Puhi, HI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Puhi Census Designated Place had a population of 3,346 as of July 1, 2017. Puhi 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 Puhi is located at latitude 21.9616 and longitude -159.3917 in Kauai County. The formal boundaries for the Puhi Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Kauai County is in the Hawaii time zone (GMT -10). The elevation is 318 feet.

The Puhi Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2414127) 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 Puhi Census Designated Place is located within Puhi-Hanamaulu Division of Kauai County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Puhi 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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Puhi, HI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,346
Daytime Population: Workers 1,366
Daytime Population: Residents 1,690
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,056
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.91
Population in Households 3,001
Population in Familes 2,476
Population in Group Qrtrs 345
Population Density2 3,762
Diversity Index3 74


Median Household Income $70,670
Average Household Income $98,682
Per Capita Income $33,837


Total Housing Units 1,163 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 641 (55.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 430 (37.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 92 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $425,641
Average Home Value $417,383


Total Households 1,071
Average Household Size 2.8
Family Households 750
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 1.96% 1.67%
Households 1.94% 1.7%
Families 1.76% 1.68%
Median Household Income   1.9%
Per Capita Income   1.78%

Puhi, HI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Puhi 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 # 76 50th
Population Density # 30 81st
Diversity Index # 116 24th
Median Household Income # 66 57th
Per Capita Income # 47 70th

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