Kailua, HI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Kailua, Hawaii - Basic Facts

The Kailua Census Designated Place had a population of 40,327 as of July 1, 2017. Kailua ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Hawaii. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Kailua is located at latitude 21.3968 and longitude -157.7358 in Honolulu County. The formal boundaries for the Kailua Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.75 sq. miles and a water area of 2.82 sq. miles. Honolulu County is in the Hawaii time zone (GMT -10). The elevation is 0 feet.

The Kailua Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2414059) 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 Kailua Census Designated Place is located within Koolaupoko Division of Honolulu County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Kailua population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Kailua: Lanikai.

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Kailua, HI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 40,327
Daytime Population: Workers 14,249
Daytime Population: Residents 18,816
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 33,065
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.82
Population in Households 40,206
Population in Familes 33,202
Population in Group Qrtrs 121
Population Density2 5,202
Diversity Index3 79


Median Household Income $104,872
Average Household Income $135,068
Per Capita Income $44,526


Total Housing Units 14,093 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,530 (67.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,727 (26.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 837 ( 5.9%)
Median Home Value $872,005
Average Home Value $888,288


Total Households 13,256
Average Household Size 3.03
Family Households 9,855
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.59% 0.71%
Households 0.35% 0.58%
Families 0.29% 0.55%
Median Household Income   1.27%
Per Capita Income   1.99%

Kailua, HI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kailua to the other 151 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Hawaii by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 6 97th
Population Density # 24 85th
Diversity Index # 100 34th
Median Household Income # 12 93rd
Per Capita Income # 17 89th

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