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ZIP Code 96720

Primary City:Hilo, HI (View All Cities)
County: Hawaii County
Timezone: Pacific/Honolulu (9:46am)
Area code: 808 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:19.7, -155.2
ZIP (~20 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 96720

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 96720. In addition to the primary city for a ZIP code, USPS also publishes a list of other acceptable cities that can be used with ZIP code 96720. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 96720, you should not use any of the cities listed as unacceptable. Choose from the primary or acceptable cities when mailing your package or letter.

Primary city:
Hilo, HI

Stats and Demographics for the 96720 ZIP Code

ZIP code 96720 is located in southeast Hawaii and covers a large land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 96720 are primarily Asian. The number of seniors is large while the number of middle aged adults is large. There are also a large number of single parents and a small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 96720 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 46,165
Population Density 154 people per sq mi
Housing Units 17,770
Median Home Value $305,500
Land Area 299.53 sq mi
Water Area 6.94 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 16,280
Median Household Income $52,822

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 41Male Median Age: 39Female Median Age: 42

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male1,3841,2921,3831,7361,8011,4921,3161,2651,2401,4471,6611,6611,4741,164725663582522
Female1,3231,2491,2081,6601,8021,4071,2631,1831,2521,4741,6671,7811,4351,140890877799947
Total2,7072,5412,5913,3963,6032,8992,5792,4482,4922,9213,3283,4422,9092,3041,6151,5401,3811,469

Gender

 Male 22,808 49%
 Female 23,357 51%
Gender

Race

 White 8,550 18.5%
 Black Or African American 250 0.5%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 139 0.3%
 Asian 15,733 34.1%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 6,555 14.2%
 Other Race 319 0.7%
 Two Or More Races 14,619 31.7%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner845141,1271,9412,6551,8421,446596
Renter6431,2971,0191,122897492421184
Total7271,8112,1463,0633,5522,3341,867780

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 7,431 46%
 Single Guardian 3,405 21%
 Singles 4,180 26%
 Singles With Roommate 1,264 8%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 11,299 69%
 Households with Kids 4,981 31%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male274309274259281250267219275262257290313261305332309405385361
Female263265277256242237261247262267224236252229266264309412409428
Total537574551515523487528466537529481526565490571596618817794789

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 96720 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities, nursing homes and universities nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 96720 were primarily built in the 1970s or the 1980s. Looking at 96720 real estate data, the median home value of $305,500 is high compared to the rest of the country. It is also extremely high compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 96720. Rentals in 96720 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 96720 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 43,737 94.7%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 745 1.6%
 Juvenile Facilities 25 0.1%
 Nursing Facilities 579 1.3%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 625 1.4%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 454 1.0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 6,243 35%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 3,962 22%
 Renter Occupied Households 6,075 34%
 Households Vacant 1,490 8%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 443 29.7%
 Rented & Unoccupied 14 0.9%
 For Sale Only 116 7.8%
 Sold & Unoccupied 15 1.0%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 279 18.7%
 For Migrant Workers 5 0.3%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 618 41.5%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 346 6%
 1 Bedroom 1,114 20%
 2 Bedroom 1,547 28%
 3+ Bedroom 2,573 46%
Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

Cost of Monthly Rent Including Utilities

Cost of a Studio Apartment

Cost of a 1 Bedroom

Cost of a 2 Bedroom

Cost of a 3+ Bedroom

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $52,822 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 96720 is likely to be one of the nicer parts of town with a more affluent demographic.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 96720 get to experience these short commute times than most other ZIP codes. It is very uncommon, compared to the rest of the US, for employees to have to travel more than 45 minutes to their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 14,096 36%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 9,136 23%
 No Earnings 15,686 40%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Sources of Household Income

Percent of Households Receiving Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Investment Income

Percent of Households Receiving Investment Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Retirement Income

Percent of Households Receiving Retirement Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 14,096 36%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 9,136 23%
 No Earnings 15,686 40%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 18,186 90.5%
 Public transportation 148 0.7%
 Taxicab 51 0.3%
 Motorcycle 24 0.1%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 765 3.8%
 Worked at Home 920 4.6%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The area has some of the highest percentages of people who attended college of any ZIP.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 1,280 8%
 High School Graduate 8,153 52%
 Associate's degree 1,881 12%
 Bachelor's degree 2,724 17%
 Master's degree 863 5%
 Professional school degree 461 3%
 Doctorate degree 336 2%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 6,022 74.8%
 Enrolled in Private School 1,302 16.2%
 Not Enrolled in School 724 9.0%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 96720

ZIP Code 96720 is in the Hawaii Department of Education School District. There are 19 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 96720.

Connections - New Century Pcs
174 Kamehameha Ave
Hilo, HI 96720
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Hawaii Department of Education School District
Ka Umeke Kaeo - Pcs
222 Desha Ave
Hilo, HI 96720
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Hawaii Department of Education School District
Ernest Bowen Desilva Elementary School
278 Ainako Ave
Hilo, HI 96720
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Hawaii Department of Education School District
Haaheo Elementary School
121 Haaheo Rd
Hilo, HI 96720
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Hawaii Department of Education School District
Hilo Union Elementary School
506 Waianuenue Ave
Hilo, HI 96720
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Hawaii Department of Education School District
Chiefess Kapiolani Elementary School
966 Kilauea Ave
Hilo, HI 96720
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Hawaii Department of Education School District
Kaumana Elementary School
1710 Kaumana Dr
Hilo, HI 96720
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Hawaii Department of Education School District
Keaukaha Elementary School
240 Desha Ave
Hilo, HI 96720
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Hawaii Department of Education School District
Waiakea Elementary School
180 West Puainako St
Hilo, HI 96720
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Hawaii Department of Education School District
Waiakea Intermediate School
200 West Puainako St
Hilo, HI 96720
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Hawaii Department of Education School District
Waiakeawaena Elementary School
2420 Kilauea Ave
Hilo, HI 96720
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Hawaii Department of Education School District
Hilo High School
556 Waianuenue Ave
Hilo, HI 96720
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Hawaii Department of Education School District
Hilo Intermediate School
587 Waianuenue Ave
Hilo, HI 96720
Grade Level: Middle/Secondary
District: Hawaii Department of Education School District
Waiakea High School
155 West Kawili St
Hilo, HI 96720
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Hawaii Department of Education School District
Ke Ana Laahana - Pcs
1500 Kalanianaole Ave
Hilo, HI 96720
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Hawaii Department of Education School District
St Joseph School
1000 Ululani St
Hilo, HI 96720
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
E Makaala School
440 W Lanikaula St
Hilo, HI 96720
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Mauna Loa School
172 Kapiolani St
Hilo, HI 96720
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Haili Christian School
190 Ululani St
Hilo, HI 96720
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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