Also See: Hilo, HI ZIP Codes & ZIP Code Maps
The Hilo Census Designated Place had a population of 46,803 as of July 1, 2020. 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.
|Total Population||46,803 (100%)|
|Population in Households||45,009 (96.2%)|
|Population in Families||35,427 (75.7%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||1,794 ( 3.8%)|
|Median Household Income||$57,781|
|Average Household Income||$77,474|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||26%|
|Per Capita Income||$27,401|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||18,596 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||10,713 (57.6%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||5,775 (31.1%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||2,108 (11.3%)|
|Median Home Value||$356,615|
|Average Home Value||$396,280|
|Housing Affordability Index3||101|
|Average Household Size||2.73|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.94%|
|Per Capita Income||2.05%|
|Owner Occupied HU||0.83%|
The table below compares Hilo to the other 151 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Hawaii by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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|
|Median Household Income||# 117||23rd|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 110||73rd|
|Per Capita Income||# 95||38th|
|Diversity Index||# 36||77th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Hawaii Census Data Comparison Tool.