Fern Forest, HI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Fern Forest, Hawaii - Basic Facts

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The Fern Forest Census Designated Place had a population of 978 as of July 1, 2016. Fern Forest ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Hawaii. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fern Forest is located at latitude 19.4647 and longitude -155.1324 in Hawaii County. The formal boundaries for the Fern Forest Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hawaii County is in the Hawaii time zone (GMT -10). The elevation is 2,211 feet.

The Fern Forest Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2414018) 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 Forest Census Designated Place is located within Keaau-Mountain View Division of Hawaii County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fern Forest 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 Forest, HI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 978
Population in Households 978
Population in Familes 682
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 78
Diversity Index2 82


Total Households 415
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 213
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 480 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 304 (63.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 111 (23.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 65 (13.5%)
Median Home Value $210,390
Average Home Value $199,918


Median Household Income $28,481
Average Household Income $43,211
Per Capita Income $19,048
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.79% 0.9%
Households 0.63% 0.81%
Families 1.51% 0.83%
Median Household Income   -1.22%
Per Capita Income   1.16%
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 Forest, HI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fern Forest 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 # 124 19th
Population Density1 # 142 7th
Diversity Index2 # 81 47th
Median Household Income # 149 2nd
Per Capita Income # 131 14th

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