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Kalaoa, Hawaii - Basic Facts

The Kalaoa had a population of 12,110 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Kalaoa is located at latitude 19.7248 and longitude -155.9785 in Hawaii County. The formal boundaries for the Kalaoa encompass a land area of 39.17 sq. miles and a water area of 6.44 sq. miles. Hawaii County is in the Hawaii time zone (GMT -10). The elevation is 1,739 feet.

The Kalaoa (GNIS ID: ) has a U5 Census Class Code which indicates populated place that is also a census designated place with the same 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 Kalaoa is located within North Kona Division of Hawaii County.


Kalaoa, HI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 12,110 (100%)
Population in Households 12,086 (99.8%)
Population in Families 9,432 (77.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 24 ( 0.2%)
Population Density 309
Diversity Index2 84


Median Household Income $82,900
Average Household Income $103,277
% of Income for Mortgage4 28%
Per Capita Income $36,211
Wealth Index5 112


Total HU (Housing Units) 5,081 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,971 (58.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,289 (25.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 821 (16.2%)
Median Home Value $551,664
Average Home Value $634,009
Housing Affordability Index3 97


Total Households 4,260
Average Household Size 2.84
Family Households 2,954
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 2.25% 1.74%
Households 2.13% 1.71%
Families 2.24% 1.7%
Median Household Income   2.37%
Per Capita Income   2.74%
Owner Occupied HU   1.66%


Kalaoa, HI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kalaoa to the other 151 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Hawaii by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 28 82nd
Population Density # 110 28th
Median Household Income # 54 65th
Housing Affordability Index # 100 66th
Per Capita Income # 47 70th
Diversity Index # 75 50th

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