Hilo, Hawaii Population 2019
Hilo is a city located in the state of Hawaii. It serves as the county seat for Hawaii County. Hilo is home to two volcanoes, including Mauna Loa which is active. It is also the site of the University of Hawaii at Hilo and is known for the Merrie Monarch Festival and is one of the largest producers of macadamia nuts in the world. The last census in 2010 showed a population of 43,263.
City Size and Population Density
The city’s total area is over 58 square miles, and it has a population density of 810 people square mile.
Population Demographics in Hilo
The largest group in Hilo is Asian, making up 34.29% of the population. Over 14% of the population is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander. Less than 1% of the population is black, while over 17% is white, and over 32% is mixed race. People of Hispanic or Latino origin make up 10.4% of the total population. There are more females than males residing in Hilo, with 95.5 men for every 100 women. People under the age of 18 make up the city’s largest age group—over 21% of the population.
Hilo Population Growth
The city’s population throughout the 20th century grew until 1960 when the census that year showed that a population drop had occurred. However, by the next poll, that number had bounced back, and substantial growth was recorded at the next 10-year census in 1980. The city is continuing to see slow but steady growth, a trend that is expected to continue through the future.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Hilo was:
- Two or more races: 37.66%
- Asian: 32.56%
- White: 18.53%
- Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 9.48%
- Black or African American: 0.85%
- Other race: 0.71%
- Native American: 0.20%
The population density is 0.00 people/mi² (0.00 people/km²), with a household density of 132.61 people/km² (343.46 people/mi²).
The overall median age is 40 years, 37 years for males, and 41.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 97.6 males.
Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 18,337 households in the city, with an average size of people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.6%, with a median rent of $988/month. The median house has 5.1 rooms, and has a value of $305,900.
The median income for households in Hilo, Hawaii is $57,151, while the mean household income is $69,790.
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