Lawai, Hawaii

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Lawai, Hawaii

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High Points

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

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Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Lawai Racial Diversity
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Lawai Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Men
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Top 12% Lawai Well-Paid Single Men
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Lawai Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Lawai People in Middle Class or Better
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Lawai College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Lawai, Hawaii

Comparing Lawai 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
Male Share of the Population 10 9
Well-Paid Single Men 9 9
Well-Paid Single Women 8 7
Age of the Population 7 8
Senior Citizens 4 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 3
Female Share of the Population 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 3
Portion of People Married 8 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 10 8
People Above Poverty 9 9
People in Middle Class or Better 9 9
College Educated Adults 9 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 8
Walking and Biking to Work 6 4
Short Commute Times 6 8
Public Transportation Use 5 2


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

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Lawai Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 114 miles W of Honolulu, Hawaii
County Kauai
P.O. Box Zip Codes 96765
Phone Area Codes 808
Time Zone Hawaii (-10 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city does not observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 21.921
Longitude -159.509

Lawai Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station WAIMEA 947
Distance 10.3 miles
Jan Temp 64 to 80 F
Apr Temp 65 to 83 F
Jul Temp 70 to 87 F
Oct Temp 69 to 86 F
Annual Precip 21.2 inches
Distance 19.2 miles
Jan Temp 65 to 79 F
Apr Temp 66 to 82 F
Jul Temp 70 to 86 F
Oct Temp 70 to 86 F
Annual Precip 17.4 inches
Distance 95.9 miles
Jan Temp 61 to 79 F
Apr Temp 64 to 82 F
Jul Temp 68 to 86 F
Oct Temp 67 to 86 F
Annual Precip 54.6 inches
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Lawai Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,984 100%
Male 1,020 51.4%
Female 964 48.6%
Under 18 493 24.8%
18+ 1,491 75.2%
65+ 266 13.4%
Median Age 39.3
Average Family Size 3.18
White 703 35.4%
African-American 5 0.3%
Asian 610 30.7%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.3%
Other 28 1.4%
Mixed Race 523 26.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 234 11.8%

Lawai 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) 63%
Portuguese 9.9%
English 5.2%
German 4.4%
Italian 3.6%
Irish 2.8%
US/American 1.7%
French (except Basque) 1.4%
Polish 1.4%
Scotch-Irish 1.3%
Scottish 0.9%
European 0.7%
Russian 0.5%
Welsh 0.5%
Croatian 0.4%
Austrian 0.3%
Swedish 0.3%
Canadian 0.2%
French Canadian 0.2%
Hungarian 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
Dutch 0.2%
British 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Lawai 1,984 $60,750
Eleele 2,040 $53,047
Hanapepe 2,153 $50,750
Kalaheo 3,913 $63,650
Kaumakani 607 $41,250
Koloa 1,942 $43,393
Lihue 5,674 $56,875
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