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Overview

Introduction to Kailua, Hawaii

Kailua, Hawaii is 10 miles NE of Honolulu, Hawaii. The town is situated in the Honolulu County and is part of the Honolulu metro area. About 36,513 people reside in Kailua.

Kailua History

Hawaiian families settled in Kailua at least 1,500 years ago. The original settlers resided and fished on the slopes which surround the Ka'wainui Marsh. In the time of King Kakukihewa and his successors' reign, Waikiki was replaced by Kailua as the residential seat of Alii Aimoku of Oahu. The early economy of the town was largely depended on agriculture and cattle raising. The first post office of the area was established in the late 1950s.

Kailua and nearby Attractions

  • Kailua Beach
  • Akona Kai Shopping Mall Shopping Center
  • Hulihe'e Palace State Monument
  • Hillcrest Park
  • Hulihe'e Palace

Things To Do In Kailua

Tourists in Kailua can visit the Kailua Beach, which is considered to be the best beach in Hawaii. There are other beaches that can be visited such as the 'Alula Beach and the Beans Beach. Tourists can enjoy shopping at the Akona Kai Shopping Mall, World Square Shopping Plaza, and the Kona Coast Shopping Center. The parks that one can spend their leisure include Hulihe'e Palace State Monument and Hillcrest Park. Every year tourists flock to the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival hosted in Kailua.

Kailua Transportation

Kona International at Keahole is the nearest airport to Kailua.

Kailua Higher Education

Higher education institutes that the residents of Kailua can attend include the Electronics Institute, University of Hawaii at Hilo, Kapiolani Community College, and the Honolulu Community College.

People

Total Population 38,722
Male Share of the Population 49%
Female Share of the Population 51%
Senior Citizens 17.6%
Employed Population 16+ 20,034
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 54.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 46.5%
Median Earnings25+ $47,571
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $27,955
Median Earnings With High School Degree $38,074

Wealth

Median Family Income $113,078
% Above Poverty Level 94.9%
% Below Poverty Level 5.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 5.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.4%
% Using Public Transportation 4%

Housing

People Living Alone 18.3%
Median Gross Rent $2,211
Median House Value $829,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 60.2%
US/American 0%
English 7.2%
Irish 7.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Kailua Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 10 miles NE of Honolulu, Hawaii
County Honolulu
Metro Area Honolulu
Standard Zip Codes 96734
Phone Area Codes 808
Time Zone Hawaii (-10 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city does not observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 21.402
Longitude -157.739

Kailua Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station KANEOHE MCAS
Distance 3.7 miles
Jan Temp 69 to 79 F
Apr Temp 71 to 80 F
Jul Temp 74 to 83 F
Oct Temp 75 to 84 F
Annual Precip 37.1 inches
Station WAIMANALO EXP F 795.1
Distance 5 miles
Jan Temp 65 to 78 F
Apr Temp 68 to 80 F
Jul Temp 73 to 84 F
Oct Temp 72 to 84 F
Annual Precip 42.6 inches
Station HONOLULU INTL AP 703
Distance 13.8 miles
Jan Temp 66 to 80 F
Apr Temp 68 to 83 F
Jul Temp 74 to 88 F
Oct Temp 73 to 87 F
Annual Precip 18.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Aiea 9,262 $114,974
Honolulu 347,973 $75,998
Kaaawa 1,139 $98,393
Kaneohe 33,654 $92,262
Waimanalo 6,164 $70,662

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Kailua Hospitals

CASTLE MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
640 ULUKAHIKI ST
(808) 263-5500
Emergency Service: Yes

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Kailua High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

KALAHEO HIGH SCHOOL
730 ILIAINA STREET
808-254-7900
Serves 1,115 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.9

KAILUA HIGH SCHOOL
451 ULUMANU DRIVE
808-266-7900
A Title I School.
Serves 986 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.4

OLOMANA HIGH & INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL
42-471 KALANIANAOLE HIGHWAY
808-266-7866
A Non-traditional School
A Title I School.
Serves 161 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 4.7

KE KULA 'O SAMUEL M. KAMAKAU LABORATORY PCS
1110-A KAILUA ROAD
808-261-0088
A Charter School.
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 79 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.3

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