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Kaunakakai, Hawaii - Basic Facts

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The Kaunakakai Census Designated Place had a population of 3,601 as of July 1, 2016. Kaunakakai ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Kaunakakai is located at latitude 21.0942 and longitude -157.0009 in Maui County. The formal boundaries for the Kaunakakai Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.83 sq. miles and a water area of 3.62 sq. miles. Maui County is in the Hawaii time zone (GMT -10). The elevation is 20 feet.

The Kaunakakai Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2414069) 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 Kaunakakai Census Designated Place is located within East Molokai Division of Maui County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Kaunakakai 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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Kaunakakai, HI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,601
Population in Households 3,601
Population in Familes 2,953
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 281
Diversity Index2 89


Total Households 1,321
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 887
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,645 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 836 (50.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 485 (29.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 324 (19.7%)
Median Home Value $343,500
Average Home Value $464,427


Median Household Income $48,051
Average Household Income $63,604
Per Capita Income $23,479
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.8% 1.05%
Households 0.84% 1.08%
Families 0.68% 1.06%
Median Household Income   -2.35%
Per Capita Income   0.54%
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.

Kaunakakai, HI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kaunakakai 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 # 72 53rd
Population Density1 # 114 25th
Diversity Index2 # 19 88th
Median Household Income # 123 19th
Per Capita Income # 101 34th

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