Kapaa, HI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Kapaa, Hawaii - Basic Facts

The Kapaa Census Designated Place had a population of 11,335 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Kapaa is located at latitude 22.0882 and longitude -159.3519 in Kauai County. The formal boundaries for the Kapaa Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0.34 sq. miles. Kauai County is in the Hawaii time zone (GMT -10). The elevation is 121 feet.

The Kapaa Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2414065) 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 Kapaa Census Designated Place is located within Wailua-Anahola Division of Kauai County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Kapaa population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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


Total Population 11,335
Population in Households 11,184
Population in Familes 8,944
Population in Group Qrtrs 151
Population Density2 1,133
Diversity Index3 87


Median Household Income $68,446
Average Household Income $82,217
Per Capita Income $28,507


Total Housing Units 4,736 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,157 (45.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,625 (34.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 954 (20.1%)
Median Home Value $509,110
Average Home Value $603,848


Total Households 3,782
Average Household Size 2.96
Family Households 2,599
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 0.7% 0.74%
Households 0.42% 0.63%
Families 0.44% 0.62%
Median Household Income   2.0%
Per Capita Income   1.91%

Kapaa, HI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kapaa 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 # 30 81st
Population Density # 71 54th
Diversity Index # 51 67th
Median Household Income # 82 46th
Per Capita Income # 87 43rd

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