Kealakekua, HI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Kealakekua, Hawaii - Basic Facts

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The Kealakekua Census Designated Place had a population of 2,131 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Kealakekua is located at latitude 19.5286 and longitude -155.9033 in Hawaii County. The formal boundaries for the Kealakekua Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.23 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hawaii County is in the Hawaii time zone (GMT -10). The elevation is 1,427 feet.

The Kealakekua Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2414072) 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 Kealakekua Census Designated Place is located within South Kona Division of Hawaii County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Kealakekua 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 Kealakekua: Karacacooa, Karakakoa, Karakakoua, Kealakeakua, Ke-ala-ke-kua.

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


Total Population 2,131
Population in Households 2,101
Population in Familes 1,625
Population in Group Qrtrs 30
Population Density1 295
Diversity Index2 86


Total Households 782
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 502
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 848 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 409 (48.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 373 (44.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 66 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $500,000
Average Home Value $541,280


Median Household Income $52,678
Average Household Income $70,805
Per Capita Income $27,451
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.87% 1.04%
Households 0.69% 0.9%
Families 1.13% 0.9%
Median Household Income   1.38%
Per Capita Income   1.39%
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.

Kealakekua, HI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kealakekua 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 # 94 38th
Population Density1 # 109 28th
Diversity Index2 # 56 63rd
Median Household Income # 107 30th
Per Capita Income # 76 50th

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