Kurtistown is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hawaiʻi County, Hawaiʻi, United States, in the District of Puna. The population was 1,298 at the 2010 census, up from 1,157 at the 2000 census.
Kurtistown is located on the east side of the island of Hawaii at 19°35′26″N 155°4′13″W (19.590584, -155.070142). It is bordered to the northeast by Keaʻau, to the southeast by Orchidlands Estates, to the south by Hawaiian Acres, and to the west by Mountain View. Hawaii Route 11 passes through the community, leading north 10 miles (16 km) to Hilo and southwest 20 miles (32 km) to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the Kurtistown CDP has a total area of 5.9 square miles (15.4 km2), all of it land.
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,298 people in 476 households residing in the CDP. The population density was 223.8 people per square mile (86.5/km2). There were 532 housing units at an average density of 91.7 per square mile (35.5/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 19.49% White, 0.23% African American, 0.31% American Indian & Alaska Native, 35.82% Asian, 9.40% Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander, 0.69% from other races, and 34.05% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.02% of the population.
There were 476 households, out of which 26.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them. The average household size was 2.73.
In the Kurtistown CDP the population was spread out, with 22.6% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 8.7% from 25 to 34, 18.9% from 35 to 49, 24.7% from 50 to 64, and 16.3% who were 65 years of age or older.