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The unemployment rate in Hilo, Hawaii, is 5.70%, with job growth of 2.23%. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 38.80%.

Hilo, Hawaii Taxes
Hilo, Hawaii,sales tax rate is 4.00%. Income tax is 7.60%.

Hilo, Hawaii Income and Salaries

The income per capita is $25,416, which includes all adults and children. The median household income is $51,929.

  ECONOMYHilo, HawaiiUnited States
  Unemployment Rate  5.70%6.30%
  Recent Job Growth  2.23%1.18%
  Future Job Growth  38.80%36.10%
  Sales Taxes  4.00%6.00%
  Income Taxes  7.60%4.72%
  Income per Cap.  $25,416$28,051
  Household Income  $51,929$53,046
  Family Median Income  $69,300$64,585
  Income Less Than 15K  15.34%12.61%
  Income between 15K and 20K  6.73%5.33%
  Income between 20K and 30K  9.67%10.57%
  Income between 30K and 40K  9.41%9.90%
  Income between 40K and 50K  7.27%8.95%
  Income between 50K and 60K  6.43%8.08%
  Income between 60K and 75K  9.16%10.09%
  Income between 75K and 100K  13.36%12.25%
  Income between 100K and 150K  14.45%12.82%
  Income between 150K and 200K  4.61%4.78%
  Income greater than 200K  3.58%4.64%
  Management, business, finance  11.43%14.36%
  Engineering, computers, science  4.72%5.24%
  Community, social services  3.25%1.66%
  Legal  1.23%1.17%
  Education, library  9.04%6.10%
  Arts, design, media, sports, entertainment  1.58%1.88%
  Healthcare practitioners and technology  3.15%5.49%
  Healthcare support  2.34%2.47%
  Firefighters, law enforcement  4.90%2.24%
  Food preparation, serving  5.68%5.61%
  Building maintenance  3.77%3.97%
  Personal care  3.36%3.54%
  Sales, office, administrative support  28.38%24.89%
  Farming, fishing, forestry  0.92%0.73%
  Construction, extraction, maintenance/repair  8.29%8.56%
  Production, transportation, material moving  7.97%12.10%
Hele On County Buses
The bus system is free to ride on for the entire island! It is a great way to save money and to get... (read more)
Beautiful Hilo, Hi
Hilo Hawaii is one of the beautiful locations in the world. With an average of over 100 inches a year and tropical climate it is stunning with green. Very old and small... (read more)
Some good, some not so good
Great place to raise a family; relatively safe, most crime is property related. Small town type of atmosphere. SOme interesting international flavored (mostly Asia... (read more)
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re: A great small city - 12/19/2006
I am a teen living in hilo and I dont think its boring at all, you just have to know how to utilize what you have on an island mainly the beach and all the different... (read more)
Nice place to live
Actually I live in Japan now, but Hilo was a great place to live. Really laid back and local. The only thing is it rains a lot, but when the sun's out it's much more... (read more)
A great small city
Hilo is on the move, as is the entire Big Island. But, for now, it remains a great small city to meet people and raise of family. Teenagers will be bored, claiming... (read more)
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