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Pahala, Hawaii - Basic Facts

The Pahala Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U3) located in Hawaii County at latitude 19.1994 and longitude -155.4793. Hawaii County is in the Hawaii time zone (GMT -10). The elevation is 909 feet.

The formal official name is the Pahala Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Pahala, Hawaii.

The U3 Census Class Code for Pahala indicates a alternate official common name for an incorporated or census designated place.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Pahala Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.84 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Pahala: Pahaha.

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


Total Population 1,375
Population in Households 1,349
Population in Familes 1,114
Population in Group Qrtrs 26
Population Density1 1,644
Diversity Index2 86


Total Households 433
Average Household Size 3.12
Family Households 291
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 498 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 307 (61.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 125 (25.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 65 (13.1%)
Median Home Value $197,535
Average Home Value $231,634


Median Household Income $35,095
Average Household Income $48,148
Per Capita Income $16,735
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.33% 0.63%
Households 0.5% 0.73%
Families -1.18% 0.61%
Median Household Income   2.72%
Per Capita Income   1.57%
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.


Pahala, HI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pahala 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 # 110 28th
Population Density1 # 57 63rd
Diversity Index2 # 50 68th
Median Household Income # 139 9th
Per Capita Income # 140 8th

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