Pahoa, Hawaii

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Pahoa, Hawaii

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Pahoa Racial Diversity
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Pahoa Affordability of Property Taxes
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Pahoa Walking and Biking to Work
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 11% Pahoa Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Pahoa, Hawaii

Comparing Pahoa 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
Male Share of the Population 10 9
Racial Diversity 10 6
Senior Citizens 9 10
Age of the Population 8 9
Well-Paid Single Men 3 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 1
Female Share of the Population 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 10 6
Portion of People Married 6 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 7 3
College Educated Adults 4 3
People in Middle Class or Better 4 3
People Above Poverty 3 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 8
Walking and Biking to Work 10 9
Short Commute Times 4 6
Public Transportation Use 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 5
Housing Recently Built 7 3
Affordability of Rents 4 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 3
People Living Alone 2 4

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Pahoa Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 228 miles SE of Honolulu, Hawaii
County Hawaii
Standard Zip Codes 96778
Phone Area Codes 808
Time Zone Hawaii (-10 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city does not observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 19.52
Longitude -154.9

Pahoa Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 16.8 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 26.2 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 OPIHIHALE 2 24.1
Distance 66.5 miles
Jan Temp 57 to 77 F
Apr Temp 59 to 78 F
Jul Temp 64 to 80 F
Oct Temp 62 to 81 F
Annual Precip 38.4 inches
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Pahoa Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 962 100%
Male 497 51.7%
Female 465 48.3%
Under 18 254 26.4%
18+ 708 73.6%
65+ 206 21.4%
Median Age 40.6
Average Family Size 3.47
White 95 9.9%
African-American 3 0.3%
Asian 504 52.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 8 0.8%
Other 15 1.6%
Mixed Race 204 21.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 108 11.2%

Pahoa 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) 90.1%
German 2.2%
European 1.8%
Italian 1.4%
English 1.3%
Portuguese 1.1%
Irish 0.7%
Scotch-Irish 0.6%
Norwegian 0.5%
French Canadian 0.2%
Scottish 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

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

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15-3038 PUNA ROAD
A Title I School.
Serves 788 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.2

A Charter School.
A Title I School.
Serves 130 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13

Pahoa Colleges

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