Pahoa, HI


Highest Appreciating Pahoa Neighborhoods Since 2000

Pahoa, HI Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

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

Pahoa Housing Market Information

With a population of 992, 279 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $194,370, Pahoa real estate values are some of the lowest in Hawaii, although compared to real estate around the nation, Pahoa homes are still considered rather expensive.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Pahoa, accounting for 84.99% of the town's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Pahoa include duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 12.46%), large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 1.98%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Pahoa are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The town has a mixture of owners and renters, with 50.18% owning and 49.82% renting.

There is a lot of housing in Pahoa built from 1970 to 1999 so parts of town may have that "Brady Bunch" look of homes popular in the '70s and early '80s, although some of these houses were built up through the early '90s as well. There is also a lot of housing in Pahoa built between 1940-1969 ( 34.28%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from before 1939 ( 9.07%). There's also some housing in Pahoa built between 2000 and later ( 8.78%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Pahoa. Fully 20.96% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Pahoa homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Pahoa real estate prices below levels they could achieve if vacant housing was absorbed into the market and became occupied. Housing vacancy rates are a useful measure to consider, along with other things, if you are a home buyer or a real estate investor.

Pahoa Home Appreciation Rates

Homes have actually lost value in Pahoa over the last then years, as home values have seen a decline of 27.96% during the ten year period. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout appreciation rate data shows Pahoa home appreciation rates at 0.46%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 1.86%.

Over the last year, Pahoa appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Pahoa's appreciation rate has been 2.12%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Pahoa were at 0.46%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 1.86%.

Relative to Hawaii, our data show that Pahoa's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 80% of the other cities and towns in Hawaii.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,132,000 1.5
$849,001 - $1,132,000 0.2
$566,001 - $849,000 2.3
$453,001 - $566,000 5.3
$339,001 - $453,000 4.5
$226,001 - $339,000 29.8
$113,001 - $226,000 44.0
$56,001 - $113,000 11.6
$0 - $56,000 0.9

Very Low for HI
High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
33.6458455408414 98.0769230769231

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Pahoa Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q4 - 2017 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q1
108.42% 4.35% 3 10
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,576 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 50.18
Renters 49.82
Vacant 20.96

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 8.8
1970 - 1999 47.9
1940 - 1969 34.3
1939 or Older 9.1

Types of Homes

Single-Family 85.0
Townhomes 0.0
Small Apt. Buildings 12.5
Apt. Complexes 2.0
Mobile Homes 0.6
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 6.52
1 Bedroom 7.08
2 Bedrooms 24.65
3 Bedrooms 38.24
4 Bedrooms 20.40
5 or more bedrooms 3.12

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