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Captain Cook is in Hawaii County, in the Hilo metro area.
The community was named for Capt. James Cook, killed in 1779.
The latitude of Captain Cook is 19.496N. The longitude is -155.921W.It is in the Hawaiian Time Zone time zone. Elevation is 1,250 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 3,206.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Captain Cook demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Hawaii County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 96750 ZIP code.
8% of Captain Cook residents report German ancestry, and 4% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Captain Cook ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Captain Cook was $21,237, compared with $21,587 nationally.
24% of Captain Cook residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Captain Cook include Kealakekua Bay Historical District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Captain Cook, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $566. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,419.
Hawaii County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Captain Cook political report.
The average commute time for Captain Cook workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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