The Hilo Census Designated Place had a population of 46,958 as of July 1, 2019. 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 19.7225 and longitude -155.0868 in Hawaii County. The formal boundaries for the Hilo Census Designated Place 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.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Hilo: Hido.
HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX
|Hilo, HI Housing Affordability Index is 92
State of Hawaii Housing Affordability Index is 65
|The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.|
|Hilo, HI Wealth Index is 91
State of Hawaii Wealth Index is 124
|The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.|
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|Population in Households||45,146|
|Population in Familes||35,509|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||1,812|
|Median Household Income||$55,054|
|Average Household Income||$74,655|
|Per Capita Income||$26,412|
|Total Housing Units||18,322 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||10,751 (58.7%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||5,807 (31.7%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||1,765 ( 9.6%)|
|Median Home Value||$324,615|
|Housing Affordability Index2||92|
|Average Household Size||2.73|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.91%|
|Per Capita Income||1.84%|
The table below compares Hilo to the other 151 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Hawaii by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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.
|Total Population||# 4||98th|
|Population Density||# 80||48th|
|Diversity Index||# 38||76th|
|Median Household Income||# 120||21st|
|Per Capita Income||# 95||38th|
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