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Overview

Introduction to Kapaa, Hawaii

Kapaa, Hawaii, in Kauai county, is 108 miles NW of Honolulu, Hawaii.

Kapaa History

Kapaa is a word from the local Kauia dialect which means 'the closing' or 'solid.' Kawai Nui is located in the north of the town Kapaa, which was popular for its burly mud fish. The fishes were attracted by the Makalei tree, which was brought by the ancients of Pali'uli. Gradually, the town emerged to be a plantation town and also became a tourist hot spot.

Kapaa and nearby Attractions

  • Kapaa Shopping Center
  • Kapa'a Beach Park
  • Kapaa New Park
  • Kauai Children's Discovery Museum
  • Fun Factory

Things To Do In Kapaa

In the town of Kapaa, tourists can visit many parks including the Town Park, Kapaa New Park, and Kapa'a Beach Park. The Kapaa Shopping Center is the shopping zone for all the tourists. Kauai Children's Discovery Museum is a popular place to visit in Kapaa. The Fun Factory is another great option. Tourists also flock to the Coconut Marketplace which is very spacious.

Kapaa Transportation

Lihue Airport is the nearest airport to Kapaa.

Kapaa Higher Education

The University of Hawaii at Manoa, Leeward Community College, Brigham Young University-Hawaii campus, and the Honolulu Community College offer opportunities for higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,753
Male Share of the Population48%
Female Share of the Population52%
Senior Citizens14.3%
Employed Population 16+5,108
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married53.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher26.5%
Median Earnings25+$38,646
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$33,421
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,090

Wealth

Median Family Income$85,083
% Above Poverty Level86%
% Below Poverty Level14%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home6.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.4%
% Using Public Transportation1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone26.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,293
Median House Value$479,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)67.1%
German8.9%
English7.6%
Portuguese7.5%
Irish6.3%
Italian2%
Scottish1.5%
Polish1.5%
Russian1.1%
Dutch1.1%
French Except Basque0.8%
Czech0.7%
Swedish0.5%
Finnish0.4%
Austrian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Danishn0.1%
Arab0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
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Kapaa Almanac

CategoryValue
County Kauai County
Standard Zip Codes96746
Phone Area Codes808
Time ZonePacific/Honolulu
Approximate Latitude22.09
Approximate Longitude-159.35

Kapaa Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationLIHUE AP 1020.1
Distance6.6 miles
Jan Temp65 to 78 F
Apr Temp69 to 79 F
Jul Temp74 to 84 F
Oct Temp73 to 84 F
Annual Precip39.5 inches
StationWAIMEA 947
Distance23.8 miles
Jan Temp64 to 80 F
Apr Temp65 to 83 F
Jul Temp70 to 87 F
Oct Temp69 to 86 F
Annual Precip21.2 inches
StationWAIMEA ARBORETUM 892.2
Distance87.3 miles
Jan Temp61 to 79 F
Apr Temp64 to 82 F
Jul Temp68 to 86 F
Oct Temp67 to 86 F
Annual Precip54.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Anahola1,902$68,068
Hanalei170$27,273
Hanamaulu5,039$61,458
Kilauea2,644$65,875
Koloa2,800$61,000
Lihue7,196$80,938

Kapaa Hospitals

Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital
(Government - State)
4800 Kawaihau Rd
(808) 822-4961

Kapaa Public Schools

Kapaa Elementary School
4886 Kawaihau Rd
ZIP: 96746
(808) 821-4424
Primary
Total Enrollment 894
Kapaa High School
4695 Mailihuna Rd
ZIP: 96746
(808) 821-4400
High
Total Enrollment 1067
Kapaa Middle School
4867 Olohena Rd
ZIP: 96746
(808) 821-4460
Middle
Total Enrollment 605

Kapaa Private Schools

St Catherine School
5021 Kawaihau Rd
ZIP: 96746
Elementary
Total Enrollment 139
Sources :
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