Kahului HI

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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 Q3 2020. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more about Scout's Real Estate Data

Kahului Housing Market Information

With a population of 27,729, 7,914 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $875,589, Kahului house prices are not only among the most expensive in Hawaii, Kahului real estate also is some of the most expensive in all of America.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Kahului, accounting for 65.80% of the town's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Kahului include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 18.76%), row houses and other attached homes ( 9.51%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 5.52%).

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 56.40% owning and 43.60% 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 ( 30.14%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 20.95%). There's also some housing in Kahului built before 1939 ( 3.67%).

Kahului Home Appreciation Rates

In the last 10 years, Kahului has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. Kahului real estate appreciated 79.73% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 6.04%, putting Kahului in the top 10% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, Kahului definitely has a track record of being one of the best long term real estate investments in America through the last ten years.

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 7.72%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 96.60% 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 2.25%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 9.32%.

Importantly, this makes Kahului one of the highest appreciating communities in the nation for the latest quarter, and may signal the town'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
> $1,378,000 4.4
$1,034,001 - $1,378,000 17.1
$689,001 - $1,034,000 44.3
$551,001 - $689,000 17.0
$413,001 - $551,000 10.5
$276,001 - $413,000 2.6
$138,001 - $276,000 1.4
$69,001 - $138,000 2.1
$0 - $69,000 0.6

Very High for HI
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
1.91532846715328 16.3636363636364

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Kahului Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2020 Q2 - 2020 Q3
Last 12 Months:
2019 Q3 - 2020 Q3
Last 2 Years:
2018 Q3 - 2020 Q3
Last 5 Years:
2015 Q3 - 2020 Q3
Last 10 Years:
2010 Q3 - 2020 Q3
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2020 Q3
188.84% 5.24%
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,871 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 56.40
Renters 43.60
Vacant 7.21

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 21.0
1970 - 1999 45.2
1940 - 1969 30.1
1939 or Older 3.7

Types of Homes

Single-Family 65.8
Townhomes 9.5
Small Apt. Buildings 5.5
Apt. Complexes 18.8
Mobile Homes 0.4
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 3.63
1 Bedroom 8.29
2 Bedrooms 22.25
3 Bedrooms 40.71
4 Bedrooms 15.90
5 or more bedrooms 9.22