Kailua, HI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Kailua, Hawaii - Basic Facts

The Kailua Census Designated Place had a population of 13,392 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Kailua is located at latitude 19.6686 and longitude -155.9187 in Hawaii County. The formal boundaries for the Kailua Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 35.63 sq. miles and a water area of 4.26 sq. miles. Hawaii County is in the Hawaii time zone (GMT -10). The elevation is 52 feet.

The Kailua Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2414058) 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 Kailua Census Designated Place is located within North Kona Division of Hawaii County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Kailua population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Kailua: Kailau, Kailua Kona, Kairua, Kayakakoua.

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Kailua, HI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 13,392
Population in Households 12,906
Population in Familes 10,003
Population in Group Qrtrs 486
Population Density2 376
Diversity Index3 86


Median Household Income $62,339
Average Household Income $83,166
Per Capita Income $30,910


Total Housing Units 5,805 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,571 (44.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,065 (35.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,169 (20.1%)
Median Home Value $440,000
Average Home Value $478,492


Total Households 4,636
Average Household Size 2.78
Family Households 2,982
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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.36% 1.54%
Households 1.22% 1.52%
Families 1.12% 1.53%
Median Household Income   2.2%
Per Capita Income   2.39%

Kailua, HI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kailua to the other 151 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Hawaii by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 24 85th
Population Density # 105 31st
Diversity Index # 55 66th
Median Household Income # 91 40th
Per Capita Income # 64 58th

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