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Population in 2010: 2,254. Population change since 2000: +8.2%
Males: 1,050  (46.6%)
Females: 1,204  (53.4%)

Median resident age:  44.1 years
Hawaii median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 96746.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $55,666 (it was $45,875 in 2000)
Wailua:

$55,666
HI:

$66,259
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $31,829

Wailua CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $412,187 (it was $197,900 in 2000)
Wailua:

$412,187
HI:

$496,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $611,973; Detached houses: $599,088; Townhouses or other attached units: $1,265,436; In 2-unit structures: $514,083; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $636,467

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,415.

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Wailua races chart
  • Asian alone - 693 (30.7%)
  • White alone - 681 (30.2%)
  • Two or more races - 473 (21.0%)
  • Hispanic - 225 (10.0%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 165 (7.3%)
  • Black alone - 14 (0.6%)
  • Other race alone - 2 (0.09%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.04%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Wailua: 103.5 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (8.0%), Irish (4.6%), English (2.8%), Portuguese (2.5%), French (2.0%), French Canadian (1.3%).

Current Local Time: HST (no DST) time zone

Land area: 1.29 square miles.

Population density: 1,751 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Wailua:

  • High school or higher: 87.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.5%
  • Unemployed: 10.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wailua CDP:

  • Never married: 24.9%
  • Now married: 49.4%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 7.5%
  • Divorced: 16.4%

237 residents are foreign born (4.7% Asia, 1.0% North America).

This place:  9.5%
Hawaii:  16.6%



According to our research of Hawaii and other state lists there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Wailua, Hawaii as of December 17, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Wailua to the number of sex offenders is 451 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $985 (0.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $751 (0.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Urban Honolulu, HI (108.7 miles , pop. 337,256).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2615.1 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Kapaa, HI (1.4 miles ), Wailua Homesteads, HI (1.7 miles ), Hanamaulu, HI (2.1 miles ), Lihue, HI (2.4 miles ), Anahola, HI (2.5 miles ), Puhi, HI (2.7 miles ), Kilauea, HI (3.4 miles ), Kalihiwai, HI (3.5 miles ).

Latitude: 22.06 N, Longitude: 159.34 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 808

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.3%
Hawaii:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (14%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (8%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (30%)
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (4%)
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (12%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Customer service representatives (5%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

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Earthquake activity:

Wailua-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Hawaii state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/13/2008 at 11:01:43, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 65.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: local magnitude (ML)

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: 3, Storms: 3, Mudslides: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, High Surf: 1, Landslide: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Typhoon: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Wailua:

  • SAMUEL MAHELONA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; KAPAA, HI)
  • KAUAI DIALYSIS FACILITY (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; LIHUE, HI)
  • G N WILCOX MEM HOSP - SNF/ICF (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; LIHUE, HI)

Political contributions by individuals in Wailua, HI

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wailua:

  • Brigham Young University-Hawaii (about 96 miles; Laie, HI; Full-time enrollment: 2,381)
  • Leeward Community College (about 99 miles; Pearl City, HI; FT enrollment: 3,228)
  • Hawaii Pacific University (about 109 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 4,471)
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa (about 112 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 14,726)
  • Kapiolani Community College (about 114 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 3,151)
  • University of Hawaii at Hilo (about 321 miles; Hilo, HI; FT enrollment: 3,180)
  • College of the Redwoods (about 2424 miles; Eureka, CA; FT enrollment: 2,802)

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Notable location: Birthstone Heiau (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Opaekaa Stream (A), Wailua River (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Wailua: Poliahu Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Beaches: Waipouli Beach (A), Wailua 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

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 10.7%
(9.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 65.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 18.5% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 7.3% for other race residents, 2.2% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
Hawaii:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  62.8%
Whole state:  68.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  9.7%
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: 0.6% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Wailua, HI

Wailua compared to Hawaii state average:

Wailua, Hawaii environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Wailua travel time to work - commute


Wailua mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • No fuel used (63%)
  • Electricity (26%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • Solar energy (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 52.32%
Here52.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchUnited Church of ChristEpiscopal ChurchAssemblies of God
Adherents68.2%8.7%5.3%3.8%2.4%
Congregations13.0%7.8%14.3%6.5%5.2%
NameMissionary ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionSalvation ArmySeventh-Day Adventist ChurchOther
Adherents2.1%1.8%1.7%1.4%4.5%
Congregations5.2%5.2%3.9%2.6%36.4%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 22
This county:

3.51 / 10,000 pop.
Hawaii:

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

0.96 / 10,000 pop.
Hawaii:

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

13.86 / 10,000 pop.
Hawaii:

9.00 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.2%
Hawaii:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

20.4%
Hawaii:

20.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Kauai County:

7.6%
State:

9.2%

5.35% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($45,781 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.35%
Hawaii average:

6.39%

0.12% of residents moved from foreign countries ($958 average AGI)
Kauai County:

0.12%
Hawaii average:

0.70%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Honolulu County, HI  0.98% ($41,264 average AGI)
from Maui County, HI  0.26% ($32,311)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.21% ($58,840)


5.15% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($40,719 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.15%
Hawaii average:

5.89%

0.10% of residents moved to foreign countries ($443 average AGI)
Kauai County:

0.10%
Hawaii average:

0.33%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Honolulu County, HI  1.19% ($36,233 average AGI)
to Clark County, NV  0.32% ($32,000)
to Hawaii County, HI  0.32% ($29,703)

Strongest AM radio stations in Wailua:

  • KQNG (570 AM; 1 kW; LIHUE, HI; Owner: VISONARY RELATED ENTERTAINMENT, INC.)
  • KUAI (720 AM; 5 kW; ELEELE, HI; Owner: VISIONARY 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 Wailua:

  • KAWV (98.1 FM; LIHUE, HI; Owner: O'HANA RADIO PARTNERS)
  • KAQA (91.9 FM; KILAUEA, HI; Owner: KEKAHU FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • K211DQ (90.1 FM; KAUAI, HI; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KITH (98.9 FM; KAPAA, HI; Owner: HOCHMAN HAWAII-TWO, INC.)
  • KFMN (96.9 FM; LIHUE, HI; Owner: FM 97 ASSOCIATES)
  • 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)
  • KQNG-FM (93.5 FM; LIHUE, HI; Owner: VISONARY RELATED ENTERTAINMENT, INC.)
  • KSHK (103.3 FM; KEKAHA, HI; Owner: VISIONARY RELATED ENTERTAINMENT, INC)
  • KAQA-FM1 (91.9 FM; KILAUEA, HI; Owner: KEKAHU FOUNDATION, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Wailua:

  • K63AZ (Channel 63; ANAHOLA, ETC., HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC TELEVISION FOUNDATION)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Wailua, Hawaii:
  • Fatal accident count: 33
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 51
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 21
  • Fatalities: 39
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 104
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 5
Hawaii average:
  • Fatal accident count: 112
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 159
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 50
  • Fatalities: 122
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 294
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 19

See more detailed statistics of Wailua fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 4
Total length: 28 meters (92ft)
Total costs: $8,129,000
Total average daily traffic: 85,255
Total average daily truck traffic: 1
Total future (year 2027) average daily traffic: 119,340


FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Correctional Facility Hwy 56 (Lat: 22.023500 Lon: -159.341639), Call Sign: WYK653
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.085 MHz, 155.100 MHz, 155.760 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/23/2003, Expiration Date: 01/31/2014
    Registrant: State Of Hawaii, Psd Corrections Kauai, Correctional Facility Hwy 56, Wailua, HI 96746, Phone: (808) 241-3057, Email:
  • Correctional Facility Hwy 56 (Lat: 22.023500 Lon: -159.341639), Call Sign: WZC488
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.850 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/23/2003, Expiration Date: 01/31/2014
    Registrant: State Of Hawaii, Psd Corrections Kauai, Correctional Facility Hwy 56, Wailua, HI 96746, Phone: (808) 241-3057, Email:
  • 6350 Sr 580 (Kuamoo Road) (Lat: 22.056556 Lon: -159.378361), Type: Upole, Structure height: 8 m, Call Sign: WQFH804
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.025 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/19/2006, Expiration Date: 07/19/2016, Certifier: Matthew G Bucek
    Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern, Suite E, #501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 27
  • Hazardous Condition: 2

Incident types - Wailua


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

Wailua on our top lists:

  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most American Indian residents"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 100 most racially diverse cities"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Service occupations:"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Community and social services occupations:"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most Two or more races residents"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most Filipino residents"
  • #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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