The town of Hilo is a coastal town which is situated in the state of Hawaii, which is one of the states of the United States of America. The coastal town of Hilo has the status of being the settlement which is of the largest size among all the settlements on the Island of Hawaii. It also has the status of being ranked second among all the settlements of the state of Hawaii with respect to size.
According to figures collected in the year 2000, the population of the coastal town of Hilo was forty thousand seven hundred and fifty nine people. Hilo is located in the South Hilo District and is the county seat of the Hawaii County. There are two shield volcanoes situated near to the town. They are the Mauna Kea, which is a dormant volcano, and the Mauna Loa, which is thought to be an active volcano.