Poipu, Hawaii

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Population in 2010: 979.
Population change since 2000: -8.9%
Males: 433  (44.3%)
Females: 546  (55.7%)
Median resident age:

57.6 years
Hawaii median age:

39.2 years

Zip codes: 96756.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $95,822 (it was $51,442 in 2000)
Poipu:

$95,822
HI:

$77,765

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $55,244 (it was $35,800 in 2000)

Poipu CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $897,326 (it was $343,500 in 2000)
Poipu:

$897,326
HI:

$617,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: over $1,000,000; detached houses: over $1,000,000; townhouses or other attached units: over $1,000,000; in 2-unit structures: over $1,000,000; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $411,745

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,511.

March 2019 cost of living index in Poipu: 117.7 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 10.1%
(5.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 75.0% for American Indian residents, 2.9% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Poipu, HI (2010)
    • 61262.5%White alone
    • 13213.5%Asian alone
    • 10610.8%Two or more races
    • 808.2%Hispanic
    • 424.3%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 30.3%Other race alone
    • 20.2%Black alone
    • 20.2%American Indian alone

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

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Ancestries: German (13.1%), Irish (6.8%), Italian (3.9%), English (3.7%), Polish (2.5%), Russian (2.3%).

Current Local Time: HST (no DST) time zone

Elevation: 20 feet

Land area: 2.45 square miles.

Population density: 399 people per square mile   (very low).

Poipu, Hawaii map

99 residents are foreign born (3.3% North America, 2.4% Asia).

This place:

9.1%
Hawaii:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,943 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,152 (0.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ewa, HI (100.2 miles , pop. 272,328).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2627.6 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Koloa, HI (1.3 miles ),
Omao, HI (1.6 miles ),
Lawai, HI (2.0 miles ),
Kalaheo, HI (2.2 miles ),
Puhi, HI (2.7 miles ),
Eleele, HI (2.8 miles ),
Hanapepe, HI (2.9 miles ),
Lihue, HI (3.0 miles )

Latitude: 21.88 N, Longitude: 159.46 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 808

Distribution of median household income in Poipu, HI in 2017
Distribution of house value in Poipu, HI in 2017

Poipu tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.0%
Hawaii:

2.9%
Most common industries in Poipu, HI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (30.5%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (10.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.4%)
  • Educational services (6.2%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (5.2%)
  • Public administration (5.0%)
  • Construction (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (30.0%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (12.2%)
  • Public administration (8.4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (8.0%)
  • Construction (7.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (31.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (12.4%)
  • Educational services (11.3%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (9.1%)
  • Health care (5.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.7%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (3.6%)
Most common occupations in Poipu, HI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (10.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.9%)
  • Top executives (2.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (11.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (10.8%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.9%)
  • Carpenters (4.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (9.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.5%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (4.0%)

Average climate in Poipu, Hawaii

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Earthquake activity:

Poipu-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Hawaii state average. It is 72% 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 268.2 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 332.4 miles away from the city 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 264.6 miles away from Poipu center
On 11/16/1983 at 16:13:00, a magnitude 6.7 (6.4 MB, 6.7 MS, 6.7 MW) earthquake occurred 314.0 miles away from Poipu 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 311.5 miles away from Poipu 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 254.2 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 (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Landslides: 2, Mudslides: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, High Surf: 1, Hurricane: 1, Typhoon: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Poipu:

  • KAUAI HOSPICE (Hospital, about 8 miles away; LIHUE, HI)
  • ST.FRANCIS HOME CARE SERVICES - KAUAI (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; LIHUE, HI)
  • G N WILCOX MEM HOSP - SNF/ICF (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; LIHUE, HI)
  • KAUAI DIALYSIS FACILITY (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; LIHUE, HI)
  • KAUAI CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; WAIMEA, HI)
  • KAUAI VETERANS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; WAIMEA, HI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Poipu:

  • Brigham Young University-Hawaii (about 101 miles; Laie, HI; Full-time enrollment: 3,527)
  • Leeward Community College (about 101 miles; Pearl City, HI; FT enrollment: 4,589)
  • Honolulu Community College (about 110 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 2,538)
  • Hawaii Pacific University (about 111 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 5,506)
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa (about 114 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 16,461)
  • Chaminade University of Honolulu (about 115 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 2,610)
  • Kapiolani Community College (about 116 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 5,069)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Poipu: Hoai Heiau (A), Kiahuna Golf Course (B), Kauai Fire Department Koloa Station (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Poipu Shopping Village Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Poipu: San Raphael Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Beaches: Shipwreck Beach (A), Poipu Beach (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Kauai County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.2 people
Hawaii:

2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

64.2%
Whole state:

68.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

6.3%
Whole state:

7.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.9% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Poipu:

Marital status in Poipu, HI
  • Never married: 22.9%
  • Now married: 58.6%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 5.3%
  • Divorced: 12.7%

For population 25 years and over in Poipu:

  • High school or higher: 98.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 53.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 19.4%
  • Unemployed: 2.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.2
Hawaii average:

11.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Poipu
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Poipu, HI (based on Kauai County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Here:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
Hawaii:

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
Here:

0.96 / 10,000 pop.
Hawaii:

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:
Kauai County:

7.6%
Hawaii:

9.2%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

57.2%
Hawaii:

54.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Poipu:

55.3%
Hawaii:

50.1%

Average BMI:
Poipu:

27.7
State:

26.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
Poipu:

16.3%
Hawaii:

16.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Poipu:

11.4%
Hawaii:

18.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Poipu:

6.9
Hawaii:

6.8

Overweight people:
Poipu:

33.3%
State:

26.1%

General health condition:
Poipu:

60.7%
State:

57.0%

Average condition of hearing:
Poipu:

79.6%
Hawaii:

81.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Poipu, HI Residents

4.83% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($199,914 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.83%
Hawaii average:

5.19%

0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($645 average AGI)
Kauai County:

0.07%
Hawaii average:

0.26%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Honolulu County, HI  0.88% ($50,428 average AGI)
from Hawaii County, HI  0.20% ($39,102)
from Maui County, HI  0.19% ($51,429)


4.70% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($52,379 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.70%
Hawaii average:

5.62%

0.20% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,856 average AGI)
Kauai County:

0.20%
Hawaii average:

0.26%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Honolulu County, HI  0.84% ($44,279 average AGI)
to Maui County, HI  0.18% ($65,226)
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.17% ($38,520)

Strongest AM radio stations in Poipu:

  • 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.)
  • KHCM (940 AM; 10 kW; WAIPAHU, HI; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF HAWAII, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KSSK (590 AM; 8 kW; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KHVH (830 AM; 10 kW; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KLHT (1040 AM; 10 kW; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF HONOLULU, INC.)
  • KUAU (1570 AM; 50 kW; HAIKU, HI; Owner: FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD-KAHULUI, MAUI)
  • 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 Poipu:

  • K211DQ (90.1 FM; KAUAI, HI; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KSRF (95.9 FM; POIPU, HI; Owner: VISIONARY RELATED ENTERTAINMENT, INC)
  • KAQA (91.9 FM; KILAUEA, HI; Owner: KEKAHU FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • KAWV (98.1 FM; LIHUE, HI; Owner: O'HANA RADIO PARTNERS)
  • KFMN (96.9 FM; LIHUE, HI; Owner: FM 97 ASSOCIATES)
  • KSHK (103.3 FM; KEKAHA, HI; Owner: VISIONARY RELATED ENTERTAINMENT, INC)
  • KQNG-FM (93.5 FM; LIHUE, HI; Owner: VISONARY RELATED ENTERTAINMENT, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Poipu:

  • K55DZ (Channel 55; LIHUE, HI; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • K51BB (Channel 51; LIHUE, HI; Owner: KITV HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC. (CA CORP.))
  • K57BI (Channel 57; WAIMEA, HI; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • K63AI (Channel 63; KAUMAKANI, ETC., HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC TELEVISION FOUNDATION)
  • K69BZ (Channel 69; LIHUE, ETC., HI; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • K65BV (Channel 65; LIHUE, ETC., HI; Owner: RAYCOM NATIONAL, INC.)
  • K67AV (Channel 67; LIHUE, HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC TELEVISION FOUNDATION)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 16ft / 4.9mTotal length
  • $433,000Total costs
  • 1,679Total average daily traffic
  • 250Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,474Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 8. The highest number of reported fires - 17 took place in 2010, and the least - 2 in 2014. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Poipu, HI When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (78.9%), and Structure Fires (13.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Poipu, HI
    • 9778.9%Outside Fires
    • 1613.0%Structure Fires
    • 64.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 43.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Poipu, HI
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Poipu, HI
  • 80.4%No fuel used
  • 11.7%Electricity
  • 3.3%Wood
  • 2.1%Solar energy
  • 1.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Poipu, HI
  • 84.2%No fuel used
  • 13.9%Electricity
  • 1.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Poipu compared to Hawaii state average:

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

Poipu on our top lists:

  • #59 on the list of "Top 100 cities with smallest houses"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 100 cities with strongest arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services industries"
  • #66 (96756) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Portuguese first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest average weight of females"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
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