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Hilo is in Hawaii County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for hilo crab grass.
The latitude of Hilo is 19.729N. The longitude is -155.09W.It is in the Hawaiian Time Zone time zone. Elevation is 59 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 40,759.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Hilo 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 96720 ZIP code.
3% of Hilo residents report German ancestry, and 2% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Hilo ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Hilo was $18,220, compared with $21,587 nationally.
24% of Hilo residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Hilo, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $489. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,147.
Libraries in Hilo include Hilo Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Hilo include Hawaii Tribune Herald
Hawaii County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hilo political report.
The average commute time for Hilo workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 12 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Hilo between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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