Hilo, HI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Hilo Census Designated Place had a population of 45,340 as of July 1, 2016. Hilo ranks in 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 Hilo is located at latitude 19.6924 and longitude -155.0845 in Hawaii County. The formal boundaries for the Hilo Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 53.39 sq. miles and a water area of 4.89 sq. miles. Hawaii County is in the Hawaii time zone (GMT -10). The elevation is 20 feet.

The Hilo Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2414042) 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 Hilo Census Designated Place is located within Hilo Division of Hawaii County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Hilo: Hido.

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


Total Population 45,340
Population in Households 43,588
Population in Familes 34,344
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,752
Population Density1 849
Diversity Index2 87


Total Households 16,022
Average Household Size 2.72
Family Households 10,615
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 17,625 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,988 (56.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,035 (34.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,603 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $311,362
Average Home Value $336,357


Median Household Income $50,298
Average Household Income $66,901
Per Capita Income $25,589
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.75% 0.89%
Households 0.55% 0.79%
Families 0.5% 0.76%
Median Household Income   1.29%
Per Capita Income   1.28%
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.

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, 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 # 4 98th
Population Density1 # 80 48th
Diversity Index2 # 39 75th
Median Household Income # 116 24th
Per Capita Income # 91 40th

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