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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    A-
Kailua is a town in Hawaii with a population of 14,140. Kailua is in Hawaii County. Living in Kailua offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Kailua there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Kailua and residents tend to be liberal.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$441,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,185
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    51%
  • Own
    49%
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Kailua Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

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
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Kailua

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$66,875
National
$55,322
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Kailua Reviews

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A good place to raise small children, however once getting to the high school age the public schools are poor and the graduation rate is poor, the teen pregnancy rate is high, the schools are overpacked with students who most of which will not graduate or go to college. Since the volcanic activity has calmed down the weather has been beautiful compared to the past decade of aweful vog ( volcanic fog). Kona/Hawaii in general is a place you move to if you have money and not one where you could move here and make money. The price of living is ridiculous and the infastructure is poor. But these are just the cost of living in 'paradise'.
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Pretty, but isolated, boring, and not the safest. Public schools are terrible, but fine if you dont have children
Kailua is a lovely little tourist town on the windward side of Oahu, Hawaii. There's many great little boutiques to check out, and if you like guava you need to check out Cinnamon's for a bite of their guava pancakes!