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Papaikou is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States, and is a few miles north of the county seat, Hilo. The population of Papaikou was 1,314 at the 2010 census, down from 1,414 at the 2000 census.GeographyPapaikou is located on the east side of the island of Hawaii at (19.794022, -155.096531). Hawaii Route 19 passes through the community, leading south 5mi to Hilo and northwest to Honokaa.According to the United States Census Bureau, the Papaikou CDP has a total area of 4.9km2, of which 3.7km2 are land and 1.1km2, or 23.03%, are water. The CDP borders the Pacific Ocean from Hokeo Point in the north to Kekiwi Point in the south.DemographicsAs of the census of 2000, there were 1,414 people, 475 households, and 363 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 964.3 people per square mile (371.4/km2). There were 502 housing units at an average density of 342.4 per square mile (131.9/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 15.28% White, 0.50% African American, 0.07% Native American, 45.83% Asian, 9.41% Pacific Islander, 1.41% from other races, and 27.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.86% of the population.Customize your holiday with our United States trip planning site to create an adventure that suits you.
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