Kapaau, HI

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Kapaau Profile


Overview

Kapaau is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Hawaii. With a population of 1,819 people and just one neighborhood, Kapaau is the 48th largest community in Hawaii.

Housing costs in Kapaau are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Hawaii.

Occupations and Workforce

Kapaau is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Kapaau is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Kapaau who work in maintenance occupations (21.56%), food service (12.81%), and sales jobs (10.42%).

Setting & Lifestyle

Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Kapaau is worth considering.

Kapaau is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

In Kapaau, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.19 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

Kapaau Demographics

The citizens of Kapaau are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 21.49% of adults in Kapaau having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Kapaau in 2018 was $26,180, which is lower middle income relative to Hawaii, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $104,720 for a family of four. However, Kapaau contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Kapaau is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Kapaau home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Kapaau residents report their race to be Asian, followed by White. Kapaau also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 18.66% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Kapaau include European, Portuguese, German, Italian, and Swedish.

In addition, Kapaau has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (15.94%).

The most common language spoken in Kapaau is English. Other important languages spoken here include Pacific Island languages and Tagalog.


Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q2 2021. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Housing Market Details

 

AGE OF Kapaau, HI HOMES

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated August 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

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Migration & Mobility

 

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More diverse than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

total Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Violent Crime

violent Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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National Median: 4
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My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

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Kapaau VIOLENT CRIMES

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Neighborhood Property Crime

property Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

Property Crime Index By Type
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Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Kapaau Property CRIMES

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Neighborhood Public School Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Due to Covid-19, standardized testing did not take place during the 2019-2020 academic school year. Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2018
  • Educational Environment: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.
  • All data updated June 2021

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more about Scout's School Data

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

(100 is best)

Better than of U.S. schools.

Neighborhood School Quality Rating

Rates the quality of all K-12 public schools that serve this neighborhood. Info

Schools That Serve This Neighborhood

 
School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to HI* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
Honokaa High & Intermediate School
45 527 Pakalana St
Honokaa, HI 96727
07-12
Kohala High School
54 3611 Akoni Pule Hwy
Kapaau, HI 96755
09-12
Waimea Elementary School
67 1225 Mamalahoa Hwy
Kamuela, HI 96743
PK-05
Anuenue School
2528 10th Ave
Honolulu, HI 96816
PK-12
Kohala Elementary School
54 3609 Akoni Pule Hwy
Kapaau, HI 96755
PK-05
Kohala Middle School
53 4155 Akoni Pule Hwy
Kapaau, HI 96755
06-08
Ke Kula O Ehunuikaimalino School
81 1041 Konawaena School Rd
Kealakekua, HI 96750
PK-12
* 10 is highest

Neighborhood Educational Environment

Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
Children In The Neighborhood Living In Poverty

This neighborhood is served by 1 district:

HAWAII DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


Students Enrolled in This District


Schools in District


Students Per Classroom

District Quality Compared to Hawaii

(10 is best)

Better than of HI school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

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Schools In This District

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
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Asian Or Pacific Islander
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Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 45.5% 45.5%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 36.3% 36.3%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 9.2% 9.2%

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