Hawaii County

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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Hawaii County Civil Defense officials said no other dwellings were immediately threatened.
The molten rock hit the house just before noon, said Hawaii County Civil Defense Director Darryl Oliveira.
The troops, according to Hawaii County Civil Defense Director Darryl Oliveira, have also been told to help build a roadblock in the area.
Hawaii County spokesman Kevin Dayton says it looks like the lava will bypass homes in the Kaohe Homesteads subdivision.
The Hawaii Volcano Observatory and Hawaii County Civil Defense are holding meetings throughout the week to update residents on the potential threat, and the county was conducting daily flights over the area to assess the danger.

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