Hilo, HI 96720 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 96720: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Hilo, HI 96720

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 2,335
  • Single Family Addresses: 14,906
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 2,128
  • County: Hawaii County
  • Centroid: Latitude 19.701, Longitude -155.095
  • Time Zone: Hawaii Time Zone (UTC -10 hours)
  • Observes DST: No

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Hilo, HI 96720 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 48,242
Population in Households 45,805
Population in Familes 36,125
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,437
Population Density1 128
Diversity Index2 87


Total Households 16,797
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 11,154
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 18,493 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,502 (56.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,295 (34.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,696 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $313,142
Average Home Value $338,490


Median Household Income $50,033
Average Household Income $66,848
Per Capita Income $25,749
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.71% 0.86%
Households 0.51% 0.76%
Families 0.46% 0.73%
Median Household Income   1.24%
Per Capita Income   1.25%
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 96720 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 96720 to the other 93 ZIP Codes 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 # 11 89th
Population Density1 # 54 43rd
Diversity Index2 # 18 82nd
Median Household Income # 65 31st
Per Capita Income # 50 47th

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