Hilo SnackAbility

7.5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
5
Diversity
10
Safety
N/A
Amenities
8
Education
8.5
Commute
9

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Hilo, Hawaii Info Snack

Hilo (/hilo/) is the largest settlement and census-designated place (CDP) in Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States, which encompasses the Island of Hawaii. The population was 43,263 at the 2010 census.
Population
46,284
Unemployment
5.8%
Poverty
19.0%
Median Home
$319,100
Median Income
$60,120
Median Rent
$1,013

1 Reviews & Comments About Hilo

Overall User Rating
2.0
/5

HomeSnacks User

I get why it's ranked #3 on this list but what doesn't show is the ridiculously high cost of living and the constant nickel and dime taxation by the Hawaii government. Opportunity isn't very abundant and the state suffers from some serious nepotism. It's who you know. I've lived here for 40+ years and am fed up with how far behind Hawaii is. I will always love my home but it's a struggle for middle class families.

Lots of drug use and the police shortage has made once safe places very dangerous. Homelessness is a big problem as well.

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Population over time in Hilo

Year Population % Change
2017 46,284 1.5%
2016 45,579 0.4%
2015 45,380 1.9%
2014 44,549 0.1%
2013 44,486 -1.5%
2012 45,158 -3.1%
2011 46,594 -4.5%
2010 48,795 -

Race / Ethnicity in Hilo

White
16.1% (7,466)
African American
0.6% (257)
American Indian
0.2% (73)
Asian
32.1% (14,858)
Hawaiian
9.0% (4,159)
Other
0.1% (56)
Two Or More
31.3% (14,486)
Hispanic
10.6% (4,929)
Race Hilo HI USA
White 16.1% 22.1% 61.1%
African American 0.6% 1.7% 12.3%
American Indian 0.2% 0.1% 0.7%
Asian 32.1% 36.8% 5.4%
Hawaiian 9.0% 9.3% 0.2%
Other 0.1% 0.1% 0.2%
Two Or More 31.3% 19.4% 2.4%
Hispanic 10.6% 10.4% 17.8%

Household Income For Hilo, Hawaii

Less than $10,000
8.8% (405,716)
$10,000 to $14,999
5.9% (271,139)
$15,000 to $24,999
8.7% (402,876)
$25,000 to $34,999
10.5% (485,780)
$35,000 to $49,999
9.3% (428,145)
$50,000 to $74,999
17.8% (821,937)
$75,000 to $99,999
13.5% (626,318)
$100,000 to $149,999
16.8% (778,213)
$150,000 to $199,999
5.5% (254,956)
$200,000 or more
3.3% (153,314)
Income Hilo HI USA
Less than $10,000 8.8% 529.7% 633.5%
$10,000 to $14,999 5.9% 302.4% 460.0%
$15,000 to $24,999 8.7% 621.7% 931.0%
$25,000 to $34,999 10.5% 662.8% 928.5%
$35,000 to $49,999 9.3% 1019.9% 1263.2%
$50,000 to $74,999 17.8% 1661.9% 1746.4%
$75,000 to $99,999 13.5% 1411.4% 1247.6%
$100,000 to $149,999 16.8% 1933.2% 1464.4%
$150,000 to $199,999 5.5% 924.7% 627.5%
$200,000 or more 3.3% 932.1% 697.9%

Gender in Hilo

Female
51.6% (23,875)
Male
48.4% (22,409)
Gender Hilo HI USA
Female 51.6% 49.8% 50.8%
Male 48.4% 50.2% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Hilo for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
2.0% (925)
9-12th Grade
5.0% (2,314)
High School / GED
29.0% (13,422)
Some College
18.0% (8,331)
Associate's Degree
12.0% (5,554)
Bachelor's Degree
23.0% (10,645)
Master's Degree
6.0% (2,777)
Professional Degree
2.0% (925)
Doctorate Degree
3.0% (1,388)
Education Hilo HI USA
< 9th Grade 2.0% 5.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 5.0% 4.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 29.0% 28.0% 27.0%
Some College 18.0% 21.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 12.0% 11.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 23.0% 21.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 6.0% 7.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 2.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 3.0% 1.0% 1.0%

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