Volcano, Hawaii

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Volcano, Hawaii

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Volcano Walking and Biking to Work
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Volcano Affordability of Property Taxes
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Volcano Racial Diversity
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Volcano College Educated Adults
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Volcano Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Volcano, Hawaii

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 2 1
Portion of People Married 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 10 9
Median Family Income 7 3
People in Middle Class or Better 6 4
People Above Poverty 4 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Public Transportation Use 2 1
Short Commute Times 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 9
People Living Alone 8 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 3
Affordability of Rents 2 7

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Volcano Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 213 miles SE of Honolulu, Hawaii
County Hawaii
P.O. Box Zip Codes 96785
Phone Area Codes 808
Time Zone Hawaii (-10 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city does not observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 19.43
Longitude -155.237

Volcano Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 1.9 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
Station KULANI CAMP 79
Distance 9.2 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
Distance 23.3 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
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Volcano Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,231 100%
Male 1,199 53.7%
Female 1,032 46.3%
Under 18 454 20.3%
18+ 1,777 79.7%
65+ 265 11.9%
Median Age 41.3
Average Family Size 2.92
White 1,068 47.9%
African-American 11 0.5%
Asian 254 11.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 12 0.5%
Other 30 1.3%
Mixed Race 583 26.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 207 9.3%

Volcano 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) 51%
German 7.4%
Portuguese 6.5%
English 6.3%
Irish 3%
Scottish 2.9%
French (except Basque) 2.7%
Norwegian 2.3%
US/American 2.2%
Swedish 2.1%
European 1.5%
Hungarian 1.5%
Polish 1.3%
Scotch-Irish 1.1%
Italian 1%
Scandinavian 0.9%
Dutch 0.9%
Danish 0.8%
British 0.7%
Czechoslovakian 0.6%
Yugoslavian 0.6%
Russian 0.6%
Celtic 0.4%
Eastern European 0.3%
Ukrainian 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
Slavic 0.2%
Lithuanian 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Volcano 2,231 $44,432
Hilo 40,759 $48,150
Keaau 2,010 $43,347
Kurtistown 1,157 $51,176
Mountain View 2,799 $33,750
Pahala 1,378 $31,548
Pahoa 962 $43,571
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