Kapaau, Hawaii

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Population in 2010: 1,734. Population change since 2000: +49.6%
Males: 904  (52.2%)
Females: 830  (47.8%)
Median resident age:  41.5 years
Hawaii median age:  38.1 years

Zip codes: 96755.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $55,123 (it was $45,764 in 2000)
Kapaau:

$55,123
HI:

$68,020

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $24,190 (it was $17,131 in 2000)

Kapaau CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $278,238 (it was $159,300 in 2000)
Kapaau:

$278,238
HI:

$500,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $355,643; Detached houses: $353,799

Median gross rent in 2013: $1,173.

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  • Races in Kapaau, HI (2010)

    Kapaau races chart
    • 52230.1%Asian alone
    • 47827.6%Two or more races
    • 33319.2%White alone
    • 27415.8%Hispanic
    • 1217.0%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 30.2%Black alone
    • 30.2%American Indian alone

Races in Kapaau detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Kapaau: 95.3 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Portuguese (10.8%), German (2.3%), English (1.6%), Irish (1.1%).

Current Local Time: HST (no DST) time zone

Elevation: 481 feet

Land area: 2.16 square miles.

Population density: 802 people per square mile   (low).

Kapaau,HI real estate house value index trend

Kapaau, Hawaii map

For population 25 years and over in Kapaau:

  • High school or higher: 93.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.9%
  • Unemployed: 4.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Kapaau CDP:

  • Never married: 30.2%
  • Now married: 43.6%
  • Separated: 4.4%
  • Widowed: 7.3%
  • Divorced: 14.5%

94 residents are foreign born (6.8% Asia).

This place:

8.1%
Hawaii:

17.5%



According to our research of Hawaii and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Kapaau, Hawaii as of September 04, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Kapaau to the number of sex offenders is 1,734 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $825 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $292 (0.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Honolulu, HI (150.3 miles , pop. 371,657).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2477.2 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Halaula, HI (1.2 miles ), Hawi, HI (1.4 miles ), North Kohala, HI (1.5 miles ), Kukuihaele, HI (4.2 miles ), Waimea, HI (4.2 miles ), South Kohala, HI (4.4 miles ), Waikoloa Village, HI (4.5 miles ), Puako, HI (4.6 miles ).

Latitude: 20.23 N, Longitude: 155.81 W

Kapaau household income distribution Kapaau home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.5%
Hawaii:

4.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (45%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (10%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (26%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (24%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (21%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (28%)
  • Sales and related occupations (23%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (4%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (4%)

Work and jobs in Kapaau: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Kapaau, Hawaii

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Kapaau-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Hawaii state average. It is 61% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/29/1975 at 14:47:40, a magnitude 7.2 (6.0 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.2 UK, 7.2 MS, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 73.9 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths)
On 8/21/1951 at 10:57:00, a magnitude 6.9 (6.9 UK, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 35.8 miles away from Kapaau center
On 10/15/2006 at 17:07:49, a magnitude 6.7 (6.2 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.7 MW, Depth: 24.2 mi) earthquake occurred 28.5 miles away from the city center
On 11/16/1983 at 16:13:00, a magnitude 6.7 (6.4 MB, 6.7 MS, 6.7 MW) earthquake occurred 61.8 miles away from the city center, causing $6,000,000 total damage
On 4/26/1973 at 20:26:28, a magnitude 6.3 (6.0 MB, 6.1 MS, 6.3 UK, 6.2 ML) earthquake occurred 49.4 miles away from Kapaau center
On 10/15/2006 at 17:14:12, a magnitude 6.0 (5.8 MB, 6.0 MW, Depth: 11.7 mi) earthquake occurred 19.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Hawaii County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 7, Earthquake: 1, Flood: 1, High Surf: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Storm: 1, Tsunami Wave: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Kapaau topographic map

Birthplace of: Stephen C. Stearns - Biologist.

Hospitals and medical centers in Kapaau:

  • KOHALA HOSPITAL (54-383 HOSPITAL ROAD)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Kapaau:

  • University of Hawaii at Hilo (about 60 miles; Hilo, HI; Full-time enrollment: 3,161)
  • Hawaii Community College (about 60 miles; Hilo, HI; FT enrollment: 2,137)
  • University of Hawaii Maui College (about 63 miles; Kahului, HI; FT enrollment: 2,492)
  • Kapiolani Community College (about 148 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 5,069)
  • Chaminade University of Honolulu (about 149 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 2,610)
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa (about 150 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 16,461)
  • Hawaii Pacific University (about 153 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 5,506)

Public high school in Kapaau:

Public elementary/middle schools in Kapaau:

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Notable location: Union Camp (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Kapaau: Saint Augustines Episcopal Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Saint Augustine Episcopal Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Kapaau: Kamehameha Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: ATV Outfitters Hawaii Limited (54-3877 Akoni Pule Hwy).

Hotels: Wilson Grant (54-3795 Akoni Pule Hwy), Kohala Country Adventures Guest House (Po Box 703), Kohala Club Hotel (54-3795 Akoni Pule Highway).

Hawaii County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 13.9%
(6.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 19.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 22.6% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.9 people
Hawaii:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  70.5%
Whole state:  68.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  8.0%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
25 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
19 people in nursing homes in 2000

Kapaau, Hawaii environmental map by EPA

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Kapaau compared to Hawaii state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.1
Hawaii average:

11.3

Kapaau travel time to work - commute Kapaau mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • No fuel used (88%)
  • Electricity (8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Kapaau:

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Religion statistics for Kapaau CDP (based on Hawaii County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Other38,70188
Catholic30,61622
Evangelical Protestant16,302120
Mainline Protestant5,88243
Orthodox251
None93,553-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 36
Hawaii County:

2.09 / 10,000 pop.
Hawaii:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 34
Hawaii County:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
Hawaii:

1.57 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 44
Hawaii County:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.72 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 143
Here:

8.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.00 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.1%
Hawaii:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Hawaii County:

21.2%
Hawaii:

20.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

10.3%
State:

9.2%

4.72% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,873 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.72%
Hawaii average:

5.49%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($341 average AGI)
Hawaii County:

0.06%
Hawaii average:

0.31%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Honolulu County, HI  0.93% ($35,267 average AGI)
from Maui County, HI  0.20% ($32,969)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.15% ($39,598)


4.46% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,270 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.46%
Hawaii average:

5.34%

0.10% of residents moved to foreign countries ($655 average AGI)
Hawaii County:

0.10%
Hawaii average:

0.28%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Honolulu County, HI  1.04% ($36,222 average AGI)
to Maui County, HI  0.21% ($35,265)
to Clark County, NV  0.14% ($34,656)

Strongest AM radio stations in Kapaau:

  • KUAU (1570 AM; 50 kW; HAIKU, HI; Owner: FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD-KAHULUI, MAUI)
  • KIPA (620 AM; 10 kW; NAALEHU, HI; Owner: BIG ISLAND RADIO)
  • KPUA (670 AM; 10 kW; HILO, HI; Owner: NEW WEST BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KAIM (870 AM; 50 kW; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF HAWAII, INC.)
  • KKON (790 AM; 5 kW; KEALAKEKUA, HI; Owner: BIG ISLAND RADIO ( HAWAII LIMITED PA)
  • KMVI (550 AM; 5 kW; WAILUKU, HI; Owner: PACIFIC RADIO GROUP,INC.)
  • KNUI (900 AM; 5 kW; KAHULUI, HI; Owner: PACIFIC RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KHLO (850 AM; 5 kW; HILO, HI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF HAWAII LICENSE, LLC)
  • KAOI (1110 AM; 5 kW; KIHEI, HI; Owner: VISIONARY RELATED ENTERTAINMENT, INC)
  • KHBC (1060 AM; 5 kW; HILO, HI; Owner: HILO BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KORL (690 AM; 10 kW; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: NEW WAVE BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • KGU (760 AM; 10 kW; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF HAWAII, INC.)
  • KHNR (650 AM; 10 kW; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF HAWAII, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Kapaau:

  • KKUA (90.7 FM; WAILUKU, HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KAGB (99.1 FM; WAIMEA, HI; Owner: BIG ISLAND RADIO)
  • KLUA (93.9 FM; KAILUA KONA, HI; Owner: BIG ISLAND RADIO)
  • KNUQ (103.7 FM; PAAUILO, HI; Owner: VISIONARY RELATED ENTERTAINMENT II,)
  • KAOY (101.5 FM; KEALAKEKUA, HI; Owner: BIG ISLAND RADIO ( HAWAII LIMITED PA)
  • KLEO (106.1 FM; KAHALUU, HI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF HAWAII LICENSE, LLC)
  • K220HA (91.9 FM; KIHEI, HI; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K210CM (89.9 FM; KIHEI, HI; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KJMD (98.3 FM; PUKALANI, HI; Owner: PACIFIC RADIO GROUP,INC.)
  • KONI (104.7 FM; LANAI CITY, HI; Owner: HOCHMAN HAWAII PUBLISHING, INC.)
  • KLHI-FM (101.1 FM; LAHAINA, HI; Owner: PACIFIC RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KNUI-FM (99.9 FM; KAHULUI, HI; Owner: PACIFIC RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KWYI (106.9 FM; KAWAIHAE, HI; Owner: COLIN H. NAITO)
  • KAOI-FM (95.1 FM; WAILUKU, HI; Owner: VISIONARY RELATED ENTERTAINMENT INC)

Kapaau fatal accident list:

Oct 8, 2012 10:30 AM, Sr-270, Lat: 20.22024, Lon: -155.74606, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Dec 30, 2010 01:00 PM, Pratt Road, Lat: 20.23897, Lon: -155.80529, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Oct 2, 2004 87:99 PM, Sr-270, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Apr 7, 2000 08:40 PM, Sr-270, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 2
Sep 23, 1979 10:40 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Kohala Police Sta (Lat: 20.230250 Lon: -155.798333), Structure height: 6 m, Call Sign: KNAR878
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.310 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/05/2004, Expiration Date: 05/26/2014
    Registrant: Hawaii County Police Department, 349 Kapiolani Street, Hilo, HI 96720, Phone: (808) 961-2280, Fax: (808) 961-8891, Email:
  • Kahua Ranch, 13.4 Km Sse Of (Lat: 20.125250 Lon: -155.777472), Type: Tower, Structure height: 19.8 m, Call Sign: WQFA727
    Assigned Frequencies: 48.4800 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/02/2006, Expiration Date: 06/02/2016, Certifier: Clyde H Nagata
    Registrant: Utility Telecom Consulting Group, Inc., 1554 St. Paul Street, Denver, CO 80206, Phone: (303) 840-1041, Fax: (303) 840-1029, Email:
  • Lat: 20.234583 Lon: -155.812556, Call Sign: WQOI421
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.735 MHz, 152.900 MHz, 152.930 MHz, 152.990 MHz, 160.200 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/05/2011, Expiration Date: 10/05/2021, Certifier: Robert Pacheco
    Registrant: West Hawaii Electronics, Inc., Post Office Box 2969, Kailua-Kona, HI 96745-2969, Phone: (808) 329-1252, Fax: (808) 885-8879, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • KAHUA RANCH, Kahua Ranch - 11.88 Km South South East Of Kapaau (Lat: 20.125611 Lon: -155.777722), Type: Tower, Structure height: 21.3 m, Overall height: 27.9 m, Call Sign: WPZJ364
    Assigned Frequencies: 6004.50 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, 5945.20 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/21/2004, Expiration Date: 01/21/2014, Certifier: Melvin C Morris
    Registrant: State Of Hawaii, 1177 Alakea St. Rm 201, Honolulu, HI 96813, Phone: (808) 586-1930, Fax: (808) 586-1962, Email:
  • Kahua Ranch, Kahua Ranch, 13.4 Km Sse Of (Lat: 20.125250 Lon: -155.777472), Type: Tower, Structure height: 7 m, Call Sign: WQDH877
    Assigned Frequencies: 933.575 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/31/2005, Expiration Date: 08/31/2015, Certifier: Clyde H Nagata
    Registrant: Utility Telecom Consulting Group, Inc., 1554 St. Paul Street, Denver, CO 80206, Phone: (303) 840-1041, Fax: (303) 840-1028, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Kapaau)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-22 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 94 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1922P , Serial Number: 22-2673, Year manufactured: 1955, Airworthiness Date: 06/29/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Marshall N Jr Ney, Po Box 12, Kapaau, HI 96755
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 180J (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 120 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5101Y , Serial Number: 18052550, Year manufactured: 1975, Airworthiness Date: 06/14/1984
    Registrant (Individual): Stephen W Groves, Po Box 1217, Kapaau, HI 96755

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 11
  • Hazardous Condition: 7
  • Service Call: 1

Incident types - Kapaau

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Kapaau, HI

Businesses in Kapaau, HI

  • True Value: 1

Kapaau on our top lists:

  • #2 on the list of "Top 100 most racially diverse cities"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most American Indian residents"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Accommodation and food services"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most Two or more races residents"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Accommodation and food services"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations:"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most Korean residents"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Kerry (Democrat) in the 2004 Presidential Election, pop. 50,000+"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that had a sunburn in the past 12 months"
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