Kailua, HI Profile: Facts & Data


Kailua Local Links & Resources:
Resources | ALL Kailua Content
Planning to visit Kailua? See Local Hotels

Also See Kailua, HI: ZIP Codes & Maps

Kailua, Hawaii - Basic Facts

The Kailua CDP(1) had a population of 40,596 as of July 1, 2022. 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 10 feet.

The Kailua Census Designated Place 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.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

Jump to... (On This Page!)
  1. Kailua 2022 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates for Kailua (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
  1. Neighborhoods Demographics (Home Values, Household Income, etc.)
  2. Hawaii Research Tools (Easy Tools & Current Data)
  3. Hawaii Data Comparison Tool - 2022 Demographics

Kailua, HI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 40,596 (100%)
Population in Households 40,148 (98.9%)
Population in Families 32,969 (81.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 448 ( 1.1%)
Population Density 5,223
Diversity Index2 74


Median Household Income $124,656
Average Household Income $169,286
% of Income for Mortgage4 40%
Per Capita Income $59,010
Wealth Index5 210


Total HU (Housing Units) 15,607 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,396 (66.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,815 (24.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,397 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $947,771
Average Home Value $1,125,010
Housing Affordability Index3 66


Total Households 14,210
Average Household Size 2.83
Family Households 10,328
Average Family Size 3.00
  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.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population 0.09% -0.28%
Households 0.11% -0.24%
Families   -0.19%
Median Household Income   2.91%
Per Capita Income   2.71%
Owner Occupied HU   0.08%

Kailua, HI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kailua to the other 163 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Hawaii by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 22 87th
Median Household Income # 7 96th
Housing Affordability Index # 80 49th
Per Capita Income # 13 93rd
Diversity Index # 88 47th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Hawaii Census Data Comparison Tool.

Kailua, HI - Most Popular Things to Do

Also See: Nearby Hotels | Driving Directions

Use HTL Address Research for a Hawaii Address and get...

Boundary Maps, Demographic Data, School Zones Review maps and data for the neighborhood, city, county, ZIP Code, and school zone. July 1, 2022, data includes home values, household income, percentage of homes owned, rented or vacant, etc.

Quick & Easy Ways to...

  1. Get Current Demographic Data for Cities, Towns, and ZIP Codes
  2. View Boundary Maps, for Cities, Towns, and ZIP Codes
  3. Locate Physical, Cultural, and Historical Features

Hawaii Census Data Comparison Tool

Compare Hawaii July 1, 2022 Data
Highest or Lowest: