Kealakekua, Hawaii Population 2024

2,308

Kealakekua is a city located in Hawaii County Hawaii. Kealakekua has a 2024 population of 2,308. Kealakekua is currently growing at a rate of 2.67% annually but its population has decreased by -3.55% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,393 in 2020.

The average household income in Kealakekua is $116,524 with a poverty rate of 5.68%. The median age in Kealakekua is 47.2 years: 39.5 years for males, and 51.4 years for females.

Kealakekua Demographics

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

  • Asian: 46.71%
  • White: 19.61%
  • Two or more races: 17.46%
  • Other race: 9.78%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 5.44%
  • Black or African American: 0.78%
  • Native American: 0.23%
State
Hawaii
Land Area (mi²)
10.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
230.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.55% (-85)
The current population of Kealakekua, Hawaii is 2,308 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,393.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Asian1,02246.71%
White42919.61%
Two or more races38217.46%
Other race2149.78%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1195.44%
Black or African American170.78%
Native American50.23%

Asian

White

Two or more races

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Black or African American

Native American

Kealakekua Population by Race

Kealakekua Population Pyramid 2024

Kealakekua Median Age

47.2

Total

39.5

Male

51.4

Female

Kealakekua Adults

There are 1,728 adults, (584 of whom are seniors) in Kealakekua.

Kealakekua Age Dependency

91.3

Age Dependency Ratio

51

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Kealakekua Sex Ratio

Female1,10550.5%
Male1,08349.5%

Kealakekua Population by Age

Kealakekua Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7512.8565.234.8
Non Family3381.153.846.2
Married3014.4979.720.3
Female772.9788.311.7
Male355.460100

4.01

Average Family Size

2.85

Average Household Size

65.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Kealakekua Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade1006.11%
Associates Degree19311.78%
Bachelors Degree43726.68%
Graduate Degree1016.17%
High School Graduate46428.33%
Less Than 9th Grade764.64%
Some College26716.3%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Kealakekua Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Kealakekua Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Asian807728286
White342338205
2+ Races20020026
Hispanic1879821
Other Race126370
Islander1071030
Black15150
Native American550

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 59.94%.

Kealakekua Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$52,944$54,286$48,750
Graduate Degree$27,500$53,333$0
High School Graduate$45,521$52,353$38,295
Less Than 9th Grade$48,565$49,074$0
Overall$46,658$52,714$45,169
Some College$45,907$55,000$45,614

$46,658

Average Earnings

$52,714

Average Male

$45,169

Average Female

Kealakekua Earnings by Educational Attainment

Kealakekua Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Kealakekua Language

65.08% of Kealakekua residents speak only English, while 34.92% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 23.2% of the population.

Kealakekua Language

Kealakekua Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Islander1194840.34%
Hispanic2653513.21%
White385287.27%
Asian1,014282.76%
Other194178.76%

5.68%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.63%

Male Poverty Rate

4.76%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Kealakekua

The race most likely to be in poverty in Kealakekua is Islander, with 40.34% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Kealakekua is Asian, with 2.76% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 2.87%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.89%.

Kealakekua Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade14.29%
High School10.22%
Some College8.39%
Bachelors or Greater1.88%

Kealakekua Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed2.15%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Employed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Kealakekua Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Kealakekua Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$110,461$148,989
Households$78,646$116,524
Married Families$134,583$-999,999,999
Non Families$41,000$55,302

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Kealakekua Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

48.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.7%

Male Marriage Rate

46.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Kealakekua Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Kealakekua Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Kealakekua Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Kealakekua Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

162

Number of Veterans

143

Male Veterans

19

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam65
Korea11
World War II8
Second Gulf War7
First Gulf War0

Kealakekua Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+82
65 to 7443
55 to 6430
35 to 546
18 to 341

Kealakekua Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
Asian8910.63%
White317.91%
Islander2422.43%
2+ Races187.38%

Kealakekua Veterans by Race

Kealakekua Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

20.99%

Veteran Poverty Rate

47.53%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kealakekua Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

57.1%

Labor Force Participation

56%

Employment Rate

1.9%

Unemployment Rate

Kealakekua Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Kealakekua Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Kealakekua 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

51.51%

Born in Kealakekua

78.47%

Native Born

21.53%

Foreign Born

12.07%

Non Citizen

9.46%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

78.47% of Kealakekua residents were born in the United States, with 51.51% having been born in Hawaii. 12.07% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Kealakekua Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20242,308602.67%
20232,248602.74%
20222,188602.82%
20212,128-265-11.07%
20202,39347024.44%
20191,923341.8%
20181,889-49-2.53%
20171,938-28-1.42%
20161,966723.8%
20151,894-59-3.02%
20141,953-195-9.08%
20132,148-33-1.51%
20122,18122511.5%
20111,956-63-3.12%
20102,01900%

Kealakekua Population by Year