Hilo, Hawaii - Facts & Figures
The Hilo region is filled with dramatic waterfalls, fertile rainforests and blooming gardens and is the geographic flipside of the volcanic Kohala Coast. Home to Hilo International Airport, Hilo is also the gateway to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, located just 45 minutes south. Hilo is home to the University of Hawaii at Hilo, Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii, and the Merrie Monarch Festival, a week-long celebration of ancient and modern hula which takes place annually after Easter. One of the world's leading macadamia nut producers, the Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Corporation, is located in Hilo. Hilo is one of the least expensive Hawaiian cities to live in.
- Population: 43,263
- Industries: Education, health care, construction, retail trade
- Area Codes: 808
- ZIP Codes: 96720, 96721
- Surrounding Cities: Anaehoomalu, Honaunau, Honokaa, Honomu, Kalaoa, Kamuela, Kawaihea, Kawailani, Keaau, Kealakedua, Keauhou, Kona, Laupaheohoe, Mountain View, Naalehu, Paauilo, Pahala, Pahoa, Papaikou, Volcano, Waikoloa