Kapolei is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Hawaii. With a population of 21,411 people and 14 constituent neighborhoods, Kapolei is the 11th largest community in Hawaii. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Kapolei, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Kapolei, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Kapolei’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Kapolei does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $116,128.00.
Housing costs in Kapolei 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.
There are quite a few people in the armed forces living in Kapolei, and when you visit or drive around town, you will see military people in and out of uniform, shopping, enjoying life, and being part of the community.
Also of interest is that Kapolei has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Kapolei 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.
One downside of living in Kapolei is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Kapolei, the average commute to work is 34.26 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
The overall education level of Kapolei citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 33.55% of adults in Kapolei have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Kapolei in 2018 was $41,203, which is upper middle income relative to Hawaii, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $164,812 for a family of four.
Kapolei is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Kapolei home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Kapolei residents report their race to be Asian, followed by Native Hawaiian. Kapolei also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.93% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Kapolei include German, Irish, English, Portuguese, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Kapolei is English. Other important languages spoken here include Pacific Island languages and Tagalog.