Hanalei, HI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Hanalei, Hawaii - Basic Facts

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The Hanalei Census Designated Place had a population of 480 as of July 1, 2017. Hanalei ranks in the lower 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 Hanalei is located at latitude 22.2038 and longitude -159.4977 in Kauai County. The formal boundaries for the Hanalei Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.67 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Kauai County is in the Hawaii time zone (GMT -10). The elevation is 10 feet.

The Hanalei Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2414031) 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 Hanalei Census Designated Place is located within Hanalei Division of Kauai County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hanalei 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 Hanalei: Hanalai, Hanale, Hanalu.

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


Total Population 480
Daytime Population: Workers 944
Daytime Population: Residents 230
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,174
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.45
Population in Households 479
Population in Familes 350
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 716
Diversity Index3 69


Median Household Income $50,456
Average Household Income $74,680
Per Capita Income $30,035


Total Housing Units 349 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 96 (27.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 99 (28.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 154 (44.1%)
Median Home Value $1,000,001
Average Home Value $1,072,656


Total Households 195
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 120
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.
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.89% 0.82%
Households 0.65% 0.71%
Families 0.59% 0.66%
Median Household Income   3.28%
Per Capita Income   1.99%

Hanalei, HI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hanalei 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 # 135 11th
Population Density # 86 44th
Diversity Index # 131 14th
Median Household Income # 127 17th
Per Capita Income # 65 58th

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