Waimea, HI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Waimea, Hawaii - Basic Facts

The Waimea Census Designated Place had a population of 10,991 as of July 1, 2018. Waimea 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 Waimea is located at latitude 20.0103 and longitude -155.6255 in Hawaii County. The formal boundaries for the Waimea Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 39.29 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Hawaii County is in the Hawaii time zone (GMT -10). The elevation is 2,667 feet.

The Waimea Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2414164) 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 Waimea Census Designated Place is located within South Kohala Division of Hawaii County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Waimea 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 Waimea: Kamuela.

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


Total Population 10,991
Population in Households 10,747
Population in Familes 8,938
Population in Group Qrtrs 244
Population Density2 280
Diversity Index3 88


Median Household Income $77,555
Average Household Income $106,111
Per Capita Income $37,768


Total Housing Units 4,099 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,619 (63.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,077 (26.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 403 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $505,496
Average Home Value $559,049


Total Households 3,696
Average Household Size 2.91
Family Households 2,644
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 2.16% 1.99%
Households 1.96% 1.97%
Families 1.92% 1.95%
Median Household Income   1.2%
Per Capita Income   1.63%

Waimea, HI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Waimea 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 # 32 79th
Population Density # 118 23rd
Diversity Index # 30 81st
Median Household Income # 53 66th
Per Capita Income # 33 79th

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