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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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population38,514
Male Share of the Population48.2%
Female Share of the Population51.8%
Senior Citizens18.2%
Employed Population 16+19,978
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married53.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher48.1%
Median Earnings25+$47,935
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,590
Median Earnings With High School Degree$37,597

Wealth

Median Family Income$116,510
% Above Poverty Level95.5%
% Below Poverty Level4.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home5.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.1%
% Using Public Transportation3.9%

Housing

People Living Alone18%
Median Gross Rent$2,225
Median House Value$862,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)57.6%
German11.2%
English8%
Irish7.4%
Portuguese4.6%
Italian4%
French Except Basque3%
Polish2.5%
Scottish2.5%
Swedish1.5%
Dutch1.4%
Norwegian1.3%
Russian0.9%
Hungarian0.6%
Danishn0.6%
Welsh0.6%
Arab0.4%
Czech0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Swiss0.3%
Greek0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Australian0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
African0.2%
Syrian0.2%
Lebanese0.1%
US/American0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Kailua Almanac

CategoryValue
County Honolulu County
Standard Zip Codes96734
Phone Area Codes808
Time ZonePacific/Honolulu
Approximate Latitude21.4
Approximate Longitude-157.73

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)

StationKANEOHE MCAS
Distance3.7 miles
Jan Temp69 to 79 F
Apr Temp71 to 80 F
Jul Temp74 to 83 F
Oct Temp75 to 84 F
Annual Precip37.1 inches
StationWAIMANALO EXP F 795.1
Distance5 miles
Jan Temp65 to 78 F
Apr Temp68 to 80 F
Jul Temp73 to 84 F
Oct Temp72 to 84 F
Annual Precip42.6 inches
StationHONOLULU INTL AP 703
Distance13.8 miles
Jan Temp66 to 80 F
Apr Temp68 to 83 F
Jul Temp74 to 88 F
Oct Temp73 to 87 F
Annual Precip18.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Aiea9,594$120,551
Honolulu349,597$77,567
Kaaawa1,124$110,521
Kaneohe35,065$100,472
Waimanalo6,296$76,189

Kailua Hospitals

Castle Medical Center
(Non-profit)
640 Ulukahiki St
(808) 263-5500

Kailua Public Schools

Aikahi Elementary School
281 Ilihau St
ZIP: 96734
(808) 254-7944
Primary
Total Enrollment 489
Enchanted Lake Elementary School
770 Keolu Dr
ZIP: 96734
(808) 266-7800
Primary
Total Enrollment 474
Kaelepulu Elementary School
530 Keolu Dr
ZIP: 96734
(808) 266-7811
Primary
Total Enrollment 196
Kailua Elementary School
315 Kuulei Rd
ZIP: 96734
(808) 266-7878
Primary
Total Enrollment 363
Kailua High School
451 Ulumanu Dr
ZIP: 96734
(808) 266-7900
High
Total Enrollment 750
Kailua Intermediate School
145 South Kainalu Dr
ZIP: 96734
(808) 263-1500
Middle
Total Enrollment 680
Kainalu Elementary School
165 Kaiholu St
ZIP: 96734
(808) 266-7835
Primary
Total Enrollment 492
Kalaheo High School
730 Iliaina St
ZIP: 96734
(808) 254-7900
High
Total Enrollment 916
Keolu Elementary School
1416 Keolu Dr
ZIP: 96734
(808) 266-7818
Primary
Total Enrollment 138
Lanikai Elementary - Pcs
140 Alala Rd
ZIP: 96734
(808) 266-7844
Primary
Total Enrollment 328
Maunawili Elementary School
1465 Ulupii St
ZIP: 96734
(808) 266-7822
Primary
Total Enrollment 360
Mokapu Elementary School
Kmcas Bldg, 1193 Mokapu Rd
ZIP: 96734
(808) 254-7964
Primary
Total Enrollment 862
Olomana School
42-522 Kalanianaole Hwy
ZIP: 96734
(808) 266-7866
High
Total Enrollment 72

Kailua Private Schools

Hawaiian Mission Academy Winward Campus
160 Mookua St
ZIP: 96734
Elementary
Total Enrollment 70
Huakailani School
146 Hekili St Ste 104
ZIP: 96734
Elementary
Total Enrollment 35
Kailua Christian Academy
1274 Kailua Rd
ZIP: 96734
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 28
Le Jardin Academy
917 Kalanianaole Hwy
ZIP: 96734
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 706
St Anthony School
148 Makawao Ave
ZIP: 96734
Elementary
Total Enrollment 325
St John Vianney Parish School
940 Keolu Dr
ZIP: 96734
Elementary
Total Enrollment 216
Trinity Christian School
875 Auloa Rd
ZIP: 96734
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 264
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