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Kapolei, HI
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Living in Kapolei


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 $115,000.00.

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.

Kapolei is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Kapolei is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Kapolei who work in office and administrative support (15.68%), sales jobs (10.59%), and management occupations (9.58%).

There are many members of the armed forces living in Kapolei. You will notice when you visit or live here that some of the people you meet or see around town are employed by the armed services - even if they are not always in uniform.

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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

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 34.49 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Kapolei is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Kapolei area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The education level of Kapolei citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 35.38% of adults in Kapolei have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Kapolei in 2018 was $38,093, which is upper middle income relative to Hawaii and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $152,372 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 13.49% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Kapolei include German, Irish, Portuguese, English, and Italian.

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