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Fern Forest, Hawaii

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Fern Forest, Hawaii

Fern Forest, Hawaii
Census-designated place
Location in Hawaii County and the state of Hawaii
Location in Hawaii County and the state of Hawaii
Country United States
State Hawaii
County Hawaii
 • Total 12.5 sq mi (32.5 km2)
 • Land 12.5 sq mi (32.5 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 2,264 ft (690 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 931
 • Density 74.5/sq mi (28.6/km2)
Time zone Hawaii-Aleutian (UTC-10)
Area code(s) 808
FIPS code 15-07675
GNIS feature ID 1852578

Fern Forest is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hawaiʻi County, Hawaiʻi, United States, located in the District of Puna. The population was 480 at the 2000 census. The population increased by 94.0% to 931 at the 2010 census.[1]


Fern Forest is located at (19.472132, -155.130135).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 12.5 square miles (32 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 931 people and 399 households residing in the CDP. The population density was 74.5 people per square mile (28.6/km²). There were 460 housing units at an average density of 23.1/sq mi (8.9/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 49.30% White, 0.75% African American, 0.86% American Indian & Alaska Native, 7.84% Asian, 10.63% Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander, 0.64% from other races, and 29.97% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13.53% of the population.[4]

There were 399 households out of which 20.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them. The average household size was 2.33.[5]

In the CDP the population was spread out with 21.4% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 11.6% from 25 to 34, 19.4% from 35 to 49, 31.5% from 50-64, and 8.6% who were 65 years of age or older. For every 100 females there were 117.5 males. For every 100 males there were 85.1 females.[6]

The median income for a household in the CDP at the 2000 census was $24,519, and the median income for a family in 2000 was $33,125. Males had a median income of $40,125 versus $28,333 for females in 2000. The per capita income for the CDP was $14,958 in 2000. About 18.3% of families and 25.5% of the population were below the poverty line in 2000, including 10.3% of those under age 18 and 36.8% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ US Census Bureau - 2010 Population Finder - Fern Forest CDP -
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  3. ^ "American FactFinder".  
  4. ^ US Census Bureau - 2010 Population Finder - Fern Forest CDP -
  5. ^ US Census Bureau - 2010 Population Finder - Fern Forest CDP -
  6. ^ US Census Bureau - 2010 Population Finder - Fern Forest CDP -
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