Wailua, Hawaii

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Population in 2010: 2,254. Population change since 2000: +8.2%
Males: 1,083  (48.1%)
Females: 1,171  (51.9%)
Median resident age:  47.0 years
Hawaii median age:  38.1 years

Zip codes: 96746.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $55,136 (it was $45,875 in 2000)
Wailua:

$55,136
HI:

$68,020

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $35,526 (it was $20,231 in 2000)

Wailua CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $459,835 (it was $197,900 in 2000)
Wailua:

$459,835
HI:

$500,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $590,935; Detached houses: $593,690; Townhouses or other attached units: $463,364; In 2-unit structures: $939,263; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $685,160; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $368,419; Mobile homes: $409,598

Median gross rent in 2013: $1,507.

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  • Races in Wailua, HI (2010)

    Wailua races chart
    • 69330.7%Asian alone
    • 68130.2%White alone
    • 47321.0%Two or more races
    • 22510.0%Hispanic
    • 1657.3%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 140.6%Black alone
    • 20.09%Other race alone
    • 10.04%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Wailua: 106.5 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (8.8%), Irish (4.8%), Portuguese (3.4%), English (3.0%), French (2.1%), French Canadian (1.4%).

Current Local Time: HST (no DST) time zone

Land area: 1.29 square miles.

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

Wailua,HI real estate house value index trend

Wailua, Hawaii map

For population 25 years and over in Wailua:

  • High school or higher: 89.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.6%
  • Unemployed: 7.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wailua CDP:

  • Never married: 24.7%
  • Now married: 51.9%
  • Separated: 4.5%
  • Widowed: 8.4%
  • Divorced: 10.4%

168 residents are foreign born (5.6% Asia, 1.5% Oceania).

This place:

8.1%
Hawaii:

17.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $858 (0.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $820 (0.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ewa, HI (97.9 miles , pop. 272,328).

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

Wailua household income distribution Wailua home values distribution

Wailua tourist attractions:

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.2%
Hawaii:

3.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (7%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (35%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (23%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (25%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Wailua, Hawaii

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Earthquake activity:

Wailua-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 268.5 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 331.8 miles away from Wailua 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 264.5 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 314.1 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 309.7 miles away from Wailua 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 253.6 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).
Wailua topographic map

Hospitals and 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)
  • ST.FRANCIS HOME CARE SERVICES - KAUAI (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; LIHUE, HI)
  • KAUAI HOSPICE (Hospital, about 7 miles away; LIHUE, HI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wailua:

  • Brigham Young University-Hawaii (about 96 miles; Laie, HI; Full-time enrollment: 3,527)
  • Leeward Community College (about 99 miles; Pearl City, HI; FT enrollment: 4,589)
  • Honolulu Community College (about 108 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 2,538)
  • Hawaii Pacific University (about 109 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 5,506)
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa (about 112 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 16,461)
  • Chaminade University of Honolulu (about 113 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 2,610)
  • Kapiolani Community College (about 114 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 5,069)

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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

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.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2006 was 11.4. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.4
U.S.:

20.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 9.2%
(3.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 52.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 26.2% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 2.5% 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

Wailua, Hawaii environmental map by EPA

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Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.3
Hawaii average:

11.3

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

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Religion statistics for Wailua 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%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

53.1%
Hawaii:

54.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

47.6%
Hawaii:

50.1%

Average BMI:
Wailua:

27.2
State:

26.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

18.3%
Hawaii:

16.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

17.7%
Hawaii:

18.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Hawaii:

6.8

Overweight people:
Wailua:

27.2%
Hawaii:

26.1%

General health condition:
This city:

54.3%
Hawaii:

57.0%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

79.6%
Hawaii:

81.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Wailua, HI Residents

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 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)
Wailua fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Wailua fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 26m85ftTotal length
  • $8,129,000Total costs
  • 85,150Total average daily traffic
  • 2,432Total average daily truck traffic
  • 78,336Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic

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 MHzGrant Date: 12/24/2013, Expiration Date: 01/31/2024Registrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 12/24/2013, Expiration Date: 01/31/2024Registrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 07/19/2006, Expiration Date: 07/19/2016, Certifier: Matthew G BucekRegistrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern, Suite E, #501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Nonou Tank, Kaulana Rd (Lat: 22.059750 Lon: -159.349528), Type: Tank, Structure height: 12.2 m, Call Sign: WQUT407
    Assigned Frequencies: 928.281 MHz, 952.281 MHzGrant Date: 10/06/2014, Expiration Date: 10/06/2024, Certifier: Maryanne W KusakaRegistrant: County Of Kauai, 4444 Rice St Ste 235, Lihue, HI 96766, Phone: (808) 241-6771

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • No fuel used (63%)
  • Electricity (25%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • Solar energy (5%)
  • Utility gas (1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Wailua compared to Hawaii state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.

Wailua on our top lists:

  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Japan (population 500+)"
  • #64 (96746) 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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