Puako is located close to the center of Hawaii. Puako has 10.31 square miles of land area and 7.33 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Puako population is 724, which has grown 68.76% since 2000. The population growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 14.95% and is much higher than the national average rate of 11.61%. Puako median household income is $71,905 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 19.34% since 2000. The income growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 36.89% and is lower than the national average rate of 27.36%. Puako median house value is $959,400 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 30.64% since 2000. The house value growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 85.00% and is much lower than the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Puako is much better than the state average in quality.