Kekaha, Hawaii

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Population in 2010: 3,537. Population change since 2000: +11.4%
Males: 1,830  (51.8%)
Females: 1,707  (48.2%)
Median resident age:  44.3 years
Hawaii median age:  38.1 years

Zip codes: 96752.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $54,417 (it was $41,103 in 2000)
Kekaha:

$54,417
HI:

$68,020

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $23,950 (it was $17,117 in 2000)

Kekaha CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $418,490 (it was $164,000 in 2000)
Kekaha:

$418,490
HI:

$500,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $441,019; Detached houses: $440,159; Townhouses or other attached units: $385,976

Median gross rent in 2013: $1,191.

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  • Races in Kekaha, HI (2010)

    Kekaha races chart
    • 1,07330.3%Asian alone
    • 93326.4%Two or more races
    • 58016.4%White alone
    • 52714.9%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 39711.2%Hispanic
    • 160.5%Black alone
    • 70.2%American Indian alone
    • 40.1%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Kekaha: 104.3 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (3.8%), French (3.5%), English (3.4%), Irish (2.3%), Portuguese (1.4%).

Current Local Time: HST (no DST) time zone

Elevation: 10 feet

Land area: 1.00 square miles.

Population density: 3,541 people per square mile   (average).

Kekaha,HI real estate house value index trend

Kekaha, Hawaii map

For population 25 years and over in Kekaha:

  • High school or higher: 88.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.2%
  • Unemployed: 7.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Kekaha CDP:

  • Never married: 28.6%
  • Now married: 53.4%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 8.6%
  • Divorced: 9.1%

625 residents are foreign born (18.8% Asia).

This place:

19.7%
Hawaii:

17.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,022 (0.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $242 (0.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ewa, HI (117.5 miles , pop. 272,328).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2639.1 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Pakala Village, HI (2.2 miles ), Kaumakani, HI (2.6 miles ), Hanapepe, HI (3.0 miles ), Eleele, HI (3.1 miles ), Kalaheo, HI (3.5 miles ), Lawai, HI (3.7 miles ), Omao, HI (3.9 miles ), Koloa, HI (4.1 miles ).

Latitude: 21.97 N, Longitude: 159.72 W

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

5.4%
Hawaii:

4.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (19%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (16%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)

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

Average climate in Kekaha, Hawaii

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Kekaha-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Hawaii state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/21/1951 at 10:57:00, a magnitude 6.9 (6.9 UK, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 285.1 miles away from the city center
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 349.4 miles away from Kekaha center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths)
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 281.6 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 331.0 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 328.7 miles away from Kekaha 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 271.3 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 Kauai County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 3, Mudslides: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, High Surf: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Typhoon: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Kekaha topographic map

Birthplace of: Kani Kauahi - Football player.

Hospitals and medical centers near Kekaha:

  • KAUAI VETERANS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; WAIMEA, HI)
  • KAUAI CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; WAIMEA, HI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Kekaha:

  • Brigham Young University-Hawaii (about 118 miles; Laie, HI; Full-time enrollment: 3,527)
  • Leeward Community College (about 119 miles; Pearl City, HI; FT enrollment: 4,589)
  • Honolulu Community College (about 127 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 2,538)
  • Hawaii Pacific University (about 128 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 5,506)
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa (about 131 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 16,461)
  • Chaminade University of Honolulu (about 132 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 2,610)
  • Kapiolani Community College (about 133 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 5,069)

Public high school in Kekaha:

Public elementary/middle school in Kekaha:

Private elementary/middle school in Kekaha:

  • ST THERESA AMRAE (Students: 149; Location: 8311 KAUMUALII HWY; Grades: PK - 8)
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Shopping Center: Waimea Canyon Plaza Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Kekaha: Saint Theresas Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Chinese Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Kekaha include: Faye Park (1), Kekaha Beach Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Komohana Cottages (P O Box 884).

Kauai 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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2006 was 18.8. This is significantly better than average.

City:

18.8
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2006 was 11.4. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 22.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.4
U.S.:

20.2
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 7.6%
(18.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 1.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 3.4% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 2.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  3.0 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:  6.7%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
5 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010

Kekaha, Hawaii environmental map by EPA

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Kekaha compared to Hawaii state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students 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:

10.5
Hawaii average:

11.3

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • No fuel used (83%)
  • Electricity (9%)
  • Solar energy (3%)
  • Utility gas (3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Kekaha CDP (based on Kauai County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic10,10810
Other7,64830
Evangelical Protestant5,72544
Mainline Protestant3,03322
None40,577-
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: 22
Kauai County:

3.51 / 10,000 pop.
Hawaii:

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

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 16
Kauai County:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
Hawaii:

1.57 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Kauai County:

0.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.72 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 87
Here:

13.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.2%
Hawaii:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Kauai County:

20.4%
Hawaii:

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

7.6%
State:

9.2%

4.60% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,810 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.60%
Hawaii average:

5.49%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,075 average AGI)
Kauai County:

0.09%
Hawaii average:

0.31%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Honolulu County, HI  0.83% ($40,269 average AGI)
from Maui County, HI  0.23% ($57,627)
from San Diego County, CA  0.17% ($56,023)


4.53% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($41,839 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.53%
Hawaii average:

5.34%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($613 average AGI)
Kauai County:

0.06%
Hawaii average:

0.28%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Honolulu County, HI  1.06% ($36,011 average AGI)
to Clark County, NV  0.18% ($30,478)
to Hawaii County, HI  0.17% ($38,349)

Strongest AM radio stations in Kekaha:

  • KUAI (720 AM; 5 kW; ELEELE, HI; Owner: VISIONARY RELATED ENTERTAINMENT, INC.)
  • KQNG (570 AM; 1 kW; LIHUE, HI; Owner: VISONARY RELATED ENTERTAINMENT, INC.)
  • KAIM (870 AM; 50 kW; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF HAWAII, INC.)
  • KHNR (650 AM; 10 kW; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF HAWAII, INC.)
  • KORL (690 AM; 10 kW; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: NEW WAVE BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • KHCM (940 AM; 10 kW; WAIPAHU, HI; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF HAWAII, INC.)
  • KGU (760 AM; 10 kW; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF HAWAII, INC.)
  • KSSK (590 AM; 8 kW; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KHVH (830 AM; 10 kW; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KUAU (1570 AM; 50 kW; HAIKU, HI; Owner: FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD-KAHULUI, MAUI)
  • KLHT (1040 AM; 10 kW; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF HONOLULU, INC.)
  • KUMU (1500 AM; 10 kW; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF OAHU LICENSE LLC)
  • KJPN (1370 AM; 6 kW; PEARL CITY, HI; Owner: DIAMOND BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Kekaha:

  • KSHK (103.3 FM; KEKAHA, HI; Owner: VISIONARY RELATED ENTERTAINMENT, INC)
  • KAQA (91.9 FM; KILAUEA, HI; Owner: KEKAHU FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • K211DQ (90.1 FM; KAUAI, HI; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KSRF (95.9 FM; POIPU, HI; Owner: VISIONARY RELATED ENTERTAINMENT, INC)
  • KAWV (98.1 FM; LIHUE, HI; Owner: O'HANA RADIO PARTNERS)
  • KITH (98.9 FM; KAPAA, HI; Owner: HOCHMAN HAWAII-TWO, INC.)
  • KHJC (88.9 FM; LIHUE, HI; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • KTOH (99.9 FM; KALAHEO, HI; Owner: HOCHMAN HAWAII-ONE, INC.)
  • KFMN-FM1 (96.9 FM; WAIMEA, ETC., HI; Owner: FM 97 ASSOCIATES)
  • KFMN (96.9 FM; LIHUE, HI; Owner: FM 97 ASSOCIATES)
  • KQNG-FM (93.5 FM; LIHUE, HI; Owner: VISONARY RELATED ENTERTAINMENT, INC.)
Kekaha fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2013

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2013 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Kekaha fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 8m26ftTotal length
  • $162,157,000Total costs
  • 20,970Total average daily traffic
  • 200Total average daily truck traffic
  • 27,640Total future (year 2020) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Kekaha)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Kekaha, HI)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • PMR BKG SDS, Ola Ka Moi Blvd, 6.4 Mi Nw Of (Lat: 22.031028 Lon: -159.780250), Overall height: 34.1 m, Call Sign: KUQ84
    Assigned Frequencies: 2171.60 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/22/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Cancellation Date: 05/21/2012, Certifier: John Komeiji
    Registrant: Hawaiian Telcom, Inc.,, 1177 Bishop Street, Honolulu, HI 96841, Phone: (808) 546-8799, Fax: (808) 546-3122, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

38 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Kekaha)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172N (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 75620 , Serial Number: 17267855, Year manufactured: 1976, Airworthiness Date: 09/17/1976
    Registrant (Individual): Jeffrey M Nitta, Box 623, Kekaha, HI 96752

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 16
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Kekaha, HI
Most common first names in Kekaha, HI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary1382.0 years
George1072.9 years
Juan980.9 years
Pedro875.4 years
Francisco882.7 years
Edward878.8 years
William574.0 years
John552.6 years
Virginia577.2 years
Frank576.8 years
Most common last names in Kekaha, HI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Kanahele662.8 years
Ruiz670.8 years
Fernandez576.4 years
Maeda570.2 years
Shimatsu579.8 years
Takanishi583.6 years
Kauahi474.5 years
Koike478.8 years
Nakaahiki471.3 years
Bisarra486.2 years

Kekaha on our top lists:

  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most American Indian residents"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most Filipino residents"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most Two or more races residents"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 100 most racially diverse cities"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Secretaries and administrative assistants"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Librarians, curators, and archivists"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Kerry (Democrat) in the 2004 Presidential Election, pop. 50,000+"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
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