Kapaau, HI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Kapaau, Hawaii - Basic Facts

The Kapaau Census Designated Place had a population of 1,821 as of July 1, 2016. Kapaau ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Hawaii. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Kapaau is located at latitude 20.224 and longitude -155.8083 in Hawaii County. The formal boundaries for the Kapaau Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.87 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hawaii County is in the Hawaii time zone (GMT -10). The elevation is 486 feet.

The Kapaau Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2414066) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Hawaii is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Kapaau Census Designated Place is located within North Kohala Division of Hawaii County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Kapaau population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Kapaau: Kapa‘au.

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Kapaau, HI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,821
Population in Households 1,795
Population in Familes 1,504
Population in Group Qrtrs 26
Population Density1 634
Diversity Index2 90


Total Households 607
Average Household Size 2.96
Family Households 426
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 679 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 393 (57.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 214 (31.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 72 (10.6%)
Median Home Value $365,278
Average Home Value $368,957


Median Household Income $46,085
Average Household Income $58,374
Per Capita Income $20,691
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.79% 0.98%
Households 0.62% 0.84%
Families 0.54% 0.83%
Median Household Income   1.02%
Per Capita Income   1.18%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Kapaau, HI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kapaau to the other 151 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Hawaii by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 101 34th
Population Density1 # 91 40th
Diversity Index2 # 12 92nd
Median Household Income # 131 14th
Per Capita Income # 124 19th

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