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.
Real Estate Prices
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
Unlike some towns, Kapaau isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Kapaau are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Kapaau is a town of service providers, sales and office workers and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Kapaau who work in maintenance occupations (19.02%), office and administrative support (15.59%) and food service (13.74%).
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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
In Kapaau, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.40 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.