Waimea, HI Profile: Facts & Data


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Waimea, Hawaii - Basic Facts

The Waimea Census Designated Place had a population of 1,945 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Waimea is located at latitude 21.9665 and longitude -159.6694 in Kauai County. The formal boundaries for the Waimea Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.85 sq. miles and a water area of 0.33 sq. miles. Kauai County is in the Hawaii time zone (GMT -10). The elevation is 23 feet.

The Waimea Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2414165) 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 Waimea Census Designated Place is located within Kekaha-Waimea Division of Kauai County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Waimea: Owaimea, Whymea, Wymoa.

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


Total Population 1,945
Population in Households 1,878
Population in Familes 1,545
Population in Group Qrtrs 67
Population Density2 1,050
Diversity Index3 88


Median Household Income $62,234
Average Household Income $78,723
Per Capita Income $30,111


Total Housing Units 783 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 360 (46.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 310 (39.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 112 (14.3%)
Median Home Value $440,556
Average Home Value $475,139


Total Households 671
Average Household Size 2.8
Family Households 466
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.58% 0.61%
Households 0.29% 0.5%
Families 0.18% 0.51%
Median Household Income   0.93%
Per Capita Income   1.43%

Waimea, HI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Waimea 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 # 97 36th
Population Density # 73 52nd
Diversity Index # 40 74th
Median Household Income # 92 40th
Per Capita Income # 72 53rd

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