Kapaau, Hawaii

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Kapaau, Hawaii

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High Points

Kapaau strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Hawaii):

Category Trophy
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Kapaau Racial Diversity
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Kapaau Affordability of Property Taxes
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Kapaau People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Kapaau, Hawaii

Comparing Kapaau to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Hawaii (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Racial Diversity 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 8 6
Senior Citizens 8 9
Age of the Population 7 8
Well-Paid Single Women 7 7
Male Share of the Population 6 1
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 4
Female Share of the Population 5 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 3
Portion of People Married 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 9 8
Median Family Income 8 5
People Above Poverty 7 7
College Educated Adults 5 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 8 4
Working at Home 5 3
Walking and Biking to Work 4 3
Short Commute Times 2 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 5
Housing Recently Built 7 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 2
People Living Alone 3 8
Affordability of Rents 1 6

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Kapaau Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 152 miles SE of Honolulu, Hawaii
County Hawaii
P.O. Box Zip Codes 96755
Phone Area Codes 808
Time Zone Hawaii (-10 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city does not observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 20.233
Longitude -155.801

Kapaau Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station UPOLU POINT USCG 159.2
Distance 5.4 miles
Jan Temp 67 to 80 F
Apr Temp 67 to 81 F
Jul Temp 71 to 86 F
Oct Temp 71 to 86 F
Annual Precip 32 inches
Distance 13.9 miles
Jan Temp 64 to 79 F
Apr Temp 67 to 82 F
Jul Temp 70 to 84 F
Oct Temp 70 to 84 F
Annual Precip 11.1 inches
Station OOKALA 223
Distance 36.9 miles
Jan Temp 64 to 77 F
Apr Temp 65 to 77 F
Jul Temp 69 to 80 F
Oct Temp 70 to 81 F
Annual Precip 121.5 inches
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Kapaau Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,159 100%
Male 563 48.6%
Female 596 51.4%
Under 18 314 27.1%
18+ 845 72.9%
65+ 223 19.2%
Median Age 39.8
Average Family Size 3.48
White 272 23.5%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 318 27.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 20 1.7%
Mixed Race 439 37.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 193 16.7%

Kapaau Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 73.9%
Portuguese 5.2%
English 4.5%
US/American 3.9%
German 3.1%
European 2.3%
Irish 1.8%
Polish 1.1%
Scottish 0.9%
Italian 0.8%
French Canadian 0.6%
Russian 0.6%
Danish 0.5%
Welsh 0.4%
Canadian 0.2%
French (except Basque) 0.2%
Norwegian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Kapaau 1,159 $50,703
Hawi 938 $51,364
Honokaa 2,233 $45,962
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Kapaau High Schools (2004)

A Title I School.
Serves 296 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.6

Kapaau Colleges

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