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Volcano is a census-designated place (CDP) in the Puna District of Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States. The population was 2,231 at the 2000 census.


Volcano is located at 19°26′59″N 155°14′8″W / 19.44972°N 155.23556°W / 19.44972; -155.23556 (19.449831, -155.235493),[1] on the border of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and near the northeast rim of Kīlauea's Halemaʻumaʻu summit caldera.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 56.7 square miles (146.8 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,231 people, 896 households, and 498 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 39.4 people per square mile (15.2/km²). There were 1,229 housing units at an average density of 21.7/sq mi (8.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 47.87% White, 0.49% African American, 0.54% Native American, 11.39% Asian, 12.24% Pacific Islander, 1.34% from other races, and 26.13% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.28% of the population.

There were 896 households out of which 24.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.4% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.4% were non-families. 34.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 20.3% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 30.7% from 25 to 44, 30.3% from 45 to 64, and 11.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 116.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 125.2 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $35,977, and the median income for a family was $44,432. Males had a median income of $30,929 versus $31,679 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $18,913. About 10.4% of families and 14.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.0% of those under age 18 and 2.3% of those age 65 or over.

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