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Waimea is in Hawaii County, in the Hilo metro area.
The community name means "reddish water."
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Hawaii named Waimea. For links to other places called Waimea, HI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Waimea is 20.023N. The longitude is -155.671W.It is in the Hawaiian Time Zone time zone. Elevation is 2,667 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 7,028.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Waimea 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 96727 ZIP code.
6% of Waimea residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Waimea ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Waimea was $20,773, compared with $21,587 nationally.
27% of Waimea residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Waimea, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $737. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,337.
Hawaii County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Waimea political report.
The average commute time for Waimea workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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