Poipu, HI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Poipu, Hawaii - Basic Facts

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The Poipu Census Designated Place had a population of 1,091 as of July 1, 2017. Poipu 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 Poipu is located at latitude 21.8915 and longitude -159.4591 in Kauai County. The formal boundaries for the Poipu Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.57 sq. miles and a water area of 0.32 sq. miles. Kauai County is in the Hawaii time zone (GMT -10). The elevation is 30 feet.

The Poipu Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2414124) 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 Poipu Census Designated Place is located within Koloa-Poipu Division of Kauai County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Poipu 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 Poipu: Po‘ipu.

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


Total Population 1,091
Daytime Population: Workers 5,070
Daytime Population: Residents 558
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,628
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 5.16
Population in Households 1,089
Population in Familes 841
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 425
Diversity Index3 64


Median Household Income $90,621
Average Household Income $138,536
Per Capita Income $62,510


Total Housing Units 1,711 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 345 (20.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 147 ( 8.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,219 (71.2%)
Median Home Value $775,862
Average Home Value $801,662


Total Households 492
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 315
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 1.51% 1.36%
Households 1.33% 1.23%
Families 1.29% 1.3%
Median Household Income   0.44%
Per Capita Income   0.57%

Poipu, HI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Poipu 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 # 121 21st
Population Density # 103 32nd
Diversity Index # 140 8th
Median Household Income # 25 84th
Per Capita Income # 4 98th

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