Pahoa, HI Profile: Facts & Data


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Pahoa, Hawaii - Basic Facts

The Pahoa Census Designated Place had a population of 1,048 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

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Pahoa, HI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,048
Population in Households 1,042
Population in Familes 736
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density2 479
Diversity Index3 81


Median Household Income $32,266
Average Household Income $45,428
Per Capita Income $18,849


Total Housing Units 392 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 238 (60.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 109 (27.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 44 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $206,897
Average Home Value $218,697


Total Households 348
Average Household Size 2.99
Family Households 189
Average Family Size 4
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.26% 1.36%
Households 0.98% 1.29%
Families -1.77% 1.34%
Median Household Income   0.5%
Per Capita Income   1.72%

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, 2018 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 # 120 21st
Population Density # 98 36th
Diversity Index # 91 41st
Median Household Income # 149 2nd
Per Capita Income # 144 5th

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