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The Pahoa Census Designated Place had a population of 1,141 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Pahoa is located at latitude 19.4961 and longitude -154.9454 in Hawaii County. The formal boundaries for the Pahoa Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hawaii County is in the Hawaii time zone (GMT -10). The elevation is 653 feet.

The Pahoa Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2414116) 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 Pahoa Census Designated Place is located within Pahoa-Kalapana Division of Hawaii County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pahoa population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 1,141
Daytime Population: Workers 1,264
Daytime Population: Residents 734
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,998
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.75
Population in Households 1,135
Population in Familes 800
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density2 521
Diversity Index3 81


Median Household Income $30,105
Average Household Income $43,075
Per Capita Income $17,781


Total Housing Units 431 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 246 (57.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 136 (31.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 49 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $199,468
Average Home Value $220,142


Total Households 382
Average Household Size 2.97
Family Households 208
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 2.63% 1.92%
Households 2.43% 1.91%
Families -0.71% 1.85%
Median Household Income   0.86%
Per Capita Income   1.84%

Pahoa, HI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pahoa 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 # 119 22nd
Population Density # 98 36th
Diversity Index # 91 40th
Median Household Income # 149 2nd
Per Capita Income # 143 6th

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