KIPA (620 AM; 10 kW; NAALEHU, HI; Owner: BIG ISLAND RADIO)
  • KUAU (1570 AM; 50 kW; HAIKU, HI; Owner: FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD-KAHULUI, MAUI)
  • KHLO (850 AM; 5 kW; HILO, HI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF HAWAII LICENSE, LLC)
  • KAIM (870 AM; 50 kW; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF HAWAII, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • KSSK (590 AM; 8 kW; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Waiohinu:

  • KLEO (106.1 FM; KAHALUU, HI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF HAWAII LICENSE, LLC)
  • 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)
  • KAPA-FM1 (100.3 FM; PUUEO, HI; Owner: BIG ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY, LTD)

TV broadcast stations around Waiohinu:

  • K63BB (Channel 63; NAALEHU, ETC., HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC TELEVISION FOUNDATION)
  • K69CF (Channel 69; SOUTH POINT, HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC TELEVISION FOUNDATION)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Kau Public Works Baseyard (Lat: 19.066444 Lon: -155.612500), Structure height: 12 m, Call Sign: KNIB343,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.115 MHz, Grant Date: 06/16/2011, Expiration Date: 08/23/2021, Certifier: John T Drummond, Registrant: Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency, 920 Ululani St, Hilo, HI 96720, Phone: (808) 935-0031, Fax: (808) 935-6460, Email:

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Waiohinu, HI
  • 100.0%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Waiohinu, HI
  • 100.0%No fuel used


Waiohinu compared to Hawaii state average:

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

Waiohinu on our top lists:

  • #5 on the list of "Top 100 most racially diverse cities"
  • #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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