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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    D+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C
  12. Commute
    C
Captain Cook is a town in Hawaii with a population of 3,949. Captain Cook is in Hawaii County. Living in Captain Cook offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Captain Cook and residents tend to be liberal.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$487,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,440
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%
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Captain Cook Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    6%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Captain Cook

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$66,510
National
$55,322
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Captain Cook Reviews

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Captain Cook got its name from the English navigator, Captain James Cook. In 1779, he attempted to kidnap Kalaniopu'u, ruler of Hawaii at that time. His attempt led to the murder of Captain Cook, thus the name for the region on the west side of Hawaii Island. Captain Cook is a quieter location than Kailua-Kona. There is only one shopping center in the area. The best part of Captain Cook are the people. They are friendly, and very community and family oriented.
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Captain Cook is a small town with only a few shopping and eating options. There are some really great farmers markets in the area and many Kona coffee shops to explore.
I live next to the police and fire station so I may be biased. In this small part of Kona (Captain Cook), there is very little crime and the police are able to get everywhere quickly since there is little traffic. The most trouble are from drugs or abuse cases but otherwise, it's a town of families and little old grandmas and grandpas.