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Hawaii County, Hawaii

25 Aupuni St Rm 209
Hilo, HI 96720
Phone: (808) 961-8255
Fax: (808) 961-8912

Southernmost of the Islands, bordered on the north by Alenuihaha Channel; county is coextensive with the island. Established 1905 (prior to statehood). Name Origin: In Hawaii the name has no meaning, but in the rest of Polynesia it is the name of the underworld or of the ancestral home. Sometimes translated as 'beyond the doors of death.' Called the "Big Island."

Area (sq mi):: 5086.70 (land 4028.02; water 1058.69) Population per square mile: 41.50
Population 2005: 167,293 State rank: 2 Population change: 2000-20005 12.50%; 1990-2000 23.60% Population 2000: 148,677 (White 29.70%; Black or African American 0.50%; Hispanic or Latino 9.50%; Asian 26.70%; Other 41.10%). Foreign born: 10.20%. Median age: 38.60
Income 2000: per capita $18,791; median household $39,805; Population below poverty level: 15.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,403-$23,500
Unemployment (2004): 3.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): -3.00% Median travel time to work: 24.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 2.00%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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