Kailua, HI Profile: Facts & Data

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Kailua, Hawaii - Basic Facts

The Kailua Census Designated Place had a population of 39,912 as of July 1, 2019. Kailua ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Hawaii. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Kailua is located at latitude 21.4022 and longitude -157.7394 in Honolulu County. The formal boundaries for the Kailua Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 7.75 sq. miles and a water area of 2.82 sq. miles. Honolulu County is in the Hawaii time zone (GMT -10). The elevation is 0 feet.

The Kailua Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2414059) 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 Koolaupoko Division of Honolulu County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Kailua: Lanikai.

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Kailua, HI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Kailua, HI Housing Affordability Index is 63
State of Hawaii Housing Affordability Index is 65
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Kailua, HI Wealth Index is 230
State of Hawaii Wealth Index is 124
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 39,912
Population in Households 39,792
Population in Familes 32,814
Population in Group Qrtrs 120
Population Density 5,139
Diversity Index1 80
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $114,997
Average Household Income $150,502
Per Capita Income $49,244
Wealth Index3 230

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 13,901 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,342 (67.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,711 (26.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 848 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $985,285
Housing Affordability Index2 63
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 13,053
Average Household Size 3.05
Family Households 9,729
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.35% 0.24%
Households 0.11% 0.12%
Families 0.08% 0.11%
Median Household Income   2.01%
Per Capita Income   2.13%

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, 2019 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 # 6 97th
Population Density # 24 85th
Diversity Index # 90 41st
Median Household Income # 9 95th
Per Capita Income # 13 92nd

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