Punaluu, HI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Punaluu, Hawaii - Basic Facts

The Punaluu Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Honolulu County at latitude 21.5819 and longitude -157.8896. Honolulu County is in the Hawaii time zone (GMT -10). The elevation is 10 feet.

The formal official name is the Punaluu Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Punaluu, Hawaii.

The U5 Census Class Code for Punaluu indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Punaluu Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0.47 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Punaluu: Punaluu Park.

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Punaluu, HI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,189
Population in Households 1,144
Population in Familes 903
Population in Group Qrtrs 45
Population Density1 745
Diversity Index2 86


Total Households 446
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 281
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 627 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 161 (25.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 285 (45.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 181 (28.9%)
Median Home Value $456,667
Average Home Value $438,975


Median Household Income $55,231
Average Household Income $73,729
Per Capita Income $26,612
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.5% 0.79%
Households 0.59% 0.88%
Families 1.3% 0.77%
Median Household Income   2.36%
Per Capita Income   3.1%
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.


Punaluu, HI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Punaluu to the other 151 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Hawaii by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 114 25th
Population Density1 # 84 45th
Diversity Index2 # 53 66th
Median Household Income # 96 37th
Per Capita Income # 68 56th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Hawaii Census Data Comparison Tool.