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As expected, the 2010 census revealed tremendous population growth in the Puna area, including some growing Volcano area subdivisions.
Hawaii Island led all other islands in population growth by percentage (25%), and the one district that led all others within the county was Puna.
While Hawaiian Paradise Park got a lot of attention with its 61.7% growth and 11,404 popualtion as of 2010, two Volcano area subdivisions cracked Puna’s top three in growth percentage.
Eden Roc increased its numbers by nearly 109% percent, from 451 in the year 2000 to 942 in the year 2010. Fern Forest subdivision was in third; its population of 480 in 2000 grew to 911 this year, a change of 94%.
Only the nearby Fern Acres in Puna and Hawaiian Ocean View Estates in Ka’u grew by a larger percentage.