Kapaa, HI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Kapaa, Hawaii - Basic Facts

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The Kapaa Census Designated Place had a population of 11,173 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Kapaa is located at latitude 22.0882 and longitude -159.3519 in Kauai County. The formal boundaries for the Kapaa Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0.34 sq. miles. Kauai County is in the Hawaii time zone (GMT -10). The elevation is 121 feet.

The Kapaa Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2414065) 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 Kapaa Census Designated Place is located within Wailua-Anahola Division of Kauai County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Kapaa population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Kapaa Census Designated Place, HI Boundary Map

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


Total Population 11,173
Population in Households 11,026
Population in Familes 8,788
Population in Group Qrtrs 147
Population Density1 1,117
Diversity Index2 86


Total Households 3,827
Average Household Size 2.88
Family Households 2,629
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,813 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,200 (45.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,627 (33.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 986 (20.5%)
Median Home Value $471,164
Average Home Value $538,216


Median Household Income $58,273
Average Household Income $73,034
Per Capita Income $26,078
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.7% 0.84%
Households 0.75% 0.87%
Families 0.77% 0.85%
Median Household Income   1.52%
Per Capita Income   1.58%
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.

Kapaa, HI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kapaa 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 # 30 81st
Population Density1 # 70 54th
Diversity Index2 # 50 69th
Median Household Income # 88 42nd
Per Capita Income # 85 44th

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