Keaau, Hawaii

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Keaau, Hawaii

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High Points

Keaau strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Hawaii):

Category Trophy
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Keaau Racial Diversity
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Keaau Public Transportation Use
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 16% Keaau Affordability of Rents
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Keaau Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Keaau, Hawaii

Comparing Keaau to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Hawaii (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Racial Diversity 10 7
Male Share of the Population 9 6
Senior Citizens 6 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 5
Age of the Population 5 6
Well-Paid Single Men 4 3
Female Share of the Population 2 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 10 8
Portion of People Married 9 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 6 3
College Educated Adults 5 4
People Above Poverty 5 5
People in Middle Class or Better 4 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 6
Working at Home 7 5
Short Commute Times 7 8
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 2
Affordability of Rents 3 9
People Living Alone 2 4

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Keaau Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 223 miles SE of Honolulu, Hawaii
County Hawaii
Standard Zip Codes 96749
Phone Area Codes 808
Time Zone Hawaii (-10 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city does not observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 19.57
Longitude -154.96

Keaau Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 11.7 miles
Jan Temp 64 to 79 F
Apr Temp 66 to 79 F
Jul Temp 69 to 83 F
Oct Temp 69 to 83 F
Annual Precip 126.2 inches
Station KULANI CAMP 79
Distance 22.2 miles
Jan Temp 43 to 63 F
Apr Temp 46 to 61 F
Jul Temp 50 to 65 F
Oct Temp 50 to 66 F
Annual Precip 107.9 inches
Station KAINALIU 73.2
Distance 63.5 miles
Jan Temp 59 to 76 F
Apr Temp 60 to 76 F
Jul Temp 64 to 78 F
Oct Temp 64 to 80 F
Annual Precip 54.4 inches
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Keaau Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,010 100%
Male 1,012 50.3%
Female 998 49.7%
Under 18 573 28.5%
18+ 1,437 71.5%
65+ 333 16.6%
Median Age 37.3
Average Family Size 3.68
White 227 11.3%
African-American 2 0.1%
Asian 1,160 57.7%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.2%
Other 14 0.7%
Mixed Race 514 25.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 209 10.4%

Keaau Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 86.4%
Portuguese 5.5%
English 2%
German 1.5%
US/American 1%
Irish 0.9%
Dutch 0.3%
Polish 0.3%
French (except Basque) 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
Italian 0.2%
European 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Keaau 2,010 $43,347
Hilo 40,759 $48,150
Kurtistown 1,157 $51,176
Mountain View 2,799 $33,750
Pahoa 962 $43,571
Pepeekeo 1,697 $35,345
Volcano 2,231 $44,432
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Keaau High Schools (2004)

A Title I School.
Serves 923 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.4

Keaau Colleges

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