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The Hilo Census Designated Place had a population of 46,280 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Hilo: Hido.

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Hilo, HI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 46,280
Daytime Population: Workers 33,129
Daytime Population: Residents 26,418
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 59,547
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.29
Population in Households 44,537
Population in Familes 35,050
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,743
Population Density2 867
Diversity Index3 87


Median Household Income $55,676
Average Household Income $72,670
Per Capita Income $27,594


Total Housing Units 17,884 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,145 (56.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,227 (34.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,513 ( 8.5%)
Median Home Value $320,570
Average Home Value $349,682


Total Households 16,371
Average Household Size 2.72
Family Households 10,814
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.93% 0.94%
Households 0.77% 0.91%
Families 0.69% 0.87%
Median Household Income   0.8%
Per Capita Income   1.45%

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, 2017 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 Density # 80 48th
Diversity Index # 37 75th
Median Household Income # 102 33rd
Per Capita Income # 91 40th

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