Kapaau, Hawaii Population 2024

2,017

Kapaau is a city located in Hawaii County Hawaii. Kapaau has a 2024 population of 2,017. Kapaau is currently growing at a rate of 1.15% annually and its population has increased by 4.67% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,927 in 2020.

The average household income in Kapaau is $74,252 with a poverty rate of 11.84%. The median age in Kapaau is 45.8 years: 42.8 years for males, and 49.7 years for females.

Kapaau Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Kapaau was:

  • Two or more races: 45.13%
  • Asian: 26.12%
  • White: 22.11%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 5.07%
  • Black or African American: 1.57%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
State
Hawaii
Land Area (mi²)
6.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
326.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
4.67% (90)
The current population of Kapaau, Hawaii is 2,017 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,927.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Two or more races89045.13%
Asian51526.12%
White43622.11%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1005.07%
Black or African American311.57%
Native American00%
Other race00%

Two or more races

Asian

White

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Black or African American

Native American

Other race

Kapaau Population by Race

Kapaau Population Pyramid 2024

Kapaau Median Age

45.8

Total

42.8

Male

49.7

Female

Kapaau Adults

There are 1,683 adults, (479 of whom are seniors) in Kapaau.

Kapaau Age Dependency

63.8

Age Dependency Ratio

39.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

24

Child Dependency Ratio

Kapaau Sex Ratio

Female1,08755.12%
Male88544.88%

Kapaau Population by Age

Kapaau Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6662.9378.221.8
Non Family2751.2967.632.4
Married2594.0192.37.7
Female1024.6571.628.4
Male302.7376.723.3

3.82

Average Family Size

2.93

Average Household Size

78.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Kapaau Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade241.69%
Associates Degree1148.03%
Bachelors Degree14710.35%
Graduate Degree654.58%
High School Graduate69148.66%
Less Than 9th Grade684.79%
Some College31121.9%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Kapaau Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Kapaau Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
2+ Races49049035
Asian44136235
Hispanic4124120
White353340127
Islander82820
Black151515

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 100%.

Kapaau Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$56,923$0$56,827
Graduate Degree$9,583$10,625$0
High School Graduate$39,514$44,018$38,333
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$37,713$35,694$38,362
Some College$34,375$0$34,922

$37,713

Average Earnings

$35,694

Average Male

$38,362

Average Female

Kapaau Earnings by Educational Attainment

Kapaau Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Kapaau Language

73.58% of Kapaau residents speak only English, while 26.42% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 22.49% of the population.

Kapaau Language

Kapaau Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Multiple890889.89%
White3876717.31%
Asian502458.96%
Black3131100%
Hispanic662213.17%

11.84%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.24%

Male Poverty Rate

13.12%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Kapaau

The race most likely to be in poverty in Kapaau is Black, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Kapaau is Hispanic, with 3.17% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.94%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.11%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.03%.

Kapaau Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College16%
Bachelors or Greater12.74%
High School4.39%
Less Than 9th Grade0%

Kapaau Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed100%
Female Unemployed32.43%
Female Employed11.11%
Male Employed0%

Kapaau Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Kapaau Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$83,021$88,695
Households$65,076$74,252
Married Families$82,604$-999,999,999
Non Families$27,255$48,156

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Kapaau Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

39.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.6%

Male Marriage Rate

36.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Kapaau Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Kapaau Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Kapaau Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Kapaau Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

30

Number of Veterans

20

Male Veterans

10

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War11
Korea10
World War II9
First Gulf War0
Vietnam0

Kapaau Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+19
35 to 5411
18 to 340
55 to 640
65 to 740

Kapaau Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
2+ Races213.13%
Asian91.84%

Kapaau Veterans by Race

Kapaau Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

63.33%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kapaau Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

63.5%

Labor Force Participation

60.1%

Employment Rate

5.4%

Unemployment Rate

Kapaau Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Kapaau Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Kapaau Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

64.6%

Born in Kapaau

84.63%

Native Born

15.37%

Foreign Born

8.27%

Non Citizen

7.1%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

84.63% of Kapaau residents were born in the United States, with 64.6% having been born in Hawaii. 8.27% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Kapaau Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20242,017231.15%
20231,994221.12%
20221,972-72-3.52%
20212,0441176.07%
20201,9271267%
20191,801311.75%
20181,770-12-0.67%
20171,782-153-7.91%
20161,935844.54%
20151,85118411.04%
20141,66720814.26%
20131,459-216-12.9%
20121,67523015.92%
20111,445-289-16.67%
20101,73400%

Kapaau Population by Year