Papaikou, Hawaii

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Papaikou, Hawaii

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Papaikou Public Transportation Use
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Papaikou Affordability of Property Taxes
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Papaikou Racial Diversity
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 14% Papaikou Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Papaikou, Hawaii

Comparing Papaikou 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 4
Senior Citizens 8 10
Age of the Population 8 9
Male Share of the Population 8 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 4
Female Share of the Population 3 8
Well-Paid Single Men 3 3


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 5 2
People in Middle Class or Better 5 3
College Educated Adults 4 2
People Above Poverty 4 3

Commute & Sprawl

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 1
Affordability of Rents 3 9
Housing Recently Built 3 1
People Living Alone 2 4

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Papaikou Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 202 miles SE of Honolulu, Hawaii
County Hawaii
Standard Zip Codes 96781
Phone Area Codes 808
Time Zone Hawaii (-10 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city does not observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 19.79
Longitude -155.19

Papaikou Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 10.4 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 18.1 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 UPOLU POINT USCG 159.2
Distance 55.2 miles
Jan Temp 67 to 80 F
Apr Temp 67 to 81 F
Jul Temp 71 to 86 F
Oct Temp 71 to 86 F
Annual Precip 32 inches
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Papaikou Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,414 100%
Male 697 49.3%
Female 717 50.7%
Under 18 342 24.2%
18+ 1,072 75.8%
65+ 284 20.1%
Median Age 40.4
Average Family Size 3.35
White 216 15.3%
African-American 7 0.5%
Asian 648 45.8%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 20 1.4%
Mixed Race 389 27.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 97 6.9%

Papaikou 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) 84.1%
Portuguese 10.7%
English 0.9%
US/American 0.9%
German 0.8%
European 0.4%
Italian 0.3%
Scottish 0.3%
Dutch 0.2%
Norwegian 0.2%
Irish 0.2%
Other Arab 0.2%
Scotch-Irish 0.2%
Polish 0.2%
Greek 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Papaikou 1,414 $40,446
Hilo 40,759 $48,150
Honomu 541 $35,536
Kurtistown 1,157 $51,176
Laupahoehoe 473 $30,000
Mountain View 2,799 $33,750
Pepeekeo 1,697 $35,345
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