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Kauai County, Hawaii (HI)

County population in 2017: 72,159 (87% urban, 13% rural); it was 58,463 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 9,466
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,502
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 12,366
Renter-occupied apartments: 9,272 (it was 7,817 in 2000)
% of renters here:

39%
State:

42%

Land area: 622 sq. mi.

Water area: 643.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 116 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Kauai County: 92.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (19.7%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (18.6%), Educational, health and social services (11.1%), Construction (10.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 50%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 47%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Kauai County, HI (2017)
    • 23,16439.6%Asian alone
    • 21,14236.2%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 13,05022.3%Two or more races
    • 7,96113.6%Hispanic or Latino
    • 6,08310.4%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 4280.7%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 3310.6%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

40.9 years
Hawaii median age:

39.2 years
Males: 35,284  (48.9%)
Females: 36,875  (51.1%)
Average household size:
Kauai County:

2.0 people
Hawaii:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $83,860 ($45,020 in 1999)
This county:

$83,860
Hawaii:

$77,765

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $1,258 (lower quartile is $941, upper quartile is $1,724)
This county:

$1258
State:

$1434


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $560,600 (it was $214,600 in 2000)
Kauai:

$560,600
Hawaii:

$617,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $402,600 - $725,200

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $781,602
Here:

$781,602
State:

$742,585

Townhouses or other attached units: $863,109
Here:

$863,109
State:

$743,059

In 2-unit structures: $292,355
Here:

$292,355
State:

$863,165

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $588,075
Here:

$588,075
State:

$533,596

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $196,595
Here:

$196,595
State:

$473,521

Mobile homes: $1,205,461
Here:

$1,205,461
State:

$805,605

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $2,051
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $461

Institutionalized population: 628
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Health of residents in Kauai County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.5. This is about average.
82.1% of residents exercised in the past month. This is more than average.
47.8% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
78.7% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is about average.
72.4% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 183 pounds. This is less than average.
Average weight of females is 146 pounds. This is less than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 284 buildings, average cost: $157,400
  • 1998: 252 buildings, average cost: $192,200
  • 1999: 261 buildings, average cost: $302,700
  • 2000: 263 buildings, average cost: $344,100
  • 2001: 325 buildings, average cost: $287,100
  • 2002: 508 buildings, average cost: $315,100
  • 2003: 485 buildings, average cost: $291,800
  • 2004: 432 buildings, average cost: $273,500
  • 2005: 895 buildings, average cost: $313,400
  • 2006: 556 buildings, average cost: $386,700
  • 2007: 495 buildings, average cost: $437,800
  • 2008: 203 buildings, average cost: $387,100
  • 2009: 220 buildings, average cost: $356,900
  • 2010: 170 buildings, average cost: $399,600
  • 2011: 120 buildings, average cost: $466,300
  • 2012: 129 buildings, average cost: $500,500
  • 2013: 159 buildings, average cost: $541,100
  • 2014: 192 buildings, average cost: $545,800
  • 2015: 205 buildings, average cost: $623,700
  • 2016: 150 buildings, average cost: $593,500
  • 2017: 216 buildings, average cost: $482,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Kauai, HI residents
Average permit cost in Kauai, HI
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,426 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,301 (0.2%)

Distribution of median household income in Kauai, HI in 2017
Distribution of house value in Kauai, HI in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Kauai, HI in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 9.5%
Kauai County:

9.5%
Hawaii:

9.5%
(10.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 10.9% for Black residents, 8.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 13.4% for American Indian residents, 15.8% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 14.4% for other race residents, 8.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 40.9 years old
(Males: 40.3 years old, Females: 42.2 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 52.5 years old, Black residents: 28.5 years old, American Indian residents: 52.6 years old, Asian residents: 49.3 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28.3 years old, Other race residents: 34.6 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Kauai County is $832 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $1096 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1375 a month.

Cities in this county include: Kapaa, Lihue, Wailua Homesteads, Kalaheo, Hanamaulu, Kekaha, Hanapepe, Kilauea, Wailua, Eleele.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Kauai County: Kualoa Ranch (A), Makaiwa (B), Makalena Golf Course (C), Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (D), Pearl Harbor Yacht Club (E), Puuloa Rifle Range (F), Kemo‘o Camp (G), ‘Ōpae‘ula Camp Three (H), Kāne‘ākī Heiau (I), Kupupolo Heiau (J), Kahua Hau (K), Kahua Kuku (L), Kahua Kuou (M), Kahua Lehua (N), Kahua Nui (O), Pa Launa (P), Hawai‘i Country Club (Q), Leilehua Golf Course (R), Olomana Golf Course (S), Pali Golf Course (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Kauai County include: Kawailoa Soto Mission (A), Aloha Jewish Chapel (B), Pearl Harbor Memorial Chapel (C), Submarine Memorial Chapel (D), Waianae Baptist Church (E), Liliuokalani Protestant Church (F), Saint John Lutheran Church (G), Saint Roch Church (H), Divine Church of God (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Mililani Memorial Park (1), Valley of the Temples (2), Opaeula Camp 6 (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Okiokiolepe Pond (A), Mōli‘i Pond (B), Wai‘āpuka (C), Niuli‘i Reservoir (D), Kaheaka Reservoir (E), Lualualei Reservoir (F), ‘Ōpae‘ula Reservoir (G), ‘Opae‘ula Two Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Waikakalaua Stream (A), Maipuna Stream (B), Kaua‘ōpu‘u Stream (C), Paumalū Stream (D), Kīpapa Stream (E), Kawainui Stream (F), Pu‘ulupe Stream (G), Kaupuni Stream (H), Punanaula Stream (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Kauai County include: Laulani Community Park (1), Kahi Kani Park (2), Ho‘omaluhia Park (3), Kalaeloa Regional Park (4), Punalu‘u Beach Park (5), Kawainui Park (6), Wahiawa State Freshwater Park (7), Atherton Soccer Field (8), Waimea Beach Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beaches: Hickam Harbor Beach (A), Kanenelu Beach (B), Kapaeloa Beach (C), Hanaka‘ilio Beach (D), Kai Beach (E), Nimitz Beach (F), Nimitz Officers Beach (G), Kaluahole (H), Manners Beach (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.0%
Hawaii:

2.9%

Unemployment by year in Kauai, HI
County total employment by year in Kauai, HI
County average yearly wages by year in Kauai, HI

Current college students: 1,736
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 90.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 28.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 12,485 (58.0% naturalized citizens)

Kauai County:

17.3%
Whole state:

18.6%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 2,4052010 or later
  • 2,1772000 to 2009
  • 2,5651990 to 1999
  • 1,9031980 to 1989
  • 1,5991970 to 1979
  • 2,007Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 98.3%

Kauai County marital status for males Kauai County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 21,622
  • One, attached: 1,662
  • Two: 1,123
  • 3 or 4: 1,273
  • 5 to 9: 1,343
  • 10 to 19: 1,998
  • 20 to 49: 1,658
  • 50 or more: 222
  • Mobile homes: 51

Housing units in Kauai County with a mortgage: 8,648 (32 second mortgage, 1,103 home equity loan, 38 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,536

Here:

61.5% with mortgage
State:

64.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Kauai County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic10,10810
Other7,64830
Evangelical Protestant5,72544
Mainline Protestant3,03322
None40,577-
Kauai County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 22
Kauai County:

3.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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
This 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.
Hawaii:

1.72 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 87
This county:

13.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.00 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Kauai County:

9.2%
Hawaii:

8.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Kauai County:

20.4%
State:

20.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

7.6%
State:

9.2%

Agriculture in Kauai County:

Average size of farms: 269 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $74,080
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $3036.01
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 14.62%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $79,025
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 7.75%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 95.74%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $66,074
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 87.43%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 8.12
Corn for grain: 1075 harvested acres
Vegetables: 325 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 4,527 acres

Tornado activity:

Kauai County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Hawaii state average. It is 10451441.4 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one injury recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 3/27/1963, a tornado injured one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Kauai County-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 273.3 miles away from Kauai County 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 337.1 miles away from the county 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 269.6 miles away from the county center
On 11/16/1983 at 16:13:00, a magnitude 6.7 (6.4 MB, 6.7 MS, 6.7 MW) earthquake occurred 319.0 miles away from the county 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 315.7 miles away from Kauai County 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 259.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Hawaii Severe Storms, Flooding, and Landslides, Incident Period: March 03, 2012 to March 11, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4062: April 18, 2012, FEMA Id: 4062, Natural disaster type: Storm, Landslide, Flood
  • Hawaii Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: December 10, 2008 to December 16, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1814: January 05, 2009, FEMA Id: 1814, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Hawaii Severe Storms, High Surf, Flooding, and Mudslides, Incident Period: December 04, 2007 to December 07, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1743: February 06, 2008, FEMA Id: 1743, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Flood, High Surf
  • Hawaii Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: February 20, 2006 to April 02, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1640: May 02, 2006, FEMA Id: 1640, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Hawaii Hurricane Iniki, Incident Period: September 11, 1992, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-961: September 12, 1992, FEMA Id: 961, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Hawaii TYPHOON IWA, Incident Period: November 27, 1982, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-671: November 27, 1982, FEMA Id: 671, Natural disaster type: Typhoon
  • Hawaii Heavy Rains, Flooding, Incident Period: May 07, 1974, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-433: May 07, 1974, FEMA Id: 433, Natural disaster type: Flood, Heavy Rain

The number of natural disasters in Kauai County (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Kauai

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 27,996 (80.1%)
  • Carpooled: 3,144 (9.0%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 253 (0.7%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 3 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 242 (0.7%)
  • Bicycle: 182 (0.5%)
  • Walked: 1,153 (3.3%)
  • Worked at home: 2,201 (6.3%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Accommodation and food services (30%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (3%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Accommodation and food services (31%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (3%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (3%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (15%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Sales and related occupations (16%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (13%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Philippines (69%)
  • Japan (4%)
  • Oceania, n.e.c. (3%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (2%)
  • Canada (2%)
  • Mexico (2%)
  • Germany (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Kauai County


  • German (3%)
  • Portuguese (3%)
  • European (2%)
  • English (2%)
  • Irish (2%)
  • American (2%)
  • Italian (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Kauai County, Hawaii in 2000:

  • 179 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 131 people in state prisons
  • 115 people in nursing homes
  • 99 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 37 people in religious group quarters
  • 16 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 16 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 14 people in other group homes
  • 8 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 6 people in military transient quarters for temporary residents
  • 4 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 4 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 3 people in homes for the mentally ill

People in group quarters in Kauai County, Hawaii in 2010:

  • 429 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 315 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 289 people in state prisons
  • 70 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 23 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 22 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 12 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $61,552.

4.83% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($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%

1.27% relocated from other counties in Hawaii ($12,862 average AGI)
3.49% relocated from other states ($186,407 average AGI)
Kauai County:

3.49%
Hawaii average:

4.35%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
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)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.17% ($77,380)
from San Diego County, CA  0.13% ($55,179)
from Orange County, CA  0.11% ($84,000)
from King County, WA  0.08% ($43,957)


4.70% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($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%

1.17% relocated to other counties in Hawaii ($11,869 average AGI)
3.34% relocated to other states ($38,653 average AGI)
Kauai County:

3.34%
Hawaii average:

4.78%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
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)
to Hawaii County, HI  0.15% ($46,512)
to Clark County, NV  0.15% ($38,372)
to San Diego County, CA  0.12% ($44,457)
to Maricopa County, AZ  0.11% ($52,161)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.8

Births per 1000 population in Kauai County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 7.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Kauai County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.6

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Kauai County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 8.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 3.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Kauai County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Kauai County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Kauai County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Kauai County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Kauai County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Kauai County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 9,547 (8,527 aged, 1,020 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 771 (5%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.23
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 9,508
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 365
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 38,543

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,338
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 746
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 5

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 65
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 133

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 10

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 113.8. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Suffocation - 68.8
  • Other - 45.1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 72,159
  • In family households: 62,981 (9,391 male householders, 7,537 female householders)
    12,794 spouses, 21,342 children (20,146 natural, 390 adopted, 806 stepchildren), 2,951 grandchildren, 1,324 brothers or sisters, 1,599 parents, 2,563 other relatives, 3,480 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 8,396 (2,697 male householders (2,142 living alone)), 3,355 female householders (2,715 living alone)), 2,344 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 782

Size of family households: 6,922 2-persons, 3,183 3-persons, 3,618 4-persons, 1,567 5-persons, 811 6-persons, 827 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,857 1-person, 1,001 2-persons, 164 3-persons, 30 5-persons.

8,571 married couples with children.
4,525 single-parent households (2,277 men, 2,248 women).

79.7% of residents of Kauai speak English at home.
1.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (83% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).
1.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (81% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
17.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (57% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other language at home (94% speak English very well, 1% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $367,005,000 ($5,926 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $87,725,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $133,884,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $58,630,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $251,000
Federal grants: $69,565,000
Federal procurement contracts: $66,877,000 ($57,398,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $37,798,000 ($22,615,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $504,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $40,301,000
Federal Government insurance: $546,819,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 4,304
Here:

69 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,365
Here:

38 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +749
Here:

+12 per 1000 residents
State:

+24 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +1,561
Here +25 per 1000 residents
State -10 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Kauai County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 14.94 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.0
State:

5.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

3.9

Year house built in Kauai County, Hawaii
  • Year house built in Kauai County, Hawaii
  • 4002014 or later
  • 4302010 to 2013
  • 4,2002000 to 2009
  • 6,3921990 to 1999
  • 8,7241980 to 1989
  • 5,8031970 to 1979
  • 1,7451960 to 1969
  • 1,8141950 to 1959
  • 8201940 to 1949
  • 6241939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Kauai County, Hawaii
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Kauai County, Hawaii
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Kauai County, Hawaii
  • 1721 room
  • 2042 rooms
  • 8553 rooms
  • 3,1924 rooms
  • 4,9225 rooms
  • 2,7796 rooms
  • 7207 rooms
  • 6278 rooms
  • 7139+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Kauai County, Hawaii
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Kauai County, Hawaii
  • 2481 room
  • 7972 rooms
  • 1,3863 rooms
  • 2,0434 rooms
  • 2,4995 rooms
  • 1,2946 rooms
  • 3047 rooms
  • 518 rooms
  • 1749+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Kauai County, Hawaii
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Kauai County, Hawaii
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Kauai County, Hawaii
  • 172no bedroom
  • 9441 bedroom
  • 1,9952 bedrooms
  • 8,2423 bedrooms
  • 2,3554 bedrooms
  • 4765+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Kauai County, Hawaii
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Kauai County, Hawaii
  • 248no bedroom
  • 1,2581 bedroom
  • 2,8542 bedrooms
  • 3,5583 bedrooms
  • 6724 bedrooms
  • 2065+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Kauai County, Hawaii in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Kauai County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Kauai County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 488no vehicle
  • 2,7571 vehicle
  • 5,3572 vehicles
  • 3,7333 vehicles
  • 1,2664 vehicles
  • 5835+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Kauai County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Kauai County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 417no vehicle
  • 2,9721 vehicle
  • 3,4812 vehicles
  • 1,4183 vehicles
  • 1434 vehicles
  • 3655+ vehicles

89.7% of Kauai County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 42% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 24% lived in Hawaii.

Kauai County:

89.7%
State average:

87.3%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 38,963
  • Other state: 19,356
  • Northeast: 1,990
  • Midwest: 3,638
  • South: 3,333
  • West: 10,395
Year householders moved into unit in Kauai County, HI
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Kauai County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 74.5%No fuel used
  • 16.8%Electricity
  • 4.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.1%Solar energy
  • 1.0%Utility gas
  • 0.7%Wood
  • 0.1%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 80.3%No fuel used
  • 14.3%Electricity
  • 3.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%Solar energy
  • 0.8%Utility gas

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,241
Here:

16.9%
Hawaii:

16.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 331
Here:

11.2%
Hawaii:

20.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 199
Here:

15.1%
Hawaii:

21.7%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Kauai County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $34,326,000
  • Charges - Sewerage: $9,546,000
    Solid Waste Management: $8,826,000
    Other: $2,788,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,189,000
    Housing and Community Development: $570,000
  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $6,940,000
    Water Utilities: $5,583,000
    Sewerage: $2,640,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,267,000
    Central Staff Services: $350,000
    Regular Highways: $224,000
    Solid Waste Management: $103,000
    Police Protection: $61,000
    Transit Utilities: $27,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $32,741,000
    Water Utilities: $27,319,000
    Local Fire Protection: $26,821,000
    Regular Highways: $24,420,000
    Central Staff Services: $16,523,000
    Solid Waste Management: $14,749,000
    Parks and Recreation: $14,120,000
    Sewerage: $10,001,000
    General - Other: $8,713,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $8,070,000
    Financial Administration: $7,559,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,711,000
    Transit Utilities: $5,525,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $2,977,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,610,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,348,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,313,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $24,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $7,686,000
    Other: $751,000
    Public Welfare: $170,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,994,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $217,793,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $214,767,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,276,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,250,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,211,000
    Rents: $1,756,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,729,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $58,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $935,000
    Parks and Recreation: $602,000
    Police Protection: $598,000
    Solid Waste Management: $391,000
    Financial Administration: $230,000
    Regular Highways: $196,000
    Transit Utilities: $154,000
    Housing and Community Development: $131,000
    Sewerage: $102,000
    Central Staff Services: $54,000
    General Public Building: $43,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $172,312,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $32,002,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,008,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,626,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $17,969,000
    Other: $7,807,000
    Water Utilities: $6,053,000
    Highways: $1,584,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,384,000
    Public Welfare: $747,000
    Housing and Community Development: $617,000
  • Tax - Property: $113,881,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $7,606,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $6,914,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $5,459,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $2,639,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,021,000
    Other License: $377,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $82,945,000

Kauai County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $34,326,000
  • Charges - Sewerage: $9,546,000
    Solid Waste Management: $8,826,000
    Other: $2,788,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,189,000
    Housing and Community Development: $570,000
  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $6,940,000
    Water Utilities: $5,583,000
    Sewerage: $2,640,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,267,000
    Central Staff Services: $350,000
    Regular Highways: $224,000
    Solid Waste Management: $103,000
    Police Protection: $61,000
    Transit Utilities: $27,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $32,741,000
    Water Utilities: $27,319,000
    Local Fire Protection: $26,821,000
    Regular Highways: $24,420,000
    Central Staff Services: $16,523,000
    Solid Waste Management: $14,749,000
    Parks and Recreation: $14,120,000
    Sewerage: $10,001,000
    General - Other: $8,713,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $8,070,000
    Financial Administration: $7,559,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,711,000
    Transit Utilities: $5,525,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $2,977,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,610,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,348,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,313,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $24,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $7,686,000
    Other: $751,000
    Public Welfare: $170,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,994,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $217,793,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $214,767,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,276,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,250,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,211,000
    Rents: $1,756,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,729,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $58,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $935,000
    Parks and Recreation: $602,000
    Police Protection: $598,000
    Solid Waste Management: $391,000
    Financial Administration: $230,000
    Regular Highways: $196,000
    Transit Utilities: $154,000
    Housing and Community Development: $131,000
    Sewerage: $102,000
    Central Staff Services: $54,000
    General Public Building: $43,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $172,312,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $32,002,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,008,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,626,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $17,969,000
    Other: $7,807,000
    Water Utilities: $6,053,000
    Highways: $1,584,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,384,000
    Public Welfare: $747,000
    Housing and Community Development: $617,000
  • Tax - Property: $113,881,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $7,606,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $6,914,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $5,459,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $2,639,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,021,000
    Other License: $377,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $82,945,000

Kauai County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $34,326,000
  • Charges - Sewerage: $9,546,000
    Solid Waste Management: $8,826,000
    Other: $2,788,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,189,000
    Housing and Community Development: $570,000
  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $6,940,000
    Water Utilities: $5,583,000
    Sewerage: $2,640,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,267,000
    Central Staff Services: $350,000
    Regular Highways: $224,000
    Solid Waste Management: $103,000
    Police Protection: $61,000
    Transit Utilities: $27,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $32,741,000
    Water Utilities: $27,319,000
    Local Fire Protection: $26,821,000
    Regular Highways: $24,420,000
    Central Staff Services: $16,523,000
    Solid Waste Management: $14,749,000
    Parks and Recreation: $14,120,000
    Sewerage: $10,001,000
    General - Other: $8,713,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $8,070,000
    Financial Administration: $7,559,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,711,000
    Transit Utilities: $5,525,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $2,977,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,610,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,348,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,313,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $24,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $7,686,000
    Other: $751,000
    Public Welfare: $170,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,994,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $217,793,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $214,767,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,276,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,250,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,211,000
    Rents: $1,756,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,729,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $58,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $935,000
    Parks and Recreation: $602,000
    Police Protection: $598,000
    Solid Waste Management: $391,000
    Financial Administration: $230,000
    Regular Highways: $196,000
    Transit Utilities: $154,000
    Housing and Community Development: $131,000
    Sewerage: $102,000
    Central Staff Services: $54,000
    General Public Building: $43,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $172,312,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $32,002,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,008,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,626,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $17,969,000
    Other: $7,807,000
    Water Utilities: $6,053,000
    Highways: $1,584,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,384,000
    Public Welfare: $747,000
    Housing and Community Development: $617,000
  • Tax - Property: $113,881,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $7,606,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $6,914,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $5,459,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $2,639,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,021,000
    Other License: $377,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $82,945,000

Kauai County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $34,326,000
  • Charges - Sewerage: $9,546,000
    Solid Waste Management: $8,826,000
    Other: $2,788,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,189,000
    Housing and Community Development: $570,000
  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $6,940,000
    Water Utilities: $5,583,000
    Sewerage: $2,640,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,267,000
    Central Staff Services: $350,000
    Regular Highways: $224,000
    Solid Waste Management: $103,000
    Police Protection: $61,000
    Transit Utilities: $27,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $32,741,000
    Water Utilities: $27,319,000
    Local Fire Protection: $26,821,000
    Regular Highways: $24,420,000
    Central Staff Services: $16,523,000
    Solid Waste Management: $14,749,000
    Parks and Recreation: $14,120,000
    Sewerage: $10,001,000
    General - Other: $8,713,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $8,070,000
    Financial Administration: $7,559,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,711,000
    Transit Utilities: $5,525,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $2,977,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,610,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,348,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,313,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $24,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $7,686,000
    Other: $751,000
    Public Welfare: $170,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,994,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $217,793,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $214,767,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,276,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,250,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,211,000
    Rents: $1,756,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,729,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $58,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $935,000
    Parks and Recreation: $602,000
    Police Protection: $598,000
    Solid Waste Management: $391,000
    Financial Administration: $230,000
    Regular Highways: $196,000
    Transit Utilities: $154,000
    Housing and Community Development: $131,000
    Sewerage: $102,000
    Central Staff Services: $54,000
    General Public Building: $43,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $172,312,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $32,002,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,008,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,626,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $17,969,000
    Other: $7,807,000
    Water Utilities: $6,053,000
    Highways: $1,584,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,384,000
    Public Welfare: $747,000
    Housing and Community Development: $617,000
  • Tax - Property: $113,881,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $7,606,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $6,914,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $5,459,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $2,639,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,021,000
    Other License: $377,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $82,945,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 851
  • Number of aged recipients: 162
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 689
  • Number of recipients under 18: 80
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 548
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 223
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 285
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 408
Most common first names in Kauai County, HI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John19173.9 years
Mary16179.9 years
Joseph12373.9 years
William12271.7 years
James11772.7 years
George10774.6 years
Robert9871.4 years
Manuel8078.1 years
Edward7972.6 years
Helen7778.5 years
Most common last names in Kauai County, HI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Rapozo6079.8 years
Silva5775.4 years
Yamamoto5280.9 years
Medeiros4377.3 years
Souza3977.7 years
Fujii3778.9 years
Nakamura3780.2 years
Carvalho3471.6 years
Fernandez3377.9 years
Hashimoto3280.5 years
Businesses in Kauai County, HI
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Marriott5
AT&T1Mazda1
Ace Hardware4McDonald's5
Blockbuster1Nike3
Burger King2Nissan1
CVS3Panda Express1
Costco1Payless1
Famous Footwear1Pizza Hut3
FedEx7SAS Shoes1
Foot Locker1Sears2
Ford1Starbucks4
GNC1U-Haul3
Home Depot1UPS6
Honda1Vans1
Hyatt1Verizon Wireless2
Jamba Juice1Vons1
Jones New York3Walmart1
Kmart1Westin1
Macy's1YMCA1

Kauai County on our top lists:

  • #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"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #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"