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Kauai County, Hawaii (HI)

County population in 2014: 70,475 (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: 113 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Kauai County: 97.2 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (17.3%), Educational, health and social services (13.2%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (13.1%), Retail trade (11.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 45%
  • Government: 1%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 54%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Kauai County, Hawaii:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (30.7%)
  • Asian alone (30.3%)
  • Two or more races (20.4%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (9.4%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone (8.5%)
Median resident age:  41.0 years
Hawaii median age:  38.0 years
Males: 35,400  (50.2%)
Females: 35,075  (49.8%)
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Kauai County,HI real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Kauai County:

2.0 people
Hawaii:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $60,155 ($45,020 in 1999)

This county:

$60155
Hawaii:

$68020

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $1,101 (lower quartile is $720, upper quartile is $1,471)
This county:

$1101
State:

$1244


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $498,300 (it was $214,600 in 2000)
Kauai:

$498,300
Hawaii:

$500,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $350,200 - $730,300
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $2,022
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $445

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:

  • 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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,183 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,119 (0.2%)

Kauai County household income distribution in 2009 Kauai County home values distribution Kauai County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 10.1%
(11.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 14.9% for Black residents, 13.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 15.6% for American Indian residents, 15.6% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 6.6% for other race residents, 10.7% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 10.1%
Kauai County:

10.1%
Hawaii:

10.8%
(11.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 12.2% for Black residents, 10.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 15.6% for American Indian residents, 14.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 6.6% for other race residents, 10.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 41 years old
(Males: 39 years old, Females: 42 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 50 years old, Black residents: 49 years old, American Indian residents: 48 years old, Asian residents: 45 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27 years old, Other race residents: 48 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:

4.2%
Hawaii:

3.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 1,736
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 83.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 19.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 7,574 (63% naturalized citizens)

Kauai County:

13.0%
Whole state:

17.5%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 997
  • 1990 to 1994: 1,068
  • 1985 to 1989: 1,067
  • 1980 to 1984: 836
  • 1975 to 1979: 896
  • 1970 to 1974: 703
  • 1970 to 1974: 789
  • 1965 to 1969: 1,218

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: 17,826
  • One, attached: 1,563
  • Two: 910
  • 3 or 4: 943
  • 5 to 9: 1,311
  • 10 to 19: 951
  • 20 or more: 1,758
  • Mobile homes: 59
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 10

Housing units in Kauai County with a mortgage: 7,224 (727 second mortgage, 878 home equity loan, 22 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,615

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

70.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Kauai County

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:

  • HawaiiSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: December 10, 2008 to December 16, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1814): January 5, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1814, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • HawaiiSevere Storms, High Surf, Flooding, and Mudslides, Incident Period: December 4, 2007 to December 7, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1743): February 6, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1743, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Flood, High Surf
  • HawaiiSevere Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: February 20, 2006 to April 2, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1640): May 2, 2006, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1640, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • HawaiiHurricane Iniki, Incident Period: September 11, 1992, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-961): September 12, 1992, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-961, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • HawaiiTYPHOON IWA, Incident Period: November 27, 1982, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-671): November 27, 1982, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-671, Natural disaster type: Typhoon
  • HawaiiHeavy Rains, Flooding, Incident Period: May 7, 1974, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-433): May 7, 1974, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-433, Natural disaster type: Flood, Heavy Rain

The number of natural disasters in Kauai County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (24%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (27%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (18%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (19%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Philippines (78%)
  • Japan (4%)
  • Canada (3%)
  • Germany (2%)
  • Korea (2%)
  • Polynesia (1%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Kauai County (%):

  • Portuguese (5%)
  • German (5%)
  • English (4%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • United States or American (1%)
  • French (except Basque) (1%)

Kauai County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 19,599 (75%)
  • Carpooled: 4,143 (16%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 172 (1%)
  • Motorcycle: 30 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 93 (0%)
  • Walked: 500 (2%)
  • Other means: 233 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,413 (5%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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 $48,369.

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%

1.28% relocated from other counties in Hawaii ($11,852 average AGI)
3.23% relocated from other states ($30,883 average AGI)
Kauai County:

3.23%
Hawaii average:

4.59%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


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)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.16% ($35,571)
from Orange County, CA  0.13% ($32,000)
from Clark County, NV  0.12% ($32,938)
from King County, WA  0.09% ($42,783)


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%

1.35% relocated to other counties in Hawaii ($10,742 average AGI)
3.12% relocated to other states ($30,484 average AGI)
Kauai County:

3.12%
Hawaii average:

4.46%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


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)
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.13% ($28,676)
to San Diego County, CA  0.11% ($49,310)
to Riverside County, CA  0.08% ($19,900)
to Sacramento County, CA  0.08% ($500)

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 live births 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

Percentage of population 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 hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (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: 9507.660
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 364.930
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 38542.52

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1337.800
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 745.530
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 4.79

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 65.37
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 132.5

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 9.58

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: 65,930
  • In family households: 56,306 (10,877 male householders, 5,270 female householders)
    11,654 spouses, 17,807 children (16,576 natural, 486 adopted, 745 stepchildren), 3,099 grandchildren, 887 brothers or sisters, 974 parents, 1,679 other relatives, 2,928 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 9,624 (3,562 male householders (2,493 living alone)), 3,531 female householders (2,762 living alone)), 2,531 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,161 (628 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 6,120 2-persons, 3,644 3-persons, 2,862 4-persons, 1,648 5-persons, 913 6-persons, 960 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 5,255 1-person, 1,449 2-persons, 220 3-persons, 92 4-persons, 46 5-persons, 19 6-persons, 12 7-or-more-persons.

9,446 married couples with children.
3,463 single-parent households (975 men, 2,488 women).

80.5% of residents of Kauai County speak English at home.
1.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (73% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (85% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).
17.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (52% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (79% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $367,005,000 ($5926 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:

5.2
State:

5.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

3.4

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 448
  • 2000 to 2004: 4,447
  • 1990 to 1999: 5,655
  • 1980 to 1989: 6,185
  • 1970 to 1979: 7,047
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,802
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,972
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,335
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,304
Rooms in houses/apartments in Kauai County, Hawaii
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 167
  • 2 rooms: 355
  • 3 rooms: 1,833
  • 4 rooms: 1,633
  • 5 rooms: 3,139
  • 6 rooms: 2,552
  • 7 rooms: 1,386
  • 8 rooms: 690
  • 9+ rooms: 611
  • 1 room: 512
  • 2 rooms: 880
  • 3 rooms: 1,664
  • 4 rooms: 1,436
  • 5 rooms: 1,916
  • 6 rooms: 860
  • 7 rooms: 376
  • 8 rooms: 119
  • 9+ rooms: 54
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Kauai County, Hawaii
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 369
  • 1 bedroom: 941
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,591
  • 3 bedrooms: 5,957
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,950
  • 5+ bedrooms: 558
  • no bedroom: 623
  • 1 bedroom: 1,526
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,301
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,782
  • 4 bedrooms: 504
  • 5+ bedrooms: 81
Cars and other vehicles available in Kauai County, Hawaii in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 476
  • 1 vehicle: 3,188
  • 2 vehicles: 5,579
  • 3 vehicles: 2,172
  • 4 vehicles: 696
  • 5+ vehicles: 255
  • no vehicle: 745
  • 1 vehicle: 3,582
  • 2 vehicles: 2,650
  • 3 vehicles: 613
  • 4 vehicles: 159
  • 5+ vehicles: 68

64% of Kauai County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 65% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 33% lived in Hawaii.

Kauai County:

64.0%
State average:

59.2%

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

  • This state: 36237
  • Northeast: 2176
  • Midwest: 2801
  • South: 1740
  • West: 7276

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $187,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Kauai County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • No fuel used (49.5%)
  • Electricity (33.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9.0%)
  • Solar energy (4.2%)
  • Utility gas (2.6%)
  • Wood (0.9%)
  • No fuel used (49.3%)
  • Electricity (37.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9.0%)
  • Utility gas (1.8%)
  • Solar energy (1.8%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 584
Here:

7.8%
Hawaii:

14.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 281
Here:

7.0%
Hawaii:

17.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 136
Here:

8.7%
Hawaii:

23.9%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Kauai County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $4,297,000
    Regular Highways: $4,015,000
    Sewerage: $3,339,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,004,000
    General Public Buildings: $970,000
    Solid Waste Management: $157,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $17,621,000
    Police Protection: $12,998,000
    Regular Highways: $12,641,000
    Water Utilities: $11,041,000
    Local Fire Protection: $8,670,000
    Solid Waste Management: $7,397,000
    Financial Administration: $6,519,000
    Parks and Recreation: $6,190,000
    General Public Buildings: $5,990,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,837,000
    Sewerage: $5,530,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $5,518,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,369,000
    Transit Utilities: $2,140,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,848,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,301,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $622,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,505,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $4,427,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,516,000
    Regular Highways: $1,347,000
    Police Protection: $780,000
    Financial Administration: $485,000
    Parks and Recreation: $320,000
    Local Fire Protection: $192,000
    Sewerage: $33,000
    Housing and Community Development: $7,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $53,338,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $564,000

Kauai County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Sewerage: $5,563,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,944,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,081,000
    All Other: $430,000
    Regular Highways: $164,000
    Parks and Recreation: $42,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $7,547,000
    Sewerage: $435,000
    All Other: $138,000
    Public Welfare: $72,000
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $5,631,000
    Interest Earnings: $5,307,000
    Rents: $737,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $119,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $35,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $13,784,000
    Transit Utilities: $151,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $20,037,000
    Highways: $5,743,000
    All Other: $4,883,000
    Public Welfare: $1,863,000
    Water Utilities: $1,844,000
    Housing and Community Development: $894,000
    Sewerage: $399,000
    Transit Utilities: $218,000
    Education: $10,000
  • Tax - Property: $68,725,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $3,809,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $3,721,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $3,334,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $1,577,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $837,000
    Other License: $331,000

Kauai County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $109,571,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $71,225,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $50,665,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,319,000

Kauai County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $47,666,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $89,668,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,510,000

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
Kauai County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Kauai County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

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  • #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+)"
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