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Naalehu, Hawaii - Basic Facts

The Naalehu Census Designated Place had a population of 944 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Naalehu is located at latitude 19.0618 and longitude -155.5828 in Hawaii County. The formal boundaries for the Naalehu Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 2.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hawaii County is in the Hawaii time zone (GMT -10). The elevation is 659 feet.

The Naalehu Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2414105) 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 Naalehu Census Designated Place is located within Kau Division of Hawaii County.


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


Total Population 944 (100%)
Population in Households 944 (100.0%)
Population in Families 813 (86.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 436
Diversity Index2 86


Median Household Income $54,606
Average Household Income $78,504
% of Income for Mortgage4 14%
Per Capita Income $22,992
Wealth Index5 88


Total HU (Housing Units) 324 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 195 (60.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 73 (22.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 56 (17.3%)
Median Home Value $187,821
Average Home Value $228,590
Housing Affordability Index3 189


Total Households 268
Average Household Size 3.52
Family Households 201
Average Family Size 4
  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 0.84% 0.81%
Households 0.64% 0.74%
Families 0.45% 0.69%
Median Household Income   1.16%
Per Capita Income   0.39%
Owner Occupied HU   1.3%


Naalehu, HI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Naalehu 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 # 126 17th
Population Density # 101 34th
Median Household Income # 123 19th
Housing Affordability Index # 151 100th
Per Capita Income # 127 17th
Diversity Index # 54 64th

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