Fern Acres, HI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Fern Acres, Hawaii - Basic Facts

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The Fern Acres Census Designated Place had a population of 1,579 as of July 1, 2016. Fern Acres ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Hawaii. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fern Acres is located at latitude 19.5082 and longitude -155.0785 in Hawaii County. The formal boundaries for the Fern Acres Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.81 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hawaii County is in the Hawaii time zone (GMT -10). The elevation is 1,532 feet.

The Fern Acres Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2414017) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Hawaii is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Fern Acres Census Designated Place is located within Keaau-Mountain View Division of Hawaii County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fern Acres population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Fern Acres, HI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,579
Population in Households 1,579
Population in Familes 1,193
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 232
Diversity Index2 88


Total Households 617
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 369
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 735 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 482 (65.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 136 (18.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 118 (16.1%)
Median Home Value $169,093
Average Home Value $169,203


Median Household Income $50,401
Average Household Income $65,561
Per Capita Income $25,628
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.78% 0.98%
Households 0.61% 0.83%
Families 0.13% 0.8%
Median Household Income   0.83%
Per Capita Income   1.66%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Fern Acres, HI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fern Acres to the other 151 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Hawaii by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 105 31st
Population Density1 # 121 21st
Diversity Index2 # 28 83rd
Median Household Income # 114 25th
Per Capita Income # 88 42nd

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