Wailua, Hawaii Population 2024

2,438

Wailua is a city located in Kauai County Hawaii. Wailua has a 2024 population of 2,438. Wailua is currently declining at a rate of annually and its population has decreased by -1.73% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,481 in 2020.

The average household income in Wailua is $98,787 with a poverty rate of 14.73%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Wailua is 42.8 years, 38.6 years for males, and 48.3 years for females.

Wailua Demographics

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

  • White: 37.69%
  • Two or more races: 33.92%
  • Asian: 23.17%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 1.97%
  • Other race: 1.19%
  • Native American: 1.07%
  • Black or African American: 0.98%
State
Hawaii
Land Area (mi²)
1.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,650.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.73% (-43)
The current population of Wailua, Hawaii is 2,438 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,481.

Wailua, Hawaii Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White91937.69%
Two or more races82733.92%
Asian56523.17%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander481.97%
Other race291.19%
Native American261.07%
Black or African American240.98%
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Native American

Black or African American

Wailua Population by Race

Wailua Population Pyramid 2024

Wailua Median Age

42.8

Total

38.6

Male

48.3

Female

Wailua Adults

There are 1,937 adults, (639 of whom are seniors) in Wailua.

Wailua Age Dependency

87.8

Age Dependency Ratio

49.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Wailua Sex Ratio

Female1,14647.01%
Male1,29252.99%

Wailua Population by Age

Wailua Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All9142.6760.439.6
Married3583.562.337.7
Non Family3411.1768.631.4
Female1113.594555
Male1043.7243.356.7
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3.31

Average Family Size

2.67

Average Household Size

60.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Wailua Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Wailua Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wailua Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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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%.

Wailua Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$43,317

Average Earnings

$51,875

Average Male

$34,821

Average Female

Wailua Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wailua Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Wailua Language

87.92% of Wailua residents speak only English, while 12.08% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 7.97% of the population.

Wailua Language

Wailua Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White85021925.76%
Hispanic5326912.97%
Multiple827374.47%
Asian565346.02%
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14.73%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.94%

Male Poverty Rate

13.35%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wailua

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wailua is White, with 25.76% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wailua is Multiple, with 4.47% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.19%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.31%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.48%.

Wailua Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School27.01%
Less Than 9th Grade12.8%
Some College6.26%
Bachelors or Greater1.01%
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Wailua Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed13.51%
Male Employed0.35%
Male Unemployed
Female Unemployed
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Wailua Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wailua Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Wailua Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

43.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.0%

Male Marriage Rate

47.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Wailua Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Wailua 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 Over 65.

Wailua Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Wailua Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

202

Number of Veterans

202

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Wailua Veterans by War

count

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Wailua Veterans by Age

count

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Wailua Veterans by Race

Wailua Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.11%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wailua Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

60.8%

Labor Force Participation

55.6%

Employment Rate

8.2%

Unemployment Rate

Wailua Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Wailua Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Wailua 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

54.02%

Born in Wailua

90.98%

Native Born

9.02%

Foreign Born

4.22%

Non Citizen

4.8%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.98% of Wailua residents were born in the United States, with 54.02% having been born in Hawaii. 4.22% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Wailua Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20242,438
20232,438
20222,438-192-7.3%
20212,6301496.01%
20202,481-434-14.89%
20192,9151736.31%
20182,742-164-5.64%
20172,9062509.41%
20162,656722.79%
20152,5842239.45%
20142,361-213-8.28%
20132,574763.04%
20122,498-48-1.89%
20112,54629212.95%
20102,254
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Wailua Population by Year