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The Pahala Census Designated Place had a population of 1,471 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Pahala is located at latitude 19.1994 and longitude -155.4793 in Hawaii County. The formal boundaries for the Pahala Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.84 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hawaii County is in the Hawaii time zone (GMT -10). The elevation is 909 feet.

The Pahala Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2414115) 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 Pahala Census Designated Place is located within Kau Division of Hawaii County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pahala 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 Pahala: Pahaha.

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


Total Population 1,471
Daytime Population: Workers 294
Daytime Population: Residents 883
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,177
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.80
Population in Households 1,445
Population in Familes 1,195
Population in Group Qrtrs 26
Population Density2 1,756
Diversity Index3 87


Median Household Income $36,865
Average Household Income $51,896
Per Capita Income $19,097


Total Housing Units 516 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 326 (63.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 129 (25.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 61 (11.8%)
Median Home Value $190,769
Average Home Value $225,230


Total Households 455
Average Household Size 3.18
Family Households 306
Average Family Size 4
  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 1.13% 1.16%
Households 0.98% 1.08%
Families 0.0% 1.09%
Median Household Income   -0.1%
Per Capita Income   1.14%

Pahala, HI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pahala 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 # 109 28th
Population Density # 57 63rd
Diversity Index # 47 69th
Median Household Income # 143 6th
Per Capita Income # 141 7th

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