Hilo is a city located in Hawaii. Hilo has a 2020 population of 46,284. Hilo is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 6.98% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 43,263 in 2010. Hilo reached it's highest population of 46,594 in 2011.
The average household income in Hilo is $74,327 with a poverty rate of 19.02%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,013 per month, and the median house value is $319,100. The median age in Hilo is 40 years, 38.3 years for males, and 40.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 93.9 males.
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.
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.