Kaunakakai, HI Profile: Facts & Data


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Kaunakakai, Hawaii - Basic Facts

The Kaunakakai Census Designated Place had a population of 3,608 as of July 1, 2018. Kaunakakai ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper 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 Kaunakakai is located at latitude 21.0942 and longitude -157.0009 in Maui County. The formal boundaries for the Kaunakakai Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.83 sq. miles and a water area of 3.62 sq. miles. Maui County is in the Hawaii time zone (GMT -10). The elevation is 20 feet.

The Kaunakakai Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2414069) 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 Kaunakakai Census Designated Place is located within East Molokai Division of Maui County.

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


Total Population 3,608
Population in Households 3,608
Population in Familes 2,970
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 281
Diversity Index3 89


Median Household Income $50,540
Average Household Income $69,205
Per Capita Income $25,111


Total Housing Units 1,615 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 823 (51.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 478 (29.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 314 (19.4%)
Median Home Value $447,273
Average Home Value $569,569


Total Households 1,301
Average Household Size 2.77
Family Households 875
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 0.63% 0.8%
Households 0.45% 0.76%
Families 0.35% 0.72%
Median Household Income   1.74%
Per Capita Income   3.64%

Kaunakakai, HI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kaunakakai 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 # 71 54th
Population Density # 117 23rd
Diversity Index # 21 87th
Median Household Income # 127 17th
Per Capita Income # 104 32nd

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