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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    C
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B+
Kapaau is a town in Hawaii with a population of 1,782. Kapaau is in Hawaii County. Living in Kapaau offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Kapaau there are a lot of parks. Many retirees live in Kapaau and residents tend to be liberal.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$348,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$972
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%
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Kapaau 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
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    8%
  • 45-54 years
    8%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    25%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    48%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Kapaau

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$50,833
National
$55,322
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Kapaau Reviews

3 reviews
As a resident of Kapaau, the overall experience has been excellent with friendly people, although considerably monotonous. Though Kohala High could use an authentic track for future runners. Jobs, however, lack opportunities for many residents, committing them to a 2-3 hour drive just to earn a moderate salary, the affordability of the place is quite costly. Kapaau should consider having affordable shops and cafés such as Starbucks which could hire high school students. I certainly would want to see these developments in our community, though these ideas might not happen, I hope someday it soon will.
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I enjoy the scenery and the friendly residents. Moreover, the town's culture and food are amazing and so diverse. The residents are also very welcoming and giving, everyone is so kind to each other.
The area is very much still a great place to see history and be connected to nature however the distant nature of the place makes it hard to do things that are easier in larger towns like watch a movie or eat at a nice place.