Hilo, population 43,279 is the second largest community designated place in Hawaii and the largest settlement on the island of Hawaii. The Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii, Merrie Monarch Festival, and the Pacific Tsunami Museum are key points of interest worth seeing. The most common industries are retail trade, construction, public administration, educational services, accommodation and food services, health care and social assistance, and technical services. Hilo Medical Center is the local medical health care center providing nursing jobs to the area. Local universities are University of Hawaii at Hilo, Hawaii Community College, and University of Advanced Research-Hawaii Campus.
- Population: 43,279