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People

Total Population 1,405
Male Share of the Population 52%
Female Share of the Population 48%
Senior Citizens 18.4%
Employed Population 16+ 495
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 61.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 12.4%
Median Earnings25+ $29,828
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,188
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,023

Wealth

Median Family Income $60,313
% Above Poverty Level 81.9%
% Below Poverty Level 18.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 5.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 9.5%
% Using Public Transportation 7.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 27.6%
Median Gross Rent $750
Median House Value $178,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 91.6%
US/American 0%
English 1.1%
Irish 3.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

  • 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
Station HAWAII VOLCNS NP HQ 54
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Naalehu 847 $57,917
Volcano 2,430 $50,955

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Pahala High Schools

KA'U HIGH & PAHALA ELEMENTARY
96-3150 PIKAKE STREET
808-928-2088
A Title I School.
Serves 455 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.8

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