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The Eleele CDP(1) had a population of 2,429 as of July 1, 2021. Eleele ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower 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 Eleele is located at latitude 21.9074 and longitude -159.5832 in Kauai County. The formal boundaries for the Eleele Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 0.77 sq. miles and a water area of 0.31 sq. miles. Kauai County is in the Hawaii time zone (GMT -10). The elevation is 118 feet.

The Eleele 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 Eleele Census Designated Place is located within Eleele-Kalaheo Division of Kauai County.

  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.

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Eleele, HI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 2,429 (100%)
Population in Households 2,429 (100.0%)
Population in Families 2,122 (87.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 3,133
Diversity Index2 73


Median Household Income $85,169
Average Household Income $93,932
% of Income for Mortgage4 23%
Per Capita Income $28,771
Wealth Index5 90


Total HU (Housing Units) 802 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 536 (66.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 208 (25.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 58 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $460,345
Average Home Value $501,772
Housing Affordability Index3 115


Total Households 744
Average Household Size 3.26
Family Households 584
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.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.14% 0.12%
Households 0.05% 0.11%
Families 0.02% 0.1%
Median Household Income   1.01%
Per Capita Income   1.5%
Owner Occupied HU   0.26%

Eleele, HI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Eleele to the other 151 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Hawaii by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 88 42nd
Population Density # 36 77th
Median Household Income # 53 66th
Housing Affordability Index # 139 92nd
Per Capita Income # 91 40th
Diversity Index # 120 21st

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