Hilo, a town in Hawaii, has a population of slightly less than 46,000. Retirees can expect to fit right in, as they account for 19% of the population compared to 14% nationally. Renters tend to be in the minority in the area, and 61% of residents own their homes. Renters in the city benefit from a relatively low average rent of $1,015/month, which is $502/month less than the state average.
Hilo has an average commute time of about 20 minutes, shorter than the state average of about 30 minutes. Driving a vehicle is the typical mode of getting to work, chosen by 39% of workers, while public transportation is not extensively used. Not many commuters walk to work.
Compared to the national average (19%), Hilo has a relatively high percentage of residents older than 25 who have completed some level of post-secondary education, as 23% have earned a Bachelor's or Associate's degree. Further, 6% have a Master's or Doctoral degree. Many Hilo residents work in one of three industries: education, retail, and healthcare. Combined, these industries make up 18% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many of the city's workers are in sales, making it the top career path in the city. With an average annual income of almost $67K, Hilo workers earn around $22,000 less than their peers elsewhere in Hawaii. The city's average income also falls below the national average of $73,345.
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