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Volcano, Hawaii

Volcano, Hawaii
Census-designated place
Location in Hawaii County and the state of Hawaii
Location in Hawaii County and the state of Hawaii
Coordinates:
Country United States
State Hawaii
County Hawaii
Area
 • Total 56.7 sq mi (146.8 km2)
 • Land 56.7 sq mi (146.8 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 3,750 ft (1,143 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,231
 • Density 39.4/sq mi (15.2/km2)
Time zone Hawaii-Aleutian (UTC-10)
ZIP code 96785
Area code(s) 808
FIPS code 15-72350
GNIS feature ID 0364402

Volcano is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States located in the District of Puna with a small portion of the CDP in the District of Kaʻū. The population was 2,575 at the 2010 census.[1]

Contents

  • Geography and climate 1
  • Demographics 2
    • 2010 census 2.1
    • 2000 census 2.2
  • Notable Residents 3
  • References 4

Geography and climate

Volcano is located at (19.449831, -155.235493),[2] on the border of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and near the northeast rim of Kīlauea's summit caldera.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 56.7 square miles (147 km2), all of it land.

Owing to its altitude, Volcano features a subtropical highland climate (Köppen Cfb), with relatively uniform temperatures and abundant rainfall throughout the year, although rainfall is concentrated during the months of November through April.

Climate data for Volcano, HI
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 67.1
(19.5)
66.9
(19.4)
66.6
(19.2)
67.1
(19.5)
68.9
(20.5)
70.2
(21.2)
71.4
(21.9)
72.4
(22.4)
72.4
(22.4)
71.6
(22)
69.1
(20.6)
67.2
(19.6)
69.2
(20.7)
Daily mean °F (°C) 58.4
(14.7)
58.2
(14.6)
58.5
(14.7)
59.3
(15.2)
60.8
(16)
62.0
(16.7)
63.2
(17.3)
63.9
(17.7)
63.7
(17.6)
63.1
(17.3)
61.2
(16.2)
59.2
(15.1)
60.9
(16.1)
Average low °F (°C) 49.6
(9.8)
49.5
(9.7)
50.4
(10.2)
51.6
(10.9)
52.7
(11.5)
53.8
(12.1)
55
(13)
55.4
(13)
54.9
(12.7)
54.6
(12.6)
53.3
(11.8)
51.2
(10.7)
52.7
(11.5)
Rainfall inches (mm) 12.9
(328)
10.4
(264)
12.7
(323)
10.5
(267)
7.1
(180)
4.8
(122)
6.2
(157)
6.7
(170)
5.4
(137)
6.8
(173)
12.6
(320)
11.7
(297)
107.7
(2,736)
Avg. rainy days (≥ 0.01 in) 22 20 25 26 26 24 25 24 23 25 24 24 288
Source: Weatherbase(records),[3]

Demographics

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,575 people in 1,228 households residing in the CDP. The population density was 45.4 people per square mile (17.5/km²). There were 1,740 housing units at an average density of 30.7 per square mile (11.9/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 51.53% White, 0.74% African American, 0.39% American Indian & Alaska Native, 11.57% Asian, 9.79% Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander, 0.43% from other races, and 25.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.82% of the population.[1]

There were 1,228 households out of which 17.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them. The average household size was 2.10.[1]

In the Volcano CDP the population was spread out with 17.3% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 8.8% from 25 to 34, 16.4% from 35 to 49, 34.6% from 50 to 64, and 17.5% who were 65 years of age or older. For every 100 females there were 99.3 males. For every 100 males there were 100.7 females.[1]

The median income for a household in the CDP at the 2000 census was $35,977, and the median income for a family in 2000 was $44,432. Males had a median income of $30,929 in 2000 versus $31,679 for females. The per capita income for the CDP in 2000 was $18,913. About 10.4% of families and 14.3% of the population were below the poverty line in 2000, including 15.0% of those under age 18 and 2.3% of those age 65 or over.

2000 census

As of the census[4] 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 per square mile (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.

Notable Residents

References

  1. ^ a b c d US Census Bureau - 2010 Population Finder - Volcano CDP
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  3. ^ "Monthly Averages for Volcano, HI". Weatherbase. Retrieved 2013-04-22. 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder".  
  5. ^ Honolulu Magazine - October 2005
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