About Hilo, HI (Waiakea / U of Hawaii at Hilo)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Waiakea / U of Hawaii at Hilo median real estate price is $302,223, which is less expensive than 93.2% of Hawaii neighborhoods and 40.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Waiakea / U of Hawaii at Hilo is currently $1,600, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 90.8% of Hawaii neighborhoods.

Waiakea / U of Hawaii at Hilo is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Hilo, Hawaii.

Waiakea / U of Hawaii at Hilo real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the Waiakea / U of Hawaii at Hilo neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Waiakea / U of Hawaii at Hilo has a 15.8% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 76.8% of American neighborhoods). Most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This could either signal that there is a weak demand for real estate in the neighborhood or that large amount of new housing has been built and not yet occupied. Either way, if you live here, you may find many of the homes or apartments are empty.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

From major sales accounts to fast-food workers, sales and service employees are often the backbone of the local economy. In the Waiakea / U of Hawaii at Hilo neighborhood, they truly stand out. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis identifies this neighborhood as having a higher percentage of sales and service workers than 99.1% of all American neighborhoods.

Furthermore, with 1.8% of employed workers living in the Waiakea / U of Hawaii at Hilo neighborhood active in the military, this neighborhood has the distinction of having a higher proportion of people in the military than 97.0% of American neighborhoods. This is a major shaper of the neighborhood's culture and character.

Notable & Unique: People

An extraordinary 19.9% of the residents of the Waiakea / U of Hawaii at Hilo neighborhood are currently enrolled in college. This is such a large part of life in this neighborhood that the neighborhood changes a great deal with the change of semesters and is far quieter during the summer when many students are away.

In addition, the Waiakea / U of Hawaii at Hilo neighborhood has a greater percentage of children living in poverty (54.4%) than found in 95.2% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Children living in poverty is one of the challenges facing America, and the world, and in this neighborhood in particular, the problem can be considered acute.

Notable & Unique: Length of Commute

Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has a length of commute that is notable. Residents of the Waiakea / U of Hawaii at Hilo neighborhood have the pleasure of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in America. 64.5% of the residents have a commute time from home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 97.3% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting means more time for other things in life.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

More people in Waiakea / U of Hawaii at Hilo choose to walk to work each day (11.3%) than almost any neighborhood in America. If you are attracted to the idea of being able to walk to work, this neighborhood could be a good choice.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Waiakea / U of Hawaii at Hilo neighborhood has more Portuguese and Puerto Rican ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 6.5% of this neighborhood's residents have Portuguese ancestry and 7.9% have Puerto Rican ancestry.

Waiakea / U of Hawaii at Hilo is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 3.5% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Japanese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.6% of the neighborhoods in America.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Waiakea / U of Hawaii at Hilo neighborhood in Hilo are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 94.1% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 54.4% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 95.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the Waiakea / U of Hawaii at Hilo neighborhood, 47.5% of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 30.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (18.5%), and 4.7% in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions.

The Neighbors: Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the Waiakea / U of Hawaii at Hilo neighborhood is English, spoken by 74.0% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese, Japanese and Spanish.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the Waiakea / U of Hawaii at Hilo neighborhood in Hilo, HI, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Asian (17.4%). There are also a number of people of Puerto Rican ancestry (7.9%), and residents who report Mexican roots (7.1%), and some of the residents are also of Portuguese ancestry (6.5%), along with some Spanish ancestry residents (4.2%), among others.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in Waiakea / U of Hawaii at Hilo neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (64.5% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (77.0%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (11.3%) and 8.5% of residents also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2021. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated May 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

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Neighborhood Public School Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Due to Covid-19, standardized testing did not take place during the 2019-2020 academic school year. Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2018
  • Educational Environment: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.
  • All data updated June 2021

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more about Scout's School Data

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

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Better than of U.S. schools.

Neighborhood School Quality Rating

Rates the quality of all K-12 public schools that serve this neighborhood. Info

Schools That Serve This Neighborhood

 
School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to HI* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
Hilo High School
556 Waianuenue Ave
Hilo, HI 96720
09-12
Hilo Intermediate School
587 Waianuenue Ave
Hilo, HI 96720
07-08
Chiefess Kapiolani Elementary School
966 Kilauea Ave
Hilo, HI 96720
PK-06
Waiakea Elementary School
180 W Puainako St
Hilo, HI 96720
PK-05
Waiakea High School
155 W Kawili St
Hilo, HI 96720
09-12
Waiakea Intermediate School
200 W Puainako St
Hilo, HI 96720
06-08
Anuenue School
2528 10th Ave
Honolulu, HI 96816
PK-12
Ke Kula O Ehunuikaimalino School
81 1041 Konawaena School Rd
Kealakekua, HI 96750
PK-12
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Neighborhood Educational Environment

Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
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This neighborhood is served by 1 district:

HAWAII DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


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District Quality Compared to Hawaii

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Better than of HI school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

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