Pahala, Hawaii

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Pahala, Hawaii

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Pahala Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 4% trophy Pahala Affordability of Rents
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Pahala Public Transportation Use
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Pahala Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Pahala, Hawaii

Comparing Pahala 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 9 2
Male Share of the Population 9 5
Senior Citizens 8 9
Age of the Population 7 8
Female Share of the Population 2 6
Well-Paid Single Men 2 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 10 6
Portion of People Married 7 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 3 1
Median Family Income 2 1
People in Middle Class or Better 2 1
People Above Poverty 2 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 8
Walking and Biking to Work 7 5
Working at Home 4 2
Short Commute Times 3 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 6
Affordability of Rents 8 10
Housing Recently Built 8 4
People Living Alone 2 6

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Pahala Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 210 miles SE of Honolulu, Hawaii
County Hawaii
P.O. Box Zip Codes 96777
Phone Area Codes 808
Time Zone Hawaii (-10 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city does not observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 19.2
Longitude -155.52

Pahala Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station SEA MOUNTAIN 12.15
Distance 4.6 miles
Jan Temp 64 to 81 F
Apr Temp 66 to 81 F
Jul Temp 69 to 84 F
Oct Temp 69 to 84 F
Annual Precip 37 inches
Station NAALEHU 14
Distance 10.1 miles
Jan Temp 62 to 77 F
Apr Temp 64 to 78 F
Jul Temp 67 to 81 F
Oct Temp 67 to 81 F
Annual Precip 48.3 inches
Distance 23.1 miles
Jan Temp 50 to 68 F
Apr Temp 52 to 67 F
Jul Temp 55 to 72 F
Oct Temp 55 to 72 F
Annual Precip 107.3 inches
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Pahala Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,378 100%
Male 689 50%
Female 689 50%
Under 18 376 27.3%
18+ 1,002 72.7%
65+ 261 18.9%
Median Age 39.6
Average Family Size 3.51
White 121 8.8%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 657 47.7%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 7 0.5%
Mixed Race 448 32.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 87 6.3%

Pahala 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) 90.3%
Portuguese 5.6%
Irish 0.8%
African 0.7%
US/American 0.7%
German 0.6%
Polish 0.4%
French (except Basque) 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
Italian 0.2%
English 0.2%
Scotch-Irish 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Pahala 1,378 $31,548
Naalehu 919 $36,964
Volcano 2,231 $44,432
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Pahala High Schools (2004)

A Title I School.
Serves 455 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.8

Pahala Colleges

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