Kapaa, HI

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Population

71,093

0.917% growth

Median Age

42.1


Median Household Income

$72,330

6.02% growth

Poverty Rate

9.13%


Number of Employees

35,783

2.62% growth

Median Property Value

$520,100

5.33% growth

About

In 2017, Kapaa, HI had a population of 71.1k people with a median age of 42.1 and a median household income of $72,330. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Kapaa, HI grew from 70,447 to 71,093, a 0.917% increase and its median household income grew from $68,224 to $72,330, a 6.02% increase.

The population of Kapaa, HI is 32.9% Asian Alone, 29.6% White Alone, and 17.1% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Kapaa, HI speak a non-English language, and 92.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Kapaa, HI are Kauai Community College (258 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Kapaa, HI is $520,100, and the homeownership rate is 63%. Most people in Kapaa, HI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Kapaa, HI is 2 cars per household.

Kapaa, HI borders .

Economy

The economy of Kapaa, HI employs 35.8k people. The largest industries in Kapaa, HI are Accommodation & Food Services (7,565 people), Retail Trade (3,800 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (3,334 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($61,607), Public Administration ($51,304), and Information ($49,844).

Median household income in Kapaa, HI is $72,330. Males in Kapaa, HI have an average income that is 1.22 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,061. The income inequality in Kapaa, HI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.427, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$72,330

2017 value

± $3,242

6.02%

1 Year Growth

± 5.66%

Households in Kapaa, HI have a median annual income of $72,330, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $68,224 in 2016, which represents a 6.02% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$60,071

Average Male Salary

± $2,306

$49,061

Average Female Salary

± $1,981

In 2017, full-time male employees in Hawaii made 1.22 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $58,672 ± $3,390

  2. American Indian

    $48,824 ± $29,202

  3. Asian

    $47,103 ± $2,061

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Hawaii workers was White. These workers were paid 1.2 times more than American Indian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Kapaa, HI is from Hawaii.

0.427

2017 Wage GINI

0.426

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Hawaii was 0.427 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.183% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Hawaii was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Hawaii in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Kapaa, HI was Honolulu County, HI with a value of $84,423, followed by Maui County, HI and Kauai County, HI, with respective values of $82,885 and $80,921.

The following map shows all of the counties in Kapaa, HI colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

9.13% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Kapaa, HI (6.42k out of 70.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    2,475 ± 315

  2. Asian

    1,277 ± 291

  3. Two Or More

    1,266 ± 231

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Kapaa, HI is White, followed by Asian and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

35.8k

2017 Value

± 1,247

2.62%

1 Year growth

± 4.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Kapaa, HI grew at a rate of 2.62%, from 34.9k employees to 35.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Kapaa, HI, are Sales & Related Occupations (4,285 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (3,991 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,839 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Kapaa, HI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Kapaa, HI, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (4,285 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (3,991 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,839 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Kapaa, HI has an unusually high number of residents working as Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (2.4 times higher than expected), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (2.23 times), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.22 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Kapaa, HI, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($71,676), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($69,444), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($64,044).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

35.8k

2017 Value

± 1,247

2.62%

1 Year growth

± 4.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Kapaa, HI grew at a rate of 2.62%, from 34.9k employees to 35.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Kapaa, HI, are Accommodation & Food Services (7,565 people), Retail Trade (3,800 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (3,334 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Kapaa, HI, though some of these residents may live in Kapaa, HI and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Kapaa, HI, by number of employees, are Accommodation & Food Services (7,565 people), Retail Trade (3,800 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (3,334 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Kapaa, HI has an unusually high number of Accommodation & Food Services (2.78 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.44 times), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (2.34 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Kapaa, HI, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($61,607), Public Administration ($51,304), and Information ($49,844).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Hawaii to other states, or from other states to Hawaii.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $4.83B

  2. $3.74B

  3. $2.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Hawaii product (by dollars) was Fuel oils with $4.83B, followed by Gasoline ($3.74B) and Mixed freight ($2.6B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Hawaii products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$25.9B

2020 Value

$32.8B

Projected 2045 Value

26.9% growth

In 2020, total outbound Hawaii trade was $25.9B. This is expected to increase 26.9% to $32.8B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Hawaii trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Hawaii to other states, or from other states to Hawaii.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $1.55B

  2. $71.2M

  3. $70.4M

In 2015, the top outbound Hawaii domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was California with $1.55B, followed by Texas with $71.2M and Washington and $70.4M.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Hawaii shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

94.3% of the population of Kapaa, HI has health coverage, with 53.9% on employee plans, 15.8% on Medicaid, 13.5% on Medicare, 9.81% on non-group plans, and 1.35% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Kapaa, HI was $7,299 in 2014. This is a 4.95% increase from the previous year ($6,955).

Primary care physicians in Kapaa, HI see 1146 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.951% decrease from the previous year (1157 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1175 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 444 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Kalawao County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (11.2%). Additionally, Maui County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (22.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,146 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Hawaii see an average of 1,146 patients per year. This represents a 0.951% decrease from the previous year (1,157 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,299

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,222

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,087

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,592

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Hawaii (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.95%, from $6,955 to $7,299.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

5.68%

Uninsured

53.9%

Employer Coverage

15.8%

Medicaid

13.5%

Medicare

9.81%

Non-Group

1.35%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Kapaa, HI declined by 15.3% from 6.71% to 5.68%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Kapaa, HI changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 11.2% prevalence

  2. 9.1% prevalence

  3. 8.5% prevalence

Kalawao County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Hawaii, at 11.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Hawaii by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Kapaa, HI is home to a population of 71.1k people, from which 92.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 16.6% of Kapaa, HI residents were born outside of the country (11.8k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Kapaa, HI is composed of 23.4k Asian Alone residents (32.9%), 21.1k White Alone residents (29.6%), 12.2k Two or More Races residents (17.1%), 7.65k Hispanic or Latino residents (10.8%), 6.04k Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (8.49%), 476 Black or African American Alone residents (0.67%), 245 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.345%), and 49 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0689%).

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

49

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Kapaa, HI was 42.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 49. But people in Kapaa, HI are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Kapaa, HI residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

16.6%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

11.8k people

16%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

11.3k people

As of 2017, 16.6% of Kapaa, HI residents (11.8k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Kapaa, HI was 16%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Philippines

    116,964 ± 8,044 people

  2. Japan

    22,604 ± 3,662 people

  3. China

    18,529 ± 3,320 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Hawaii was Philippines, the natal country of 116,964 Hawaii residents, followed by Japan with 22,604 and China with 18,529.

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Citizenship

92.4%

2017 Citizenship

92.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 92.4% of Kapaa, HI residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Kapaa, HI was 92.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Asian Alone

    23.4k ± 850

  2. White Alone

    21.1k ± 55

  3. Two or More Races

    12.2k ± 945

In 2017, there were 1.11 times more Asian Alone residents (23.4k people) in Kapaa, HI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 21.1k White Alone and 12.2k Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Kapaa, HI as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,669 ± 220

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    519 ± 190

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    329 ± 123

Kapaa, HI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.22 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Kapaa, HI awarded 258 degrees. The student population of Kapaa, HI is skewed towards women, with 451 male students and 895 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Kapaa, HI are Asian (101 and 39.3%), followed by Two or More Races (84 and 32.7%), White (33 and 12.8%), and Hispanic or Latino (21 and 8.17%).

The largest universities in Kapaa, HI by number of degrees awarded are Kauai Community College (258 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Kapaa, HI are Liberal Arts & Sciences (46 and 17.8%), High Performance & Custom Engine Technician (42 and 16.3%), and General Cooking & Related Culinary Arts (37 and 14.3%).

The median tuition costs in Kapaa, HI are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Kapaa, HI was High Performance & Custom Engine Technician with 39 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Kapaa, HI according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

258 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Kapaa, HI institution with the largest number of graduating students was Kauai Community College with 258 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

123

Degrees Awarded to Men

135

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 123 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Kapaa, HI, which is 0.911 times less than the 135 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    101 degrees awarded

  2. Two or More Races

    84 degrees awarded

  3. White

    33 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Kapaa, HI were to Asian students. These 101 degrees mean that there were 1.2 times more Asian students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Two or More Races, with 84 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Kapaa, HI was $520,100 in 2017, which is 2.26 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $493,800 to $520,100, a 5.33% increase. The homeownership rate in Kapaa, HI is 63%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Kapaa, HI have an average commute time of 21.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Kapaa, HI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$520,100

2017 Median

± $21,919

$493,800

2016 Median

± $10,897

In 2017, the median property value in Kapaa, HI grew to to $520,100 from the previous year's value of $493,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Kapaa, HI compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Kapaa, HI the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k range.

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Household Income

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$72,330

Median Household Income

± $3,242

22.6k

Number of Households

± 908

In 2017, the median household income of the 22.6k households in Kapaa, HI grew to $72,330 from the previous year's value of $68,224.

The following chart displays the households in Kapaa, HI distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Kapaa, HI distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Kapaa, HI the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

63%

2017 Homeownership

63.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 63% of the housing units in Kapaa, HI were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 63.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Kapaa, HI compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

21.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Kapaa, HI have a shorter commute time (21.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.717% of the workforce in Kapaa, HI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80%

  2. Carpooled

    8.95%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.15%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Kapaa, HI was Drove Alone (80%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.95%) and those who Worked At Home (6.15%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Kapaa, HI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Kapaa, HI have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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