West Molokai, Hawaii

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Population in July 2007: 2,831.
Males: 1,410  (49.8%)
Females: 1,421  (50.2%)
Median resident age:  32.9 years
Hawaii median age:  36.2 years

Zip code: 96770

Estimated median household income in 2012: $42,012 (it was $33,969 in 2000)
West Molokai:

$42,012
HI:

$66,259
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,587 (it was $15,715 in 2000)

West Molokai CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $247,468 (it was $125,000 in 2000)
West Molokai:

$247,468
HI:

$496,600
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $415,926; Detached houses: $400,140; Townhouses or other attached units: $896,301; In 2-unit structures: $181,202; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $312,069; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $176,370; Mobile homes: $569,624; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $188,450
West Molokai races chart
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1,033 (40.2%)
  • Two or more races - 708 (27.6%)
  • Asian alone - 381 (14.8%)
  • White alone - 319 (12.4%)
  • Hispanic - 114 (4.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 9 (0.4%)
  • Black alone - 5 (0.2%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in West Molokai: 244.2 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: HST (no DST) time zone

Land area: 127.4 square miles.

Population density: 22 people per square mile   (very low).

West Molokai, Hawaii map

For population 25 years and over in West Molokai:

  • High school or higher: 75.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.2%
  • Unemployed: 11.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in West Molokai CCD:

  • Never married: 29.0%
  • Now married: 59.4%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 6.4%
  • Divorced: 5.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

West Molokai CCD:  0.2% ($199)
Hawaii:  0.3% ($765)
West Molokai satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Koolaupoko, HI (45.0 miles , pop. 117,994).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Honolulu, HI (46.1 miles , pop. 371,657).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2519.8 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Kualapuu, HI (2.0 miles ), Maunaloa, HI (2.3 miles ), Kaunakakai, HI (3.0 miles ), Kalawao, HI (3.3 miles) , East Molokai, HI (3.4 miles ), Ualapu'e, HI (4.5 miles ), Lanai City, HI (5.1 miles ), Lanai, HI (5.2 miles ).

Latitude: 21.15 N, Longitude: 157.13 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 808

West Molokai household income distribution West Molokai home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.0%
Hawaii:

4.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (14%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (10%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers (3%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Accommodation and food services (19%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (14%)
  • Health care (7%)
  • Social assistance (7%)
  • Personal and laundry services (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Top executives (6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (10%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in West Molokai, Hawaii

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

West Molokai-area historical earthquake activity is near Hawaii state average. It is 65% 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 179.9 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 121.7 miles away from West Molokai 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 116.1 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 164.5 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 155.1 miles away from West Molokai 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 103.0 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 Maui County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 4, Floods: 3, High Surfs: 2, Storms: 2, Earthquake: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tsunami Wave: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to West Molokai:

  • Kapiolani Community College (about 44 miles; Honolulu, HI; Full-time enrollment: 5,069)
  • Chaminade University of Honolulu (about 45 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 2,610)
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa (about 46 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 16,461)
  • University of Hawaii Maui College (about 46 miles; Kahului, HI; FT enrollment: 2,492)
  • Hawaii Pacific University (about 49 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 5,506)
  • Honolulu Community College (about 50 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 2,538)
  • Leeward Community College (about 58 miles; Pearl City, HI; FT enrollment: 4,589)

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Notable locations in West Molokai: Imukāluaua Heiau (A), Kamāka‘ipō (B), Ironwood Hills Golf Club (C), Kalua Koi Golf Course (D), Maui Community College Farms (E), Waiahewahewa Airway Beacon (F), Hoolehua Fire Station (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Ho‘olehua Cemetery (1), Meyer Cemetery (2), Maunaloa Cemetery (3), Homelani Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Meyer Lake (A), Maunaloa Reservoir (B), Kualapu‘u Reservoir (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in West Molokai include: Pālā‘au State Park (1), Moloka‘i Forest Reserve Pālā‘au State Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beaches: Kapukahehu Beach (A), Lighthouse Beach (B), Kepuhi Beach (C), Pohaku Mauliuli Beach (D), Pāpōhaku Beach (E), Kealapūpūakiha (F), Kamaka‘ipo Beach (G), Sam Wights Beach (H), Po‘olau Beach (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Maui 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:  3.3 people
Hawaii:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  78.0%
Whole state:  68.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  9.9%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

19.5%
Whole state:

10.7%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

8.2%
Whole state:

5.0%
19 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010

West Molokai compared to Hawaii state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly 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 below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • No fuel used (44%)
  • Electricity (41%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10%)
  • Utility gas (3%)
  • Solar energy (2%)
  • Wood (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

Religion statistics for West Molokai CCD (based on Maui County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 44.52%
Here: 44.5%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchAssemblies of GodLDS (Mormon) ChurchUnited Church of ChristEpiscopal Church
Adherents58.5%12.9%7.9%5.1%2.5%
Congregations18.0%4.7%8.6%21.1%3.9%
NameSouthern Baptist Convention Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentSalvation ArmyUnited Methodist ChurchOther
Adherents2.2%2.1%1.4%1.0%6.5%
Congregations7.0%0.8%2.3%2.3%31.3%
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: 41
Maui County:

2.90 / 10,000 pop.
Hawaii:

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

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 26
Maui County:

1.84 / 10,000 pop.
Hawaii:

1.57 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 30
Maui County:

2.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.72 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 190
Here:

13.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.4%
Hawaii:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Maui County:

22.6%
Hawaii:

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

10.6%
State:

9.2%

4.99% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,868 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.99%
Hawaii average:

5.49%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($298 average AGI)
Maui County:

0.05%
Hawaii average:

0.31%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Honolulu County, HI  0.71% ($35,327 average AGI)
from Hawaii County, HI  0.24% ($35,265)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.20% ($37,292)


4.63% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,160 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.63%
Hawaii average:

5.34%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($714 average AGI)
Maui County:

0.08%
Hawaii average:

0.28%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Honolulu County, HI  0.87% ($32,057 average AGI)
to Hawaii County, HI  0.22% ($32,969)
to Clark County, NV  0.18% ($37,337)

Strongest AM radio stations in West Molokai:

  • KAIM (870 AM; 50 kW; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF HAWAII, INC.)
  • KUAU (1570 AM; 50 kW; HAIKU, HI; Owner: FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD-KAHULUI, MAUI)
  • 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)
  • KMVI (550 AM; 5 kW; WAILUKU, HI; Owner: PACIFIC RADIO GROUP,INC.)
  • KLHT (1040 AM; 10 kW; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF HONOLULU, INC.)
  • KHNR (650 AM; 10 kW; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF HAWAII, INC.)
  • KUMU (1500 AM; 10 kW; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF OAHU LICENSE LLC)
  • KHCM (940 AM; 10 kW; WAIPAHU, HI; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF HAWAII, INC.)
  • KNUI (900 AM; 5 kW; KAHULUI, HI; Owner: PACIFIC RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KHBZ (990 AM; 5 kW; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in West Molokai:

  • KPOA (93.5 FM; LAHAINA, HI; Owner: PACIFIC RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KKUA (90.7 FM; WAILUKU, HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KXME (104.3 FM; KANEOHE, HI; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KRTR-FM (96.3 FM; KAILUA, HI; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KHUI (99.5 FM; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: NEW WAVE BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • KJMD (98.3 FM; PUKALANI, HI; Owner: PACIFIC RADIO GROUP,INC.)
  • K215EH (90.9 FM; KAILUA, HI; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)

West Molokai on our top lists:

  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with high-earning residents located near cities with low-earning residents"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Kerry (Democrat) in the 2004 Presidential Election, pop. 50,000+"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
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