Volcano, HI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Volcano, Hawaii - Basic Facts

The Volcano Census Designated Place had a population of 2,618 as of July 1, 2015. Volcano 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 Volcano is located at latitude 19.478 and longitude -155.2521 in Hawaii County. The formal boundaries for the Volcano Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 58.56 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hawaii County is in the Hawaii time zone (GMT -10). The elevation is 3,743 feet.

The Volcano Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2414149) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Volcano population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Volcano, HI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 2,618
Population in Households 2,617
Population in Familes 1,906
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 45
Diversity Index2 85


Total Households 1,260
Average Household Size 2.08
Family Households 706
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,798 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 908 (50.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 352 (19.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 538 (29.9%)
Median Home Value $440,385
Average Home Value $506,346


Median Household Income $56,402
Average Household Income $70,334
Per Capita Income $30,563
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.32% 0.63%
Households 0.49% 0.67%
Families 1.53% 0.59%
Median Household Income   3.33%
Per Capita Income   2.5%
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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Volcano, HI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Volcano to the other 151 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Hawaii by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 82 46th
Population Density1 # 148 3rd
Diversity Index2 # 64 60th
Median Household Income # 103 32nd
Per Capita Income # 49 68th

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