Kalihi Wai, HI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Kalihi Wai, Hawaii - Basic Facts

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The Kalihiwai Census Designated Place had a population of 441 as of July 1, 2016. Kalihi Wai ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Kalihi Wai is located at latitude 22.2176 and longitude -159.4492 in Kauai County. The formal boundaries for the Kalihiwai Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.66 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles. Kauai County is in the Hawaii time zone (GMT -10). The elevation is 26 feet.

The Kalihiwai Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2414062) 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 Kalihiwai Census Designated Place is located within Hanalei Division of Kauai County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Kalihi Wai 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 Kalihi Wai: Kalihiwai.

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


Total Population 441
Population in Households 433
Population in Familes 341
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density1 166
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 160
Average Household Size 2.71
Family Households 112
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 216 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 108 (50.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 52 (24.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 56 (25.9%)
Median Home Value $1,000,001
Average Home Value $903,899


Median Household Income $63,897
Average Household Income $92,695
Per Capita Income $36,064
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.48% 0.76%
Households 0.41% 0.74%
Families 1.51% 0.7%
Median Household Income   3.87%
Per Capita Income   1.82%
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.

Kalihi Wai, HI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kalihi Wai 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 # 140 8th
Population Density1 # 126 17th
Diversity Index2 # 146 5th
Median Household Income # 77 50th
Per Capita Income # 23 85th

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