Kapaau, HI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Kapaau, Hawaii - Basic Facts

The Kapaau Census Designated Place had a population of 1,889 as of July 1, 2018. Kapaau 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 Kapaau is located at latitude 20.224 and longitude -155.8083 in Hawaii County. The formal boundaries for the Kapaau Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.87 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hawaii County is in the Hawaii time zone (GMT -10). The elevation is 486 feet.

The Kapaau Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2414066) 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 Kapaau Census Designated Place is located within North Kohala Division of Hawaii County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Kapaau 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 Kapaau: Kapa‘au.

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


Total Population 1,889
Population in Households 1,863
Population in Familes 1,566
Population in Group Qrtrs 26
Population Density2 658
Diversity Index3 90


Median Household Income $50,122
Average Household Income $68,241
Per Capita Income $23,804


Total Housing Units 699 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 427 (61.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 199 (28.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 73 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $383,333
Average Home Value $376,464


Total Households 626
Average Household Size 2.98
Family Households 439
Average Family Size 4
  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 1.04% 1.2%
Households 0.85% 1.19%
Families 0.77% 1.16%
Median Household Income   3.17%
Per Capita Income   2.29%

Kapaau, HI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kapaau 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 # 102 33rd
Population Density # 90 41st
Diversity Index # 12 93rd
Median Household Income # 131 14th
Per Capita Income # 114 25th

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