Hilo, HI Population

By | June 10, 2019

Population: 40,759
Males: 19,950 (48.9%), Females: 20,809 (51.1%)

Hawaii County

Zip codes: 96720.

Median resident age: 38.6 years
Median household income: $39,139
Median house value: $153,800

Races in Hilo:

  • Two or more races (29.7%)
  • Japanese (26.7%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (15.9%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander (13.1%)
  • Hispanic (8.8%)
  • Filipino (5.8%)
  • Other Asian (3.1%)
  • American Indian (2.6%)
  • Chinese (1.6%)
  • Korean (1.0%)
  • Other race (0.9%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: Portuguese (9.0%), German (3.1%), English (3.0%), Irish (2.4%), Italian (1.2%), United States (1.1%).

Elevation: 38 feet

Land area: 54.3 square miles

Map of Hilo, HI

Population

For population 25 years and over in Hilo

  • High school or higher: 85.9%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 24.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.3%
  • Unemployed: 10.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Hilo CDP

  • Never married: 31.1%
  • Now married: 49.2%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 9.9%

7.2% Foreign born (5.0% Asia, 1.1% Oceania).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Hilo:

  • HILO MEDICAL CENTER (1190 WAIANUENUE AVENUE)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Hilo:

  • HALE HO’OLA HAMAKUA (about 40 miles; HONOKAA, HI)
  • KAU HOSPITAL (about 44 miles; PAHALA, HI)
  • NORTH HAWAII COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 49 miles; KAMUELA, HI)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Hilo:

  • HILO INTERNATIONAL (about 4 miles; HILO, HI; Abbreviation: ITO)
  • KONA INTL AT KEAHOLE (about 66 miles; KAILUA/KONA, HI; Abbreviation: KOA)
  • KAHULUI (about 123 miles; KAHULUI, HI; Abbreviation: OGG)

Other public-use airports nearest to Hilo:

  • WAIMEA-KOHALA (about 45 miles; KAMUELA, HI; Abbreviation: MUE)
  • UPOLU (about 65 miles; HAWI, HI; Abbreviation: UPP)
  • HANA (about 98 miles; HANA, HI; Abbreviation: HNM)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Hilo:

  • UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT HILO (Full-time enrollment: 2,434; Location: 200 W KAWILI ST; Public; Website: www.uhh.hawaii.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • HAWAII COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,460; Location: 200 W KAWILI ST; Public; Website: www.hawcc.hawaii.edu)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ADVANCED RESEARCH-HAWAII CAMPUS (Location: 65 KUIKAHI ST; Private, for-profit; Offers Master’s degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Hilo:

  • KAPIOLANI COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 217 miles; HONOLULU, HI; Full-time enrollment: 4,131)
  • UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT MANOA (about 220 miles; HONOLULU, HI; Full-time enrollment: 14,113)
  • HAWAII PACIFIC UNIVERSITY (about 222 miles; HONOLULU, HI; Full-time enrollment: 6,186)
  • HONOLULU COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 222 miles; HONOLULU, HI; Full-time enrollment: 2,787)
  • LEEWARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 232 miles; PEARL CITY, HI; Full-time enrollment: 3,511)
  • BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY-HAWAII CAMPUS (about 238 miles; LAIE, HI; Full-time enrollment: 2,273)
  • UNIVERSITY OF GUAM (about 833 miles; MANGILAO, GU; Full-time enrollment: 2,802)

Schools

Public high schools in Hilo:

  • HILO HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,511; Location: 556 WAIANUENUE AVENUE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • WAIAKEA HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,292; Location: 155 KAWILI STREET; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • KE ANA LA’AHANA PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL (Students: 97; Location: 1500 KALANIANAOLE HIGHWAY; Grades: 07 – 12)

Private high school in Hilo:

  • ST JOSEPH JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 216; Location: 1000 ULULANI STREET; Grades: 7 – 12)

Biggest public primary/middle schools in Hilo:

  • WAIAKEA INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL (Students: 909; Location: 200 WEST PUAINAKO STREET; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • WAIAKEA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 784; Location: 180 WEST PUAINAKO STREET; Grades: PK – 05)
  • WAIAKEAWAENA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 736; Location: 2420 KILAUEA AVENUE; Grades: PK – 05)
  • HILO INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL (Students: 681; Location: 587 WAIANUENUE AVENUE; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • HILO UNION ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 524; Location: 506 WAIANUENUE AVENUE; Grades: PK – 06)
  • KAPIOLANI ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 477; Location: 966 KILAUEA AVENUE; Grades: PK – 06)
  • DESILVA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 326; Location: 278 AINAKO AVENUE; Grades: PK – 06)
  • KEAUKAHA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 262; Location: 240 DESHA AVENUE; Grades: KG – 06)
  • CONNECTIONS PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL (Students: 242; Location: 174 KAMEHAMEHA AVENUE; Grades: KG – 08)
  • KAUMANA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 235; Location: 1710 KAUMANA DRIVE; Grades: KG – 06)

Private primary/middle schools in Hilo:

  • HAILI CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 266; Location: 190 WWANI ST; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST JOSEPH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 207; Location: 999 ULULANI ST; Grades: PK – 6)
  • HALE ALOHA NAZARENE SCHOOL (Students: 78; Location: 595 KUPULAU ROAD; Grades: PK – 6)
  • E MAKAALA SCHOOL (Students: 53; Location: 440 W LANIKAULA ST; Grades: PK – 3)
  • MAUNA LOA SCHOOL (Students: 32; Location: 172 KAPIOLANI STREET; Grades: KG – 8)