Kilauea, HI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Kilauea, Hawaii - Basic Facts

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The Kilauea Census Designated Place had a population of 3,138 as of July 1, 2017. Kilauea ranks in 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 Kilauea is located at latitude 22.2124 and longitude -159.3988 in Kauai County. The formal boundaries for the Kilauea Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.95 sq. miles and a water area of 0.3 sq. miles. Kauai County is in the Hawaii time zone (GMT -10). The elevation is 322 feet.

The Kilauea Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2414075) 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 Kilauea Census Designated Place is located within Hanalei Division of Kauai County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Kilauea population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Kilauea, HI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,138
Daytime Population: Workers 598
Daytime Population: Residents 1,476
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,074
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.66
Population in Households 3,122
Population in Familes 2,430
Population in Group Qrtrs 16
Population Density2 633
Diversity Index3 73


Median Household Income $54,502
Average Household Income $86,594
Per Capita Income $30,086


Total Housing Units 1,165 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 652 (56.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 410 (35.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 103 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $609,223
Average Home Value $708,512


Total Households 1,062
Average Household Size 2.94
Family Households 730
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 1.57% 1.42%
Households 1.43% 1.32%
Families 1.15% 1.28%
Median Household Income   5.12%
Per Capita Income   2.4%

Kilauea, HI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kilauea to the other 151 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Hawaii by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 77 50th
Population Density # 93 39th
Diversity Index # 122 20th
Median Household Income # 105 31st
Per Capita Income # 64 58th

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