Waimea, HI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Waimea, Hawaii - Basic Facts

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The Waimea Census Designated Place had a population of 1,927 as of July 1, 2016. Waimea ranks in the upper 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 Waimea is located at latitude 21.9665 and longitude -159.6694 in Kauai County. The formal boundaries for the Waimea Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.85 sq. miles and a water area of 0.33 sq. miles. Kauai County is in the Hawaii time zone (GMT -10). The elevation is 23 feet.

The Waimea Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2414165) 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 Waimea Census Designated Place is located within Kekaha-Waimea Division of Kauai County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Waimea 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 Waimea: Owaimea, Whymea, Wymoa.

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


Total Population 1,927
Population in Households 1,861
Population in Familes 1,527
Population in Group Qrtrs 66
Population Density1 1,041
Diversity Index2 88


Total Households 680
Average Household Size 2.74
Family Households 474
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 799 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 369 (46.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 311 (38.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 119 (14.9%)
Median Home Value $413,953
Average Home Value $460,054


Median Household Income $54,774
Average Household Income $68,067
Per Capita Income $26,996
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.61% 0.72%
Households 0.6% 0.72%
Families 0.52% 0.67%
Median Household Income   1.47%
Per Capita Income   1.42%
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.

Waimea, HI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Waimea 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 # 98 36th
Population Density1 # 72 52nd
Diversity Index2 # 33 78th
Median Household Income # 99 35th
Per Capita Income # 79 48th

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