Kahului, HI


Highest Appreciating Kahului Neighborhoods Since 2000

Kahului, HI Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q4 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2016 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Kahului Housing Market Information

With a population of 27,729, 7,404 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $680,379, real estate costs in Kahului are among some of the highest in the nation, although house prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive Hawaii communities.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Kahului, accounting for 63.03% of the town's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Kahului include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 18.80%), row houses and other attached homes ( 10.78%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 7.08%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Kahului are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The town has a mixture of owners and renters, with 53.06% owning and 46.94% renting.

There is a lot of housing in Kahului built from 1970 to 1999 so parts of town may have that "Brady Bunch" look of homes popular in the '70s and early '80s, although some of these houses were built up through the early '90s as well. There is also a lot of housing in Kahului built between 1940-1969 ( 33.54%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 18.10%). There's also some housing in Kahului built before 1939 ( 4.00%).

Kahului Home Appreciation Rates

Kahului's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in Kahului during the period has been just -0.53%, which is lower than 70% of US communities.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Kahului that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Kahului real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Kahului appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 10.16%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 90.90% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Kahului. Kahului appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 3.48%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 14.65%.

Importantly, NeighborhoodScout’s exclusive research found that Kahului's housing market shows one of the <a href="/blog/highest-appreciating-cities">top real estate appreciation rates in the U.S.A.</a> in the latest quarter, which may signal the city’s near-future real estate investment strength.

Relative to Hawaii, our data show that Kahului's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 80% of the other cities and towns in Hawaii.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,314,000 3.7
$986,001 - $1,314,000 12.3
$657,001 - $986,000 35.2
$526,001 - $657,000 23.3
$394,001 - $526,000 14.9
$263,001 - $394,000 2.8
$131,001 - $263,000 2.6
$66,001 - $131,000 3.2
$0 - $66,000 2.1

High for HI
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
3.166891061289 36.5384615384615

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Kahului Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2017 Q3 - 2017 Q4
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q4 - 2017 Q4
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q4 - 2017 Q4
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q4 - 2017 Q4
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q4 - 2017 Q4
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q4
132.33% 4.79%
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,644 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 53.06
Renters 46.94
Vacant 7.66

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 18.1
1970 - 1999 44.4
1940 - 1969 33.5
1939 or Older 4.0

Types of Homes

Single-Family 63.0
Townhomes 10.8
Small Apt. Buildings 7.1
Apt. Complexes 18.8
Mobile Homes 0.3
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 2.26
1 Bedroom 8.72
2 Bedrooms 25.92
3 Bedrooms 40.06
4 Bedrooms 13.98
5 or more bedrooms 9.07