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Hilo, Hawaii - Basic Facts

Hilo is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Hilo Census Designated Place.

It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Hawaii County at latitude 19.7225 and longitude -155.0868. Hawaii County is in the Hawaii time zone (GMT -10). The elevation is 20 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Hilo Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 53.39 sq. miles and a water area of 4.89 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Hilo: Hido.

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Also See: Hilo, HI ZIP Codes and ZIP Code Maps

Hilo, HI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hilo to the other 151 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Hawaii by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 4 98th
Population Density1 # 80 48th
Diversity Index2 # 37 77th
Median Household Income # 121 21st
Per Capita Income # 99 35th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Hawaii Census Data Comparison Tool.

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Hilo, HI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 44,082
Population in Households 42,347
Population in Familes 33,331
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,735
Population Density1 826
Diversity Index2 87
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 15,859
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 10,491
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 17,483 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,773 (55.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,087 (34.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,624 ( 9.3%)
Median Home Value $295,522
Average Home Value $346,015
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $45,577
Average Household Income $62,589
Per Capita Income $22,810
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.44% 0.79%
Households 0.57% 0.87%
Families 0.46% 0.79%
Median Household Income   2.58%
Per Capita Income   2.33%
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.

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