Pāhoa, Hawai'i

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Pāhoa[1] is a census-designated place (CDP) in the Puna District, Hawai‘i County, Hawai‘i, United States. The population was 962 at the 2000 census.


Geography and environment

Pāhoa is located at 19°30′4″N 154°57′11″W / 19.50111°N 154.95306°W / 19.50111; -154.95306 (19.501031, -154.953037).[2] According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.3 square miles (5.9 km²), all of it land.

Soils underlying the Pāhoa area are volcanic in origin, deriving from the still active Kilauea Volcano. (Earth Metrics Inc., 1986) Kilauea is one of the Earth's most active volcanos, with the January, 2006 eruption being the longest rift zone eruption in Kilauea's 200 year recorded history. (Volcanology, 2007) The volcanic soils underlying Pāhoa are considered to have been generated by lava flows within the last 125 to 500 years. For example, the eruption of 1840 is known to have deposited lava flow within 1.5 miles (2.4 km) of Pāhoa. During the 1986 Earth Metrics survey an active lateral vent of Kilauea is located within three miles (5 km) of the village western perimeter. (Earth Metrics, 1986)


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 962 people, 314 households, and 242 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 424.4 people per square mile (163.6/km²). There were 352 housing units at an average density of 155.3/sq mi (59.9/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 9.88% White, 0.31% African American, 0.83% Native American, 52.39% Asian, 13.83% Pacific Islander, 1.56% from other races, and 21.21% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.23% of the population.

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